Published on Nov 12, 2013
On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin remarks on news that Wal-Mart workers will be expected to work on Thanksgiving, and calls attention to the arrest of over 50 associates arrested outside a LA Wal-Mart who were protesting the companies low wages. Abby then speaks with Lloyd Gardner, Rutgers Emeritus Professor and author of ‘Killing Machine’, discussing how US foreign policy is constantly moving away from diplomacy and into an age of drones and private armies. Abby then calls out the corporate media for its incessant superficial coverage of the Obamacare website, all the while ignoring both the successes and the truly legitimate criticisms of the Affordable Care Act. Abby then speaks with Arnoldo Casillas, attorney for the family of Andy Lopez, a 13 year old who was killed by Santa Rosa police while holding a toy gun. They discuss the community reaction to Andy’s death and the lawsuit to hold officers accountable for the murder. BTS wraps up the show highlighting the success of the Rolling Jubilee, a debt relief project launched by Occupy Wall Street group, Strike Debt, who over the course of one year absolved $15 million of personal debt for 2,693 people across the US.