Monday, May 16 Nine Circles of Hell!

The Nine Circles of Hell! – all the news that gives you fits in print – for Monday, May 16, 2011, including bonus links on the Supreme Court, Sudan and Pakistan, are: For-profit prison industry shapes US immigration policy Cops suspecting drug use can search your home without warrant “We aren’t merchandise in the hands Read more

Podcast for May 14, 2011 Shows

Saturday, May 14, 2011, This is Hell! aired a live broadcast on WNUR 89.3 FM, Chicago’s Sound Experiment. This weekend, your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz interviewed: award-winning investigative journalist Joshua Phillips is author of “None of Us Were Like This Before: American Soldiers and Torture” (Verso). Joshua also wrote the Read more

Sunday Edition, May 15 Nine Circles of Hell!

The Sunday Edition of The Nine Circles of Hell! features recent writing by nine of our past guests. The Sunday Edition for Sunday, May 15, 2011, are: Marjorie Cohn, “Torture Is Never Legal and Didn’t Lead Us to Bin Laden” Justin Elliott, “The tragic, pathetic demise of a birther” Chris Hedges, “Your Taxes Fund Anti-Muslim Read more

Friday the 13th Nine Circles of Hell!

The Nine Circles of Hell! – all the news that gives you fits in print – for Friday the 13th, May 13, 2011, including on the Facebook-Google wars, are: World wastes a billion tons of food and its water, land, energy annually Inspectors find US nuclear accident emergency equipment unusable Donors misusing nonprofits to circumvent Read more

Thursday, May 12 Nine Circles of Hell!

The Nine Circles of Hell! – all the news that gives you fits in print – for Thursday, May 12, 2011, including two bonus links on the former FCC commissioner who’s now going to work for Comcast, two extra Texas stories, and an additional story on Japan’s worsening nuclear disaster, are: FCC commissioner backed NBC-Comcast Read more

Wednesday, May 11 Nine Circles of Hell!

The Nine Circles of Hell! – all the news that gives you fits in print – for Wednesday, May 11, 2011, including a bonus story on the plight of women, an extra story on Israel’s challenges, an additional article on Israel’s secret Palestinian non-residency plan, and one more on the continued killing of Syrians, are: Read more

Tuesday, May 10 Nine Circles of Hell!

The Nine Circles of Hell! – all the news that gives you fits in print – for Tuesday, May 10, 2011, including two bonus stories on the death of bin laden, are: NATO launches heaviest bombing of Tripoli in weeks Hundreds killed by mercenaries fleeing Ivory Coast as war winds down Syrian protesters claim torture Read more

Monday, May 9 Nine Circles of Hell!

The Nine Circles of Hell! – all the news that gives you fits in print – for Monday, May 9, 2011, plus a bonus story on the US housing decline, are: US home values keep on dropping Canada court backs al Qaeda suspect’s freedom over abusive US Not one request for government surveillance denied by Read more

Sunday Edition Nine Circles of Hell!

Every Sunday, The Nine Circles of Hell! Sunday Edition links articles published this week by nine of our over 1,400 past guests. The Nine Circles of Hell! Sunday Edition for May 8, 2011 are: Juan Cole, “Obama and the End of Al-Qaeda” The Australian Broadcasting Company interviewed Robert Fisk in, “Death of Osama Bin Laden Read more

Podcast for May 7, 2011 Shows

Today, Saturday, May 7, 2011, This is Hell! aired a live four hour broadcast over the air on WNUR 89.3 FM, Chicago’s Sound Experiment. Your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz interviewed: Richard Bulliet is Professor of Middle East History at Columbia University specializing in Middle Eastern history, the social and institutional Read more

Friday, May 6 Nine Circles of Hell!

The Nine Circles of Hell! – all the news that gives you fits in print – for Friday, May 6, 2011, plus a bonus story on US taxes, are: US joblessness, productivity numbers show a struggling economy Under-taxed America must grasp “hard reality” that “taxes are going up” US-China meeting promises debt, human rights, currency Read more

Thursday, May 5 Nine Circles of Hell!

The Nine Circles of Hell! – all the news that gives you fits in print – for Thursday, May 5, 2011, including a bonus link on new Blackwater employee John Ashcroft, are: “Not a single bullet” fired at US troops as bin laden captured, killed Former AG Ashcroft now running former Blackwater security firm For Read more