The Empire Update for Nov. 16 covering new US weapons sales to UAE for Yemen war, accelerated Iran sanctions, Pompeo’s UN “human rights” speech, and if the firing of Secretary of Defense Mark Esper indicates an end to the Afghanistan War. Keep Empire Files independent and ad-free.
Robbie and Abby Martin talk to journalist and managing editor of Shadowproof, Kevin Gosztola, about the extradition trial of Wikileaks’ founder Julian Assange. Kevin discusses the litany of trumped up charges he faces under the Espionage Act, Assange’s horrific treatment by the state and what the implications will be for journalists and the public at large if he is extradited … Read More
Abby and Robbie Martin speak to Ian Goodrum of China Daily. During the course of their conversation they cover a whole range of issues frequently raised in the US like the ‘social credit system’, 5G, the COVID-19 lab leak theories and draconian surveillance. Ian also explains why he believes the hostilities between the United States have been growing, based largely … Read More
Abby Martin is joined by legendary British-Iraqi rapper and political activist Lowkey. They discuss the recent election loss by Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party but go beyond the headlines, discussing the legacy of the British Empire, neoliberal austerity, how the military and intelligence agencies interfered in the elections, the role of Israel, and the lessons the Bernie Sanders movement … Read More
On this episode of Going Underground, we firstly speak to former Israeli Ambassador to the US and former deputy foreign minister Danny Ayalon. He is challenged by host Afshin Rattansi on Israeli settlements which are illegal under international law and discusses the Trump Administration’s decision to no longer recognise Israeli settlements as illegal. Afshin also challenges him on Israel’s alleged … Read More