Media Roots Radio: MAGA Violence, America’s Fascist Lineage, Grifter Paradise

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Abby and Robbie Martin discuss the recent slew of far-right attacks in the US, Trump’s rhetoric feeding white nationalists, how neoliberalism paved the road to fascism, and the total failure in coverage of today’s complex reality. // Related Links // Donate to William BlumNew Empire Files on Roots of Gun ViolenceDan Cohen in IsraelAbby in IsraelTrump & Rise of 21st … Read More

Empire Files: Why America? Mass Shootings & White Nationalism Share Roots

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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 a common historical thread—to unravel it Abby Martin sits down with indigenous scholar Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz to discuss her latest book “Loaded: A … Read More

War Machine Makes a Killing in 2018

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September marked the end of the fiscal year, a time when the Pentagon ramps up its spending spree. The U.S. Department of Defense spent at least $68,624,394,000 on 689 individual contracts during September 2018. This amount does not include 35 Foreign Military Sales transactions worth $2,065,896,000. War is a racket. Here are the corporations making a killing. FOREIGN MILITARY SALES … Read More

Media Roots Radio: Schrödinger’s Super Patriot – The 2001 Anthrax Mystery Part 1

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In a deep investigative piece, Abby and Robbie Martin explore the 2001 Anthrax Attacks––what led to them, why they happened, and how the Bush administration used them to manufacture consent for the illegal invasion of Iraq. Schrödinger’s Super Patriot : The 2001 Anthrax Mystery, Pt 1 of 2 ABBY MARTIN : 17 years ago, less than one month after the horrific attacks on … Read More

Media Roots Radio: Midterm Elections, Fahrenheit 11/9, Afghanistan War 17th Anniversary

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Robbie and Abby Martin chat about Michael Moore’s new movie “Fahrenheit 11/9″ and his film trajectory tip-toeing around hard critique of Democrats. They also discuss Israeli social media psyops, the upcoming midterm elections in California on November 6, including proposition 10 for affordable housing, and give an Empire update on the 17-year-long Afghanistan War, US special ops in Tunisia and … Read More