Abby Martin speaks with Mike Papantonio, attorney and host of the Ring of Fire radio show, discussing the ongoing unrest in Ferguson, MO, including the militarization of police and the case against Darren Wilson the police officer who shot unarmed 18 year old Michael Brown, which sparked the protests.
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Abby Martin remarks on the growing militarization of America’s local police forces in the midst of the unrest in Ferguson, MO, highlighting a program known as Urban Shield, where US police forces train and learn military tactics together.
Abby Martin speaks with RT political commentator, Sam Sacks, discussing the shift in state policy on marijuana use, citing a report by journalist Lee Fang that outlines why marijuana is such a threat to the bottom line of American pharmaceutical companies.
Abby Martin speaks with Eugene Puryear, an organizer with the ANSWER coalition, about a new AP report concerning the recruitment of foreign nationals by USAID to stir dissent in Cuba through HIV prevention programs on college campuses.
Abby Martin speaks with Kambale Musavuli, national spokesperson for Friends of the Congo, discussing the 2014 Africa Summit and the backlash against US policy in the African continent.
Abby Martin speaks with Dr. Belal Dabour, a physician at Gaza City’s al-shifa hospital, about the health crisis in Gaza and the tremendous damage done to the area’s infrastructure by Israel’s Operation Protective Edge.
Abby Martin speaks with journalist, Rania Khalek, about the latest ceasefire announced between Israel and Gaza highlighting the disproportionality of the conflict and the collective punishment falling on Palestinian civilians, as well as going over the ways people to help residents of Gaza.
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Abby Martin breaks through the propaganda rhetoric of ‘Human Shields’, calling out instances such as the second Iraq War and the current conflict in Gaza where the term has been used to demonize the entire demographics and populations subjected to being overthrown.
Abby Martin sits down with Mikey Huff and Andy Roth of Project Censored, discussing the backlash faced by whistleblowers in the US as well as providing a perspective on the way media outlets are reporting on the conflict in Gaza.
Abby Martin Features a debate on Israel-Palestine you won’t hear on the corporate media.
EPISODE BREAKDOWN: On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin remarks on the latest news regarding the conflict in Gaza, highlighting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s call for 16,000 additional reserve troops as well as the announcement of a 72-hour ceasefire. Abby then features an exclusive debate on the issue between Journalist and Author Max Blumenthal and President of the Zionist Organization of America, Morton Klein asking both guests their opinions on everything from what the appropriate Israeli response should be to Hamas rocket attacks to why the US refuses to allow the UN to investigate Israel for war crimes.