International News / Government
In this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin reports on: Fall of Baghdad, Georgism’s one tax rule, ball-busting police brutality:
Abby Martin remarks on fears by Iraqi officials that the Al-Qaeda offshoot known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) could be gaining enough strength to attack Baghdad. Six of the most corrupt and least popular members of Congress called out over some of the conflicts of interests and blatant hypocrisy that have come to characterize the 113th Congress. Scott Baker, president of Common Ground NYC, talks about the Georgism Philosophy and how the elimination of all taxes except a land use tax could be applied and sustained. Three recent cases of police abuse in the US, including an instance where an officer ruptured a young man’s testicle. Finally, journalist David Seaman goes over Edward Snowden’s recent live online Q&A in response to Obama’s speech on the most controversial aspects of the NSA’s global spying apparatus.