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Arrest of the Michigan militia groups a sign of growing fascism in the US?

03/31/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Last weekend, members of a Christian militia group in Michigan were arrested for plotting to kill some police officers as a way to start a wider civil war in the US. In recent months we've seen growing violence by some on the far right of the political spectrum.

Our next guest has been writing about authoritarian movements for several years. She is Sara Robinson of the Campaign for America's Future. Last year she wrote an influential piece called *Fascist Ameri...

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The Oath Keepers: Constitutional Protectors or Nascent Fascists?

02/23/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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There's a new movement in this country calling on soldiers and police to ignore unconstitutional orders. The group believes the Obama administration could try to impose martial law. The movement is the cover story to this month's Mother Jones Magazine, and we'll talk with the reporter on the piece in the second part of today's program.

In the current edition of Mother Jones Magazine, the cover story, called "Age of Treason," looks at a group called The Oath Keepers. If you watched co...

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Is The US On The Brink Of Fascism?

09/22/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Our guest Sara Robinson wrote last month for the web site Alternet.org:

"All through the dark years of the Bush Administration, progressives watched in horror as Constitutional protections vanished, nativist rhetoric ratcheted up, hate speech turned into intimidation and violence, and the president of the United States seized for himself powers only demanded by history's worst dictators. With each new outrage, the small handful of us who'd made ourselves expert...

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The Rise Of The Eliminationists

07/09/09 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Political discussion on talk radio, in some churches and on television has become increasingly harsh and divisive in recent years. In a moment we’ll talk with the author of the new book who says that the radical talk has reached a point where one faction is calling for the elimination of the other faction.

In recent months we’ve seen a variety of murders by right wing radicals against an abortion doctor, members of a Unitarian Church, and a guard a...

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An interview with National Review editor Rich Lowry

04/08/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up: an interview with the editor of one of this country’s leading conservative magazines -- Rich Lowry of the National Review will be along in just a few minutes. But first, a lot of listener comments about yesterday’s interview with University of Michigan Professor Juan Cole who’s latest book, Engaging the Muslim World. In it, he says the dangers of Islamic radicalism have been overblown in this country.

Rich Lowry graduate...

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