By Ron Logan
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 (San Diego) – Internationally recognized investigative journalist and New York Times bestselling author Greg Palast will be speaking and signing copies of his latest book, Vultures’ Picnic: In Pursuit of Petroleum Pigs, Power Pirates, and High-Finance Carnivores (available in stores November 14) on Thursday, November 17th at 7 p.m. in Hillcrest.
SAFETY OF U.S. NUCLEAR REACTORS QUESTIONED: CA SENATORS CALL FOR INSPECTION OF STATE’S NUCLEAR PLANTS
“The most inexpensive way to meet your SQ (seismic qualification) is to lie. The industry does it all the time.”
--Greg Palast, former lead investigator in government nuclear plant fraud and racketeering investigations
By Miriam Raftery
March 17, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) –Catastrophic failures at a half dozen nuclear facilities in Fukushima, Japan has led to questions regarding the safety of nuclear reactors in America-- both existing facilities and new ones proposed—including some designed or operated by the same companies responsible for the nuclear meltdowns in Japan.
“We mourn his passing and honor his life of courage and service to others.” -- Linda Armacost, president of the La Mesa-Foothills Democratic Club
November 22, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – Gilbert L. “Gil” Palast, 89, died November 7th after an extended illness. Co-founder of the La Mesa-Foothills Democratic Club, the U.S. Army veteran and retired furniture salesman is best remembered as a long-time political activist.
He is survived by his wife, Gladys, his son, Greg Palast, an investigative journalist who won the George Orwell “Courage in Journalism Award” for his reporting with the BBC, and his daughter, Geri Palast, who served as Under Secretary of Labor during President Bill Clinton’s administration.
by Greg Palast
Internationally acclaimed investigative journalist and author Greg Palast, who has family ties in San Diego and has been a speaker at local events, has granted permission for ECM to reprint this work, which was originally published at www.Truthout.org.
May 5, 2010 (U.S. Gulf Coast) -- I've seen this movie before. In 1989, I was a fraud investigator hired to dig into the cause of the Exxon Valdez disaster. Despite Exxon's name on that boat, I found the party most to blame for the destruction was ... British Petroleum. That's important to know, because the way BP caused devastation in Alaska is exactly the way BP is now sliming the entire Gulf Coast.