Saturday, February 8, 2014

$35B Wasted on Broken Sub-Hunters, De-stigmatizing Abortion, Hope for Drug Offenders?

Staff Writer, DL Mullan
News / Government

On an episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin discusses: $35bn wasted on broken sub-hunters, de-stigmatizing abortion, hope for drug offenders?
Abby Martin on the latest congressional Farm Bill and the $8 billion being cut to food stamps while the Navy wastes $35 billion on a submarine hunting program that’s already a proven failure. FireDogLake journalist Kevin Gosztola talks about the trial of the NATO3, a group of men facing 40 years in prison, and what the outcome of the trial could mean on how American courts define ‘terrorism’. A recent ACLU report on minimum sentencing in the US - an unacceptably high number of non-violent offenders serving life sentences in American prisons. The trend of famous people walking a thin line between corporate sponsorship and celebrity shilldom, calling out Bob Dylan, Scarlett Johansson and Tom Cruise as recent examples. Finally, writer and activist Sunsara Taylor talks about the recent Guttmacher Institute study which shows a drop in the abortion rate in the US, discussing what factors have contributed to the decline.