The Philippines Trafficking Epidemic: Past & Present

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In this two part series on the US/Philippines human trafficking epidemic, Abby Martin recalls the history of the colonization of the Philippines and how it has led to a dramatic rise in human trafficking of Philippine workers. She interviews the executive director of Damayan, the 8,000 member strong New York City based organization created and led by Filipino women domestic … Read More

The Roots of the Philippines Trafficking Epidemic

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In this sequel to The Empire Files’ report on trafficked Filipina domestic workers, Damayan’s Linda Oalican provides a deeper context to the epidemic of human trafficking by guiding us through the history of colonialism, resistance and US domination of the islands. From the centuries of Spanish rule and decades of US brutality, through the evisceration of the Philippine economy, this episode … Read More

Silencing Palestine – Prison & Repression

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Israel’s occupation of the West Bank is an internationally-recognized human rights crime—but those being impacted are harshly punished for not only acts of resistance, but even mere advocacy for their rights. Getting detailed facts about Israel’s imposition of Military Law in the West Bank, Abby Martin visits the the Ramallah offices of Addameer—the most prominent prisoners’ rights organizations in Palestine—for … Read More

Abby Martin & Lee Camp Reveal the Truth Behind the Headlines

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I joined comedian Lee Camp to talk about my experiences in Palestine seeing the brutal Israeli occupation and apartheid regime firsthand, how Steve Bannon serves as Trump’s brain and why his ideology is so dangerous, and why the corporate media is terrible for democracy on his awesome RT show Redacted Tonight.   Abby Martin and Lee Camp Reveal the Truth Behind the Headlines ** @AbbyMartin … Read More

Israeli Army Veteran Gives Explosive Tell-All: “I Was the Terrorist”

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In a rare, candid conversation, Abby Martin interviews a former Israeli Army combat soldier who served as an occupier in Palestine’s Hebron City. Eran Efrati spent years as a sergeant and combat soldier in the Israeli military, but has since become an outspoken critic of the occupation of Palestine and Israeli apartheid. Efrati gives explosive testimony on the reality of … Read More

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