Dave Lindorff

lindorff1Author, Veteran Investigative Journalist

His latest book exposes how the Bush Administration lifted a page from the Hitler/Goebbels playbook.

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Dave Lindorff, an award-winning journalist with some 30 years’ experience as an investigative reporter, has a book out titled THIS CAN’T BE HAPPENING! RESISTING THE DISINTEGRATION OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY. The publisher, Common Courage Press, describes it as “a raucous, biting, no-holds-barred look at the post-9/11 madness.” In praise of THIS CAN’T BE HAPPENING!, author John Hess says, “Indeed it can be happening, and it is. That’s why Dave Lindorff is such a treasure. Who else would have exposed Attorney General John Ashcroft’s plan for linking Operation TIPS to Fox-TV’s, “America’s Most Wanted” and cut that link? Lindorff bats down the lies like a tennis champ.”

Read about how the Bush team lifted a page from the Hitler/Goebbels playbook before the smoke had even cleared from Ground Zero, how Attorney General John Ashcroft and Fox TV tried to recreate in America the East German Stasi’s nation of citizen spies, why a draft is in the cards whoever wins the November election, how the “Justice” Department used a federal court to bury a case that would have exposed the Bush/Rumsfeld policy of torturing POWs as early as 2002, how US weapons have turned Iraq into a nuclear waste dump and how the government and the media have been stage-managing a fake Social Security “crisis.” No one gets a free pass in this book, which also exposes Democrat John Kerry as a courier of China favors and a war weasel.

Also Project Censored recently announced Lindorff is a winner of one of this year’s “Most Censored Stories” awards. It’s for his 2003 story in Salon magazine,”Oiling up the Draft Machine.” Other winners include journalists Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzales and Greg Palast.

Another book by Lindorff is Killing Time, on the controversial death penalty case of Mumia Abu-Jamal, Philadelphia journalist and former Black Panther Party leader who has been on Pennsylvania’s death row for the past two decades. A graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and a former Fulbright Scholar, Lindorff spent two years living in China and five years as a correspondent for Businessweek based in Hong Kong. He has written for such publications as Atlantic, Harpers, the Nation, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones and Businessweek, and is the author of “Marketplace Medicine: The Rise of the For-Profit Hospital Chains” (Bantam Books, 1992), an expose of the for-profit hospital industry.

Lindorff is available to speak on the Bush Administration’s assault on civil liberties, the TIPS program, investigative journalism, the Abu-Jamal case, the death penalty and on Chinese politics, society and media.

Dave holds a BA in Chinese from Wesleyan University (1972), and MS in Journalism from Columbia University (1975), and was a Knight Bagehot Fellow in Economics and Business Journalism at Columbia University (1979).


Publications by Lindorff include:

  • This Can’t Be Happening! Resisting the Disintegration of American Democracy. (Common Courage Press, 2004.)
  • Killing Time: An Investigation into the Death-Penalty Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal (Common Courage Press, 2002.)
  • Marketplace Medicine: The Rise of the For-Profit Hospital Chains (Bantam Books, 1992)

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