Legalizing prostitution, US immigration crisis exploding & True roots of Israel/Palestine conflict
In this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin remarks on the MSNBC canceling journalist Rula Jabreal’s appearances on the network following her comments regarding the disproportionate airtime given to Israeli politicians like Benjamin Netanyahu compared to their Palestinian counterparts. Abby then goes over a recent report by the National Bureau of Economic Research, highlighting the benefits of decriminalized prostitution, including reduction of violence against women and gains in public health. Abby also speaks with Breaking the Set producer, Manuel Rapalo, going over the growing humanitarian crisis on the US Mexico border, and discusses the details of the 3.7 billion dollar emergency package proposed by the White House to address the problem. BTS wraps up the show with an interview with Alison Weir, founder of ‘If Americans Knew’ going over the history of the Israeli occupation of Palestine, and breaking the misconceptions about the conflict.