Pentagon contest for Abdullah, snowmaggedon hysteria & how police deal with knives

Abby Martin discusses the Pentagon sponsoring an essay contest to honor the late King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. The mainstream media’s obsession with a snow storm, while ignoring important stories like the trial of former CIA agent Jeffrey Sterling and the turmoil in Yemen. Dan Johnson, president of the Solutions Institute, talks about how activists can turn words into tangible actions when it comes to many of the world’s most pressing issues. Abby then remarks on the way that US police deal with mentally unstable people holding knives compared to other developed countries. Finally, former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney on her work combating police brutality and visits to Syria and Gaza.

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