Published on Sep 18, 2013
Abby Martin Breaks the Set on Brazil’s Response to NSA Spying, Monsanto’s Revolving Door, Nestle’s Lawless Water Exploits, Wal-Mart’s War Against Livable Wages and How to Stop the TPP.
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EPISODE BREAKDOWN: On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin remarks on news that Brazilian President, Dilma Rousseff postponed her meeting with Obama in light of NSA spying on her country. Abby then breaks down how the Ag giant Monsanto has established a permanent revolving door in Washington, highlighting major conflicts of interest between top government officials who have personal stakes in the company. Abby then talks to Sheila Muxlow, campaign director of the WaterWealth Project, about Nestlé’s massive water extraction operation in Hope, Canada, what North Americans can do to protect this valuable resource from exploitation. Abby then speaks with Nikki Lewis, executive director of DC Jobs with Justice about Wal-Mart’s win over the DC city council regarding higher wages for employees, and how this decision will affect the city’s working class. BTS wraps up the show with a call to action, urging all Americans to tell Congress to vote against the Trans Pacific Partnership, a trade deal between multinational corporations being discussed in total secrecy.