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

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

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