[525] Pentagon’s Death Economy, HSBC Still Criminals & Deadly Denver PD

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Published on 5 Feb 2015, 3:28
Abby Martin Breaks the Set on Croatia Debt Relief, Record Military Budget, HSBC’s Unlearned Lesson, Deadly Denver & Silk Road Convicted.
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EPISODE BREAKDOWN: On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin, discusses an announcement by the Croatian prime minister that the country will absolve the debt of the country’s 60,000 poorest citizens serving as a model for the US. Abby then discusses the White House’s new proposed budget and the record amount of military spending that takes away from vital domestic programs like education and renewable energy. Abby then talks to Andrew Perez, a researcher at Public Citizen, about a new report concerning the alleged illegal activities of multi-national bank, HSBC, just years after it came to a record settlement for its money laundering schemes. Abby then goes over a couple of police shooting stories from Denver, Colorado and questions why fatal force was necessary. BTS wraps up the show with an interview with Derrick Broze, writer for Liberty Beat, about the trial and conviction of Silk Road founder, Ross Ulbircht, and how this case could impact the internet.