Empire Files’ Best of 2017 Roundup

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Nearing the end of Season 2, The Empire Files team expresses our deepest gratitude to so many of you who have followed our reports, written feedback, and shared our work. 2017 was no-doubt a watershed chapter in the story of the US Empire, and we are honored to have your support telling the stories that were under-reported and distorted by … Read More

The Real News: US Pressure Led to Massacre of Colombian Farm

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In an interview with the Real News Network‘s Paul Jay, Abby Martin discusses “travel[ing] deep into Colombian coca-growing territory to talk to peasants that were attacked by soldiers eradicating the crop; Martin says it was Trump’s pressure on the Colombian government that led to the killing of peasants in Oct, 2017.” A full transcript of the interview is available here.

Loud and Clear: Trump Ignites A Firestorm With Tweets Related to Sexual Harassment Allegations

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Listen to “Trump Ignites A Firestorm With Tweets Related to Sexual Harassment Allegations” on Spreaker.   Abby Martin speaks with Brian Becker and John Kiriakou on Loud and Clear. “President Trump unleashed a tweetstorm attacking New York Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand after she called for him to resign, and on the same day that a documentary film was released on … Read More

Empire Files: The Sacrifice Zones of Hurricane Harvey

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The Sacrifice Zones of Hurricane Harvey **   In the first installment of the series, Abby Martin introduced viewers to a neighborhood called Lakewood that was virtually ignored by both state and federal officials during and after the hurricane. Lakewood is home to working class Houston residents, many of which are Black or Latino. Is it simply a coincidence that neighborhoods like Lakewood receive far … Read More

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