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

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

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