Bannon VS Trump, War on Weed, Qanon & MAGA-Controlled Opposition

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  [Recorded on January 6th 2018 before Bannon ‘stepped down’ from Breitbart] Abby and Robbie Martin talk about Trump’s meltdown over the ‘Fire and Fury’ book, Bannon’s quotes throwing Trump under the bus, Jeff Sessions’ resurrecting a wildly unpopular war on weed in the wake of dozens of states legalizing, the absurdity of the Qanon conspiracy and the manipulation of … 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

Trump Admin Preparing First Strike on North Korea, Anthrax Fear Mongering & Propaganda

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Robbie and Abby Martin talk about the Trump administration’s disturbing escalation of threats and provocations against North Korea, including a new national security document proposal for a “bloody nose attack” to preemptively bomb Kim Jong-Un’s nuclear capabilities, which would put tens of millions of lives on the brink of annihilation. They also discuss the eerily similar propaganda across the corporate … Read More

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