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.
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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.
Abby Martin goes over the two year anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre, discussing the potential reasons why gun violence is so common in the US.
Abby Martin interviews Author and Activist, John Perkins, discussing the economic impact of the US’ new policy towards Cuba as well as the damage that international free trade agreements do to third world economies.
Abby Martin interviews Kate Horner, Forest Campaigns Director, about the massacre of four indigenous activists in Peru for standing up for their land, and the trade of illegal logging worldwide.
Why is the corporate media turning torture into a debate? Abby Martin discusses the media’s reaction to the Senate torture report and why torture has suddenly turned into a partisan debate.