Suing Nuclear Powers, Cowboys & Indians Take on Keystone, a Festival for Fair & Free Elections

On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin remarks on an unprecedented lawsuit filed at the Hague by the Marshall Islands against 9 nuclear nations for violations of the 1958 nuclear non-proliferation treaty. Abby then features a panel discussion with Clayton Thomas Muller, member of the Mathais Colomb First Nation, Sundance Chief Reuben George, Member of the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation, and Heather Milton Lightening, member of the Tasqua first nation and co-director of the indigenous tar-sands campaign discussing a massive demonstration taking place in Washington DC against the construction of the XL Keystone Pipeline. Abby then goes over a several instances of laws in dozens of American cities that criminalize homelessness, featuring an interview with author and civil rights activist and Eugene Puryear, discussing when the ‘War on Poverty’ became a war against the poor. BTS wraps up the show with an interview with Christina Tobin, founder and chair of the Free and Equal Elections Foundation, discussing the upcoming United We Stand Festival merging art, music and activism for a revolution of consciousness and political change in America.

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