Imperialism and the Weather – Revisiting Late Victorian Holocausts by Mike Davis Uncategorized

Chuck did a great interview with Fred Kaufman on July 10th about his article in Harpers’ magazine on the “food bubble” of 2008.  In the interview, Chuck wondered if the price hikes in basic food commodities in 2007-8 were unprecedented, and much of the interview went into detail about how the newfangled financial products on Read more

Podcast for July 17 Shows

During our special ‘Best of’ edition’ we played interviews including … From March 13 … Melvin Goodman is the national security and intelligence columnist for truthout.org. Melvin’s most recent writing at truthout includes, Too Much Bang, Bang: The Need to Demilitarize US ‘National Security’,” “The Secret History of Gen. Alexander Haig,” and the two-parter, “President Read more

Podcast for July 10 Shows

This week, your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz interviewed … Mike Marqusee writes Level Playing Field, a column on politics and culture for The Hindu Sunday magazine, one of India’s largest circulation English language publications, and Contending for the Living for Red Pepper. Mike’s most recent book is the paperback edition Read more

Friday, July 9 Nine Circles of Hell!

The Nine Circles of Hell! – all the news that gives you fits in print – for Friday, July 9, 2010, are: Wal-Mart spends over a million bucks fighting $7,000 fine Gulf responders exposed to chemical that sickened Valdez workers Obama’s popularity with Latinos dropping Britain’s lengthy ‘marriage of convenience’ with militant Islamists Former Knesset Read more

Thursday, July 8 Nine Circles of Hell!

The Nine Circles of Hell! – all the news that gives you fits in print – for Thursday, July 8, 2010, are: Salvation Army coming up short Peru “plans to carve up the Amazon,” boots “incendiary gringo priest” Attacks up as Iraq considers new leadership, US pulls out India deploys “first and last resort in Read more

Wednesday, July 7 Nine Circles of Hell!

The Nine Circles of Hell – all the news that gives you fits in print – for Wednesday, July 7, 2010, are: Nobody’s checking in on 27,000 abandoned Gulf wells Terror suspects acquitted, still held via “de facto double jeopardy” Turkey talks Iraq invasion to rout Kurd camps Turkey leads Muslim nations’ stand for Gaza Read more

Tuesday, July 6 Nine Circles of Hell!

The Nine Circles of Hell! – all the news that gives you fits in print – for Tuesday, July 6, (we took yesterday off for the Holiday) are: Viagra-fueled seniors spread STDs New high-tech weapons push continued defense spending increases Pentagon won’t stop buying BP aviation fuel Is ethanol or oil Gulf’s greater threat?; “it’s Read more

Podcast for July 3rd Shows

Your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz interviewed … Julien Mercille is lecturer at University College Dublin, Ireland. Julien’s recent writing includes, “Demand is King: Why Afghanistan’s Poppies Aren’t the Problem.” He specializes in U.S. foreign policy and geopolitics. Mark Weisbrot is co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, in Read more