The ThisCantBeHappening.net news collective: a history and some info on each of us
We all have our beats--John, a Vietnam War veteran, covers war & peace, Linn, who studied law at Yale, covers the courts, the law, and race issues, Dave covers economics, politics, healthcare and environment, Chuck covered culture and the lack thereof, and provided us with a much-needed sense of humor, Lori covers the Middle America Occupy movement, women's issues, the environment, history, politics, the arts and popular culture, Alfredo covers technology issue. Jess, our newest member, covers healthcare issues, gay, lesbian and other peoples' civil and human rights, as well as the trade union movement. We all will also be free to cover whatever else grabs our individual or collective interest or attention,.
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Award-winning investigative reporter Dave Lindorff has been raking the journalistic muck now for 40 years, since he started out reporting the goings-on of three small towns at the mouth of the Connecticut River for the Middletown Press in 1972. A regular columnist for Counterpunch, he has also written for such diverse and seemingly mutually exclusive publications as BusinessWeek, the Nation, Extra!, Treasury & Risk, and Rolling Stone. In the late 1970s, he co-founded an award-winning alternative weekly, the Los Angeles Vanguard, and later ran a bureau covering Los Angeles County government for the Los Angeles Daily News. In the mid-'90s he spent several years as a correspondent in Hong Kong and China for Businessweek.
Co-author, along with Barbara Olshansky, of The Case for Impeachment: Legal Arguments for Removing President George W. Bush from Office (St. Martin's Press, June 2006 and paperback 2007), he is also the author of three earlier books: This Can't Be Happening! Resisting the Disintegration of American Democracy (Common Courage Press, 2004), Marketplace Medicine: The Rise of the For Profit Hospital Chains (Bantam, 1992), and Killing Time: An Investigation into the Death Row Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal (Common Courage Press, 2003).