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Podcast for April 3rd Shows
Listen to this Saturday's live four hour This is Hell!
Our guests were:
- Steven Fake is co-author with Kevin Funk of the book, “The Scramble for Africa: Darfur – Intervention and the USA” (Black Rose Books). Professor emeritus in international law at Princeton University, and past This is Hell! guest, Richard Falk said “Scramble for Africa,” is a “devastating critique … well-researched, easy-to-read, and utterly convincing.” Past guest Michael Parenti called the book, “a commanding expose of the duplicitous and damaging role played by US leaders and others in a dark drama.” Past guest Vijay Prashad, author of “The Darker Nations: A People's History of the Third World,” says Steven and Kevin's work, “stands against the mock of neo-liberal ideology, taking us through the Darfur conflict, putting it into history and allowing us to think of a neo-imperialist way to bring peace to a tormented region.”
- Just Detention International Program Director Cynthia Totten will discuss her group's work and the New York Review of Books article, “The Way to Stop Prison Rape.” Just Detention works “to ensure government accountability for prisoner rape; to transform ill-informed public attitudes about sexual violence in detention; and to promote access to resources for those who have survived this form of abuse.”
- investigative journalist Greg Palast is the author of the New York Times bestsellers “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy” and “Armed Madhouse.” Greg's DVD is called, “Palast Investigates: From 8-Mile to the Amazon.” The DVD focuses on the trail of the financial marauders. The DVD is a compilation three Palast reports on BBC Newsn
ight, none of which have been broadcast on American television. His most recent work on “financial vultures preying on the world's poorest nations” has appeared in The Guardian, on BBC World Service, BBC Television's “Newsnight,” BBC World News America and In These Times. He also has a recent exclusive for Buzzflash entitled, “Getting into Massa's Drawers: Truly Creepy Details about the Congressman.”
Links to all Greg's writings, reports, books and DVDs can be found by clicking on his name above.
- Muhammad Sahimi is the NIOC Chair in petroleum engineering and professor of chemical engineering and materials science at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Muhammad has written extensively on Iran's political development and its nuclear program. In particular, Muhammad has concentrated on the legal and technical aspects of the dispute between Iran and the Western powers regarding Iran's nuclear energy program. He is a member of the Union of Concerned Scientists, an organization dedicated to making the public aware of the dangers of weapons of mass destruction, as well as polluting the environment. His most recent writing at Tehran Brueau is the article, “An Administration Plagued by Fraud and Corruption: Ahmadinejad and His Men – Embodiments of Fraud and Corruption.”
LaddieO.com reported live from the hermetically sealed clean rooms at URL Labs on web, tech and science stuff.
Self-styled “Itinerant Bum” David Skalinder gave a 'Culture Shock Report' after seven years in London where he studied at the London School of Economics. His segment this week is entitled, “The Inverted Potbelly.”
Jeff Dorchen delivered a Moment of Truth.