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89 - Abby Martin Sues Georgia Over Israel Loyalty Oath Law [Press Conference & Interviews]
Feb 12 • 20 min
On Feb. 10, Abby Martin filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging a Georgia law requiring all independent contractors to sign a pro-Israel pledge, promising to not participate or advocate the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israeli…
88 - Homelessness Can Be Eradicated - Fight Big Real Estate with Nithya Raman
Feb 12 • 30 min
Keep Empire Files independent and ad-free: https://www.patreon.com/empirefiles Abby Martin meets with Nithya Raman, progressive candidate for LA City Council in District 4, about her campaign to end homelessness in the nation’s epicenter and how local…
87 - Abby Martin on Biden: The Sexist the Media Ignores
Feb 12 • 20 min
Watch the full livestream by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/empirefiles Abby Martin discusses with Mike Prysner the long history of misogyny by Joe Biden, as the media focuses all its attention on the absurd accusation that Bernie Sanders is…
86 - The Plot to Attack Iran - Myths, Oil & Revolution
Jan 12 • 53 min
Keep Empire Files independent and ad-free: https://www.patreon.com/empirefiles Abby Martin sits down with Dan Kovalik, human rights attorney and author of the book “The Plot to Attack Iran,” to discuss the context to Trump’s recent attacks, the most…
85 - Abby Martin & Lowkey: A Deeper Look at the UK Election
Dec 23, 2019 • 48 min
Keep Empire Files independent and ad-free: https://www.patreon.com/empirefiles Abby Martin is joined by legendary British-Iraqi rapper and political activist Lowkey. They discuss the recent election loss by Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party but go beyond…
84 - Chris Hedges & Abby Martin: No Way Out Through Elections
Dec 3, 2019 • 28 min
Keep Empire Files independent and ad-free: https://www.patreon.com/empirefiles Abby Martin sits down with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Chris Hedges to discuss the ignored reality behind Trump, the bipartisan road from neoliberalism to…
83 - Abby Martin & Richard Wolff Discuss Socialism in 2019
Aug 28, 2019 • 29 min
Keep Empire Files independent and ad-free: https://www.patreon.com/empirefiles Abby Martin sits down with renowned Marxist Economist Richard Wolff to discuss the growing popularity of socialism under Trump and its historical roots in America,…
82 - “United States” to Imperial America: Our Hidden Empire
Jul 29, 2019 • 40 min
Keep Empire Files independent and ad-free: https://www.patreon.com/empirefiles The global expanse of US military bases is well-known; but it’s actual territorial empire is largely hidden. The true map of America is not taught in our schools. Abby Martin…
81 - Giants: Who Really Rules The World?
Apr 14, 2019 • 31 min
Abby Martin sits down with Peter Phillips, former director of Project Censored and professor of Political Sociology at Sonoma State University. His new book “Giants: The Global Power Elite” details the 17 transnational investment firms which control over…
80 - NSA Whistleblower: Government Collecting Everything You Do
Apr 2, 2019 • 29 min
Abby Martin interviews former Technical Director of the National Security Agency, Bill Binney, who blew the whistle on warrantless spying years before Edward Snowden released the evidence. They discuss the US empire’s mass surveillance program and dangers…
79 - An Ocean of Lies on Venezuela: Abby Martin & UN Rapporteur Expose Coup
Mar 5, 2019 • 42 min
On the eve of another US war for oil, Abby Martin debunks the most repeated myths about Venezuela and uncovers how US sanctions are crimes against humanity with UN Investigator and Human Rights Rapporteur Alfred De Zayas. Keep Empire Files independent and…
78 - Democrats Praise War Criminal Mattis
Mar 3, 2019 • 4 min
With General “Mad Dog” Mattis out of the White House, he’s been praised by liberal media and politicians. Abby Martin shows who he really is, and what his resignation means for the war machine. Keep Empire Files independent and ad-free! Patreon:…
77 - Trump’s Syria Deception
Mar 1, 2019 • 13 min
In Part II of our series Trump Expanding the Empire, Abby Martin addresses the surprise order from Trump that he was “ending the war” in Syria. Having drastically escalated the war in Syria and Iraq, find out what’s behind the supposed troop withdrawal…
76 - Trump is Expanding the US Empire
Feb 28, 2019 • 17 min
In the first installment of this multi-part series, Trump Expanding the Empire, Abby Martin debunks the notion that Trump is an anti-interventionist president, outlining his first two years of aggressive foreign policy that has expanded US wars and…
75 - Randy Credico Exclusive Tell-All with Abby Martin on Wikileaks & Roger Stone
Feb 26, 2019 • 48 min
In this exclusive extended interview, Randy Credico tells his side of the story on his role in the Russia investigation, his upcoming interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and true nature of his relationship with Trump campaign advisor Roger…
74 - Why America? Mass Shootings & White Nationalism Share Roots
Feb 26, 2019 • 52 min
Since October 2017, America experienced three of the deadliest mass shootings in modern history. This epidemic coincides with a frightening resurgence of white nationalism. Sometimes the two trends overlap. But why here? Both phenomena can be explained by…
73 - Leftist Debunks John Oliver’s Venezuela Episode
Feb 25, 2019 • 46 min
The week of Venezuela’s presidential election, John Oliver dedicated an ENTIRE episode of his HBO show “Last Week Tonight” to the country—full of distortions and highly misleading to progressive-minded people. Responding to Oliver’s major points, Empire…
72 - Abby Martin with Ahed Tamimi, a Spirit That Can’t Be Jailed
Feb 25, 2019 • 19 min
Recently, the struggle for Palestinian human rights gained international attention surrounding a new icon of resistance—16 year old Ahed Tamimi. While in the West Bank in late 2016, Abby Martin interviewed Ahed Tamimi about her hardships and aspirations…
71 - Hidden Assassinations Behind US-Colombia Trade Agreement
Feb 25, 2019 • 18 min
In 2017, murders of social leaders, union organizers and indigenous activists in Colombia hit a new high since the historic peace agreement. Abby Martin goes to Colombia to document the increasingly deadly situation for human rights activists. Hear from…
70 - Abby Martin on Front Lines of US Drug War in Colombia
Feb 25, 2019 • 28 min
On October 5, 2017, police opened fire on unarmed farmers in Tumaco, Colombia. Eight were killed, with dozens more shot. The massacre was part of a crackdown on coca farmers in the “War On Drugs” despite an agreement for crop substitution—and amidst new…
69 - The Hidden War on Trans Rights
Dec 6, 2018 • 21 min
In 2016, more than 50 bills were introduced in Congress targeting Trans people. Since Trump took office, dozens of pieces of landmark legislation have been cancelled, severely rolling back Trans rights. To explore this wide-ranging assault, Abby Martin…
68 - Life Sentences for Charity Work - Free the Holy Land 5!
Dec 6, 2018 • 24 min
The Holy Land Foundation Five are Palestinian political prisoners sentenced up to upwards of 65 years in US prison for providing aid to refugees. Although no proof exists for the organization providing support for terrorism, it was targeted in the Bush…
67 - ‘In The Lobby’ to On The Committees—How Lobbyists Took Over Congress
Nov 28, 2018 • 25 min
There are 26 registered lobbyists for every elected representative on the hill, with experts suggesting the true amount is closer to 100,000. Yet transparency laws that people believe help combat this system of pay-to-play politics have been weaponized…
66 - USA vs. DPRK: Ignoring History Paves Way to Disaster
Nov 28, 2018 • 32 min
On top of overtly genocidal threats, the Trump Administration has announced new terms: that they “will never accept a nuclear North Korea.” But, the Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea already has nuclear weapons. Does that mean a war is imminent? While…
64 - What the Russian Revolution Proved Possible
Dec 19, 2017 • 27 min
Nov. 7, 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the seizure of power by workers and peasants in the Russian Revolution, regarded as the most world-altering event in the history of civilization. To understand the context of this first socialist experiment, how…
63 - Trump Expands Police-State Crackdown on the Left
Dec 19, 2017 • 25 min
At Trump’s inauguration, around 200 protesters and journalists were mass arrested and now face up to 70 years in prison on baseless charges. Many other legal assaults on civil liberties are in the works around the country, from treating anti-fascists as…
62 - Decentralized Disaster Relief Fills Void
Dec 19, 2017 • 25 min
After uncovering total failure by the U.S. government to meet the needs of communities suffering in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Abby Martin meets the people who filled the void. Speaking with volunteers who mobilized from out-of-state, to community…
61 - The Sacrifice Zones of Hurricane Harvey
Dec 19, 2017 • 26 min
In this second installment of special coverage Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath, Abby Martin explores how the petrochemical industry dominates the city and why its low-income, Black and Latino areas are in the highest-risk areas for flooding and pollution,…
60 - After Hurricane Harvey, Abandoned Community Takes Charge
Dec 19, 2017 • 22 min
After a flurry of media attention, the devastation in Houston, Texas from Hurricane Harvey faded from public view. But after unprecedented floods and widespread destruction, the story is far from over. In Part 1 of her investigation, Abby Martin travels…
59 - Rosa Clemente & Abby Martin - No Savior in 2020
Dec 19, 2017 • 26 min
Renowned Afro-Latinx activist and scholar Rosa Clemente sits down with Abby Martin to discuss her experiences running for Vice President, organizing under Obama versus under Trump, advice for new activists, identity politics and more. In the face of a…
58 - Israelis Speak Candidly to Abby Martin About Palestinians
Dec 19, 2017 • 23 min
On the streets of Jerusalem, Abby Martin interviews Jewish Israeli citizens from all walks of life. In several candid interviews, disturbing comments reveal commonly-held views about Palestinians and their future in the region. Israeli-born human rights…
57 - Why Socialism Keeps Winning in Venezuela
Dec 19, 2017 • 23 min
On October 15, Venezuelans went to the polls for its gubernatorial election. The United Socialist Party of Venezuela won 18 out of 23 states. It was a resounding democratic defeat for the opposition movement, the US Empire and corporate media, all which…
56 - American Revolution Waged For Slavery — Professor Gerald Horne
Dec 19, 2017 • 33 min
Abby Martin interviews Professor Gerald Horne about the the real story behind the creation of the United States in 1776, providing a new, accurate narrative about defending slavery rather than “freedom and democracy.” From the Boston Tea Party, through…
55 - Hidden US War in Colombia: 50 Years of Atrocities & Impunity
Dec 19, 2017 • 38 min
Colombia and Venezuela: two neighboring countries that receive extremely different treatment by the US Empire and the mass media. While Colombia is known for one of the worst human rights records in the world, it remains a top recipient of US military aid…
54 - Peter Joseph: Eviscerating Capitalism & Building New Alternatives
Dec 19, 2017 • 45 min
Peter Joseph is the founder of the Zeitgeist Movement, a grassroots, worldwide organization that advocates an alternative economic system based on sustainability, cooperation and human need. His most recent book, ‘The New Human Rights Movement,’ delivers…
53 - Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly: Dictatorship or Democracy?
Dec 19, 2017 • 24 min
On July 30th, Venezuelans elected a people’s body called the “Constituent Assembly.” The Empire Files was on-the-ground in the weeks prior. U.S. politicians, press and opposition in Venezuela called the process a “coup” and further proof they need foreign…
52 - Inside Venezuela’s Markets: Propaganda vs. Reality
Dec 19, 2017 • 20 min
Abby Martin talks to Venezuelans on the streets of Caracas and investigates the main claim that there’s no free press, and that there is no food in the supermarkets. Using hidden cameras, she takes you through local grocery stores and the underground…
51 - Abby Martin Meets the Venezuelan Opposition
Dec 19, 2017 • 25 min
Abby Martin goes on the deadly front lines of the anti government protests in Venezuela and follows the evolution of a typical guarimba—or opposition barricade. She explains what the targets from the opposition reveal about the nature of the movement and…
50 - How Empires Gutted the Philippines: A Brief History
Dec 19, 2017 • 22 min
In this sequel to The Empire Files’ report on trafficked Filipina domestic workers, Damayan’s Linda Oalican provides a deeper context to the epidemic of human trafficking by guiding us through the history of colonialism, resistance and US domination of…
49 - Modern-Day Slave Trade by Human Rights Diplomats
Dec 19, 2017 • 25 min
Human trafficking is a hidden industry that brings in $150 billion in illegal profits every year. In the United States, tens of thousands are trafficked annually—the biggest clients being major hotel chains and foreign diplomats. The Philippines is one of…
48 - Privacy, Control & the Darknet – Alex Winter with Abby Martin
Dec 19, 2017 • 26 min
Out of the periphery of most online users, there’s a vast, hidden space used by people who want to remain anonymous, which filmmaker Alex Winter explores in his documentary Deep Web. The film focuses on the Silk Road, a black market hosted on the Darknet…
47 - How the GOP Uses “Voter Fraud” to Steal Votes
Dec 19, 2017 • 27 min
With all the discussion of the contentious 2016 election, the most shocking fact is often ignored: that millions of people had their votes stolen through malicious, means. The Republican Party is currently working to purge millions more voters leading up…
46 - Israeli Military Rule Jails All Activism in Palestine
Dec 19, 2017 • 22 min
Israel’s occupation of the West Bank is an internationally-recognized human rights crime—but those being impacted are harshly punished for not only acts of resistance, but even mere advocacy for their rights. Getting detailed facts about Israel’s…
45 - How Black Lives Don’t Matter in Israel
Dec 19, 2017 • 23 min
While the Israeli state espouses multiculturalism and diversity, it oppresses not just the Palestinian population, but also any Black person within its borders. From warehousing African asylum seekers in giant prison camps, to criminalizing and carrying…
44 - The Sikh Experience in America
Dec 19, 2017 • 22 min
People of the Sikh faith, commonly mistaken for both Muslims and Hindus, are frequent targets of bigoted hate crimes—in fact, the first victim of post-9/11 hate crimes was a Sikh man. In 2016, attacks against Muslims—and people perceived to be Muslims, in…
43 - Steve Bannon Exposed: Goldman Sachs to Chief Propagandist
Dec 19, 2017 • 25 min
Steve Bannon has been propelled over the last year from fringe media outlier to top propagandist of the U.S. Empire as Trump’s Chief Strategist. From his Wall Street roots and apocalyptic film career to his cultivation of alt-right bigots at Breitbart…
42 - Israeli Soldier’s Explosive Tell-All: “Palestinians are Right to Resist”
Dec 19, 2017 • 27 min
In a rare, candid conversation, Abby Martin interviews a former Israeli Army combat soldier who served as an occupier in Palestine’s Hebron City. Eran Efrati spent years as a sergeant and combat soldier in the Israeli military, but has since become an…
41 - Chris Hedges & Abby Martin: Trump, the Alt-Right & Christianized Fascism
Dec 19, 2017 • 25 min
For the first time in modern history, a fringe wing of Christian extremists have obtained the highest seats of power in the US government—from Mike Pence to Betsy DeVos. This new development is coupled with the emergence of the Alt Right, the Trump…
38 - Inside the Hotbeds of Israeli Settler Terror
Dec 17, 2017 • 24 min
Abby Martin goes on-the-ground to the epicenters of state-backed settler terrorism in Palestine’s West Bank, in Part II of her report on illegal Israeli settlements and home demolitions. This installment visits both the rural countryside of…
37 - Israel Accelerates Land Theft & Home Demolitions
Dec 17, 2017 • 23 min
The demolition of Palestinian homes for Israeli settlements reached a ten-year high in 2016. While this activity led by the fanatical settler movement is illegal under international law, it is completely aided and abetted by the Israeli government. With…
33 - Chevron vs. the Amazon
Dec 17, 2017 • 64 min
The complete version of Abby Martin’s three-part series covering Chevron’s disaster in Ecuador, on teleSUR’s The Empire Files. Abby launches a deep investigation into Chevron Texaco’s intentional spilling of 19 billion gallons of oil and waste in…
18 - The Empire’s War on the Border
Dec 16, 2017 • 47 min
Join Abby Martin as she investigates why there are thousands of bodies on the US Mexico border—and uncovers a hidden war—in this full-length documentary, originally aired as a two-part series. Discover what is not only a shockingly high body count, but a…
40 - Post-Soviet Russia: America’s “Colony” to #1 Enemy
Dec 1, 2017 • 27 min
The increased aggression towards Russia from US politicians and media is made more clear when taking into account the real history of the post-Soviet period. The hidden story of Boris Yeltsin’s presidency explains how deeply the US government, along with…
39 - Russia Expert on Great Danger of New Cold War
Dec 1, 2017 • 22 min
Leading scholar on US-Russia relations addresses the claim being trumpeted by politicians and media on both sides of the political spectrum that Russia is now the “number one” threat to the United States. Given the proxy wars in Syria and Ukraine, Dr.…
36 - Touring Palestine’s Besieged Refugee Camps
Nov 30, 2017 • 30 min
In her first on-the-ground report from Palestine, Abby Martin gives a first-hand look into two of the most attacked refugee camps in the West Bank: Balata and Aida camps. With over seven million displaced Palestinians around the world, hundreds of…
35 - Legendary Native Leader: From Genocide to Standing Rock
Nov 30, 2017 • 23 min
A historic gathering is taking place against the Dakota Access pipeline at Standing Rock. Thousands of people, and around 300 Native nations, have gathered to stop Big Oil’s pipeline, which threatens sacred Native grounds and the environment. To give an…
34 - The Untold History of Palestine & Israel
Nov 30, 2017 • 22 min
Previewing Abby Martin’s on-the-ground investigation in Palestine, The Empire Files looks at the long history of Zionist colonization, expansion and expulsion of Palestine’s indigenous inhabitants. Giving critical historical context the occupation today,…
32 - Inside the UN Fight Against Corporate Impunity
Nov 29, 2017 • 22 min
Abby Martin interviews Ecuador’s United Nations representative and Chair of negotiations creating a new international instrument to hold transnational corporations accountable for human rights and environmental crimes. Transnational corporations—many with…
30 - Puerto Rico: Colonial Bondage & Resistance
Nov 29, 2017 • 28 min
Puerto Rico’s massive debt has been discussed at length in Congress and the media, all omitting the most important fact: the history of being a colonial subject for over 500 years, still owned and controlled by the United States. Abby Martin talks to two…
29 - Imperial Japan, the Bomb & the Pacific Powder Keg
Nov 29, 2017 • 27 min
Obama’s high-profile trip to Hiroshima was accompanied by a media storm that gave endless justifications for the US use of the atomic bomb on Japanese civilians. The myths are widely accepted in society, and underpin the notion of American exceptionalism.…
28 - Monsanto, America’s Monster
Nov 29, 2017 • 23 min
Few corporations in the world are as loathed—and as sinister—as Monsanto. But the threat it poses to people and planet could be reaching new heights, as the World Health Organization has recently upgraded Monsanto’s main product as carcinogenic to humans.…
27 - Propaganda & Engineering Consent for Empire with Mark Crispin Miller
Nov 29, 2017 • 25 min
With thousands of advertisements seen by Americans everyday, and a corporate media that reinforces the needs of Empire, propaganda in the U.S. is more pervasive and effective than ever before. The manipulation of public opinion through suggestion can be…
26 - Fighting Hillary is How Progressives Win - Councilwoman Kshama Sawant
Nov 29, 2017 • 24 min
As the flailing Hillary Clinton camp steps-up its attacks on Bernie Sanders, her poll numbers continue to drop—and for the first time, have her losing to Donald Trump in a general election. On the cusp of the Democratic Party Convention, millions of…
25 - Used & Betrayed - 100 Years of US Troops as Lab Rats
Nov 29, 2017 • 30 min
On Memorial Day and Veterans Day, politicians will speak at ceremonies all over the country and repeat their favorite mantra: “Support the troops.” This pledge is hammered into the American psyche at every turn. But there is a hidden, dark history that…
24 - Hillary Clinton’s Business of Corporate Shilling & War Making
Nov 29, 2017 • 27 min
Digging deep into Hillary’s connections to Wall Street, Abby Martin reveals how the Clinton’s multi-million-dollar political machine operates. This episode chronicles the Clinton’s rise to power in the 90s on a right-wing agenda, the Clinton Foundation’s…
23 - How the World Runs on Looting the Congo
Nov 29, 2017 • 27 min
Every drone flown by the U.S. military has inside a piece of the Democratic Republic of the Congo—a valuable mineral, of which the DRC has trillions of dollars worth buried underground. For five centuries, the continent of Africa has been ravaged by the…
22 - Abby Martin & Pres. Candidate Dr. Jill Stein: America’s Multi-Organ Failure
Nov 29, 2017 • 23 min
Part of the way the U.S. Empire’s elections are rigged is the corporate media’s censorship of third-party candidates, despite their nationwide campaign efforts. The Green Party, running Dr. Jill Stein for President, has been totally ignored by the…
21 - Marxism 101: How Capitalism is Killing Itself with Dr. Richard Wolff
Nov 29, 2017 • 35 min
Despite a concerted effort by the U.S. Empire to snuff out the ideology, a 2016 poll found young Americans have a much more favorable view of socialism than capitalism. Though he died 133 years ago, the analysis put forward by one of the world’s most…
20 - The MOVE Bombing - When Police Plotted to Exterminate a Family
Nov 29, 2017 • 29 min
On May 13, 1985, one of the most shameful, horrific attacks by U.S. police ever took place in West Philadelphia. 11 people—including five children—were killed in a deliberate massacre. A racist and political attack on a radical community group known as…
19 - Cornel West & Mumia Abu-Jamal Uncensor Radical Black History
Nov 28, 2017 • 23 min
During Black History Month, as the U.S. pays homage to African Americans who have changed the course of history, the establishment shows us a revised version that omits a critical piece: the Black radical political tradition. Featuring interviews with…
17 - Unraveling the Syria War Chessboard
Nov 28, 2017 • 23 min
The war in Syria is an unparalleled crisis. Having gone far beyond an internal political struggle, the war is marked by a complex array of forces that the U.S. Empire hopes to command: Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Kurdistan, Iran, Lebanon, Iraq and more. To…
16 - Untouchable Big Oil Threatens All Life On Earth
Nov 28, 2017 • 28 min
All life on Earth is threatened by catastrophic climate change—the main culprit is so powerful that the U.S. government is setup to serve it, rather than regulate it. The oil industry is a powerhouse with control over land, resources, politics and more.…
15 - A Deeper Look at Islamophobia in the U.S. Empire
Nov 28, 2017 • 27 min
2015 wrapped up as the most dangerous year for Muslims in America, setting records for hate crimes against them. There have been dozens of attacks on mosques, including firebombings, and physical assaults like stabbings, shootings and beatings against…
14 - Ralph Nader & Abby Martin on Rigged Corporate Elections, Clinton Criminals
Nov 28, 2017 • 25 min
On this week’s episode of The Empire Files, Abby Martin interviews American political figure Ralph Nader about the 2016 presidential race—from the “Brown Shirt” Trump movement to “corporate criminal” Hillary Clinton—and the reality of who has power in…
13 - Bush Military Official: The Empire’s Ship is Sinking
Nov 28, 2017 • 23 min
Abby Martin interviews retired U.S. Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former national security advisor to the Reagan administration, who spent years as an assistant to Secretary of State Colin Powell during both Bush administrations. Today, he is honest…
12 - The US School That Trains Dictators & Death Squads
Nov 28, 2017 • 28 min
On November 22, thousands gathered at the gates of Fort Benning, GA at the 25th annual protest of the School of the Americas to memorialize the tens of thousands of people who lost their lives at the hands of the U.S. Empire’s brutally repressive juntas…
11 - Thanksgiving to ‘Redskins’ - Dispelling American Myths That Hide Native Genocide
Nov 28, 2017 • 24 min
Each November, Americans celebrate a mythical version of U.S. history. Thanksgiving Day’s portrayal of the experience of Native Americans under the boot of settler-colonialism is one of the Empire’s most cherished falsehoods. To hear about the true story…
10 - Jewish-American on Israel’s Fascism: “No Hope For Change From Within”
Nov 28, 2017 • 27 min
Abby Martin interviews journalist and author Max Blumenthal on the current situation in Palestine and the Israeli occupation. This episode covers what is behind today’s rebellion, the rising dominance of far-right, ultra-racist ideology in Israel,…
9 - The Distortion & Death Behind Israel/Palestine Coverage
Nov 28, 2017 • 25 min
A crisis in Palestine is again all over the headlines. From stabbings and molotov cocktails, to killing of protesters and anti-Arab lynch mobs—how much of the mass media coverage can we really trust? Abby Martin takes a look at how the so-called…
8 - Who Is To Blame For The Refugee Crisis?
Nov 28, 2017 • 29 min
Today 60 million human beings are displaced from war and extreme poverty. Many European countries are responding to the crisis with racist hysteria, polices and police state measures. Abby Martin exposes the facts that are left out of the mainstream…
7 - Noam Chomsky & Abby Martin: The Empire’s Election Extravaganza
Nov 28, 2017 • 25 min
In this episode of teleSUR’s The Empire Files, Abby Martin interviews world-renowned philosopher and linguist Professor Noam Chomsky. Prof. Chomsky comments on the presidential primary “extravaganza,” the movement for Bernie Sanders, the U.S.-Iran nuclear…
6 - America’s Unofficial Religion — The War On An Idea
Nov 28, 2017 • 28 min
The Empire has a range of weapons to maintain its power: from its courts to its military. But it also has effective ideological weapons. Everyone in the United States knows that “socialist” or “communist” is considered a bad word. How did things get that…
5 - Inside Saudi Arabia: Butchery, Slavery & History of Revolt
Nov 27, 2017 • 27 min
Meet the new head of the United Nations panel on Human Rights: the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Abby Martin takes us inside the brutal reality of this police-state monarchy, and tells the untold people’s history of resistance to it. With a major, catastrophic…
4 - Abby Martin & Chris Hedges: War, Propaganda & the Enemy Within
Nov 27, 2017 • 28 min
Abby Martin interviews Chris Hedges on American myths, war and revolt. Hedges explains the ‘folly of Empire,’ the dangers posed by right-wing extremism and the urgent need for a new system. Chris Hedges is a former New York Times journalist and winner of…
3 - Tortured & Enslaved: Enter the World’s Biggest Prison
Nov 27, 2017 • 27 min
The Empire holds by far the most prisoners than any other country on earth, in both absolute numbers and per capita. Abby Martin explores the dark reality of America’s prisons: their conditions, who is warehoused in them, and the roots of mass…
2 - 9/11 and the Belligerent Empire
Nov 27, 2017 • 24 min
In September 11th’s episode of The Empire Files on TeleSUR, Abby Martin examines the two major wars launched under the “Global War on Terror”—their historical development and their aftermath. Featuring former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, this…
1 - The Rise of History’s Biggest Empire
Nov 27, 2017 • 25 min
Abby Martin debuts teleSUR’s The Empire Files exploring the U.S. Empire, its rise to world hegemony and its impact on people and the planet. FOLLOW // http://twitter.com/empirefiles LIKE // http://facebook.com/theempirefiles Music by Fluorescent Grey:…