Podcast for Saturday, May 27, 2006 Shows

journalist Patrick Cockburn Middle East correspondent since 1978 for the Independent. Patrick is the author of this October’s "’The Occupation: War, Resistance and Daily Life in Iraq" (Verso Books). He was awarded the 2005 Martha Gellhorn prize for war reporting in recognition of his writing on Iraq. Patrick was one of the few journalists to Read more

Podcast for Saturday, May 20, 2006 Shows

Stephen Kinzer, author of "Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq" (Times Books). Stephen was the Latin America correspondent for the Boston Globe, the New York Times bureau chief in Turkey, Germany and Nicaragua, and has written several books on foreign affairs. Jeff Dorchen delivered his Moment of Truth.and Kevan Harris turned Read more

Podcast for Saturday, May 13, 2006 Shows

Mark Potok, editor of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (http://www.splcenter.org) ‘Intelligence Report,’ returned to This is Hell to tell us about the ‘Year In Hate." Ben Dangl, author of the forthcoming “The Price of Fire: Resource Wars and Social Movements in Bolivia,” edits UpsideDownWorld.org, a web site uncovering activism and politics in Latin America, and Read more

Podcast for Saturday, May 6, 2006 Shows

Ray McGovern, the CIA analyst who confronted Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld with questions concerning erroneous statements made by Rumsfeld in the run-up to war. Ray returned to This is Hell to discuss yesterday’s brouhaha, his recent writing and the work of his group, the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity.Watch the confrontation with Rummy and Read more

Podcast for Saturday, April 29, 2006 Shows

Michael Klare analyzed the Bush administration’s policy toward China in the TomDispatch.com piece "Containing China." Michael is a professor of peace and world security studies at Hampshire College and the author of last year’s "Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America’s Growing Dependency on Imported Petroleum (Owl Books). Michael is the director of Read more

Podcast for Saturday, April 8, 2006 Shows

Frida Berrigan is a senior research associate with the Arms Trade Resource Center of the World Policy Institute (http://www.worldpolicy.org/). Frida worked with a Central America solidarity organization for two years before coming to the Institute. Frida focuses on US foreign policy towards Latin America, nuclear weapons policy, weapons sales to areas of conflict particularly in Read more

Podcast for Saturday, April 1, 2006 Shows

Ion Sancho (http://www.co.leon.fl.us/elect/) is the Supervisor of Elections for Leon County, Florida. This week, Florida’s Attorney General subpoenaed the three electronic voting machine companies who have all refused to do business with Ion since he discovered that Diebold’s optical-scan voting system are vulnerable to hackers. In December, Ion proved with a test election that the Read more

Podcast for Saturday, March 25, 2006 Shows

Beth Pyles of the Christian Peacemaker Team gave us her eyewitness account of what she recently saw in Iraq. Beth spent four of the last eight months in Iraq. She just returned from her latest trip on Tuesday and was particularly involved in working with Palestinians whom she reports are being targeted by death squads Read more

Podcast for Saturday, March 18, 2006 Shows

Sheldon Drobny is co-founder of Air America Radio and author of "Road to Air America: Breaking the Right Wing Stranglehold on Our Nation’s Air Waves" (Select Books). This week, in response to George Clooney’s HuffingtonPost piece, "I’m A Liberal. There I Said It," Sheldon wrote, "It’s All About Money, Mr. Clooney," at the same web Read more

Podcast for Saturday, March 11, 2006 Shows

Dean Baker, co-director of the Center For Economic and Policy Research (http://www.cepr.net/). Dean’s recent writing includes, "The Savings From An Efficient Medicare Drug Prescription Plan" (http://www.cepr.net/publications/efficient_Medicare_2006_01.pdf) and he co-authored "Missing Inaction: Evidence of Undercounting of Non-Workers in the Current Population Survey" (http://www.cepr.net/publications/undercounting_cps_2006_01.pdf) Stephen Zunes, Middle East editor for Foreign Policy in Focus (http://www.fpif.org). Stephen is Read more

Podcast for Saturday, March 4, 2006 Shows

Bob Pollin, professor of economic and founding co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute (http://www.umass.edu/peri/) at the University of Massachuesetts-Amherst. Bob was featured on This is Hell back in 2003 when his book, "Contours of Descent: US Economic Fractures and the Landscape of Global Austerity," (Verso) had just been released. It has now been released Read more