Crashing the Supreme court, the corporate takeover of hip hop, & tools for the DOJ

On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin remarks on the US Senate’s lambasting of Debo Adegbile, Obama’s pick for the Department of Justice’s civil rights division, citing his support for imprisoned black activist Mumia Abu-Jamal. Abby then calls attention to the campaign finance activist recorded his interruption of the Supreme while in session, highlighting how the court is the least transparent of the three branches of the federal government. Abby then speaks with Paul Porter, former BET executive and founder of, and Sebastien Elkouby, writer at about the commercialization of rap music and the powerful force that the genre can carry. BTS wraps up the show with a look back at Abby’s interview with writer and philosopher Margaret Heffernan, exploring the phenomenon of willful blindness and the human response to truth.

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