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.
On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin expresses her gratitude to viewers and highlights a few articles commending Abby’s recent reports about Gaza. Abby then looks back on her interview with Jimmy Carter, and explores the history of international involvement in Haiti, citing US intervention, specifically the military coups and the policies that have shaped modern day Haiti. BTS then presents a report on Habitat for Humanity’s efforts to build homes at the epicenter of the 2010 Haiti earthquake and the role the United Nations played in the cholera outbreak that has cost the lives of thousands of Haitians. Abby wraps up the show with a discussion with BTS Producer Manuel Rapalo, together they talk about their trip, Haitian agriculture, and the challenges that lay ahead.
On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin returns from her trip to Haiti and goes over her interview with former US President Jimmy Carter and their discussion about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the erosion of the rule of law in the US. Abby then speaks to William Blum, Historian and Author of ‘America’s Deadliest Export: Democracy’ speaking about the history of US interventionism around the world and the brainwashing of America.
On this episode of breaking the Set, Abby Martin talks to Spokesman for the Israeli Prime Minister, Alex Selsky, about his criticisms of RT’s coverage of the conflict between Israel and Gaza. Abby then talks to Anna Baltzer, National Organizer for the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, about the divestment initiative, which calls out corporations that profit financially from the Israeli occupation of Palestine. BTS wraps up the show with a look at the consumption-driven holiday known as ‘Black Friday’ and highlights a few of the more memorable Black Friday moments in recent years.
On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin talks about the latest armed conflict between Israel and Gaza highlighting the Israeli Military’s bombing of media buildings and targeting of journalists, including the RT office in Gaza. Abby then talks to RT Producer Manuel Rapalo about presidential pardons and whether or not injustice should be pardoned. BTS wraps up the show with an interview with NYU Sociology professor, Harvey Molotch about the sociology of security and the TSA.
On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin talks to Maya Yechieli Wind, an Israeli activist and dissenter who advocates against Israeli aggression toward occupied Palestine. Abby then talks to Shoaib Sultan Khan, a pioneer of the Rural Support Programmes Network (RSPN) in Pakistan, about a grassroots strategy to fight poverty from the bottom up. BTS wraps up the show with a look at how Latin American countries are responding to the United States’ failed drug war policies in light of marijuana legalization in two US states.
On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin talks to RT Producer Adriana Usero, about human beings becoming dumber and if the US Government using political tactics of the Roman empire to distract from current events. Abby then takes a look back at the historical events that have shaped the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as we know it today. BTS wraps up the show with an in depth interview with Phyllis Bennis, Director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, about the current escalation of violence in Gaza, and factors that play a role in the conflict.
Abby Martin highlights the Israeli Military’s bombing of media buildings and targeting of journalists, including the RT office in Gaza, and calls out the Israeli government to for making veiled threats to RT’s headquarters in Moscow.
On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin talks to author and former US Presidential Candidate, Ralph Nader, about the US electoral system and breaking out of the “lesser of two evils” mentality, Abby then talks to RT Arabic Correspondent, Reema Abu Hamdieh, about US double standards in the Middle East, highlighting how the protests in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia are being ignored in America. BTS wraps up the show with a look at California’s 2012 ballot initiatives Prop 34, Prop 36 and Prop 37.
On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin talks to NYU professor and author of ‘Fooled Again’, Mark Crispin Miller about voting fraud, 9/11 and how the term ‘Conspiracy Theory’ shuts down legitimate dialogue and questions. Abby then speaks with Kurt Haskell, Congressional Candidate for Michigan’s 7th District, about his experience on the flight with the Christmas day Underwear Bomber that completely contradicts the government’s narrative. BTS wraps up the show with a look at the intertwined relationship between the Japanese Yakuza crime syndicate and the nuclear energy industry in Japan.
On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin talks about the Third Party Debates that aired live on RT, and talks to Georgetown Professor, Chris Chambers about the total media blackout that keeps alternative voices and third party candidates in the dark. Abby then looks at the NYPD’s continued surveillance of Muslim communities and foiled FBI sting operations, and Obama’s rebranding of the Bush administration’s counter-terrorism policies with an interview with Media Roots Journalist, Robbie Martin.
On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin highlights a few of the most influential Think Tanks and policy groups that have created a revolving door between the government, multinational corporations, and media groups. Abby then talks to Mark Dice, media analyst, and author of ‘Big Brother: Orwellian Nightmare Come True’ about the individuals running and funding the “Think Tanks” drafting US policies. BTS wraps up the show with an interview with Jill Stein, Green Party Candidate for President about the Green New Deal and breaking out of the ‘lesser of two evils’ mentality.
On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin talks to the host of RT’s Capital Account, Lauren Lyster, about the austerity protests in Greece, and across Europe; Plaintiff and activist against the NDAA’s indefinite detention provision, Alexa O’brien, speaks out about her personal experience fighting the government against unlawful detention; BTS wraps up with a look at who Alfred Nobel was, and highlights a few of the most controversial Americans to have received the coveted Nobel Peace prize.
Abby Martin takes a look at social media in the military and the branding of US soldiers who have independent thought as potential terrorists, by highlighting the case of Brandon Raub.
On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin talks about Obama the ‘Drone King’s’ kill list which one official has called a macabre “baseball card” set of “terrorists” and a discusses the dangers of Obama’s drone wars. Abby then interviews former CNN Investigative Reporter, Amber Lyon, about CNN’s corrupt media empire, calling into question a media establishment where censorship can be bought.
MEDIA ROOTS – Abby and Robbie Martin talk about how the Obama administration promised to prosecute and investigate all illegal acts that happened during the Bush administration then reversed that promise after they cut a deal. The irony of how Nixon’s pardon was less offensive than Obama’s under the radar ceasing of any ongoing investigation into war crimes is discussed. They also discuss Abby’s new live TV show ‘Breaking the Set’ which has been going for almost a month after its premiere on RT America.
David Seaman, Abby Martin, Randall McMurphy, Alexander Higgins, “Anonymous”, and several other people met on Google Hangout Wednesday to discuss the NDAA ruling. Be warned, it’s a little informal, but if you’ve got some time to kill then you might enjoy the archived recording:
Breaking the Set: Abby Martin discusses the ongoing narrative of sweeping generalizations resounding in the establishment following the wave of protests spreading across the Muslim world. BTS then interviews former New York Times journalist, Daniel Simpson, about his choice to leave the famous newspaper after citing war propaganda in its publications. Abby wraps up the show with a look at the United States’ notorious international military training facility ‘the School of the Americas’, with interviews from peace activist Father Roy Bourgeois, and takes a closer look at US foreign Policy in Latin America with a discussion with RT Producer, Rachel Kurzius.
Breaking the Set: Abby calls out the corporate media for blaming everything that happens in the Middle East on Al-Qaeda, and goes into the case of Gitmo prisoner Omar Khadr. Abby talks to the director of the NAACP about the pervasive racism that still exists in American society. BTS talks to Mickey Huff, Director of Project Censored, about the Kent State massacre and subsequent cover-up. Abby wraps up the show by dissecting America’s love affair with Israel.
Abby Martin speaks to Jesse Ventura and examines US War Crimes.
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EPISODE BREAKDOWN: On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin interviews former governor of Minnesota, Jesse Ventura, about the two party “dictatorship” and corporate censorship. She highlights the live-streamers of Occupy Wall Street as the heroes and calls out Marianne Ny as the villain for her flimsy attempt to extradite Julian Assange with no evidence against him. Abby wraps up the show by discussing the Bush Administration’s crimes against humanity, and the fact that President Obama’s refusal to prosecute the officials has led to a cultural decay.
Abby Martin brings up the issue of global surveillance and drone warfare and talks to NIAC Policy Director Jamal Abdi about the possibility of war with Iran. MSNBC is called out for political bias, and RT Producer Ramon Galindo speaks about the impending doom of nuclear reactors built by fault lines. She breaks down the corruption of the NYPD and asks: why are they bringing their criminal enterprise to Tel Aviv, Israel?