Jun 10, 2013

On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin breaks down the latest surveillance scandal by the National Security Agency, in which the servers of firms such as Google, Facebook, and Apple…

In the days since publishing bombshell articles revealing the NSA’s secret spying on all Americans’ phone calls, chats, and emails, Glenn Greenwald has been appearing on mainstream U.S. media outlets to challenge the notion that the his scoop is traitorous or a threat to national security: “Yeah, I’ll put it into context for you. The White House talking points that you’re using are completely misleading and false.”

Russian police just raided a secret underground city beneath Moscow inhabited by hundreds of illegal immigrant workers employed making clothing at rows of sewing machines. The subterranean world, where the workers were allegedly kept by lock, had no natural light but did have a market, cafe, chicken coop, casino, and movie cinema. What a metaphor for our economic structure: