Abby Martin speaks with Ali al-Ahmed, Director of the Institute for Gulf Affairs about the death of Saudi Arabian monarch, King Abdullah, and why the media is covering him as a ‘reformer’.
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Abby Martin interviews independent journalist, Rania Khalek, about the new film ‘American Sniper’ and why it’s such a controversial choice to receive a Best Picture Oscar nomination.
Abby Martin discusses the hypocritical and misleading foreign policy claims made during the State of the Union.
Special Panel Discussion on Racism, Poverty and the Future of Ferguson.
EPISODE BREAKDOWN: On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin, features a special panel discussion on race relations, class warfare, and the impact of the Ferguson protests on national policy. Guests include, Rev. D. Alexander Bullock, a pastor and activist from Detroit, Shahid Buttar, Executive Director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, Nakisha Lewis, an organizer and writer, and Arturo Viscarra, and immigration attorney and advocacy director at the School of Americas Watch.
Abby discusses the decision by the US to deploy at least 500 troops to countries surrounding Syria to train “moderate” Syrian rebels despite this policy being a dangerous failure in the past.
Abby Martin discusses France’s hypocritical arrest of 54 French citizens, including a comedian for his controversial social media comments in the wake of a mass demonstration in Paris defending free speech.
Abby Martin discusses a new ad put out by McDonald’s that uses tragic events to sell big Macs, and why this is just the latest egregious act the fast food giant has committed.
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Abby Martin goes over the most outrageous responses to the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris and why the clash of civilizations mentality when it comes to these type of acts is so misleading.
Robbie and Abby Martin discuss the hypocritical and deceptive nature of mainstream and alternative media coverage of the Charlie Hebdo shooting in France and why framing the event as a ‘freedom of speech’ issue is an opportunistic attempt to hijack the narrative into “the terrorists hate us for of our freedoms”. The intense global wave of Islamophobia following the attacks is examined and compared to post 9/11 hysteria.
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Abby Martin interviews Ray Nowosielski, a reporter and filmmaker, about one of the chief CIA officers involved in misleading Congress about the nature of the agency’s torture program, Alfreda Frances Bikowsky.