Abby Martin speaks to Eugene Puryear to discuss the big picture of US imperialism in Africa: From the Berlin Conference to the subversion of liberation movements to neocolonial puppets and the current sprawl of AFRICOM “counterterrorism.” [EXTENDED INTERVIEW + BONUS CONTENT ONLY ON PATREON] Find more of Eugene Puryear’s work at BreakThrough News.
Abby & Robbie Martin discuss the ongoing saga of California private power company PG&E and how they held over 2,000,000 California customers hostage by deliberately turning off their power to avoid liability costs for potential wild fires caused by downed power lines during high wind events. Robbie personally had his power shutoff for 48 hours at a time by PG&E … Read More
Robbie Martin interviews Peter Andrey Smith about his trip to Tasmania investigating opium poppy farmers who supply the licit aka legal pharmaceutical opioid market in the United States. This DEA sanctioned legal opium market is largely dominated by Johnson & Johnson, using a subsidiary company Tasmanian Alkaloids, that produces large quantities of opium poppies (over 80% of the market) potent … Read More
Always an important topic on Media Roots, Empire Files and elsewhere, Abby Martin has had to step up her defense of Venezuela amid mounting pressure from the U.S. to intervene. Countering the narrative from MSM, the government, and U.S. corporations, Abby is fighting against the false narrative on Venezuela as the actions of the illegitimate coup attempt to wrest control … Read More
At the 2018 Motherfucker Awards, Abby Martin presented the Motherfucker award in the FIRE category to the Pacific Gas and Electric Company. PG&E equipment was responsible for at least 17 of 21 major fires in Northern California in the past year. Many of these fires were due to lack of powerline maintenance.