Archive of Chuck Mertz
Emily Matchar talks ‘The New Domesticity.’
Kristen Gwynne on the drug war and law enforcement.
Nicole Aschoff explains explains what’s behind the ‘Imported From Detroit’ PR campaign.
Sarah Jaffe gives ‘Dispatches from the Class War.’
Dave Buchen reports from Puerto Rico.
Greg Palast dissects the FBI’s Chechen investigation.
Kate O’Donnell says, ‘Thank You, Science!
Jeff Dorchen delivers a Moment of Truth.
Bangladesh garment factory deaths pass 1,000, Syrian refugees selling young daughters for marriage, bombs rock Benghazi, Nigerian wives protest husbands deaths in ambush, Africa being ripped off by tax evades and mining concerns, ultra-Orthodox Jews violently confront women praying at Western Wall, half of Chinese men admit to physical and sexual abuse of women, ex-Guatemalan dictator awaits genocide verdict, and Earth’s climate-changing carbon dioxide levels pass record milestone.READ MORE
Racism is still ‘America Strong.’READ MORE
46 Nigerian cops killed in ambush, another deadly Bangladesh garment factory fire, protests follow death sentence for Bangladesh opposition leader, Pakistan rules US drone strikes are “war crimes,” US will have nine bases in Afghanistan after withdrawal, both sides violated international law in November Gaza-Israel fighting, Israel expands illegal settlements, new Egypt may limit civil society more than Mubarak ever did, and China bird flu deaths up to 32.READ MORE
There’s a new trivial pursuit!READ MORE
Chicago Reader’s ‘Best of Chicago 2013′ reader survey is live!READ MORE
Deadly attacks in Iraq continue, Afghan cops allegedly kill protesters, rebels lose key Syrian town, Dalai Llama tells Buddhists to quit attacking Muslims, China claims Okinawa as theirs, China calls US “the real hacking empire,” toxic dumps can make neighbors more dumb and more dead, wealthy US students get college paid for at the expense of poor, and Dr. Doom predicts crash… plus three bonus stories!READ MORE
Israeli airstrike and chemical and depleted uranium weapon claims join Syria war mix, Red Cross wants to clear Syria war dead, dozens killed in Bangladesh protests against ‘atheist bloggers,’ at least 15 dead in Pakistan political rally bombing, Afghanistan threatening Pakistan, deadly bombings rock Baghdad, world’s top economies had a bad April, and there’s a new ‘clap’ that’s worse than AIDS.READ MORE
Featuring writing from past This is Hell! guests Uri Avnery, Phyllis Bennis, Frida Berrigan, Glenn Greenwald, Naomi Klein, John Nichols, Greg Palast, Sarah Posner, and Stephen Zunes.READ MORE
Middle East correspondent at The Economist Sarah Birke on Syria.
Worker rights activist Charles Kernaghan discusses the Bangladesh garment factory disaster.
Anthropologist Robin Nagle goes “On the Streets and Behind the Trucks with the Sanitation Workers of New York City.”
Psychologist Roland Weierstall describes, “The peculiar psychology of war likely holds answers for avoiding future atrocities.”
FAIR’s Jim Naureckas gives a ‘Bulletin to the Head’ with his media criticism.
Susan Kang, ‘The Solidarity Bitch,’ talks labor.
Elvis DeMorrow skulks into the Konspiracy Korner to find what the Boston bombing has left behind.
Jeff Dorchen delivers a Moment of Truth from Kerala, India.
The week can’t end soon enough.READ MORE
Bangladesh garment factory deaths exceed 500, Benazir Bhutto assassination prosecutor assassinated, protests lead Guatemala to declare “state of emergency,” new allegations of executions in Syrian war, journalists targeted by both sides in Syria war, Burma’s Muslim “minority” prepares for more attacks by Buddhists, Israel finally releases Palestinian hunger strikers, 900+ arrested in China meat scandal, Japan gets back into the nuclear technology export game, and experts are always wrong in predicting Eurozone turnaround.READ MORE