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going on guys i'm having martin and this is breaking to set there are many things we know about marilyn monroe one of the greatest icons of the twentieth century we're just learning for the first time fifty years after her death that she was heavily targeted by the f.b.i. man was subject to intense surveillance and scrutiny because of her close association with people having left leaning ideologies but this is the period of the red scare a time in which the establishment was on a witch hunt against anyone they suspected might subscribe to anticapitalist beliefs and their mccarthyism ruined the lives and destroyed the careers of thousands of people in the country and it was perhaps. threatened with her willingness to embrace socialist ideas and activism his fan base could have galvanized nelly instead challenge the reigning us system of the many faces that we know mary of marilyn monroe today the actress the model the bombshell the one face
we never came to know was a socially conscious politically aware thinker who was critical in a climate of absolute fear and suppression marilyn was seeking something other than the says quote which is what i try to do here on the show as well so in her legacy let's break the set of. many obstacles remain for citizens worldwide that i've been dealing with the effects of the great recession especially for those facing foreclosures as a result of the eurozone crisis spain's banks recently began to receive payments from a fifty three billion dollars aid package meanwhile the number of foreclosures increased by one hundred thirty four percent just last year but now spanish homeowners delinquent on their mortgages may have just one more alley in the war to stay in
their homes the pamplona locksmiths yep in the summer a group of locksmiths in the city most famous for its running of the bulls were seen red after helping authorities even families at the rate of two per day in and around pamplona in fact just last year more than fifty thousand spanish families were forced out into the streets when they failed to pay their mortgage or rent in the locksmiths working on behalf of the banks had had enough one of them named eicher to carlos total local t.v. station we all had stories of jobs we had been on where families had been left out on the street when you set out all you have is an address in the name of the bank but i recall an elderly sick man who is barely given time to put his trousers on. so nice to hear someone empathizing greatly with people in need especially when those people in need are going as far as taking their own lives as a result of losing losing their homes sorry in fact this locksmith rebellion erupted after several widely reported suicides in the aftermath of vixens carlos
continue to say more people and as people we can't continue carrying out a vixens when people are killing themselves. and that's why the pamplona locksmiths are refusing to change the locks since a distressed homeowners can still gain access to their house the bank can't repay its debts it locks us are human beings just like you and i they take a stand and revolting against this unjust system because they can't there is a middleman here and corporations depend on these middlemen to do their bidding and if we stop complying corporations will negatively buckle to the people's demands so if other people took the same route as these locks this may be the world would see a significant shift for the better so for being a hero to many scared homeowners in spain and for being an inspiration to many of us here in the country facing most of the same problems all of you to pamplona locksmiths are my heroes today so if they're the heroes who's
a villain or just like the hero i'm going to highlight a specific group of people as our villain their group which right now is being heavily contested in india for their lack of civility when it comes to women's rights i'm referring of course of the indian police force who today bears the burden of a collective guilt the news you may have heard as recently became a top international news story was that of a twenty three year old delhi women woman sari who died from severe injuries after being gang raped by five men on a bus but will the stop to be a unique case is far from it out of india's twenty four thousand two hundred six rapes in two thousand and eleven three quarters of the perpetrators of those rapes are still large and that's not including the rapes that go unreported which is a majority of them but who can blame them for not reporting rape when they've experienced such blatant disregard and outright hostility from india's police department. take this case for example an indian girl was raped a little more than
a month before the new delhi attack in the state of proof job and the police arrived instead of comforting the traumatised victim instead the all male policeman were beat a little bit and degraded her in their line of questioning this is what the victim's sister said about what happened so the police refused to file a complaint instead they asked my sisters such vulgar details it was as if she was being raped all over again my sister cried in front of them and kept asking would you still ask such questions if i were your daughter now and then police officers then proceeded to pressure the seventeen year old victim to either accept an informal settlement from one of her rapists or get this marry one of them seriously in other words take hush money or be an indentured servant to one of the men who just violated your womanhood that's where the story unfortunately takes a turn for the worst because forty four days later the young victim killed herself while her three accused rapists remain free at the time of her death this is
a problem but this disregard for rape becomes even more disturbing when you see the reactions coming from high ranking police officials and india's law enforcement one delhi police chief propose this is a solution women should not go out late at night but wait another place officer has this insightful thing to share he said in reality the ones who complain are only those who have turned rape into a business that's awesome advice so women should hide in their homes and if they happen to get themselves raped then by golly they're just trying to make some money that thought is sickening and reflects a culture of social discrimination towards gender and sexuality which in turn creates a lot of this myth and humiliation. at the peak of the system is the force that's supposed to be bringing justice but instead it's creating an injustice against the women it's supposed to protect and that is why the entire police force of india are
today's villains. i want to turn your attention south of the border a country with a little more than seven million people over the last couple years as seen the deaths of twenty two journalists a wave of organized crime extortion drug trafficking and political instability since a military coup ousted the country's president two thousand and nine hundred dollars to that painful new claim to fame quote murder capital of the world. now while beater's regard honduras as a country on the brink of becoming a failed state where those who oppose the country's wealthy oligarchs corrupt politicians and narco traffickers too often fall victims to targeted assassinations recent instability has many concerned with yet another coup only adding to the preoccupation of a country that deals with an average of fifteen a violent death each and every day and help me break down why hundreds have such
high rates of violence who's to blame and what lies ahead for the region as a whole i'm joined by breaking aceh producer a man well they have come on man so you're from honduras you grew up in the country you just got back from a from two weeks of being there is honduras such a violent country i think this is actually a common misconception that a lot of people have about the region about anywhere south of the border of the united states places like mexico guatemala el salvador honduras that these are just inherently violent places this is definitely not the case especially not for honduras in fact it wasn't until somewhere around two thousand and nine that this began to really become a big problem in fact the two thousand and nine crew that ousted then president most elia actually opened the floodgates for these narco traffickers to start coming into the country and while the rest of the ruled in the whole country was distracted by this the really took full advantage of the narco traffickers took full advantage of this so that's one part of it is that these drug wars it was happening along the same time as philippe calderon mexican president was enjoying
the success of the people in of the mexican government driving out the cartels driving out the gangs and pushing themselves into an area that's known as the northern triangle which is consists of honduras guatemala and el salvador honduras of course it's the shorter end of the stick because you couple these narco traffickers in that the violence that comes with the turf wars the battling over the drug routes with seventy percent plus poverty rate extortions are a big big problem targeted assassinations corruption within the govern. it this all leads for for a kind of a really nasty cocktail for impunity where crime goes unpunished when crime goes unpunished it's just you know people make an entire business out of express kidnappings are good at extortion so it's kind of a really volatile situation and something we're going to talk about later in the show as journalists who have died around the world of course the honduran government is no stranger to that the u.n. is calling for investigation to the death of twenty two journalists who have died
just over the last two years why the targeting of journalists in is there any protection there for media in the country no good question i think journalists are especially vulnerable in the country. you combine a culture of people that don't pay their taxes with a government that's very corrupt that's that's very much in line with the higher ups there is a leak. of the country if you will that that align themselves with the narco traffickers and the police forces themselves are very corrupt as well so you have this kind of environment that even if these people were paying their taxes or the few people that do pay their taxes that money isn't really invested into the country it ends up in the hands of very few and you end up with a country that's practically ungovernable and that kind of doesn't allow for any protection mechanisms for journalists for a journalist that's going to speak out against human rights abuses or against corrupt government officials or corrupt government force or against market traffickers as soon as the start naming names it's very very cheap if you will to
to hired assassin in honduras somewhere around ten thousand dollars ten thousand lupita as the hundred currencies somewhere around five thousand dollars and you can hire someone on a motorcycle to come in and you know kill off sort of his heart with a lot of places in the world having a camera is definitely more dangerous than holding a gun manny you know the u.s. of course every other country in latin america has a long as you're involved in honduras how far back does this go and what extent are the people ponderous and the government of honduras really just pawns to u.s. interests. no that's very true the united states has a has a long bastard a vote it is and a lot of another common misconception that the united states supports democracy and that really it's the shining beacon hill for democracy and to some extent that's true but only if it's in line with the interests of the united states and i think in the case ponderous is no exception the united states has the largest military base in the western hemisphere in honduras they have very very high interest in the agribusiness in honduras so i think the interests of the united states are more in
line with maintaining the status quo and maintaining the good relationships that the united states has with honduras in terms of business that it is with you know keeping in line with what's going on there and so but no like you said the relationship goes way back in fact the political parties and hunters were established by the united states back when the region were all but nana republics and now you know how many years later. you know we're not that that far from where we started on the arc of being a failed state in honduras and of course i mean the war on drugs really continues to perpetuate this this instability the violence i mean it really is all pioneered by the u.s. we have about thirty seconds left but i just wanted you to expand on what you're telling me earlier about the political instability that the potential crew that might come and talk about really quickly what happened the supreme court justice is sure i mean this is going to be a very pivotal year for of the fifteen supreme court justices were recently ousted in honduras for kind of opposing moves to reform the police force and you know this is only a few years after you know two thousand and nine there was
a coup so there's talk that this could very well happen again and like i said this is an election year in honduras so that all remains to be seen i can't tell you i don't have a crystal ball to let you know but it could very well happen and it's going to be a very critical year for them usually when there are signs of overreaching one branch over another when i suppose we checks and balances that's not a good sign thank you so much for shedding some light on the country ma'am but you're back safe with us good to have you back thanks a lot of. what you see so far go to our youtube channel youtube dot com breaking the set and subscribe to. our facebook page facebook dot com suspect that if you want to know what i'm doing when i'm not on earth follow me on twitter at a martin late take a break from my preaching but stay tuned to hear just how many journalists were killed in two thousand and twelve and what kind of president this says next.
it looks like. you are seeing anything like that. all right guys if there's one thing that's vital in ensuring democracy it's a free press the ability for a journalist to tell a story and update the people about the current state of affairs is crucial in order to maintain an informed electorate fortunately it's becoming more and more dangerous to do so thousand and twelve saw a hundred forty one journalists killed around the world a record number of journalists swiss the swiss based press emblem campaign released the death counts by country but the top five most dangerous countries to be a journalist as follows under is at number five followed by brazil mexico some alia
and topping the list syria with one thousand people killed according to see. just in syria alone one notable case is austin tice a washington d.c. based freelance reporter who has been presumed to be detained by the syrian government since early last year along with many other journalists in syria so what sort of precedent does it set when journalists are being outright targeted and if this trend continues where does that leave the truth to discuss this and more i'm joined by professor of critical media studies at georgetown university chris chambers were no thank you for coming on or so last year was one of the deadliest on record for journalists i mean we saw one hundred forty one different people killed and twenty nine different countries it really does seem like this trend is on the rise why do you think we're seeing this trend well i mean the stakes are higher across the globe you have you know. your many was talking about the ferment and. put on a global scale you know political power political strife economic strife scarcity
of resources when you have that ferment the press is supposed to be the truth teller the press is supposed to general. ideas generate debate and b. the muckraker well they're the skunk at the party and they're going to be the convenient scapegoat and journalist because they don't have this kind of protection are going to be naked and only have really the bravery of their ideas and their laptops to really protect them and sometimes that's not going to stop a bullet yeah well let's talk about what you just said i mean the fact that there is no such protection i mean the geneva conventions clearly state how it is war crime to target a journalist but we've seen time and time again i mean aside from from this these stats that we just mention u.s. forces targeting al jazeera during the iraq war also israel and israel in its latest offensive against gaza targeting the press tower should there be some sort of international i mean to hold a hold of nations like us accountable when they do target journalists there are
many international bodies to hold people accountable. and you know where the international body to hold that international body exactly i mean it's really what it's whatever you want to make it i mean you know the powers that be would be. the drug gang in honduras or mexico be it the government of egypt it doesn't matter whatever they want to do they can do there is no protection and what's terrible is that the united states which again is supposed to be the bull work in the beacon in our first amendment well you know with the prototype of this we have a terrible record of that here i mean i'm not just talking about the ridiculous and the sublime talking about things like wiki leaks and bradley manning or the drone war or exposing these sorts of things even moves in congress to do you rail the old common law protection that newspapers and t.v. have you know investigating public figures new york times versus sullivan there's a move afoot in the house of representatives to try to legislatively wipe it out so
a public figure whoever that is can basically sue his or her way in this silencing you so i mean you know even here we are not lead. by example the un is powerless in a lot of ways the secretary general this spring when there were spits of murders in somalia south american this is before the syrian battle started this summer and spring came out with the most emphatic statement that i've ever seen from the secretary general's office on the rights of journalists ignored ignored because that that was before syria you know so it's really whatever the powers that be want to make it they will do if they want to protect it they will if they want to not protect journalists or look the other way or be helpless as sometimes up to mexico and central america and that's what they'll do it's a sad sad sad situation i wish i could be brighter and more inspirational but i can't you know it's going to be a trend it is and that you just point out something really important which is the
glaring hypocrisy of the u.s. it in terms of the close collusion even with the with newspapers self-censorship even on the newspaper side it's great because they don't want to be attacked they don't want to because the elves out there and they know the trend bradley manning and wiki leaks it's just a really sad thing when they're dredging up this archaic piece of laws from world war one and using it to go after people who are just trying to set right exactly terrible going on but you know i cannot think of a case of anthony shadid who was essentially forced to go back into syria and be happy new york times editors there and even though he didn't want to go on the ultimately died do you think that journalists should just accept the risk if they're going to be reporting in war zones or do you think that in some part it's the responsibility of these agencies who are kind of forced to go go beyond the front lines it's both you you have to if you take this this sort of of cation this calling even even in the safety of
a studio here in washington when you are not vulnerable for what we say and what we do and you have to have that thick skin you have to go out and find the truth you have to divine the information. and put it out there for people to make up their own minds at the same time your outlet that's supposedly your clue and if you will that that picks these assignments has to be careful now if they're just pushing people out there to get those ratings to get those eyeballs on the site and those clicks you know then you know that's a problem that's their corporate model we have to get the what's sexy we have to get you know what you know if it leads and if it bleeds it leads well think of that on a global scale they don't have stringers out they don't have people doing research and intelligence on the ground to really set the predicate for making at least not a safe story but what a reporter can go into it find his or her leads develop the story report the story out without getting their head blown off the cut all that out of the budget because you know reality t.v.
product that they are they probably own you know in addition to a publishing house and a movie studio is more important to them and then you see a lot of the people reporting from the green zones where they're not really seen any any true and you know the court is there a bad end there and force fed you know the whatever the propaganda video new mightily stuff yeah and we have about thirty seconds left but i just wanted to go off of what you're saying before about the u.s. assault on journalism on an alternative media that one whistle blower's i mean is this creating a chilling effect is it really creating that level of self-censorship and preventing people from speaking out i think it's preventing people from speaking out on in the mainstream sphere the cable giants the online magazines legacy newspapers etc but i mean there are always outlets and mean there's there's you know center for public integrity. public you know even even mainstream sort of online magazines that mother's mother jones etc will break these stories the outlets are there but they're shrinking shrinking today are shrinking that's why
it's more important for us to continue to speak out and chris chambers that you guys are direct on university appreciate time. sorry guys in case you haven't been following the daily news grind here's an update on some recent high profile obama points in the wake of former cia directors david petraeus is embarrassing sex scandal and subsequent resignation president obama's found self the perfect replacement as well as the new secretary of defense take a look. to help meet the challenges of our time i'm proud to announce my choice for two key members of my national security team chuck hagel for secretary of defense and john brennan for director of the central intelligence agency. now if you're wondering why we should care about john brennan check this out in two thousand and eight pegged to be the director of the cia under obama however why spread protests
against him took him out of the running so why were people protesting it well because he was a cia analyst under george w. bush and he was an enthusiastic supporter of bush's infamous policies extraordinary rendition and enhanced interrogation in other words brennan openly supported kidnapping and torture but then we didn't get the top spot at the cia brennan still got a seat at the high table and wield enormous influence over obama's counterterrorism policies as his chief counterterrorism adviser and we all know that the white house counterterrorism policy is going a little something like this shoot first ask questions later and answer to no one catchy phrase for which we should thank john brennan in fact he coaches obama every terror today on who to assassinate around the world he sees the number one advisor overseeing the drone king's kill list john brennan's nickname is the assassination czar for god's sake and this is the guy who is ushering this country to the next
phase of the war on terror so because it will be stuck with this guy at least until he's mired in a sex scandal and self we should probably mention some of his most notable achievements he vocally advocated giving immunity to telecom corporations who participated in bush's illegal wiretapping program he led the signature strikes in yemen which involved targeted assassinations of people without even knowing who they were in fact in several instances brennan himself was the decider of who. q sions you know blowing people up without all that messy paperwork we like to call due process and just last year brennan was caught lying about the claim that obama's drone program cause no civilian deaths in pakistan over the previous year breaded is what i like to call the counterman responsible for possibly the most counterproductive counterintuitive counterterrorism policy of the last decade drone warfare because if you watch the show then you know that drones do nothing but
terrorize innocent civilians create more radicalism in sovereign nations and only have a two percent success rate so to sum it up brennan has been one of the most kids he's been the key player in the most controversial post nine eleven policies ranging from upping the use of killer unmanned drones across the muslim world to secret warrantless surveillance of u.s. citizens and seriously what sort of precedent does it set for the obama administration to appoint someone like john brennan who was previously unfit for the job because of his corrupt legacy to be the new director of the cia well glenn greenwald always says it best and today is no different he said the very idea that someone should be disqualified from service in the obama administration because of involvement in and support for extremist bush terrorism policies seems quaint and obsolete. indeed what a sad death and in reality the fact that john brennan represents the most abhorrent aspects of the bush legacy has been come completely
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