Greg Palast wants to shine the light on Super PACs and those who would wreck our civil rights, via a new comic book
“Karl Rove has you by the ballots. With a $200 million war chest from a coven of billionaires, don’t count on getting your vote counted. There’s only one thing to stop him: A COMIC BOOK.” Thus begins an appeal by Greg Palast, the indefatigable investigative reporter, who has tirelessly reported on scams to reduce the Democratic voter roles by Republican operatives through the years. Now he wants to expose the corrupting influence of Super PACs and a different kind of “voter fraud” than what the GOP has been trying to scare people about.
“If we can get just $10,190 in the next 14 days, the nation’s top elections-heist investigators can publish our new voter-protection comic book, BILLIONAIRES AND BALLOT BANDITS.”
Comic book? Sounds right up our alley.
In 2008, Palast helped publish Steal Back Your Vote, a comic book “which went to over a quarter million threatened voters.”
Here’s Palast’s new video appeal:
His group, including cartoonist Ted Rall, crusading voting rights attorney Bobby Kennedy Jr. and “gonzo photographer” Zach Roberts will be putting together another comic book, a filmed short series and a booklet.
They are trying to raise funds via kickstarter.com, and must reach their goal by May 3, or “our team’s work is kaput.”
They are urging people to donate $99, and offering to list the names of donors in the special thanks of the book, plus send them a signed copy. Smaller donations will still get a signed copy if they pre-order.
Here is some more from Palast’s appeal:
The comic book, films and booklet will combine our investigation of vote theft with the names and blood-soaked sources of the super-PACs.
We know the billionaires, open and hidden, behind Restore Our Future, the Kochs and Rove’s Crossroads GPS. Shouldn’t you know who’s buying the White House and how they got their loot?
Help us get out the story right now.
We are a not-for-profit project (IRS letter and info on request) and strictly non-partisan: it’s about saving our democracy from a coup d’état of moneyed ballot-burglars.
We MUST get this information out and soon. Help us right now and get your name in the film credits and in the book.
Are you an Angel? We need heavenly agents to donate $1,000 each — and get film co-producer credits and book co-publish credit … 20 copies to give to the Occupation, civil rights or non-profit group of your choice.
Since 1996, when I was the first journalist to film a documentary exposé on the Koch Brothers, I’ve been building the files that no one has yet seen. HELP ME GET OUT THE EVIDENCE.
In 2000, we uncovered how Katherine Harris purged 56,000 African-Americans from Florida’s voter rolls. It’s gotten worse — I kid you not — and we need to expose the Right’s latest ballot burglary scheme.
And we got it to the activists: we made it available for free and published it in The Nation. All from donations.
Our publisher, Seven Stories Books, is willing to put the book/comic out for a dirt cheap price, online and in print. We need to get this onto the streets and into the media before the election.
Not one dime goes to Greg Palast. I will donate my time and files. But we can’t get to the scenes of the ballot-box crimes by flapping our arms. We need travel money…
“Journalism is just a gun. It’s only got one bullet in it, but if you aim right, that’s all you need. Aim it right, and you can blow a kneecap off the world.” — Warren Ellis
Load our weapon.
Greg Palast is the author of Vultures’ Picnic: In Pursuit of Petroleum Pigs, Power Pirates and High-Finance Carnivores.