Persecuting Petraeus protestors, does CFR control global policy?

Abby Martin remarks on news that six CUNY students were arrested for protesting former Army General David Petraeus’ crossover into academia. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called out, highlighting some of the company’s more questionable practices such as data-mining and tracking, and how it has become another arm of the surveillance state. Jamal Abdi, policy director at the Iranian-American Council, talks about the anticipated meeting between Obama and Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, as well as the true nature of Western sanctions and their aggressively negative effects on the Iranian people. Finally, an interview with Laurence Shoup, historian and author, about the influence of think tanks and policy groups, taking a closer look at the Council on Foreign Relations’ role as a behind the scenes global policy prescriber.

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