Cyprus’ botched bailout, ammonia & arsenic in food, keystone pipe: waiting on Obama
On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin highlights Salvadoran anti-mining activist, Vidalina Morales, as a hero, for her advocacy against multinational mining companies that undermine government and citizen rights in El Salvador, and calls out Wisconsin Governor, Scott Walker as the villain, for signing a corporate-backed law that deregulates mining in the state. Abby then talks to RT Correspondent, Tesa Arcilla, about the recent Cypriot bailout and how average people in Cyprus are dealing with the solutions put forward by the government. Abby then looks into five of the craziest foods Americans are misled into purchasing, from wood in cereal, to arsenic in chicken, the findings might surprise you. BTS wraps up the show with an interview with Josh Saks, Legislative Director at the National Wildlife Federation, about the Keystone XL Pipeline; the forces driving the project, the impact on health and the environment, and the voices of opposition to the pipeline’s construction.