Squirrel nuts for Clinton, America’s racist mascots & Exposing FBI online entrapment
On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin remarks on a rare symbolic win for Native American activists, after the US Patent and Trademark Office agreed to cancel six trademark registrations for the name of the Washington Redskins football team. Abby then reports on the 10th anniversary of the CIA’s first drone strikes in Pakistan, looking over Breaking the Set’s coverage of drone strikes since the show first aired. Abby then speaks with Dr. Dahlia Wasfi, an Iraqi-American peace activist who gives her perspective on the announcement of the US deploying 275 troops to Iraq as the country continues to spiral into civil war. Abby then calls out the corporate media, specifically CNN, for their fawning PR-style coverage of Hilary Clinton two years ahead of the next presidential election, going over three important stories the mainstream press ignored. BTS wraps up the show with a look at the case of online hacker “Sabu,” most well-known for his role in the arrest of another hacker, Jeremy Hammond. Abby discusses the story with RT web producer Andrew Blake and Motherboard journalist Dan Stuckey.