Article in FAIR.org

NY Times Acknowledges Need for Economic Change—Without Crediting Those Who Would Bring It

(This article by Dave Lindorff appears in Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting where it can be read in its entirety)   Online readers of the New York Times might have been forgiven if, when they got to the editorial section on June 24, they thought they had accidentally jumped to the website of Socialist Action, or at least The …

Changing the state constitution to defeat Republican opposition to insuring the poor

Big Win for Medicaid Expansion in Oklahoma Referendum

(This article is a joint publication project of ThisCantBeHappening! and Tarbell.org) A campaign cobbled together on a tight deadline required by Oklahoma’s strict referendum law, battled and won a narrow victory last Tuesday to amend the state’s constitution and mandate the expansion of Medicaid, overcoming the opposition of a Republican governor and legislature and major …

Epidemic Epistle IX: A COVID-19 crisis diary by TCBH! members

Put to the (COVID-19) Test by the National Guard in Pennsylvania

  My wife Joyce and I visited the front in the war zone yesterday. I’m talking about the “war” on the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. We registered for COVID-19 testing on Tuesday when Joyce, usually highly energetic,  started feeling physically drained for no reason and began running a low-grade elevated temperature of 98.9 all day. We …

Cooperative Economy vs. Capitalism

Worldwide Launching: Coalition for Universal Peace and Sustainable Life

The COVID-19 Global Solidarity Coalition will launch twice on May 23—09:00 and 21:00 EST time—unveiling a Manifesto signed by thousands of people and scores of organizations worldwide. The COVID-19 Global Solidarity Coalition began forming in March by 60 academics, activists, writers, artists, workers and students from a score of countries. Brief introductions of founding members are …

Joblessness surpasses Depression record and this virus isn't going away soon

Time for a Little Truth About the Economy and the COVID-19 Pandemic

(This story is being published jointly by ThisCantBeHappening.net and Tarbell.org) The auto industry is gearing up to bring back at least half its workers and to begin producing cars again. Across the country, states and localities are attempting to restart businesses that have been shuttered for as much as two months because of the Coronavirus …

With 20-50% of pandemic deaths in nursing homes there are really two pandemics

Institutionalized Elderly are Facing a Massacre, not an Epidemic

There are really two pandemics currently wreaking havoc across the US. Both involve the same COVID-19 virus, but while they are both terrifying and dangerous they differ in the type of damage they are causing. One epidemic is a general contagion afflicting everyone. Even as the number of people it kills still remains relatively low …

Epidemic Epistle V: A COVID-19 crisis diary by Dave & Gary Lindorff

Becoming a Marginalized Person in a Pandemic is Eye-Opening

Body bags piling up in a Detroit hospital (click here to view video) By Dave Lindorff           As a white male from a middle class family in which both parents had gone to college, a dad who was a tenured professor with a  PhD in electrical engineering and degrees from MIT …

John Prine and Bernie Sanders:

Honoring Two Men Just Brought Down by the Coronavirus Pandemic

  Two hugely important people were taken down by COVID-19 this past week. Both have left a legacy, the importance of which cannot be ignored. John Prine The first struck down last week is one of the greatest modern songwriters of my lifetime, John Prine. One of my favorite musicians, Prine was a humble, funny …

Epidemic Epistle III: A COVID-19 crisis diary by Dave & Gary Lindorff:

It’s Spring and I’ve Turned 71 in a Pandemic-Induced Recession

  I’m feeling a little weird these days.  No, don’t worry! I’m not coming down with suspicious flu-like symptoms. So far fortunately, I’m managing to stay healthy despite my 71 years and a lung condition that makes me particularly at risk of any respiratory illness that comes along — much the worse if it’s a …

No helping hand from the little hands man

Americans Stranded Abroad — Another Coronavirus Crisis Scandal

Neshamah Maillard understands the necessity for ‘social distancing’ to combat the deadly health crisis from the Coronavirus Pandemic. However, Maillard never thought in her wildest imagination that the ‘social distancing’ required for Coronavirus meant her staying over 3,500-miles from her daughter. But Coronavirus chaos resulted in Maillard, a Philadelphia-area resident, being thousands of miles from …