ACCLAIMED JOURNALIST GREG PALAST RETURNS TO SAN DIEGO NOV. 17 WITH NEW BOOK, VULTURE'S PICNIC

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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.

The event is a fund-raiser to benefit Activist San Diego's Radio Project (KNSJ) and will be held at the San Diego LGBT Community Center located at 3909 Centre Street, San Diego.

Palast, whose roots are in San Diego and La Mesa, is in the top tier (a very short list) of investigative journalists both domestically and abroad. His reports are regularly featured on Democracy Now!, on BBC's Newsnight, and in The Observer, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, and Harper's. He has won many honors, including the George Orwell Courage in Journalism award.

His investigations have revealed voter fraud in Florida, and have unearthed the ugliest side of corporate corruption and greed. Palast remains an ever-deepening thorn in the side of corporate and political criminal culture – a job at which he excels.

His latest work, Vultures' Picnic, delves deep into the water, below the horizon, to search for the facts of the Deepwater Horizon debacle and the depth of BP's cover-ups. He uncovers the hidden documents at the core of the Fukushima nuclear plant disasters. He follows the trails of oil across America to find the slippery truth behind the bogus 2,000-mile pipeline testing and Chevron's oily fingerprints where evidence used to be.

Join Palast and special guest Bree Walker-Lampley for what is sure to be an evening of humor, anguish and revelation.

Thursday, November 17, 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
LGBT Community Center
3909 Centre Street
San Diego, 92103
(near the corner of University Avenue and Park Boulevard)
Suggested donation at the door
For more information about the event, go to activistsandiego.org
For more information about the book, check out VulturesPicnic.org

Other books by Greg Palast:
The Best Democracy Money Can Buy (2002)
Armed Madhouse (2006)