Author Archive | Abby Martin

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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OJ Simpson Obsession Distracts from Codified Toxic Impunity | Weapons of Mass Distraction

Abby Martin calls out the corporate media for their rehashing of the OJ Simpson trial, whilst ignoring a recent US Supreme Court’s decision to side with CTS, a North Carolina company responsible for a chemical spill that left dozens sick; the case sets a dangerous precedent that could give corporations impunity as long as they’re sneaky enough to hide their crimes for at least 10 years.

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Graham Hancock Breaks the Set on TED Censorship, Lost Civilizations & War on Consciousness

Abby Martin interviews author and philosopher, Graham Hancock, about the mysteries of ancient civilization, hidden societies from the past, censorship by TED Talks and the difficulty in getting these ideas accepted by mainstream archaeologists and historians.

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