Author Archive | Abby Martin

Two Jewish Voices Fiercely Debate Gaza Siege | Max Blumenthal vs. ZOA’s Morton Klein

Abby Martin Features a debate on Israel-Palestine you won’t hear on the corporate media.

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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.

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Why are Americans Flocking to Fight for Israel?

Abby Martin breaks down recent developments in Gaza, including the targeted shooting of Al Jazeera’s office in the violence stricken Gaza Strip. She also comments on the mysterious case of two Americans who have died during Operation Protective Edge while serving in the Israeli Defense Forces, highlighting how their case as foreign nationals fighting for Israel is not unique considering at least 5,500 “lone” soldiers serve in the IDF.

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Abby Martin’s Statement on Downed Malaysian Plane & State Sponsored Militias

Abby Martin remarks on the recent air tragedy in Eastern Ukraine, calling out the insensitivity by international media outlets to politicize the downing of Malaysian passenger airliner and also the state sponsorship of militias worldwide.

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Conclusive Link Between GMOs and Cancer | Brainwash Update

Abby Martin goes over the publication of a study on how genetically modified foods (GMOs) affect living organisms, as well as the pushback the study received by the GMO companies like Monsanto who fought unsuccessfully to silence the findings of the research.

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Israel Commits War Crimes While World Turns A Blind Eye | Interview with Harry Fear

Abby Martin speaks with journalist and documentarian, Harry Fear, to discuss the latest developments in the ongoing Israeli siege on Gaza, including the bombing of 4 children on a Gaza beach and the failure of the most recent ceasefire.

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Media Roots Radio – Occupy Silicon Valley

Abby and Robbie Martin discuss the potentiality of an ‘Occupy Silicon Valley’ protest movement in a similar mold to ‘Occupy Oakland’ taking place in California’s San Francisco Bay Area. They address the ethical issues revolving around tech-companies like Facebook, Google, Apple, Microsoft, Soundcloud and debunk the notion that private corporations will install privacy safeguards on their own without the pressure of public consumer outrage. Robbie goes into the history of Silicon Valley’s roots, which tie directly to the Pentagon’s post-WWII defense industry private sector push.
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LGBT Advances & Other Underreported Facts About Cuba

Abby Martin speaks to BTS producer, Anya Parampil, going over some of the biggest misconceptions about the island nation of Cuba, including the country’s movements toward reform and push for greater internationalism.

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Nobel Laureates Slam Human Rights Watch Refusal to Close Revolving Door with US Gov.

Abby Martin speaks with Keane Bhatt, activist and signatory on a second open letter to Human Rights Watch condemning the organization for its revolving door relationship with the US government.

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Former 60 Minutes Producer on What Drove Him to Quit | Interview with Charles Lewis

Abby Martin speaks with Charles Lewis, founder of the Center for Public Integrity and author of the book 935 Lies: the Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s moral Integrity about how the CBS news magazine ’60 Minutes’ has become besieged by conflicts of interest and internal censorship.

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