​41 Years in Solitary Confinement, Trigger Happy Corporate Media, Ireland’s Direct Democracy

On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin talks about the death of 71 year old Herman Wallace, a former inmate at the Louisiana state penitentiary in Angola, who was recently released from prison after spending 41 years in solitary confinement. Abby then calls out the corporate media for the blatant sensationalizing of the recent Capitol Hill police shooting, citing the lack of coverage on the dozens of other shootings and homicides that occur in Washington DC year round. Abby then talks to Ben Gilroy, leader of the Direct Democracy Party in Ireland, about the goals of his political movement and the reasons he is being persecuted by the Irish media and political establishment. BTS wraps up the show with an interview and musical performance by Occupy Toronto activist and hip hop artist, Cale Sampson, who performs the songs ‘Reach Up’ and ‘The Truth Is’.

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