On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin, discusses the lack of media coverage of the massacre of as many as 2,000 people in the town of Baga by Boko Haram militants. Abby then goes over the most outrageous responses to the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris and why the clash of civilizations mentality when it comes to these type of acts is so misleading. Abby then speaks with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author, Chris Hedges, about the roots of the attacks in France and the relationship between global events and the rise of radicalization.
In Tel Aviv, Israelis protested the continuing fighting and called for an end to the blockade on Gaza. The protest, expected to be larger, had originally been canceled by police, saying the security situation didn’t allow for a large gathering. A small minority of war opponents exists in Israel, but they complain of being silenced.
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Typhoon Rammasun strengthened overnight on Wednesday, leaving at least one person dead and knocking out power in many areas in the Philippine capital, Manila. Rammasun, is the seventh storm to batter the Philippines this year.
Palestinian rescue workers scrambled for cover on Friday when a volley of Israeli missile strikes hit as they searched a collapsed building in Rafah for survivors. Gaza health officials said five people were killed in the strike, raising the death toll there to at least 90, including dozens of civilians.