Boots Riley on dissent, the media’s herd mentality, nuclear testing in your neighborhood

On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin interviews political activist and renowned hip-hop artist Raymond ‘Boots’ Riley about his musical roots, the state of dissent in the US and the corporatization of America. Abby then talks to RT correspondents Kristine Frazao and Anastasia Churkina about the media blowback over the Manti Te’o case, and the impact that the media’s herd mentality has on informing audiences. BTS wraps up the show with a look at the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory in California, nuclear testing at the site, and the surrounding community’s lack of awareness about the potential dangers of the lab.

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