Internet kill switch, US media shills for Israel, OWS relieves $7 million in debt
On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin salutes IDF soldier and conscientious objector Natan Blanc, who faces time in prison for refusing to fire on civilians in Gaza. And Abby calls out Gilad Sharon, son of former Israeli leader Ariel Sharon, for suggesting the best approach to solving the conflict is for Israel to “flatten Gaza.” Abby then talks to Declan McCullagh, chief political correspondent for CNET, about the US government’s persistent push to enact far-reaching cybersecurity legislation. Abby then interviews Stephanie Palumbo, an organizer with Strike Debt, about Occupy Wall Street’s ‘Rolling Jubilee’ initiative. BTS wraps up the show with a look at the corporate media’s coverage of the escalating war in Gaza, and what’s being left out.