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Dave Lindorff is a founding member of the collectively-owned, journalist-run online newspaper www.thiscantbehappening.net. He is a columnist for Counterpunch, is author of several recent books ("This Can't Be Happening! Resisting the Disintegration of American Democracy" and "Killing Time: An Investigation into the Death Penalty Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal"). His latest book, coauthored with Barbara Olshanshky, is "The Case for Impeachment: The Legal Argument for Removing President George W. Bush from Office (St. Martin's Press, May 2006).
Provisional ballots: It's All About Vote Suppression
Republican attacks on the counting of provisional and absentee ballots are just an attack on the right to vote. Provisional ballots are the last line of defense against Republican-sponsored voter suppression efforts, writes TCBH! journalist Dave Lindorff.
Scare-Mongering is the Only Thing Trump and Republicans Have Got
The right-wing media and Donald Trump are making a crazy scare story out of a sad bunch of desperate Honduran refugees, pretending a bunch of poor young men and women and their little kids are about to "invade" America bringing rapists, killers and dangerous disease to our shores, writes TCBH! journalist Dave Lindorff. We should be offering them help, not armed troops.
Book Review: 'Pentagon on Alert: The Russian Peace Threat'
Journalist Ron Ridenour's new book, 'Pentagon on Alert: The Russian Peace Threat', gives readers a truer understanding of how it is the US, not Russia, that has created over half a century of confrontation and conflict with first the USSR and now Russia, writes ThisCantBeHappening! reviewer Dave Lindorff
Thursday, September 20, 2018(11 comments)
What 'jury of peers'? In Montgomery County, PA, It's Often a Jury of White People
Waiting to be chosen for a criminal jury in Pennsylvania's Montgomery County, the author, TCBH journalist Dave Lindorff realizes that of 50 prospective jurors, there are only three blacks. How is this a jury of peers in a county that's 10% black and 5% Latino, he wonders. Chosen for a criminal trial, he finds himself on an all-white panel.
The US Need Not Inevitably Descend into Violent Chaos If and When Disaster Strikes
Both the survivalist right and liberal politicians pushing back on environmentalists who want strong action on cutting carbon emissions warn of violent chaos in case of economic collapse or rules banning oil/gas wells or gas guzzling vehicles. They're wrong, writes TCBH! journalist Dave Lindorff, saying the Depression and Dust Bowl response proves people join together and help each other in a crisis.
Mainstream media hypocrisy on display: Press Freedom for me Censorship for You
Hundreds of US newspapers large and small ran editorials Thursday defending Press Freedom and condemning Trump's attacks on the media, but the defense they put up is limited to them. They ignore alternative media and the whistleblowers who often provide them with their most important stories, writes TCBH! journalist Dave Lindorff