Israel’s Illegal Settlements: What You Need to Know

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Below are four reports providing essential context to the so-called ‘Israel-Palestine’ conflict Israel got hit with a symbolic blow last week, when the UN passed a resolution criticizing its settlement expansion on Palestinian land as a “flagrant violation” of international law. The measure was finally able to pass because the US decided to abstain from the vote instead of vetoing it, … Read More

Chevron vs. the Amazon – Full Documentary

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Abby Martin launches a deep investigation into Chevron Texaco’s intentional spilling of 19 billion gallons of oil and waste in Ecuador’s pristine Amazon rainforest, and the 25-year-long legal battle that followed. Featuring interviews with victims, expert witnesses and Ecuadorean heads of state, this three-part documentary reveals the full breadth of Chevron’s crimes, blatant corruption in the biggest environmental trial of the … Read More

Abby Martin Interviews President Rafael Correa on Empire & the Environment

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After touring Chevron’s oil pollution in the Ecuadorean Amazon, Abby Martin sits down for an exclusive interview with Ecuador’s president, Rafael Correa, about the legal battle against the corporation and push to decolonize the country from Western powers. They discuss Ecuador’s new constitution that grants legal rights to nature for the first time in history, the country’s proposed ban against individuals using tax havens … Read More

Inside the Global Fight Against Corporate Impunity

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Among the many terrible features of the Trans Pacific Partnership, twelve countries are crafting something that would give corporations unprecedented power: a secret court for capitalist enterprises to sue any country that infringes on profits.As it stands, with investment treaties skewed in their favor, multinational corporations enjoy the freedom to pillage developing countries–when people suffer disease, death and environmental devastation … Read More

Imperial Japan, the Bomb & the Pacific Powder Keg

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Obama’s high-profile trip to Hiroshima was accompanied by a media storm that gave endless justifications for the U.S. use of the atomic bomb on Japanese civilians. The myths are widely accepted in society, and underpin the notion of American exceptionalism. In this episode of The Empire Files, Abby Martin interviews Dr. Peter Kuznick, co-author with Director Oliver Stone of the … Read More

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