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9:15 - Sociologist Melinda Cooper explains how neoliberalism transformed the politics of the family.

Melinda is author of Family Values: Between Neoliberalism and the new Social Conservatism from Zone Books.

 

10:00 - Live from Stockholm, Mikael Mikaelsson outlines the government-industry path to green energy.

Mikael is a government adviser on science and innovation policy and international collaboration across Europe.

 

10:35 - Live from Bucharest, Florin Poenaru examines Romania's massive, contradictory protest movement.

Florin wrote the recent article What is at Stake in the Romanian Protests? for LeftEast.

 

11:10 - Artist Raoul Martinez looks beyond the limits of freedom to a future of equality and liberation.

Raoul is author of Creating Freedom: The Lottery of Birth, the Illusion of Consent, and the Fight for Our Future from Pantheon.

 

12:05 - Writer Joseph Daher explores the contemporary political-economy of Hezbollah.

Joseph is author of Hezbollah: The Political Economy of Lebanon's Party of God from Pluto Press.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, The current international trade situation pushes Jeff Dorchen over the borderline.

Did not have "international trade" in the pool for what would do that but OK.

 
 

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9:15 - Author Pankaj Mishra examines the hidden history of anger across the modern world.

Pankaj is author of Age of Anger: A History of the Present from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

 

10:00 - Author Nato Thompson explains how art became a weapon aimed at the public.

Nato is author of Culture as Weapon: The Art of Influence in Everyday Life from Melville House.


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9:15 - Economist Geoff Mann outlines the history of Keynesianism's attempts to save capital from capitalism.

Geoff is author of the new book In the Long Run We're All Dead: Keynesianism, Political Economy, and Revolution from Verso Books.

 

10:00 - Live from Standing Rock, Dr. Sarah Jumping Eagle reports on DAPL resistance in the Trump era.

Sarah is a pediatrician and water protector, we've spoken to her twice in 2016.

 

10:35 - Journalist Michelle Chen examines Obama's mostly symbolic legacy on labor and trade.

Michelle wrote the Labor and Trade section of Jacobin's feature Assessing Obama.

 

11:00 - Legal scholar Marjorie Cohn reviews the dangerous record of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.

Marjorie wrote the article Trump's Choice of Gorsuch Endangers Civil, Human and Environmental Rights for Truthout.

 

11:35 - Immigration researcher Karina Moreno finds a neoliberal consensus behind the border wall.

Karina wrote the article The Private Deportation Machine for Jacobin.

 

12:10 - Mathematician Paul-Olivier Dehaye profiles the use of psychometrics in political campaigns.

Paul posted the recent Medium article The (dis)information mercenaries now controlling Trump’s databases.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen mangles a thermodynamic theory of evolution.

Jeff previously got thermodynamic in Decmeber of last year.


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9:15 - Live from Kabul, journalist May Jeong reports Afghanistan's homegrown peace process.

May wrote the article The Patient War: What awaits Trump in Afghanistan in the February issue of Harper's.

 

10:00 - Civil rights lawyer Flint Taylor explains why the Chicago Police Department is reform-proof.

Flint's latest writing is Chicago's Brutal Example for Jacobin.

 

10:35 - Attorney Brian Foley draws the blueprints for a legal resistance to the Trump administration.

Brian is a lawyer practicing in Philadelphia, we'll also talk about his piece I Have A Scream for Counterpunch.

 

11:05 - Journalist Natasha Lennard makes the case for confrontation and disruption against the fascist threat.

Natasha wrote the recent pieces Neo-Nazi Richard Spencer Got Punched—You Can Thank the Black Bloc and Anti-Fascists Will Fight Trump’s Fascism in the Streets for The Nation.

 

12:05 - Editor Vyvian Raoul outlines strategies for reclaiming the public space from advertising's visual pollution.

Dog Section Press is releasing the book Advertising Shits In Your Head: Strategies for Resistance in February. You can read the first chapter here.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen defines the Schlock Doctrine.

Hopefully this changes everything.


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9:15 - Journalist Kevin Gosztola reports on the politics of Chelsea Manning's new freedom.

Kevin wrote the recent article On Chelsea Manning's Freedom at Shadowproof. He has covered the Manning case since the very begining.

 

10:05 - CIP Americas Director Laura Carlsen views Trump's US-Mexico policy from the other side of a wall.

Laura just posted the article Bringing Mexico to Its Knees Will Not “Make America Great Again” at Counterpunch.

 

10:35 - Cultural critic Henry Giroux calls for militant hope and radical action in a time of collapse.

Henry is author of the essay Militant Hope in the Age of the Politics of the Disconnect for Counterpunch and War Culture, Militarism and Racist Violence Under Trump for Truthout.

 

11:10 - Writer Rebecca Liao surveys the space between Trump, China and capitalism's global elite.

Rebecca wrote the article Trumpism and the Davos Man for n+1.

 

12:05 - Black Agenda Report's Bruce Dixon lays out a new direction for the left, beyond hashtags.

Bruce Dixon wrote the recent articles Mocking, Marching, Stopping the Hate and Dumping Trump Are Not Enough and Is It Time To Revoke John Lewis’s Lifetime Civil Rights Hero Pass? for Black Agenda Report.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen discusses disposable people.

 


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9:10 - Former CIA analyst John Nixon explains what he learned about US intelligence from the interrogation of Saddam Hussein.

John is author of Debriefing the President: The Interrogation of Saddam Hussein from Blue Rider Press.

 

10:00 - Live from Seoul, Marc Flury catches us up on South Korea's shaman / fairy / cult / horse dancing / impeachment story.

Marc also dropped the hottest, best-reviewed videogame of 2016, THUMPER, we'll hear about that too.

 

10:35 - Researcher Jake Johnston explains what Guy Philippe's extradition reveals about US influence in Haiti.

Jake wrote the article Senator-Elect and Former Paramilitary Leader Guy Philippe Arrested on Drug Charges for CEPR.

 

11:05 - Journalist Antonia Juhasz investigates Rex Tillerson's past and the foreign policy of Exxon Mobil.

Antonia wrote the article Rex Tillerson Could Be America's Most Dangerous Secretary of State for In These Times.

 

12:05 - Writer Elliot Sperber discusses the concept of the wall in an age of neoliberalism and mass migration.

Elliot is author of the essay The Concept of the Wall for ROAR Magazine.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth Jeff Dorchen reveals his dissatisfaction with our incoming president.

Sorry to be so specific and surprising with the text of Jeff's tease.


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9:10 - Author Mark Danner looks through Trump's song and dance routine, and sees nothing.

Mark wrote the piece The Real Trump for New York Review of Books.

 

10:05 - Writer Alexandra Chasin explores the pathologies of America's drug war architect, Harry Anslinger.

Alexandra is author of Assassin of Youth: A Kaleidoscopic History of Harry J. Anslinger's War on Drugs from University of Chicago Press.

 

11:00 - Live from São Paulo, Brian Mier looks for signs of US involvement in Brazil's 2016 coup.

Brian wrote The US & Brasil's Coup of 2016, and translated Luciana Itikawa's piece The Golpista Everyman & the “Clean” City for Brasil Wire.

 

11:35 - Journalist Julianne Tveten explains why the Net isn't neutral for poor customers.

Julianne wrote the article Digital Redlining: How Internet Service Providers Promote Poverty for Truthout.

 

12:10 - Journalist Stefania Maurizi talks about losing her Julian Assange interview to the fake news cycle.

Stefania's interview with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was distorted by the Guardian's Ben Jacobs last month.

 

12:35 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen examines toxic masculinity and capitalism, like a boss.

 Jeff is starting off 2017 on a high T note.


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9:10 - Writer Andrew Cockburn explains who profits from inflating the Russian threat.

Andrew wrote the article The New Red Scare in the December issue of Harper's.

 

10:05 - Live from Switzerland, Ed Sutton talks about coming home in an age of migration.

Ed will cover new modes of living, collaborative solidarity and insurgent media but I couldn't fit that in the above headline.

 

10:35 - Reporter Dan Denvir explains how establishment centrists moved immigration policy to the right.

Dan wrote the recent article How Centrists Failed Immigrants for Jacobin.

 

11:05 - Writer Viet Thanh Nguyen examines the limitations of memory and the persistence of war.

Viet is author of the book Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War from Harvard University Press.

 

12:05 - The Hopleaf's Michael Roper reports from what might be peak craft beer in America.

Michael will take us through the highs and lows  of the year in craft beer.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen fights his way back to the origins of conflict.

A radical turn from his hammock-bound MOT last week.

 


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9:10 - Historian James Livingston explains why work isn't working for anyone but the rich.

James is the author of the new book No More Work: Why Full Employment Is a Bad Idea from UNC Press and the Aeon essay Fuck Work.

 

10:00 - Activist Azzurra Crispino updates us on repression and resistance during the US prison labor strike.

Azzurra last spoke to This Is Hell! on day two of the nation-wide prison work stoppage.

 

10:35 - Naked Capitalism's Yves Smith calls in from the wrong side of the fake news scare.

This week Yves wrote the blog post We Demand That The Washington Post Retract Its Propaganda Story Defaming Naked Capitalism and Other Sites and Issue an Apology.

 

11:00 - Journalist Sarah Jaffe looks to the radicalizing possibilities of protest in the Trump era.

Sarah wrote the article Why Anti-Trump Protests Matter for Rolling Stone.

 

11:35 - Live from Germany, Manuel Carrasco Molina reports on anti-coal actions deep in the Hambach Forest.

Manuel is a Green Party politician in Kerpen, Germany.

 

12:05 - Author Ashley Dawson previews the Trump administration's environmental horror show.

Ashley recently wrote Trump Eats the Planet for the Verso blog.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen drops a few more good reasons to be a bad citizen.

Jeff Dorchen, classic bad boy.