Greg Palast

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Full name: Gregory Allyn Palast

Area of interest: Corporate fraud and racketeering

Journal/Organisation: BBC | The Observer

Email: GregPalast.com: contact

Personal website: http://www.gregpalast.com

Website: http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/gregpalast

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Representation: Book Palast to speak: liz@eviltwinbooking.com

Networks: https://twitter.com/#!/greg_palast | Facebook | MySpace - theofficialGregPalast | flickr

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About: http://www.gregpalast.com/about-greg

Education: University of Chicago Graduate School of Business: MBA

Career: RICO corruption prosecutor; investigative journalist

Current position/role: investigative journalism and television reporter

  • also writes/written for: The Washington Post, Harper's, The Nation

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Viewpoints/Insight: Scoop.co: interview by Alastair Thompson, 20th April 2007 (transcript/audio/MP3)

Broadcast media: regular investigative reports for BBC's Newsnight

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Awards/Honours: Patron of the Philosophical Society, Trinity College (an award previously given to Oscar Wilde and Jonathan Swift); The Upton Sinclair Freedom of Expression Award The American Civil Liberties Union; George Orwell Courage in Journalism Award: Freedom Cinema Fest at The Sundance Film Festival; The Financial Times David Thomas Prize; Nominated for Business Journalist of the Year 1998 (UK); Politics Story of the Year on Salon.com 2001; Guerilla News Network’s Reporter of the Year; The Peace and Justice Award -Office of the Americas; Path Breaking Investigative Journalism Award–Long Island Progressive Coalition; National Press Club’s Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism, Book Category, First Place

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  • The best democracy money can buy: an investigative reporter exposes the truth about globalization, corporate cons, and high finance fraudsters (2002) OCLC 48110962
  • Democracy and regulation: how the public can govern essential services (2003) OCLC 50694765 (with Jerrold Oppenheim, Theo MacGregor)
  • The joker's wild: Dubya's trick deck: playing cards (2004) OCLC 56094620
  • Censored 2005: the top 25 censored stories (2004) OCLC 56435524

Latest work: Armed madhouse: who's afraid of Osama Wolf?, China floats, Bush sinks, the scheme to steal '08, no child's behind left, and other dispatches from the front lines of the class war (2006) OCLC 65207016

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Email: gregory.palast@observer.co.uk

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