Abby Martin speaks with Eran Efrati, a former IDF soldier who recounts his experience being ostracized for attempting to expose crimes he witnessed as a soldier.
Author Archive | Abby Martin
Published on Sep 10, 2014
Abby Martin speaks with investigative journalist, Greg Palast discussing the most recent penalties against BP, and aspects of the company’s criminality that have been largely overlooked by the rest of the media including a massive oil spill cover-up in the Caspian Sea.
Published on Sep 11, 2014
EPISODE BREAKDOWN: On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin goes over all the warnings that were missed by the government in the run-up to 9/11. Abby then speaks with Brian McGlinchey, spokesperson for 28pages.org, an organization attempting to get Congress to declassify 28 redacted pages concerning foreign funding of the 9/11 attacks within a government report known as The Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After The Terrorist Attacks of 9/11. Abby then interviews former FBI agent and whistleblower, Coleen Rowley about why FBI agents were prevented from investigating evidence related to “20th hijacker”, Zacharias Moussaoui. RT correspondent, Alexey Yaroshevsky then features a report from ground zero discussing the exploitive nature of the new 9/11 gift shop. BTS wraps up the show by going over the unlearned lessons from the fateful day.… Read the rest
Abby Martin Breaks the Set on the Ninth Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
EPISODE BREAKDOWN: On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin features special coverage dedicated to the ninth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, discussing the military response to the humanitarian disaster and why Blackwater mercenary forces were sent in to New Orleans as first responders. Abby then speaks with Ward “Mack” McClendon, founder of the Lower Ninth Ward Village, a community center that served as one of the only sanctuaries for adults and children of the Lower Ninth Ward, the area hardest hit by Katrina about his experience with the storm and how he is revitalizing his community. BTS wraps up the show with an interview with two co-founders of Common Ground Collective, Malik Rahim and Scott Crow, about the white militias that patrolled the Algiers Point neighborhood and killed as many as 11 black people in the aftermath of the storm.… Read the rest
Abby Martin Breaks the Set on BP’s Destruction of the Gulf Over Four Years Later.
LINK to BP’s Statement: http://bit.ly/1okE7oD
EPISODE BREAKDOWN: On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin features a special episode dedicated to the continuing impacts of the 2010 BP oil spill, starting with the news that the oil company was found grossly negligent this week and may have to pay quadruple the amount of money in penalties to the government. BTS producer, Cody Snell, then goes down to the Gulf to investigate the case of Jorey Danos, a BP oil spill cleanup worker who has been sick for the last five years due to his exposure to a toxic chemical oil dispersant known as Corexit. Abby then speaks with Wilma Subra, an award winning toxicologist, about the science behind the dispersant and why the EPA approved spraying nearly 2 million gallons of the substance on the water.… Read the rest
Abby Martin Breaks the Set on the History of Gitmo, Methods of Torture, the Remaining Detainees and the Ongoing Hunger Strikes by Prisoners.
EPISODE BREAKDOWN: On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin features Part I of her exclusive coverage from Guantanamo Bay Prison in Cuba, outlining the history of the notorious base and prison from 1898 to today. Abby then goes over some of the most egregious examples of torture committed against detainees, highlighting everything from sensory manipulation to physical beatings and sexual abuse. Abby then goes over the detainees still at Gitmo and why over 70 prisoners who have been cleared for release remain rotting away indefinitely. BTS wraps up the show with interviews with Navy Captain and Joint Task Force spokesperson, Tom Gresback and Lisa Hajjar, a sociology professor at UCSB, about why the military is no longer releasing information concerning hunger striking prisoners and the ethics of force feeding ‘non-compliant’ detainees.… Read the rest
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.
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.