Greg Palast, investigative reporter for the BBC, Guardian newspapers and Harper’s, and author of Armed Madhouse, discusses GOP efforts to prevent soldiers from voting and the international oil politics surrounding America’s relationships with Venezuela, Iraq, Iran and Saudi Arabia.
MP3 here. (46:56)
Greg Palast is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Armed Madhouse (Penguin 2006). His first reports appeared on BBC television and in the Guardian newspapers. Author of another New York Times bestseller, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, Palast is best known in his native USA as the journalist who, for the Observer (UK), broke the story of how Jeb Bush purged thousands of Black Florida citizens from voter rolls before the 2000 election, thereby handing the White House to his brother George. His reports on the theft of election 2004, the spike of the FBI investigations of the bin Ladens before September 11, the secret State Department documents planning the seizure of Iraqâ€™s oil fields have won him a record six â€œProject Censoredâ€ for reporting the news American media doesnâ€™t want you to hear. He returned to America to report for Harperâ€™s magazine.