Criminality immunity, Iraq’s unstable future, Comic journalism, NYPD’s international crusade

On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin talks about BP’s license to pollute, highlighting irresponsible practices that have led to massive oil spill and resulted in only minor penalties against the company. All the while, BP receives new government contracts and is reporting record profits. Abby then talks to Edmund Gahreeb, author and American University professor, about the recent wave of deadly attacks in Iraq in the wake of provincial elections, and what the hardening of sectarian lines might mean for the future of the country. Abby then talks to ‘comic journalist’ Dan Archer about what it means to blend art and journalism to raise awareness of human rights issues in places like Nepal. BTS wraps up the show with a look at how the NYPD frequently oversteps its jurisdiction, with police being given the authority to pursue criminals internationally, such as when the NYPD operated in the Philippines. 

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