Russia Trolls U.S. Into Censoring the Net & McCarthyism 2.0 Against the Left

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Abby and Robbie Martin discuss the flimsy evidence pointing to Russia influencing the election, including the stories insinuating Kremlin direction inside Black Lives Matter and Standing Rock and how the U.S. government is hyping up neo McCarthyism to censor the Internet and undermine leftist activism. Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this podcast please consider donating to Media Roots Radio on … 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: The Sacrifice Zones of Hurricane Harvey

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The Sacrifice Zones of Hurricane Harvey **   In the first installment of the series, Abby Martin introduced viewers to a neighborhood called Lakewood that was virtually ignored by both state and federal officials during and after the hurricane. Lakewood is home to working class Houston residents, many of which are Black or Latino. Is it simply a coincidence that neighborhoods like Lakewood receive far … 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

Rosa Clemente & Abby Martin – No Savior in 2020

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Renowned Afro-Latinx activist and scholar Rosa Clemente sits down with Abby Martin to discuss her experiences running for Vice President, organizing under Obama versus under Trump, advice for new activists, identity politics and more. In the face of a resurgent far-right movement, backed by unleashed reactionary state forces, Clemente gives valuable insight into the challenges, strategies and tactics for a … Read More

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