This Can’t Be Happening

This Can’t Be Happening is a news collective originally founded in 2004 as a blog by Dave Lindorff. The collective now also includes John Grant, Linn Washington and Charles M. Young, who share Dave’s profound frustration with the establishment corporate media. ThisCantBeHappening was awarded a coveted Project Censored Award in 2011.

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Ron Ridenour’s ‘Pentagon on Alert: The Russian Peace Threat’

In the preface to his remarkable three-volume History of the Russian Revolution, Leon Trotsky, writing in 1930 about earth-shaking events in which he was a key actor, explains his view of writing history. He cites reactionary French historian Louis Madelin, who wrote that “…the historian ought to stand upon the wall of a threatened city, &#823 [Read More…]
>Posted to This Can’t Be Happening! on 23 September 2018 | 10:19 pm

“Awesome Uncontrollable Male Passion” Meets Its Match

There’s so much bald-faced lying going on among Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee that the media needs to stop accepting this condition as normal and “to penetrate that lie.” That’s the view of Lawrence O’Donnell, a self-proclaimed mainstream socialist who isn’t afraid of controversy, a man who has worked in a number of rol [Read More…]
>Posted to This Can’t Be Happening! on 20 September 2018 | 8:40 pm

In Montgomery County PA, It’s Often a Jury of White People

I just had the experience of sitting on a jury in a criminal trial in the County Courthouse of Montgomery County, PA, a sprawling urban/suburban/rural region just north and west of Philadelphia. The first indication that something was amiss was when I entered the jury assembly room at 8:15 am on Monday. There were some …
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>Posted to This Can’t Be Happening! on 20 September 2018 | 3:32 pm

We Already Have a Fake Billionaire President; Why Would We want a Real One Running in 2020?

Word is that Michael Bloomberg, the mega-billionaire former mayor of New York City who watched his wealth more than double while he sat in the mayor’s office is thinking of running for President as a Democrat in 2020.
Why does that suck?
Michael Bloomberg and the NYPD cops he ordered as mayor to attack the Wall Street Occupy movement in No [Read More…]
>Posted to This Can’t Be Happening! on 14 September 2018 | 7:52 pm

DNC Facing Insurgency from Its Progressive Base

This article is running on the website of RT-TV
Yet another upstart socialist-leaning candidate, Ayanna Pressley, ousts a long-time liberal Democratic House incumbent
The Democratic Party leadership, composed of centrist and conservative Democrats who covet the money donated into party coffers by big Wall Street banks, arms manufactur [Read More…]
>Posted to This Can’t Be Happening! on 13 September 2018 | 4:39 pm

The first argument

One morning, at breakfast, Creator took a bite out of his toast. He held it up to his wife proudly. Moon , he said. He took another bite. Mushroom , he said. His wife frowned. He took another bite. Anteater , he said. And another: Acacia . Now his wife glared at him. Acacia!? Creator was squirming in his chair. He had to pee. H [Read More…]
>Posted to This Can’t Be Happening! on 12 September 2018 | 2:47 pm

The US Need Not Inevitably Descend into Violent Chaos If and When Disaster Strikes

Liberal opponents of serious, aggressive action on climate change like California Governor Jerry Brown are the strange bedfellows of right-wing survivalists on one thing: Both are quick to warn darkly that if environmentalists have their way and impose strict cuts on oil, gas and coal production or on mileage standards for automobiles and polluti [Read More…]
>Posted to This Can’t Be Happening! on 11 September 2018 | 5:17 am

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