Obama the One Percenter, the Degrowth Movement & Fast Food Strikers Unite
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Abby Martin Breaks the Set on Obama the One Percenter, Knock-Out Game Distraction, LIKE Breaking the Set @ Abby Martin @ BREAKDOWN: On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin calls out President Obama for giving a speech against growing income inequality meanwhile surrounding his administration with Wall Street Bankers. Abby then calls out the corporate media for highlighting a fake phenomenon called the "Knockout Game", while ignoring real stories such as lobbying group ALEC's fight against green energy , The NSA's collection of five billion cell phone records and the UK government's attempt to criminalize journalism by going after the editor of The Guardian newspaper. Abby then speaks with Charles Eisenstein, author and activist with the degrowth movement, which promotes an anti-consumerist economy and a rethinking of the modern money system. Abby then interviews Gar Alperovitz, political economy professor at the University of Maryland about his social prescriptions for democratizing local economies, citing the benefits of credit unions and participatory budgets. Abby then gives props to the fast food workers who are leading protests across the country for better wages and the right to unionize. BTS wraps up the show with a short tribute to revolutionary and peace activist, Nelson Mandela, who just passed away at the age of 95.