Archive for the ‘Abby Martin’ Category

.[209] Blocking the NSA, America’s Fracked Up, Drone Bombing Americans, Busting Immigration Myths . breakingtheset

July 25, 2013

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Published on Jul 24, 2013

Abby Martin Breaks the Set on Blocking the NSA, Fracking Up America, Drone Bombing US Citizens, Busting Immigration Myths, Revoking Citizenship before Execution

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EPISODE BREAKDOWN: On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin reports on a congressional amendment to the 2014 Defense Appropriations Bill that would have brought an end to the NSA’s blanket gathering of phone records. Abby then talks to Tyson Slocum, director of Public Citizen’s energy program, about the dangerous side effects of fracking, and whether or not supporters of the practice are right about hydraulic fracturing being a good alternative to dirty energy. Abby then remarks on a letter written by the grandfather of Abdurrahman al Awlaki, a 16 year old US citizen who was killed by a US drone strike in Yemen in 2011, which calls for accountability from the US government for murdering his grandson. Abby then talks to RT Correspondent Meghan Lopez, about the latest version of Immigration reform legislation being nicknamed the ‘border surge’, and what the many misconceptions that are propagated about the issue in the US. BTS wraps up the show with a look at UK government’s practice of revoking citizenship of individuals deemed to be ‘persons of interest’, citing two cases where subjects were stripped of citizenship and assassinated by US drones.

.[208] Dirty Cops, Bohemian Grove, Jailing Journalists & Fukushima Fallout . breakingtheset

July 24, 2013

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Published on Jul 23, 2013

Abby Martin Breaks the Set on Dirty Cops, Bohemian Grove Secrets, Jailing Journalists, Fukushima Fallout, and Rights for Domestic Workers.

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EPISODE BREAKDOWN: On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin goes over the story of Pamela Held, a Long Island resident who after being pulled over by the NYPD had lewd photographs copied off of her phone and sent to the officer’s private device. Abby reports on an the annual secretive gathering of the rich and powerful called Bohemian Grove, and talks to Peter Phillips, President of the Media Freedom Foundation about what the summit is about, and what can be expected from this year’s meeting. Abby then goes over two news stories being overshadowed by the corporate media’s fixation on the royal baby, including the case of New York Times journalist James Risen facing jail time for refusing to testify in the criminal case of a CIA leaker, as well as the admission by the Tokyo Electric Power Company that that radiation has been continuously leaking from the damaged nuclear facility in Fukushima since the 2011 earthquake. BTS wraps up the show with an interview with Ai-Jen Poo, director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, shining a light on the difficulties domestic workers face in the US, including exploitation and in many cases indentured servitude.

[201] Bush the ‘Humanitarian’, FBI Director Exposed, CA Prison Torture, Male Rape in Military . breakingtheset

July 12, 2013

Published on Jul 11, 2013

Abby Martin Breaks the Set on George Bush the Humanitarian, Heading the FBI, Solitary Confinement, and Sexual Assault in the US Military.

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EPISODE BREAKDOWN: On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin calls out the University of Denver for its outrageous decision to honor former President George W. Bush the ‘Improving the Human Condition’ award. Abby then dissects the track record of the new FBI director, James Comey, as Obama’s latest continuation of the Bush era, citing his support for indefinite detention and torture. Abby then goes over the latest updates in the ongoing hunger strike by California prison inmates, and talks to Rachel Meeropol, Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Constitutional rights about the physical and emotional effects of solitary confinement. BTS wraps up the show with a discussion on sexual assault in the military and talks to victim, Brian Lewis, President of ‘Men Recovering from Military Sexual Trauma’ about his experience and what people can do to change rape culture in the military.

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Male Rape Epidemic in Military | Think Tank . breakingthesetĀ·

July 12, 2013

Published on Jul 11, 2013

Abby Martin discusses sexual assault in the military and talks to victim, Brian Lewis, President of ‘Men Recovering from Military Sexual Trauma’ about his experience and what people can do to change rape culture in the military.

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.[196] Cops Killing Pets, Cindy Sheehan’s Tour de Peace, No Asylum for Snowden? . breakingtheset

July 6, 2013

Published on Jul 2, 2013

Abby Martin Breaks the Set on Cops Killing Pets, Cindy Sheehan’s Tour de Peace, No Asylum for Snowden, and Egypt’s Next Phase.

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EPISODE BREAKDOWN: On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin talks to anti-war activist, Cindy Sheehan, about her two month long cross country bike ride titled ‘Tour de Peace’, with the sole message of ending war. Abby then gives an update on the Edward Snowden case, calling out the corporate media for their biased coverage, and citing seeking asylum is a human right guaranteed under the International Declaration of Human rights. BTS wraps up the show with an interview with Ahmed Fathi, about the groundswell of dissent drawing out tens of millions of protestors in Egypt calling on President Mohamed Morsi to step down.

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FBI’s 30 Year Mafia Crime Spree | Interview with Peter Lance . breakingtheset

July 6, 2013

Published on Jul 4, 2013

Abby Martin talks to Peter Lance, award winning investigator and author of ‘Deal with the Devil’, about the relationship between the FBI and the Mafia’s Gregory Scarpa, who over the span of 30 years committed multiple crimes including murder, all while being paid upwards of 1 million dollars by the FBI.

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FBI Infiltrates Wikileaks | Think Tank . breakingthesetĀ·

July 5, 2013

Published on Jul 4, 2013

Abby Martin talks to Tangerine Bolen, founder of Revolution Truth, about the case of Siggi Thordarson, a former Wikileaks staffer who was also an FBI informant, and what this could mean for Julian Assange.

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[195] Targeted for 9/11 Warning, Voting Rights for ‘Some’, Obama’s Mandela Hypocrisy . breakingthesetĀ·

July 2, 2013

Published on Jul 1, 2013

Abby Martin Breaks the Set on Egypt Demonstrations, Victim of the Patriot Act, Obama’s Support for Apartheid, and Doing Away with Voting Rights

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EPISODE BREAKDOWN: On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin talks to Susan Lindauer, former CIA asset, and author of ‘Extreme Prejudice’, about her experience being scapegoated under the Patriot Act for blowing the whistle about 9/11 foreknowledge and Iraq. Abby then remarks on Obama’s Africa tour, calling out his praise of Nelson Mandela as hypocritical, citing Guantanamo, the war on whistleblowers and Israeli apartheid, as issues Mandela would never stand for. BTS wraps up the show with an interview with author and investigative journalist, Greg Palast, about the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on the 1965 Voting Rights Act, discussing the implications that could result in millions of minority voters being disenfranchised.

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[185] Robots Stealing Jobs, Syrian Quagmire, Bill Maher Lackey, a Propaganda Piece . breakingthesetĀ·

June 18, 2013

Published on Jun 17, 2013

Abby Martin Breaks the Set on the Syrian Quagmire, Bill Maher Establishment Lackey, the Future of Automation, and the Power of Propaganda.

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EPISODE BREAKDOWN: On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin goes over the latest on Obama’s plan to aid Syrian rebels in light of Assad crossing the ‘red line’. Abby then calls out Bill Maher, host of HBO’s ‘Real Time’, for his evolution from being a controversial commentator to being an arrogant lackey for the democratic party, citing his rampant Islamophobia, support for drones, and defense of the NSA’s wiretapping program. Abby then talks to Federico Piston, author of the book ‘Robots Will Steal Your Job’, about the evolution of automation and building a future of sharing and cooperation. BTS wraps up the show with an interview with filmmaker, Slavko Martinov, creator of the film ‘Propaganda’, a documentary made from the perspective of North Korea, which serves as a critique against the hyper capitalist structure, political manipulation, and consumerism that characterizes the western world.

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.[170] Patenting the Human Body, Clash of Civilizations & Endless War . breakingtheset

May 23, 2013

Published on May 22, 2013

Abby Martin Breaks the Set on Patenting the Human Body, & the Clash of Civilizations

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EPISODE BREAKDOWN: On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin cuts through the corporate media’s coverage of Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy, and highlights the Supreme Court case at the heart of the debate over whether or not human genes can be patented. Abby then talks to Sandra Park, staff attorney with the ACLU and representative for the plaintiffs in Molecular Pathology v Myriad Genetics, Inc, about the larger implications of the case. Abby then talks to Dr. John Trumpbour, research director at Harvard Law School’s labor and work life program, about the theory of the clash of civilizations, the idea that a culture or war is inevitable and inherent in the relationship between the East and West; Hollywood’s homogenization of US culture and Harvard’s perpetuation of the ruling class.

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