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9:15 - Sociologist Charles Derber makes the case for building universalized resistance to global capitalism.

Charles is author of the book Welcome to the Revolution: Universalizing Resistance for Social Justice and Democracy in Perilous Times for Routledge.

 

10:05 - Writer Laurie Penny examines the power, and necessity, of being a bitch in these dark times.

Laurie's collection of essays, Bitch Doctrine: Essays for Dissenting Adults is out now from Bloomsbury.

 

11:00 - Sociologist Kevan Harris explores the rise of social welfare policy in post-revolution Iran.

Kevan is author of the book A Social Revolution: Politics and the Welfare State in Iran from University of California Press.

 

12:00 - Political analyst Lucas Koerner reports on violence and misinformation in Venezuela.

Lucas co-wrote the recent articles 7 Dead as Venezuela Violence Escalates and Is Venezuela’s Attorney General Biased Towards the Opposition? for Venezuelanaysis.

 

12:35 - The Hopleaf's Michael Roper discusses the vertical integration of craft beer, and maybe the end of bars.

Michael will be talking about Sapporo's acquisition of Anchor Brewing, and why bars need to adapt to a new brew-pub paradigm.


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9:15 - Historian Talitha LeFlouria explains how the convict labor of Black women built the new South.

Talitha is author of the book Chained in Silence: Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South from UNC Press.

 

10:00 - Live from Budapest, Todd Williams reflects on Viktor Orbán's manipulation of Hungarian society.

Todd will also be talking about Soros, NGO influence, Hungary's upcoming elections and the World Swimming Championship. A busy time in Budapest.

 

10:35 - Our Man in San Juan, Dave Buchen reports on debt and dependence in Puerto Rico.

Dave is in town for next week's CLOSED CASKET: The Complete, Final And Absolutely Last Baudelaire In A Box at Theater Oobleck.

 

11:05 - Organizer Jane McAlevey charts out a course for claiming power in the Trump era.

Jane is author of No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age from Oxford University Press.

 

12:05 - Historian Aaron Fountain explains how the Black Lives Matter movement is shaping Latino activism.

Aaron wrote the article How African American Activists are Influencing Latinos for Black Perspectives.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen assesses the risk involved in risk avoidance.

 


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9:15 - Behavioral scientist Samuel Bowles charts out the path towards a moral economics.

Samuel is author of The Moral Economy: Why Good Incentives Are No Substitute for Good Citizens from Yale University Press.

 

10:00 - Historian Elizabeth Catte explores the Appalachia-sized gap in the liberal worldview.

Elizabeth wrote the piece Liberal shaming of Appalachia: Inside the media elite’s obsession with the “hillbilly problem” for Salon.

 

10:35 - Columnist Adele Stan examines the dark money fortunes of the Trump White House.

Adele wrote the article What We Do Is Secret: Trumpism as a private-capital scam for The Baffler.

 

11:05 - Middle East scholar Wendy Pearlman talks about why it's so hard to talk about Syria.

Wendy returns to discuss her interview earlier this month, and her book We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria.

 

11:35 - Investigative journalist Greg Palast digs through the GOP's vote suppression files.

Greg's latest report is Sanders and Jackson join hands to take on Trump’s Vote Thief-in-Chief at his website.

 

12:10 - Historian Sean Guillory looks at Vladimir Putin's politics, from Russian eyes.

Sean produces the very valuable and recommended Seans' Russia Blog podcast.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen gives reality a strip search and pat down.

Is that the order you do those two things?


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9:15 - Journalist Jesse Eisinger examines the political consequences of business executive impunity.

Jesse is author of the new book The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives from Simon & Schuster.

 

10:05 - Valerie Vande Panne explores the time banks and informal economies of post-crash Detroit.

Valerie wrote the article Detroit’s Underground Economy:Where Capitalism Fails, Alternatives Take Root? for In These Times.

 

10:35 - Live from São Paulo, Brian Mier reports on the trial of former Brazil president Lula da Silva.

Brian will also report on squatting and striking in São Paulo, and the short doc he made covering organizing there this Spring.

 

11:05 - Writer Michael Deibert examines the quakes in Haiti's political and economic history.

Michael is author of the new book Haiti Will Not Perish: A Recent History from Zed Books.

 

12:05 - Julianne Tveten and Paul Blest explore the dark side of Silicon Valley's libertarian UBI business plan.

Julianne and Paul wrote the article Silicon Valley Will Not Save You for Current Affairs.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen gets inapropriate about cultural appropriation.

Part of his ongoing series getting us yelled at online, I guess.


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9:15 - Journalist David Daley explores the GOP plan to ratfuck the vote and rule from the minority, forever.

David returns to This Is Hell! to talk about his book Ratfucked: Why Your Vote Doesn't Count, now in paperback with a new afterward, from Norton.

 

10:00 - Live from San Salvador, Hilary Goodfriend follows USAID money to corporate ends in El Salvador.

Hilary wrote the article USAID's Trojan Horse that appeared originally at Solidarity, and now at Jacobin.

 

10:35 - Journalist Michelle Chen examines neoliberalism's assault on public housing, at Grenfell and beyond.

Michelle wrote the The Economic System That Made the Grenfell Tragedy Possible and No, Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage Is Not Hurting Workers for The Nation.

 

11:05 - Middle East scholar Wendy Pearlman discusses the Syrian war, from the testimonies of Syrian refugees.

Wendy is author of the new book We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria from HarperCollins.

 

12:05 - Writer Julian Brave NoiseCat explains how pipeline politics threaten not only native lands, but indigenous sovereignty.

Julian wrote the commentary Law Enforcement is Still Used as a Colonial Tool In Indian Country for the Marshall Project and the Guardian opinion piece Indigenous sovereignty is on the rise. Can it shape the course of history?

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen post-mortems last week's Dykes [HIS WORDS] v Kikes [HIS WORDS] piece.

Two of those words are HIS WORDS just to repeat. Not Alex's words. Not Chuck's words. Jeff's words.


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9:15 - Writer Angela Nagle explores the intersection of online extremism and IRL politics.

Angela is author of Kill All Normies: Online culture wars from 4chan and Tumblr to Trump and the alt-right from Zero Books.

 

10:00 - Azeezah Kanji and S. K. Hussan explain why liberal opposition to Islamophobia backfires.

Azeezah and S.K. wrote the article The Problem with Liberal Opposition to Islamophobia for ROAR Magazine.

 

10:35 - Journalist Steve Horn reports on carbon's political footprint in the Trump era.

Steve wrote the recent articles Fracked Gas LNG Exports Were Centerpiece In Promotion of Panama Canal Expansion, Documents Reveal and Tillerson Present as Exxon Signed Major Deal with Saudi Arabia During Trump Visit for DeSmog Blog.

 

11:05 - Laura Erickson-Schroth and Laura A. Jacobs explore the origin and persistence of gender myths.

Laura and Laura wrote the book “You're in the Wrong Bathroom!” And 20 Other Myths and Misconceptions About Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People for Beacon Press.

 

12:05 - Journalist Will Parrish reports on government-corporate surveillance of pipeline protests.

Will co-wrote the giant, 5-part series on DAPL surveillance and policing, TigerSwan Tactics for The Intercept.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen Jewsplains the Dyke March fiasco in a radically inclusive way.

Almost all of those words in that tease are Jeffy's and I just copy/pasted them, please don't @ me.


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9:15 - Political economist Massimo de Angelis maps out the common course for a post-capitalist society.

Massimo is author of Omnia Sunt Communia: On the Commons and the Transformation to Postcapitalism from Zed Books.

 

10:00 - McMansion Hell's Kate Wagner explores the nightmare architecture of the upwardly mobile.

Kate is the mastermind behind the indispensable website McMansion Hell.

 

10:35 - Black Lives Matter Chicago's Aislinn Pulley and Kofi Ademola discuss fighting the CPD in court.

Black Lives Matter Chicago is part of a class action lawsuit against the City of Chicago and the CPD over police violence.

 

11:05 - Law professor James Forman examines Black involvement throughout the mass incarceration machine.

James is author of Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America from Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

 

12:05 - Live from Paris, Jacob Hamburger surveys the French political landscape, post-Macron victory.

Jacob writes about American politics for Charlie Hebdo.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen laments the end of an ancient Chinese tradition.


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9:15 - Historian Nancy MacLean profiles the libertarian architect of the right's revolutionary plan for America.

Nancy is author of Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America from Viking Press.

 

10:00 - Live from Athens, anarchist Tasos Sagris discusses working within the gaps of austerity-era Greece.

Tasos is a member of the anarchist collective Void Network.

 

10:35 - Anthropologist Nazia Kazi examines class and complicity in an age of anti-Muslim surveillance.

Nazia wrote the article Against a Muslim Misleadership Class for Jacobin.

 

11:05 - Writer Peter Moskowitz explores the legal and corporate mechanisms of gentrification in America.

Peter is author of the new book How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood from PublicAffairs.

 

12:05 - Sociologist Joshua Murray explains how capital manufactured Detroit's long decline.

Josh is co-author of the paper "Collateral Damage: How Capital’s War on Labor Killed Detroit" for the journal Catalyst.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen goes in half-cocked on American gun culture.

You can't go full-cocked on the radio in our timeslot. Sorry.


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9:15 - Live from London, Richard Seymour examines Corbyn's rise and a new path for the British left.

Richard wrote the op-ed Corbyn: shifting the possible for the Times Literary Supplement and the essay Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Centre for Salvage.

 

10:05 - Writer Andrea Flynn explains why a class-only politics fails to deliver justice for women of color.

Andrea wrote the report Justice Doesn’t Trickle Down: How Racialized and Gender Rules are Holding Women Back for the Roosevelt Institute.

 

10:35 - Jacobin's Nicole Aschoff charts the downward prospects of Whole Foods-style conscious capitalism.

Nicole wrote the Guardian op-ed Whole Foods represents the failures of 'conscious capitalism.'

 

11:10 - Writer Angela Nagle surveys the dark politics of mass hatred, from Malthus to Pepe.

Angela wrote the Baffler article Enemies of the People and is the author of the soon to be released Kill All Normies, which we'll talk about with her in a few weeks.

 

12:05 - Journalists Maureen Mitra and Candice Bernd explore the toxic (literally) state of mass incarceration.

Maureen and Candice are co-authors of the Truthout / Earth Island Journal report America's Toxic Prisons: The Environmental Injustices of Mass Incarceration.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen ponders our destiny, such as it is. Or might be.

Jeff wasn't super clear about this one.