Guest Karl Denninger, a libertarian, internet entrepreneur and one of the early founders of the Teaparty Movement — as well as a supporter of the Occupy Movement — tells host Dave Lindorff that the US is “doomed” if it doesn’t return to the rule of law. Specifically, he says that unless the country begins seriously prosecuting — and jailing — political and top corporate criminals, like the executives of the nation’s largest banks for example, the corruption that plagues US society, politics and business will only get worse.
Today on “This Can’t Be Happening!” journalist Alfredo Lopez talks with colleague and host Dave Lindorff about two stories that intimately concern him. The first is a fierce attack by anti-abortion forces, most likely by hired experts located in Russia or China, on a progressive web-hosting service Lopez helped found, MayFirst.org. Lopez then talks about the debt crisis in Puerto Rico, arguably as bad or worse than the crisis in Greece, but far harder to combat because of the island’s colonial status under US domination.