[351] Mudslide Tragedy, Rikers Prison Abuse, Kissinger War Criminal, Venezuela Protests Intensify

breakingtheset Published on Mar 26, 2014
Abby Martin Breaks the Set on the Oso Mudslide, Scott Olsen’s Day in Court, Abuse at Rikers, Kissinger’s Criminal Legacy, and Venezuela Protests.

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EPISODE BREAKDOWN: On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin remarks on the recent deadly mudslide in Oso, Washington, highlighting the dangers associated with this common natural phenomenon. Abby then speaks with Scott Olsen, an Iraq War veteran and activist who was awarded a $4.5 million settlement after receiving permanent brain injuries from a projectile launched by militarized police during the Occupy Oakland Movement. Abby then calls out several instances of prison abuse at Rikers Island, including the case of Jerome Murdough who was neglected in his cell and left to bake to death under intense heat. Abby then speaks about how Yale University’s secret invite to Henry Kissinger has shined a new light into the former Secretary of State’s long list of criminality, by helping facilitate US war crimes in South East Asia, South America and the Middle East, which resulted in the deaths of millions of civilians. BTS wraps up the show with an interview Tom Hayden, director of the Peace and Justice Resource Center, discussing the growing protests against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, discussing the grievances of protestors and the US government’s interest in regime change in the country.


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