CISPA spying in effect, Islamophobia redux, Drones strikes are terrorism
On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin looks at recently disclosed documents revealing how the federal government has been using a secret cyber-security program to monitor online traffic, despite existing federal anti-wiretapping laws. Abby then talks to Perianne Boring, host of RT’s new financial show ‘Prime Interest,’ about how social media has become intertwined with global financial markets. Abby then talks to Arsalan Iftikhar, senior editor for ‘Islamic Monthly,’ about how the corporate media has perpetuated anti-Muslim rhetoric in the wake of the Boston bombings, and how we can combat this emerging culture of fear. BTS wraps up the show with a look at the Senate Judiciary Committee’s recent hearing on drones, and how one Yemeni man’s heartfelt testimony is falling on the deaf ears of elected officials.