Head of Venezuela National Guard on Insurgency & US Threats

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Use of force by Venezuela’s Bolivarian National Guard has become a regular sight in corporate media, and those actions are used by foreign powers as justification for intervention. With very real possibilities of another US-backed coup, Abby Martin interviews the head of Venezuela’s Armed Forces and Minister of Defense, General Padrino López. They discuss the National Guard’s control of food … Read More

Constituent Assembly Dictatorship or Democracy in Venezuela?

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On July 30th, Venezuelans will elect a people’s body called the “Constituent Assembly” comprised of hundreds of representatives across the country with the power to redraft the constitution.U.S. politicians, press and opposition in Venezuela are calling the process a “coup” that should be boycotted by all.Abby Martin addresses the criticisms with Head of the Presidential Commission to oversee the Constituent … Read More

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

Abby Martin in Venezuela – Supermarkets to Black Markets

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Abby Martin talks to Venezuelans on the streets of Caracas and investigates the main claim that there’s no free press, and that there is no food in the supermarkets. Using hidden cameras, she takes you through local grocery stores and the underground black market currency exchange, the main source of inflation in the country. Abby sits down with economist Pasqualina … Read More

Abby Martin Meets the Venezuelan Opposition

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Abby Martin goes on the deadly front lines of the anti government protests in Venezuela and follows the evolution of a typical guarimba—or opposition barricade.She explains what the targets from the opposition reveal about the nature of the movement and breaks down the reality of the death toll that has rocked the nation since the unrest began, and how a … Read More

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