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Featuring writing from the past week by past guests Patrick Bond, Tom Engelhardt, Glenn Greenwald, Chris Hedges, Dahr Jamail, Jim Naureckas, Deepak Tripathi, Mark Weisbrot, and Dave Zirin.
This Saturday, Dahr Jamail told us about the ongoing environmental devastation caused by the BP Gulf oil spill, ProPublica’s Paul Kiel described ‘The Great American Foreclosure Story and The Struggle for Justice and a Place to Call Home,’ and Greg Palast reported how ‘BP Covered Up Blow-out Two Years Prior to Deadly Deepwater Horizon Spill.’ Richard Norwood reported live from Paris on the French elections. Live from Budapest, we heard from ‘Our man in Hungary’ Todd Williams. We heard the deep thoughts of ‘Radical Pessimist’ Kevan Harris, and live from Los Angeles, Jeff Dorchen delivered a Moment of Truth.
Today’s Nine Circles! include the BP Gulf spill anniversary and the continuing devastation, the LA riots anniversary and their continuing devastation, Spain’s cuts that may not do any good, more Bahrain protests, UAE crackdown, Syrian violence reports, more blowback from the Iraq war, progress in Iranian nuclear talks, and “outrageously stupid” storm chasers.
Today’s Nine Circles! reveal continued US income disparity, mutated sea life in the Gulf of Mexico, Sudan’s intensifying war, growing tensions in the run-up to Egypt’s elections, Bahrain still cracking down, blowback against the UK from the fall of Qaddafi, US soldiers posing with body parts of Afghans (and a weak apology from Pentagon chief Leon Panetta), a new Indian nuclear-capable missile that can reach China’s biggest cities, and yet another battle in the war against austerity.
Today’s Sunday Edition! of the Nine Circles of Hell! includes writing from the past week by past guests Mark Ames, Uri Avnery, Michelle Chen, Patrick Cockburn, Pepe Escobar, Robert Fisk, Adam Hochschild, Dahr Jamail, and Harold Meyerson.
The Nine Circles of Hell! – all the news that gives you fits in print – the nine most hellish news stories for Monday, January 9, 2011, are: Anonymous hacks defense, intelligence officials’ accounts First Nations’ village could kill Keystone XL in Canada ‘Big Oil’ “succeeded … They are all back in” Iraq US selling Read more
The Nine Circles of Hell! – all the news that gives you fits in print – the nine most hellish news stories for Friday, January 6, 2011, including a bonus story on New York City poverty, are: New York City’s welfare offices overflowing Big Oil lobbying group launches tarsands oil pipeline campaign China buys into Read more
The Nine Circles of Hell! – all the news that gives you fits in print – today’s nine most hellish news stories, including a bonus link on journalist arrests at #Occupy events and featuring past This is Hell! guests Dahr Jamail, Paul Harris and Karen Greenberg, for Thursday, November 17, 2011, are: Journalists arrested at Read more
The Nine Circles of Hell! – all the news that gives you fits in print – for Thursday, June 16, 2011, are: Ex-spy says Bush White House wanted “to get” past This is Hell! guest Instead of stopping guns, Arizona let arms flow to drug cartels Healthcare spending cuts for poor, jobless, but not seniors Read more
The Nine Circles of Hell! – all the news that gives you fits in print – for Thursday, November 4, 2010, are: Hopes for sustained downward trend in unemployment dashed Republican House wins mean no limit on greenhouse gas emissions Critic at EPA questions testing for BP spill contaminants in food Bush says, “damn right,” Read more
The Nine Circles of Hell! – all the news that gives you fits in print – for Wednesday, October 27, 2010, including bonus stories on BP oil, the Afghan war and Arundhati Roy, are: “People are already dying” from Gulf spill’s toxic mix Entire police force quits after Mexican drug gang attack Iraq invasion inquiry Read more
Our guests were: Lewis Lapham is editor of Lapham’s Quarterly and the former editor of Harper’s Magazine, Lewis is the author of, most recently, “Pretensions to Empire: Notes on the Criminal Folly of the Bush Administration” (New Press). This week, Lewis posted the Lapham's Quarterly article, “The Great White Whale in San Francisco Bay: Or How the Read more