Barack Nixon, autonomous killer robots, Egypt’s fascist takeover, global energy collapse
Abby Martin talks about a new report from the Committee to Protect Journalists highlighting a consensus among media that Obama is the absolute worst president on the issues of press freedoms and whistleblower protections. We debunk the rhetoric from CIA director John Brennan suggesting that Obama is scaling back the use of drones by remarking on the push for autonomous killer drones and a return to the Bush-era policy of extraordinary rendition. Dina Darweesh, Egyptian American activist, talks about the hope for democracy under Egypt’s fascist military takeover as well as the impact of US aid partially being cut. Finally, an interview with Michael Ruppert, investigative journalist and author of ‘Crossing the Rubicon’, about destructive energy policies, the global energy crisis and the potential for a collapse of industrial civilization as we know it unless people become more than just passive actors.