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Historian Ervand Abrahamian explains how Iran’s history doesn’t just start at 1954.
Cultural critic Henry Giroux surveys the cruelty that permeates American culture.
Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire makes the case against military action in Syria.
Lorraine Chavez discusses this week’s protests by fast-food and retail workers.
Plus Irregular Correspondents David Skalinder, Elvis DeMorrow and Jeff Dorchen!
‘The Death of the Modern Middle East.’
‘How America Became a Third World Country.’
And an unhappy ex-FBI agent.
Obama’s crackdown on whistleblowers, a new scary trade deal, Obama’s Israeli heckler, and Iraq’s ‘intentional state of terror.
A ‘Radical Pessimist’ and ‘The View From The Agile Left.’
ProPublica’s Justin Elliott reveals a US study on Iran ‘pulled for revisions,’ and US arm sales to Bahrain during their bloody crackdown, Matthieu Aikins finds the “Kabubble’ in Afghanistan’s economy, Stephen Zunes gives ‘The Case Against Kerry,’ and Mike Moran uncovers ‘Global Inequality and Its Cost.’
We’re told some ‘Lawpaganda’ by Brian Foley, we hear from David Skalinder gives ‘The View From The Agile Left’ live from London, and Jeff Dorchen delivers a Moment of Truth from Los Angeles.
The War Nerd, David Skalinder gave a ‘View from the Agile Left’ in London, Tom Frank did ‘Pity the Billionaires,’ Sarah Jaffe talked about the debates, Naureen Shah was ‘Counting Deaths from Drone Strikes,’ Michael Roper in Italy on beer, and Jeff Dorchen delivered a Moment of Truth from LA.
On this week’s This is Hell!, Chuck Mertz interviewed former M15 officer Annie Machon on the possibility we will be misled into war with Iran, Kristen Gwynne talked drugs and cops, and Guardian writer Michael Cohen explained how ‘America rots from the inside, while overreacting to threats from outside.’
David Skalinder reported from the Olympics, Elvis DeMorrow told us what’s happening with the Aurora shootings in the Konspiracy Korner, and Jeff Dorchen delivered a Moment of Truth.
Your host Chuck Mertz interviewed award-winning author Vijay Prashad on South Asians labeled as terrorists in America and ‘how it feels to be the problem,’ columnist Muhammad Sahimi on nuclear talks with Iran, and historian Dana Frank on what the hell’s happening with US drug agents linked to killings in Honduras.
Our irregular correspondents were David Skalinder and ‘The View from the Agile Left,’ Spencer ‘Thunderball’ Thayer on last week’s protests, and Jeff Dorchen delivered a Moment of Truth.
This Saturday, This is Hell! host Chuck Mertz interviews economist Richard D. Wolff, author Michael Klare, and ecosocialist Ian Angus. Our irregular correspondents will be David ‘The Cynical Optimist’ Skalinder, author John K. Wilson, and Jeff Dorchen delivers a Moment of Truth.
Your bitter blind broke gap-tooothed radio show host Chuck Mertz interviewed: Paul Harris is the US correspondent of British papers the Guardian and The Observer, the world’s oldest Sunday newspaper. Prior to his work at the Guardian and Observer, Paul reported from Africa for the Daily Telegraph, The Associated Press and Reuters. He has been Read more
This is Hell! is broadcast live for four hours every Saturday morning, beginning at 9AM (US central) over the air on Chicago’s Sound Experiment, WNUR 89.3FM, streaming and podcast here. Your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz interviewed: Noam Chomsky is Institute Professor (retired) at MIT. Noam is the author of many Read more
Your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz interviewed: Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen. Amartya is the author fo the book, “Idea of Justice,” (Harvard University Press) which was named a Book of the Year by the Toronto Globe and Mail and The Economist as well as being called a Book of the Read more
Your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz interviewed: Bruce Kushnick is the founder of New Networks Institute, and a telecommunications industry analyst who regularly reports for Harvard Nieman’s Watchdog. Last week, Bruce co-wrote the story, “How the Phone Companies Are Screwing America: The $320 Billion Broadband Rip-Off” with past this is Hell! Read more