Author Archive | Abby Martin
On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin talks about the influence of the Israeli Lobby, highlights a clothing line that can make you practically invisible to the thermal cameras of surveillance drones, and calls out former US vice-president for his hypocritical stance on a clean energy future while becoming rich off fear mongering and oil money. BTS wraps up the show with a look at surveillance drones in the US, the capabilities of these robots, and the implications they have on the privacy of Americans.
On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin talks about the threat against indigenous sovereignty and the growth of the Idle No More movement beyond Canada; calls out the corporate media for their obsession with supermodels and instead highlights a successful lawsuit against defense contractor L-3 Services for torture at Iraq’s infamous Abu Ghraib Prison; talks to whistleblower and lawyer, Jesselyn Radack, about recent developments in the cases of ex CIA official John Kiriakou, and PFC Bradley Manning; BTS wraps up the show with a look at the Cuban Five, a group of Cuban intelligence agents who have been incarcerated in the US since 1998 as the forgotten political prisoners of the Cold War.
Abby Martin interviews Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Chris Hedges, about activism and journalism, Obama’s presidency, the death of the liberal class and the erosion of civil liberties.
Abby Martin sits down with Academy Award Winning Director, Oliver Stone, and Historian Peter Kuznick, to talk about US foreign policy and the Obama administration’s disregard for the rule of law on Breaking The Set.
On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin sits down with three-time academy award winning filmmaker, Oliver Stone, to talk about his prolific film career ranging from ‘Wall Street’ to war critique movies such as ‘Platoon’ and ‘Born on the Fourth of July’, going in depth on the impression and relevance of the films today.
In the second half of the show Abby then is joined by American University Professor and Historian, Peter Kuznik, to discuss their book and Showtime series ‘The Untold History of the United States’ where they discuss historical revisionism of world events and the indoctrination that breeds American exceptionalism.
On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin takes a look at the artificial sugar aspartame, how it became approved and what it might be doing to our health. Abby then talks to Michael Ratner, President Emeritus at the Center for Constitutional Rights, about the case of Jeremy Hammond, and internet activist who is facing life in prison over the Stratfor emails leak. BTS wraps up the show with an interview with historian, Webster Tarpley, about the looming fiscal cliff and the ongoing crisis in Syria.