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

Empire Files: After Hurricane Harvey, Abandoned Community Takes Charge

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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.  Victims in some of the most devastated neighborhoods give harrowing testimony about nearly drowning and having no assistance to this day from government officials. The first installment of “After Harvey” reveals the untold stories of … Read More

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