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’ 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

A Massacre of Farmers in US-Colombia ‘War On Drugs’

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On October 5, 2017, police opened fire on unarmed farmers in Tumaco, Colombia. Eight were killed, with dozens more shot. The massacre was part of a crackdown on coca farmers in the “War On Drugs” despite an agreement for crop substitution–and amidst new threats from Trump, ordering the government to use more force or face consequences. The Empire Files goes … Read More

7 Must Watch Empire Files Reports From Palestine

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Below are seven reports providing essential context to the so-called ‘Israel-Palestine’ conflict With the very existence of Palestine at stake, it is important to learn, and help others learn, the essential facts behind the Israeli settlement project. Abby Martin goes on-the-ground to the epicenter of this struggle and talks to the most impacted, in seven reports that are a must-watch for anyone wanting … Read More

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