Empire Files: What the Russian Revolution Proved Possible

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Nov. 7, 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the seizure of power by workers and peasants in the Russian Revolution, regarded as the most world-altering event in the history of civilization. To understand the context of this first socialist experiment, how it happened and what caused the many problems it faced, Abby Martin sits down with Brian Becker, long-time socialist … Read More

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

Chris Hedges’ On Contact: What the DNI Report About Russia Really Reveals

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The release of the report, submitted by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, that offered details to support U.S. officials’ claims that Russian interference had tainted the recent American presidential election was treated by many news sources as a major development and further justification for treating the Kremlin, not to mention the incoming Donald Trump administration, with suspicion.Several … Read More

Abby Martin Attacks DNI Report, Defends RT

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The long awaited intelligence report on Russian ‘interference’ in the 2016 presidential election contains a lengthy and detailed attack on RT’s programming as evidence of a Kremlin plot to subvert U.S. democracy. The DNI report specifically cited Breaking the Set, a popular RT America show hosted by Abby Martin, as promoting “radical discontent.” Martin gives an impassioned response to former BTS producer, … Read More

US Government Blames Russia Today for Trump’s Win

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After finding out the news that Breaking the Set, Abby’s former RT show, was named in the DNI intelligence report for fomenting ‘radical discontent’ as part of the Kremlin’s plot to subvert US democracy, Abby and Robbie Martin discuss the insanity of the report and the desperate measures on behalf of the establishment to build its case against Russia on Media … Read More