National News Roundup

Highlights from other sites: America "yearning for fascism"?

| Mar 31, 2010

Anger of the dispossessed could become outright fascism

truthdig_mastheadChris Hedges, writing in, warns that progressives are so wrong in expecting compromised, bought-off Democrats to solve America’s problems. He warns of a rising tide of anger among the dispossessed and unemployed, anger which could turn to outright fascism. “If we do not immediately reincorporate the unemployed and the poor back into the economy, giving them jobs and relief from crippling debt, then the nascent racism and violence that are leaping up around the edges of American society will become a full-blown conflagration.” Read “Is America ‘Yearning for Fascism‘” in TruthDig.

US policies helped get Haiti into the mess it’s in

A variety of alternative media sources are disclosing the stories the corporate media are disdaining about US involvement in Haiti. Bill Quigley in Jan. 14 Huffington Post explores aid cutbacks and, even more disastrous, forcing Haitians into free trade agreements so their country could be flooded with subsidized US rice, driving Haitian peasants into Port-au-Prince slums. … Another highly revealing article, “What You’re Not Hearing About Haiti (But Should Be),” by Carl Lindskoog, appeared on Jan 14. (Updated Jan. 20, 2010)

Was Detroit bomber a hoax to weaken Obama?

scanner-300x200Radical radio commentator Mike Malloy has this interesting detail and speculation about the Detroit bomber, suggesting that it’s a put-up job designed to weaken Obama and to help sell expensive body-scanning devices for airports. One person promoting those sales is Michael Chertov, former head of Homeland Security. Play or download audio file (MP3, 19 minutes)

One article that Malloy reads from in this segment is by Mother Jones editor James Ridgeway, who analyzes “The Airport Scanner Scam” in this Jan. 4 article in Mother Jones magazine.

Suppressed side of Detroit bomber story?

Detroit-suspect-smallNon-mainstream media are abuzz with reports of the mysterious “Indian-looking” man who helped the would-be underwear bomber get on the plane in Amsterdam. And, a new wrinkle, an eyewitness account of a second man arrested upon the plane’s arrival in Detroit – with a bomb. You had to go to out-of-the-way media outlets like to read the most complete eyewitness interview. See story in and draw your own conclusions – and watch for this story to gain traction. Also, see more on the crotch bomber in Alexia Parks’ column.