Epidemic Epistle: A Triage Crisis is Coming, and It’s Personal

By Dave Lindorff

(This is the first article in what will be a series called “Epidemic Epistle: A CORVID-19 Crisis Chronicle by Dave & Gary Lindorff” running in ThisCantBeHappening.net)

Philadelphia — Im sitting here self-quarantined with my family in our 1738 stone farmhouse just north of Philadelphia. Its an ancient building that Im sure has known its share of epidemics over the centuries, including typhus and the deadly 1918 Spanish Flu.

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Speaking Truth to Empire

Speaking Truth to Empire on KFCF 88.1 FM independently owned and locally operated since 1975 in Fresno, California. Dan Yaseen interviews Jeff J. Brown; he is a geopolitical analyst, journalist, lecturer and the author of The China Trilogy, which consists of 44 Days Backpacking in China”, “China Rising – Capitalist Roads, Socialist Destinations and “China Is Communist, Dammit!-Dawn read more

Do You Support the Health Workers?

U.S. politics has for three-quarters of a century been shaped by the question “Do you support the troops?” The understood meaning of the question has been “Do you want members of the military to live or do you wish them dead?” The effective meaning of the question has been “Do you want unlimited unaccountable spending on weaponry and endless wars or are you an evil traitor?”

Such a question cannot be answered or undone, but it can be replaced with a different question.

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50 Oppressive Governments Supported by the U.S. Government

Excerpted from 20 Dictators Currently Supported by the U.S. by David Swanson, March 19, 2020

A dictator is a single individual who possesses such extreme power over a government that some people refer to it as “absolute power.” There are degrees of dictatorship, or — if you prefer — individuals who are partially dictators or somewhat dictatorial. Oppressive governments that restrict liberties, deny participation, and abuse human rights overlap considerably, but not entirely, with dictatorships. read more

A Perspective from a Respectful Distance

Dorothy Day: Dissenting Voice of the American Century by John Loughery and Blythe Randolph (2020)

Reviewed by Brian Terrell

Dorothy Day: Dissenting Voice of the American Century by John Loughery and Blythe Randolph, is billed as “the first full-length biography of its subject in forty years.” It is also significant as the first such work by authors who are not a part of the Catholic Worker “family”, but who are principally biographers of a wide range of subjects. While their work read more