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How NAFTA Displaced Millions of Mexican Farmers
 
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Abby Martin outlines the disastrous effects of so-called "free trade" policy NAFTA, including the ejection of over two million Mexican farmers, a surge in sweatshop labor and the destruction of Mexico's food sovereignty. WATCH FULL EPISODE // http://mediaroots.org/the-empires-war-on-the-border/ FOLLOW @EmpireFiles LIKE facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles SUBSCRIBE youtube.com/EmpireFiles
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Ralph Nader & Abby Martin on Rigged Corporate Elections, Clinton Criminals
 
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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 America. Known for his widely-popular presidential run in 2000, he also ran presidential campaigns against corporate power in 1996, 2004 and 2008. A consumer advocate since the 1950’s, his work against auto industry giants forced the creation of mandated safety measures that saved millions of lives from for-profit auto production. His contributions span disability rights to exposing corporate pollution. [[Visit https://nader.org/ for his weekly column and radio show.]] FOLLOW:: @EmpireFiles // @AbbyMartin // @telesurenglish LIKE:: http://facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles
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Update on Empire Files Shutdown from Abby Martin
 
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Update on the status of Empire Files after US sanctions on Venezuela cutoff our funding from TeleSUR. DONATE Monthly: http://Patreon.com/EmpireFiles One-time: http://GoFundMe.com/keep-empire-files-going FULL STATEMENT http://mediaroots.org/us-sanctions-shut-down-the-empire-files-with-abby-martin/ FOLLOW @EmpireFiles // @AbbyMartin
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Monsanto, America's Monster
 
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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. With protests against the agrochemical giant held in over 40 countries in May, learn why the global movement against Monsanto is of critical importance to our future. In this episode of The Empire Files, Abby Martin issues a scathing expose on the corporate polluter, chronicling it's rise to power, the collusion of its crimes by the US government, and highlighting the serious danger it puts us in today. FOLLOW // @EmpireFiles // @AbbyMartin LIKE // https://www.facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles Music by Fluorescent Grey
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Propaganda & Engineering Consent for Empire with Mark Crispin Miller
 
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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 traced back to the father of modern propaganda, Edward Bernays, who discovered that preying on the subconscious mind was the best way to sell products people don't need, and wars people don't want. To get a deeper understanding of how propaganda functions in today's society, Abby Martin interviews Dr. Mark Crispin Miller, professor of Media Studies at New York University. http://www.markcrispinmiller.com FOLLOW // @EmpireFiles // @AbbyMartin // @mcrispinmiller LIKE // https://www.facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles Music by Fluorescent Grey
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Thousands of Gulf War Vets Poisoned & Abandoned
 
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More than 250,000 US service members are potential victims of Gulf War syndrome, but the government denies 80% of claims from vets seeking health benefits for it. One major contribution is the US military recklessly exposing 200,000 of its own soldiers to sarin gas. ‪ WATCH the full episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRMT1eozxPg FOLLOW // @EmpireFiles // @AbbyMartin // @telesurenglish LIKE // https://www.facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles Music by Anahedron
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Russia Expert on Great Danger of New Cold War
 
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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. Cohen tells host Abby Martin that the real alarming danger today is "a new, multi-front Cuban missile crisis." Dr. Stephen Cohen is Professor Emeritus at Princeton University and New York University where he taught Russian Studies. He has been a noted author and commentator on US-Russia policy for decades. FOLLOW // http://twitter.com/empirefiles LIKE // http://facebook.com/theempirefiles
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Hillary Clinton's Business of Corporate Shilling & War Making
 
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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 revolving door with Gulf state monarchies, corporations and the world's biggest financial institutions, and the establishment of the hyper-aggressive "Hillary Doctrine" while Secretary of State. Learn the essential facts about the great danger she poses, and why she's the US Empire's choice for its next CEO. Watch teleSUR's The Empire Files every Friday. FOLLOW // @EmpireFiles // @AbbyMartin // @telesurenglish LIKE // https://www.facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles Music by Fluorescent Grey
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Afghanistan's Killing Fields: Behind the Empire's Lies
 
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File excerpt from Episode 002: America has always been in the business of making its own enemies. Everything you need to know about the Afghanistan war in just 7 minutes. WATCH FULL EPISODE HERE: http://bit.ly/1i68kv7 FOLLOW @EmpireFiles & @AbbyMartin LIKE http://facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles Music by Fluorescent Grey: https://soundcloud.com/fluorescentgrey
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Used & Betrayed - 100 Years of US Troops as Lab Rats
 
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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 shows that the politicians are in fact no friend to service members--but their greatest enemy. An easy way to prove this truth is to look at how they so quickly betray and abandon their soldiers after purposely ruining their lives, and even after using them as literal lab rats. In this disturbing chapter of The Empire Files, Abby Martin documents decades of experimentation on US troops—from nuclear tests to psychotropic drugs—as well as knowingly exposing them to deadly poisons, from sarin gas to Agent Orange. Most damning is that the hundreds of thousands of veterans seeking help from the government for the side-effects are always met with lies and denial. FOLLOW // @EmpireFiles // @AbbyMartin // @telesurenglish LIKE // https://www.facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles Episode music by Anahedron Intro music by Fluorescent Grey
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The MOVE Bombing - When Police Plotted to Exterminate a Family
 
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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 the MOVE Organization, city and police officials were revealed to have intentionally set their home ablaze, let the fire rage, and violently kept escaping men, women and children trapped inside. Featuring a harrowing first-hand account with the only adult survivor of the atrocity, Ramona Africa, Abby Martin documents an indispensable—but largely unheard of—moment in American history. From MOVE's formation, to the arrest of the MOVE 9 political prisoners, to the build-up to the infamous bombing, The Empire Files chronicles an act that cannot be forgotten. CREDIT: Featuring extensive footage from the film "MOVE: Confrontation in Philadelphia" Directed By Karen Pomer and Jane Mancini Written By Karen Pomer, Jane Mancini, and Dan Barshay Produced By Karen Pomer and Jane Mancini. Music by Edward Levone Batts https://www.facebook.com/pg/MOVEConfrontationinPhiladelphia/about/
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Migration Expert on How Capitalism Expels Refugees // Interview with Saskia Sassen
 
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Excerpt from Episode 008 - "Who Is To Blame For The Refugee Crisis?" Abby Martin interviews Professor Saskia Sassen about the undiscussed facts behind the 60 million refugees worldwide. Saskia Sassen is a sociologist noted for her analyses of globalization and international human migration. She is Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University and Centennial visiting Professor at the London School of Economics. Her most recent book is 'Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy' WATCH THE FULL EPISODE HERE: http://bit.ly/1GHrRxP FOLLOW @EmpireFiles & @AbbyMartin LIKE http://facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles Music by Fluorescent Grey: https://soundcloud.com/fluorescentgrey
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How the World Runs on Looting the Congo
 
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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 world's Empires for its vast untapped treasure. Today, the U.S. Empire is increasing it's military role through their massive command network, AFRICOM, carrying out several missions a day. With the Congo being arguably the biggest prize for imperialist powers, Abby Martin is joined by Kambale Musavuli, spokesperson for Friends of the Congo, to look at Empire's role in their history and current catastrophe. Watch teleSUR's The Empire Files every Friday. FOLLOW // @EmpireFiles // @AbbyMartin // @telesurenglish // @kambale LIKE // https://www.facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles Music by Fluorescent Grey
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Deadly Nuclear Tests on US Troops & Civilians Span Decades
 
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Abby Martin documents the disturbing 30 year history of the US government testing nuclear bombs on hundreds of thousands of unwitting soldiers and civilians on Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands and the Arizona desert. The diabolical program caused widespread nuclear fallout and radiation poisoning, killing countless innocent people. WATCH the full episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRMT1eozxPg FOLLOW // @EmpireFiles // @AbbyMartin // @telesurenglish LIKE // https://www.facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles Music by Anahedron
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Fighting Hillary is How Progressives Win - Councilwoman Kshama Sawant
 
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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 Sanders' supporters are wondering what to do other than vote for a 'lesser of two evils.' To gain some insight, Abby Martin interviews Kshama Sawant, an open socialist who just won re-election to Seattle's city council—who also ran an insurgent campaign against the party establishment—about her advice to the Sanders' movement, and how struggles like the Fight for 15 can keep advancing regardless of the presidency.
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Chevron Texaco's Dirty History
 
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Abby Martin exposes Chevron Texaco's scandalous history—from supporting Nazis to backing war crimes—all while attacking its victims. Watch our full documentary about Chevron vs. the Amazon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MssnB31PmZI
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America's Unofficial Religion — The War On An Idea
 
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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 way? Abby Martin explores the history of anti-communism in America, and the heavy repression of an idea that became an unofficial religion. Featuring interviews with: Brian Becker, founder of the Party for Socialism and Liberation (Twitter: @pslweb) Jared Ball, Professor of Communication Studies at Morgan State University (Twitter: @iMiXWHATiLiKE) FOLLOW @EmpireFiles & @AbbyMartin LIKE http://facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles Music by Fluorescent Grey: https://soundcloud.com/fluorescentgrey
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US Atty Gen: How US killed 500,000 Babies in Iraq before 9/11
 
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File excerpt from The Empire Files Episode 002 Abby Martin interviews former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, who led teams of investigators to document the effects of U.S. bombing and sanctions on Iraq, on how Iraqi society was devastated by the U.S. government. WATCH FULL EPISODE HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xf-_gVroG_k FOLLOW @EmpireFiles & @AbbyMartin LIKE http://facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles Music by Fluorescent Grey: https://soundcloud.com/fluorescentgrey
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How Empires Gutted the Philippines: A Brief History
 
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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 the islands. From the centuries of Spanish rule and decades of US brutality, through the evisceration of the Philippine economy, this episode is a must-watch primer on why human beings are now the nation’s top export. Watch Part I here: http://bit.ly/2redduW http://www.damayanmigrants.org
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Privacy, Control & the Darknet – Alex Winter with Abby Martin
 
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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 using bitcoin cryptocurrency, and the trial of Ross Ulbricht, who was given a double life sentence without the possibility of parole for creating and hosting the site. Abby Martin and Alex Winter discuss more about the Deep Web, the Drug War, and why encryption on things like signal still matter in light of the Wikileaks’ Vault 7 release.
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Abby Martin Fact Checks Congressman Sabotaging Colombia Peace Deal
 
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Colombia’s presidential election could determine the fate of the historic peace deal ending their 53-year civil war. While most in the country want to honor the agreement, Colombia’s right wing has been a fervent opponent. In Bogotá, Abby Martin interviews Congressman Edward Rodriguez, a leading member of the far-right Democratic Center Party founded by former President Uribe. She challenges him on his party’s ties to death squads, drug cartels and potential to reignite the war. Martin also visits the government office dedicated to compensating the civilian victims and speaks with Director Ana Maria Almario about their monumental task. FOLLOW // @EmpireFiles // @AbbyMartin // @telesurenglish LIKE // https://www.facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles
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The US School That Trains Dictators & Death Squads
 
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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 it used to rule Latin America by force. The dictators and death squad leaders, who committed acts of genocide, were trained within the gates of Fort Benning, at the School of the Americas – otherwise known as the “School Of Assassins.” Abby Martin investigates this notorious school that is largely hidden from the American public; it’s crimes around the world, its star graduates, why it exists and the movement to shut it down. Featuring interviews with School Of the Americas Watch founder Father Roy Bourgeois and other SOAW leaders. [Follow @SOAWatch and visit SOAW.org for more info on the movement] FOLLOW // @EmpireFiles // @AbbyMartin // @telesurenglish LIKE // https://www.facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles Music by Fluorescent Grey
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Abby Martin & Joe Rogan on Israel's Massacre at Gaza Border
 
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Abby Martin goes on the The Joe Rogan Experience to talk about the Israeli lobby smear campaign for her previous appearance and the Great March of Return massacre of nonviolent protesters on the border, including the deliberate targeting of children, journalists and rescue workers. Watch the full interview here: https://youtu.be/HCRefZ1_yNY FOLLOW // @AbbyMartin @EmpireFiles
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New Leaders Rise in Houston's Neglected Disaster Zone
 
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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 leaders who organized relief efforts, this final installment of the Empire Files' investigation shows how people came together to replace the failures of the system. Featuring interviews with anarchist Scott Crow of the Common Ground Collective, the Black Women's Defense League, Altruist Relief Kitchen and other autonomous decentralized relief groups. WATCH PART I :: http://bit.ly/2invinm WATCH PART II :: http://bit.ly/2yDhWKQ FOLLOW // @EmpireFiles // @AbbyMartin // @telesurenglish LIKE // https://www.facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles
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Death & Biostitutes – The US Opioid Epidemic
 
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A new phenomenon has emerged in the United States: 64,000 people died in 2016 of a drug overdose—with 80% from opioids—with levels of addiction nearly 500% higher over the last six years. Behind this epidemic is a multi-billion dollar industry, that feeds drug manufacturing giants, distributers and more. With the US government failing to address the crisis, one law firm has taken to a massive lawsuit. Head of that case is Mike Papantonio, who also won major lawsuits against big tobacco, chemical corporations and more. Abby Martin interviews him about this new suit, and why he is pushing for many executives to go to jail. FOLLOW // @EmpireFiles // @AbbyMartin // @telesurenglish LIKE // https://www.facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles
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Puerto Rico: Colonial Bondage & Resistance
 
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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 professors of Latin American studies, Luis Barrios and Danny Shaw, about the long struggle of Puerto Rico to break the shackles of US and Spanish colonialism—from indigenous resistance to the Young Lords in Harlem. Learn how the US Empire obscures the island’s colonial status today, who really is responsible for the so-called “debt crisis,” and how it can all be solved. FOLLOW // @EmpireFiles // @AbbyMartin LIKE // https://www.facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles Music by Fluorescent Grey
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Hidden Camera of Mass Deportation Trial & Protest - 'Operation Streamline'
 
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EXCLUSIVE: The Empire Files obtained footage of rarely-seen mass deportation trials, which send hundreds of refugees to private prisons in less than an hour. Film on Dec. 14, 2015 in Tucson, AZ, this rare footage of Operation Streamline was at a trial disrupted in an act of civil disobedience by local clergy members. WATCH FULL EPISODE // http://mediaroots.org/the-empires-war-on-the-border/ FOLLOW @EmpireFiles LIKE facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles SUBSCRIBE youtube.com/EmpireFiles
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The Rise of History's Biggest Empire
 
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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 @EmpireFiles & @AbbyMartin LIKE http://facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles Music by Fluorescent Grey: https://soundcloud.com/fluorescentgrey
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What's Really Behind the $38 Billion Aid to Israel
 
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Abby Martin interviews Eran Efrati, a former Israeli Army combat soldier who served as an occupier in Palestine’s Hebron City. In this clip, he discusses what is really behind the unprecedented $38 aid package Obama approved, giving $38 billion to Israel. FULL EPISODE :: http://bit.ly/2o0k2Me
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Abby Martin Fact-Checks "No Free Press in Venezuela" Claim
 
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Media and politicians assert there is "no free press" in Venezuela, so Abby Martin bought all the newspapers she could find in Caracas. Watch as she reads the headlines to see if the claim is true. Watch the full episode here: http://bit.ly/2t13b1J
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Abby Martin on Front Lines of US Drug War in Colombia
 
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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 threats from Trump, ordering the government to use more force or face consequences. The Empire Files goes on-the-ground to investigate the massacre, interviewing witnesses and casualties. Abby Martin visits recently-destroyed farms, uses hidden cameras to confront soldiers about the operations, and explores the context of such a killing less than a year after the historic peace deal ending the country's 53-year civil war. FOLLOW // @EmpireFiles // @AbbyMartin // @telesurenglish LIKE // https://www.facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles
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Peter Joseph: Eviscerating Capitalism & Building New Alternatives
 
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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 a startling exposé about the violent oppression that defines our economic order, while issuing an urgent call for global activism to unite to replace it. Abby Martin sits down with Joseph to talk about the contradictions and crises of capitalism and what he advocates to save the future of the planet from catastrophe.
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Hidden Assassinations Behind US-Colombia Trade Agreement
 
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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 an Afro-Colombian union leader under threat of assassination, and how the US Empire created this epidemic today. WATCH PART I :: https://youtu.be/eoB10ddVC0Y FOLLOW // @EmpireFiles // @AbbyMartin // @telesurenglish LIKE // https://www.facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles
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Noam Chomsky & Abby Martin: The Empire's Election Extravaganza
 
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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 deal, the bombing of the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, modern-day libertarianism and the reality of "democracy" under capitalism. FOLLOW @EmpireFiles & @AbbyMartin LIKE http://facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles Music by Fluorescent Grey: https://soundcloud.com/fluorescentgrey
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Jewish-American on Israel's Fascism: "No Hope For Change From Within"
 
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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, eye-witness accounts of the aftermath of the Gaza war, and the Israeli government's fear of Palestinian resistance. Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and New York Times Best Selling author. He has written two books on Palestine, "Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel", and the recently-published "The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza." FOLLOW @EmpireFiles & @AbbyMartin LIKE http://facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles
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Everyday Israelis Express Support for Genocide to Abby Martin
 
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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 activist and anti-Zionist, Ronnie Barkan, explains why these attitudes dominate Israeli society. FOLLOW // @EmpireFiles // @AbbyMartin // @telesurenglish LIKE // https://www.facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles
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Post-Soviet Russia: America's "Colony" to #1 Enemy
 
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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 Western capitalist institutions, cheered, shaped and exploited the country after the fall of the Soviet Union, paving the way for the political system they all condemn today. To uncover just how much the US Empire has interfered in Russia’s political evolution, Abby Martin interviews Mark Ames, an American journalist who spent a decade reporting from Yeltsin’ and Putin’s Russia and witnessed the country’s transformation from an American “colony” to it’s “number one threat.” FOLLOW // http://twitter.com/empirefiles LIKE // http://facebook.com/theempirefiles
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Imperial Japan, the Bomb & the Pacific Powder Keg
 
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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. Abby Martin interviews Dr. Peter Kuznick, co-author with Director Oliver Stone of the bestselling book and HBO series "The Untold History of the United States,” about the real story behind the use of the atomic bombs—as well as the untold history of Imperial Japan, its role today for the US Empire, and the danger for new war on the horizon. FOLLOW // @EmpireFiles // @AbbyMartin LIKE // https://www.facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles Music by Fluorescent Grey
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Israeli Soldier's Explosive Tell-All: "Palestinians are Right to Resist"
 
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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 outspoken critic of the occupation of Palestine and Israeli apartheid. Efrati gives explosive testimony on the reality of his service and explains how war crimes are institutionalized, as well as how systematic the oppression against Palestinians really is in a war of conquest that will no-doubt be accelerated under the Trump Administration. FOLLOW // http://twitter.com/empirefiles LIKE // http://facebook.com/theempirefiles
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Thanksgiving to 'Redskins' - Dispelling American Myths That Hide Native Genocide
 
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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 of native peoples' plight - from genocide to reeducation - Abby Martin interviews Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, renowned indigenous scholar and activist, about her most recent book "An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States." FOLLOW @EmpireFiles // @AbbyMartin // @telesurenglish LIKE http://facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles Music by Fluorescent Grey: https://soundcloud.com/fluorescentgrey
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American Revolution Waged For Slavery — Professor Gerald Horne
 
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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 the Civil War and the history of the KKK, Horne explains the racist roots of today's resurgence of white supremacists. Dr. Gerald Horne is the Chair of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston and is the author of over 20 books on slavery and the Black liberation movement; most recently "The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States". FOLLOW // @EmpireFiles // @AbbyMartin // @telesurenglish LIKE // https://www.facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles
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Hidden US War in Colombia: 50 Years of Atrocities & Impunity
 
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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 and enjoys uncritical press coverage in Western media. To explain the 50+ year history of US intervention and human rights reality in Colombia, Abby Martin interviews human rights attorney Dan Kovalik, who has done extensive work in Latin America. He also serves as Associate General Counsel of the United Steelworkers union, teaches International Human Rights at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and is the author of the new book "The Plot to Scapegoat Russia."
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USA vs. DPRK: Ignoring History Paves Way to Disaster
 
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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 the bipartisan warmongering is receiving no push-back from the mainstream media, Abby Martin interviews Tim Shorrock--journalist and expert on US-Korea relations--to learn what is left out of the debate and the potential cost of a new war. FOLLOW // @EmpireFiles // @AbbyMartin // @telesurenglish LIKE // https://www.facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles
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Chevron vs. the Amazon - Full Documentary
 
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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 Ecuador's pristine Amazon rainforest--and the 25-year-long legal battle that followed. Featuring interviews with victims, expert and Ecuadorean heads of state, this documentary reveals the full breadth of Chevron's crime, and its outrageous acts against it's victims ever since. FOLLOW // http://twitter.com/empirefiles LIKE // http://www.facebook.com/theempirefiles Music by Fluorescent Grey
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Unraveling the Syria War Chessboard
 
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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 simplify this web of enemies and friends in the regional war, Abby Martin interviews Dr. Vijay Prashad, professor of International Studies at Trinity College and author of several books including “The Poorer Nations", "A People’s History of the Third World” and "Arab Spring, Libyan Winter". Watch teleSUR's The Empire Files every Friday. FOLLOW // @EmpireFiles // @AbbyMartin // @VijayPrashad // @telesurenglish LIKE // https://www.facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles Music by Fluorescent Grey
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Trump Expands Empire's War on Protests in US
 
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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 "domestic terrorists", to legislation protecting drivers who run over peaceful marchers. To explore what this means for U.S. activists today, Abby Martin sits down with constitutional rights lawyer Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, head of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (JusticeOnline.org), a premiere legal organization defending protest rights. Verheyden-Hilliard has litigated, and won, several cases against the U.S. government for mass arrests and other types of repression. FOLLOW // @EmpireFiles // @ThePCJF // @AbbyMartin // @telesurenglish LIKE // https://www.facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles
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The Untold History of Palestine & Israel
 
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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, this timeline explores the creation of the state of Israel and how it came to cover so much land since. From the early settlements, to the Nakba, to it’s conquest of the West Bank, Abby Martin reveals the brutally honest root of what is behind the so-called “Israel-Palestine conflict.” FOLLOW // http://twitter.com/empirefiles LIKE // http://www.facebook.com/theempirefiles
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Life Sentences for Charity Work - Free the Holy Land 5!
 
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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 administration's post-9/11 dragnet, setting an alarming precedent for activists in the US. Abby Martin sits down with an expert on the case, Miko Peled, to learn more about this little-known case. Miko Peled is an Israeli-born activist for Palestinian rights, and the son of a famous Israeli general. He is the author of "The General’s Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine" and "Injustice: The Story of the Holy Land Foundation Five." FOLLOW // @EmpireFiles // @AbbyMartin // @telesurenglish LIKE // https://www.facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles
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Abby Martin Meets the Venezuelan Opposition
 
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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 breaks down the reality of the death toll that has rocked the nation since the unrest began, and how a lynch mob campaign came after her and the Empire Files team for reporting these facts. Hearing from peaceful opposition marchers, to Chavistas to violent protesters at the guarimbas, this must-watch episode exposes the dark reality on-the-ground that is completely obscured from Western media.
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Inside the Hotbeds of Israeli Settler Terror
 
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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 Duma—interviewing the surviving members of the Dawabsheh family, victims of a horrific arson attack that left three dead—and the urban center of Hebron, a glaring example of Israeli apartheid under intense military occupation. [[WATCH PART I HERE: http://bit.ly/2iZkp7k]] FOLLOW // http://twitter.com/empirefiles LIKE // http://facebook.com/theempirefiles
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