Dave Lindorff

Dave Lindorff is a Philadelphia-based journalist and columnist. He is author of Marketplace Medicine: The Rise of the For-Profit Hospital Chains (BantamBooks, 1992), and his latest book "The Case for Impeachment" (St. Martin's Press, 2006). He is the founding editor of ThisCantBeHappening.

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Monday, November 22, 2010 - 2:53pm
Take Your Money and Run!
Leave it to a soccer hero to kickstart some serious political action. Eric Cantona, a French soccer star who finished his playing career at Manchester United and went into acting, has sparked a European, and perhaps a global uprising against the global banking industry by calling on people everywhere to simply take their money and run away from the big banks on December 7.
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 9:53am
Obama Administration Silent on IDF Murder of 19-Year-Old American
Murder is murder, and terror is terror, you might think. But when terror is committed against an American citizen by the state of Israel the response from the US government is not protest, and it is surely not to demand justice, much less seek vengeance. It is silence.
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Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 11:16am
The American Way: Spreading Democracy to Afghanistan, One Journalist’s Arrest at a Time
US-led forces in Afghanistan sure did a bang-up job this week at promoting the concept of Western "democracy."
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Monday, September 13, 2010 - 2:47pm
Job Growth, Not GDP Growth
Faced with the bad, but hardly surprising news, that poverty has increased in the US on his watch, to a record level not seen since before President Lyndon Johnson launched the War on Poverty in 1965, President Obama is declaring that the answer to poverty and joblessness is economic growth. He's wrong, but, as they say on NPR's "Marketplace" program, "But first, the numbers."
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Monday, August 16, 2010 - 4:09pm
There’s Nothing Wrong with Social Security that Taxing the Rich Fairly Wouldn’t Fix
New York Times columnist and economist Paul Krugman, in his column today, is right to expose the attacks on Social Security as being the work of right-wing ideologues eager to destroy a government program that works, backed by cowardly Democrats who want to show their fiscal "responsibility" by getting tough with future pensioners.
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Wednesday, May 26, 2010 - 8:40am
BP and the Audacity of Corporate Greed
Even as BP's blown well a mile beneath the surface in the Gulf of Mexico continues to gush forth an estimated 70,000 barrels of oil a day into the sea, and the fragile wetlands along the Gulf begin to get coated with crude, which is also headed into the Gulf Stream for a trip past the Everglades and on up the East Coast, the company is demanding that Canada lift its tight rules for drilling in the icy Beaufort Sea portion of the Arctic Ocean.
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 10:38am
Protecting Social Security: It's a Flat Tax, Stupid!
Let me make a postulate: In a democracy, if there is a legislative proposal that would significantly benefit 80 percent of the population and cost them nothing, and that would be paid for by a insignificant tax on the richest 20 percent of the population, who themselves would receive some benefit from the added tax, that proposal would be overwhelmingly approved. If you accept that postulate, you would have to conclude that the US is no longer a functioning democracy.
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Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 8:12am
Murphy’s Law and the Stupidity of Obama’s Drill-Drill-Drill Offshore Oil Policy
British Petroleum had a fail-safe system for it's Deepwater Horizon floating deep-water drilling rig. You know, the one that blew up and sank in the Gulf of Mexico, leaving a tangled spaghetti pile of 22-inch steel pipe one mile long all balled up on the sea floor a mile below the surface, and that is leaking oil at 42,000 gallons per day...so far.
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Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 11:02am
Demonizing Iran: US Media Continue Beating War Drums
Just yesterday, the Wall Street Journal had a lead story about Israeli planning to possibly "go it alone" in an attack on Iran if the US were not to "succeed" in its diplomatic efforts to get Iran to "stop" it's alleged attempts to develop a nuclear weapon capability.
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Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 8:23am
I’m Not Shedding Any Tears for Daryl Gates
The former Los Angeles police chief, Daryl Gates, who died last Friday of cancer at his home in California, is being widely credited in mostly laudatory newspaper obituaries as the man who developed the idea of Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT)units--those paramilitary police teams so loved by Hollywood filmmakers--who bring the art and weaponry of modern warfare into communities, breaking into houses with faces covered in ski masks, and carrying assault weapons in order to make arrests for often minor offenses, or blowing away people--often innocent people--in what the modern milit
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