How Palestine Became Colonized – The Untold History of Israel

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The Empire Files looks at the long history of Zionist colonization, expansion and expulsion of the country’s indigenous inhabitants. Giving critical historical context the occupation today, this timeline explores the creation of the state of Israel and how it came to cover so much land since. From the early settlements, to the Nakba, to its conquest of the West Bank, Abby … Read More

Israel Bars Abby Martin From Gaza on Baseless ‘Enemy State’ Charges

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The Israeli Government Press Office has denied the host of TeleSUR’s popular “Empire Files” program Abby Martin credentials to enter Gaza, citing baseless charges that she is associated with the “enemy country” of Iran. “We are currently examining information that TeleSUR is associated with the government of Iran, an enemy country under the Israeli law,” Ron Paz, the director of … Read More

NYT’s James Risen on Fighting Censorship, Endless War

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Few journalists know the cruelty of government censorship as well as James Risen, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist at the New York Times, targeted for several major stories implicating criminality by the US war machine and its national security state. Risen was not only relentlessly attacked under the Bush administration for his coverage of warrantless wiretapping but was subpoenaed by the Obama … Read More

Chelsea Manning & the Military Entertainment Industrial Complex

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As the futures of whistleblowers like Edward Snowden and Julian Assange hang in the balance, the fate of another has been sealed for 35 years. Chelsea Manning sacrificed it all to leak classified information which exposed some of the most heinous US war crimes from Iraq and Afghanistan.Manning shattered paradigms yet again by coming out as transgender. In a recent interview from jail, she discusses her … Read More

Good News with acTVism Munich

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Last month I had the awesome chance to go to Berlin and present at the annual Zeitgeist festival. I spoke about our dying planet and why I believe TZM is a powerful force for consciousness and sustainability. There I met a huge contingent of change agents taking it upon themselves to create new mediums of sharing and access. One of … Read More