Monday, May 23 Nine Circles of Hell!

The Nine Circles of Hell! – all the news that gives you fits in print – for Monday, May 23, 2011, with a bonus story on the Amazon’s deforestation, are: Supremes rule California’s prisons offer cruel, unusual punishment Jamaica must seriously investigate human rights abuses Brazilians protest law they say will increase Amazon deforestation Author Read more

Sunday Edition Nine Circles of Hell!

The Sunday Edition of the Nine Circles of Hell! features recent writing by past guests on This is Hell! Today’s Sunday Edition features: Robert Fisk, “Why no outcry over these torturing tyrants?” Jim Hightower, “Who’s Behind Attempt to Muzzle Michigan Professors?” Andy Kroll, “Inside the Democrats’ Outside Money Machine” Gara LaMarche and Vivien Labaton, “Why Movements Read more

Podcast for May 21, 2011 Shows

Saturday, May 21, This is Hell! aired a live four hour show beginning at 9 AM (US central) on WNUR 89.3 FM, Chicago’s Sound Experiment. This weekend, your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz will interviewed: live in-studio, Homayoun Pourzad a leader of the Network of Iranian Labor Unions and a member Read more

Friday, May 20 Nine Circles of Hell!

The Nine Circles of Hell! – all the news that gives you fits in print – for Friday, May 20, 2011, including a bonus video on Syria, are: Post 9/11 PATRIOT Act extended until 2015 Obama becomes first US president to defy War Powers Resolution “Unaffordable” US fighter jet now costs six times more than Read more

Thursday, May 19 Nine Circles of Hell!

The Nine Circles of Hell! – all the news that gives you fits in print – for Thursday, May 19, 2011, plus two bonus links on US-Israeli relations, are: Netanyahu rejects Obama plan for return to 1967 borders Israel denies Russian spying charges against expelled diplomat Nearly 20% of Obamacare waivers go to Pelosi district’s Read more

Wednesday, May 18 Nine Circles of Hell!

The Nine Circles of Hell! – all the news that gives you fits in print – for Wednesday, May 18, 2011, including two bonus links on Libya and one on Pakistan, are: Wikileaks reveals Canada put 27 Canadians on US terror watch list 513 illegal US-bound migrants intercepted, found in horrible conditions Nationwide anti-government actions Read more

Tuesday, May 17 Nine Circles of Hell!

The Nine Circles of Hell! – all the news that gives you fits in print – for Tuesday, May 17, 2011, plus a bonus story on Syria’s violence, and two extra links on both America’s Muslims and the world’s homophobes, are: GOP, polluters get Obama to postpone greenhouse gas emissions cut 27 Guatemalans executed, all Read more

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