Loud & Clear: US Sanctions Suppress Journalist Pushing Back on ‘Corporate Tyranny’

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From podcast Loud & Clear with Brian Becker: “As a result of US sanctions against Venezuela, ‘The Empire Files’ has been forced to completely shut down operations,” read an ominous statement from the hit TV documentary series hosted by journalist Abby Martin on Wednesday. Martin used “The Empire Files” to travel the world and report on major hotspots of political conflict, breaking through mainstream … Read More

US Sanctions Shut Down ‘The Empire Files’ with Abby Martin

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For immediate release – Aug 22, 2018 The Empire Files is temporarily appealing for donations on a one-time and monthly basis to continue production in the midst of US attacks on the TeleSUR Network. As a result of US sanctions against Venezuela, The Empire Files has been forced to completely shut down operations. The Empire Files, which airs on TeleSUR … Read More

Empire Files: A Progressive Crushes John Oliver’s Venezuela Episode

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The week of Venezuela’s presidential election, John Oliver dedicated an ENTIRE episode of his HBO show “Last Week Tonight” to the country—full of distortions and highly misleading to progressive-minded people. Responding to Oliver’s major points, Empire Files producer Mike Prysner walks us through the most glaring omissions and misrepresentations. This video response is an essential guide for progressives to understand the … Read More

Empire Files: Abby Martin Fact Checks Congressman Sabotaging Colombia Peace Deal

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Colombia’s presidential election could determine the fate of the historic peace deal ending their 53-year civil war. While most in the country want to honor the agreement, Colombia’s right wing has been a fervent opponent. In Bogotá, Abby Martin interviews Congressman Edward Rodriguez, a leading member of the far-right Democratic Center Party founded by former President Uribe. She challenges him … Read More

Empire Files: The Hidden War on Trans Rights

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In 2016, more than 50 bills were introduced in Congress targeting Trans people. Since Trump took office, dozens of pieces of landmark legislation have been cancelled, severely rolling back Trans rights. To explore this wide-ranging assault, Abby Martin speaks with two leading voices and activists in the Trans community: Chase Strangio, attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union, and Jennicet … Read More

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