Tuesday, November 11, 2014

FEMA Shaking Down the Elderly, The Battle for the Internet & Poisonous Pig Feed

On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin discusses why FEMA is targeting the elderly and disabled to pay back the agency for emergency aid funds they were given after Hurricane Sandy. Abby then speaks with Co-Director of Popular Resistance, Kevin Zeese, about President Obama’s latest comments on net neutrality and whether this rhetoric will actually result in tangible action by the FCC. Abby then talks to Jaydee Hanson, Senior Policy Analyst at the Center for Food Safety about the FDA’s approval of a feed additive for pigs called Ractopamine and why it’s allowed in the US depite being banned in 160 countries around the world. Abby then discusses why Veterans Day has become marred by fake support for troops, when in reality the health services and treatment of veterans has been abysmal. BTS wraps up the show with an interview with investigative journalist, Dahr Jamail, about the continuing health effects of Depleted Uranium use in Iraq by US forces on the Iraqi population, and why there has been such a spike in birth defects and cancer rates.

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