It’s Going Down: “They Are Their Own Gravediggers”: Abby Martin on War, Bannonism, Russia

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This week, Abby Martin took a break from being the host of a podcast to being a guest on one – the It’s Going Down Podcast. The anarchist podcast explored a wide range of themes including Abby’s relationship with RT America, the current focus of anti-Russian sentiment, as well as her most recent work on Empire Files in Houston and elsewhere. … Read More

Abby Martin Meets Ahed Tamimi—Message From A Freedom Fighter

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  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 living under occupation and it becomes clear why her subjugators are trying to silence her voice. Her brother Waad and father Bassem … Read More

In the Deadliest Country for Unions & Social Leaders

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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. In the past three years, more than 3,000 unionists have been murdered in a disturbing new trend which threatens all social progress. Empire Files’ Abby Martin goes to Colombia to document the increasingly deadly situation for human rights activists. Hear … Read More

Empire Files: What the Russian Revolution Proved Possible

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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 it happened and what caused the many problems it faced, Abby Martin sits down with Brian Becker, long-time socialist … Read More

Empire Files: Trump Expands Police-State Crackdown on the Left

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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 … Read More

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