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?
RT America’s new show Breaking the Set with Abby Martin to hit the air starting September 4th. Don’t miss it!
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MEDIA ROOTS – Abby and Robbie Martin talk about Julian Assange’s asylum at the Ecuadorian embassy and the US’ war against whistleblowers. They also get into discussing Trapwire, Marine veteran Brandon Raub and Abby’s new show ‘Breaking the Set’ due to air on RT America September 4th, 2012.
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MEDIA ROOTS – Abby and Robbie Martin talk about Rand Paul: catering to the GOP establishment and revealing his true political nature; Libertarianism: what aspects are good and which are bad; entertainment: the current industry dumbing down culture with movies and television; Stuxnet: US covert war against Iran.
MEDIA ROOTS — Seeds are at the very core of the public commons as the first link in an essential food chain. Throughout the 20th century, the agricultural biotech giant Monsanto perverted intellectual property laws to corner the world’s seed supply.
By allowing the food supply to be attached to the bottom line of a corporation, the world places its future in the hands of a corrupt few. Abby Martin explores the multinational corporation’s sordid past of corruption and toxicity and their current scandalous dealings for RT.
Jan 22, 2002 – Department of Justice memo to White House and Defense Department Counsels regarding the application of the War Crimes Act and the Geneva Conventions. The 37-page memo…
Via WeAreChange Rick Santorum gets confronted by Abby Martin of http://mediaroots.org and http://wearechange.org about gay marriage and parenthood.
Abby Martin and Infowars’ Aaron Dykes discuss Bilderberg 2012. But is it truly fair to say that alternative media is now mainstream?
Media Roots Radio- Breaking Apart the Official 9/11 Coincidence Theory by Media Roots
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This is a special 2 hour 20 minute episode of Media Roots Radio about the events of 9/11. In this edition, Abby and Robbie Martin introduce how their political awakenings were prompted by 9/11, and break apart the official government and corporate media narrative of the 9/11 attacks by discussing the foreknowledge, government complicity, and gross inconsistencies regarding every aspect of the events. The show then delves into the aftermath: the psychological manipulation of the American psyche and the significance that this event continues to have in our nation and world…