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Exclusive Preview:
The Best Democracy Money Can Buy:
a Tale of Billionaires and Ballot Bandits

Greg Palast 


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Exclusive Preview at Netroots Nation 2016

A Tale of Billionaires and Ballot Bandits”

WHO: “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy” starring Willie Nelson, Rosario Dawson, and detectives Ice-T and Richard Belzer
WHEN: July 16th at 6:00 PM
WHERE: Netroots Nation 2016, Room 242
America’s Convention Center Complex
701 Convention Plaza), St Louis, MO 63101.

The most talked-about movie of the election season that busts the Nu Klux Klan.

Follow BBC/Rolling Stone gonzo investigative reporter Greg Palast on his hunt for the berserko billionaires behind a scheme to purge one million voters of color in November.

With the help of Willie Nelson and Rosario Dawson and detectives Ice-T and Richard Belzer, Palast tracks down the secret billionaire BEHIND Donald Trump.

The action goes from the Arctic where Palast gets clues from a foul-mouthed Eskimo, then on to a speed-boat to a ritzy Hamptons bash with hidden cameras—and finally a jump on the billionaire ballot rustler known as The Vulture.

With Palast’s inimitable style (“funnier than Michael Moore, more substantial than Naomi Klein“—the Guardian)—and cartoons by the man who drew “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” this is not a documentary — it’s a non-fiction movie that takes you on a real-life high-stakes detective mission.

Jim Hightower says Palast is “A cross between Sam Spade and Sherlock Holmes.

Palast is the BBC/Guardian reporter who busted Katherine Harris’ fake felon purge that stole the election for Bush in 2000.

Courageous reporting.” – Michael Moore.

Now, he’s back — joined by sidekick Ms. Badpenny — to bust the story of the Theft of 2016 before it happens.

Palast names the ballot bandit bastards — and the vicious, racist pinhead GOP officials who do their bidding.

Funny, heartbreaking, and “facts like hand grenades” (John Pilger)


–the most talked about film of the election season that busts the Nu Klux Klan.

For more information on “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy,” press inquiries, or to order a screener, please contact Christopher Lee at info (at) gregpalast dot com.


Big Oil Threatens Academia, Again

Greg Palast 

This week on Democracy Now, 350.org’s Bill McKibben was on the program to discuss Exxon’s “thuggish” attempt to threaten Columbia journalism students after they published an investigation into Exxon’s climate lies.

It’s not news to anyone who follows my work that big oil likes to use their financial sway in higher education. Back in 2009 I wrote about the Deputy Director of the Louisiana State University Hurricane Center, Ivor Van Heerden who was pushed out of his job when he started talking too much about how Big Oil helped drown New Orleans.

I don’t get to use the word “heroic” very often. Van Heerden is heroic. It was van Heerden who told me, on camera, something so horrible, so frightening, that, Read more