This Can’t Be Happening With Dave Lindorff, addressing environmental and political issues which have been misreported or distorted in the media cycle.

July 24, 2014  
Dave Lindorff riffs on the weeks two big news events: the Israeli assault on the ghetto of Gaza, and the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine. Drawing comparisons between Israel's murderous military campaign against the trapped Palestinians of Gaza, where 75 percent of the victims are civilians, half of them children, and the Nazi assault on the Warsaw Ghetto in World War II, he notes that it is mostly US-supplied weapons that are being used to do the IDF's killing. As for the airline downing, Lindorff scoffs at US claims to have "proof" that it was the doing of Russia and the pro-Russian rebels of eastern Ukraine, saying that it was much more likely the work of the Ukraining military, perhaps with help or direction from the CIA.

July 10, 2014  

In an exclusive intervew on PRN’s “This Can’t Be Happening!” program, Occupy Wall Street activist Cecily McMillan, just released from two months’ detention in the Women’s Prison on Riker’s Island, talks about her conviction on a trumped-up charge of felony assault of a New York Police Officer, explaining how he had actually grabbed her breast from behind, causing significant bruising, and then threw her to the ground where she was further injured. McMillan, who refused a plea bargain offered by Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance, Jr. that would have left her with a felony conviction but perhaps no jail time, insisting on a full trial, tells host Dave Lindorff how she was barred from presenting evidence to the jury about the cop’s histrory of brutality and corruption. She also talks of what she learned about the horrors of Rikers Island, where some of her cellmates were still waiting up to five years just to be tried and sentenced, where humiliation and deprivation are the norm, and where rehabilitation is just a word.



July 3, 2014  

Host Dave Lindorff talks about the ongoing attacks on Social Security and Medicare by the wealthy, the corporate lobbies, Congress and the White House, with Dan Adcock, director of policy and government relations at the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare. Adcock's organization is calling for improved Medicare and Social Security benefits, no cuts, including sneaky moves like changing the CPI adjustment for inflation, and no raising of eligibility ages. Dave calls for moving the fight beyond electoral politics to grass roots organizing like the Civil Rights Movement, to make expanding Social Security and Medicare the cornerstone of a new progressive politics.


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