Stand your ground for some, New York’s ‘Poor doors’ & debunking Israeli Hasbara
In this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin reports on the case of Marissa Alexander, a Florida woman who fired warning shots in the air to keep her abusive husband at bay, yet is facing 60 years in prison for aggravated assault. Abby then cuts through the media narratives on the Israeli Palestinian conflict, going over the different ways Israel targets international audiences with ‘Hasbara’, a narrative that gives legitimacy to policies that have killed and displaced millions of Palestinian Arabs. Abby then speaks with RT Correspondent Anastasia Churkina about a new high-rise apartment complex in New York’s Upper East Side that features a special ‘poor door’ entrance for the building’s lower income residents. BTS wraps up the show with an interview with Susan Hu, Fellow at the Center for Constitutional Rights and Kevin Gosztola, journalist at Firedoglake, discussing a recent article on the intercept that exposes the National Counterterrorism Center’s criteria for adding individuals to the government’s terrorism watchlist, highlighting the arbitrary nature of the guidelines and how over the last 5 years nearly 1.5 million people have been added to the list.