Abby Martin Covering Attempted Coup in Venezuela (Updated)

Media Roots Radio : US Attacks on Venezuela Shut Down Abby’s “Empire Files”

Abby and Robbie break down the evidence pointing to US/Colombian involvement of the assassination attempt against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and how Trump’s latest sanctions have effectively shut down Abby’s investigative TV series “Empire Files”.

See Also: (Abby Martin) – Update on the status of Empire Files after US sanctions on Venezuela cutoff our funding from TeleSUR

See Also: (Empire Files) – Abby Martin Meets the Venezuelan Opposition

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 lynch mob campaign came after her and the Empire Files team for reporting these facts.

Hearing from peaceful opposition marchers, to Chavistas to violent protesters at the guarimbas, this must-watch episode exposes the dark reality on-the-ground that is completely obscured from Western media.

Also: (Abby Martin) – Abby Martin & The Neo-Liberal Plan To Bring Down VenezueIa

Lee Camp speaks with Abby Martin journalist and host of The Empire Files, who exposes the profit-driven bias of corporate media reporting on Venezuela. Then, he sits down with the hosts of Watching The Hawks to discuss their recent trip to Australia.

Also: (Abby Martin) – U.S. Government on Media Censorship

Journalist and Host of Empire Files, Abby Martin discusses how U.S sanctions against Venezuela have intensified under the Trump administration, and how these sanctions have not just weakened the country’s economy but have deprived millions of viewpoints questioning U.S policies abroad.

Also: (Abby Martin) – Leftist Debunks John Oliver’s Venezuela Episode

The week of Venezuela’s presidential election, John Oliver dedicated an ENTIRE episode of his HBO show “Last Week Tonight” to the country—full of distortions and highly misleading to progressive-minded people.

Responding to Oliver’s major points, Empire Files producer Mike Prysner walks us through the most glaring omissions and misrepresentations.

This video response is an essential guide for progressives to understand the reality in Venezuela, the most common myths used to discredit the Chavez movement, and the role of the US government.

[[ Prysner is an Iraq war veteran and journalist. He spent a month in Venezuela during the height of the protest movement in 2017, covering the riots and economic crisis. He has been a Venezuela solidarity activist since 2006. Watch the many documentaries and interviews he produced from Venezuela at ]]

Also: (Abby Martin) = Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly: Dictatorship or Democracy?

On July 30th, Venezuelans elected a people’s body called the
“Constituent Assembly.” The Empire Files was on-the-ground in the weeks prior.

U.S. politicians, press and opposition in Venezuela called the
process a “coup” and further proof they need foreign regime-change intervention.

Abby Martin addresses the criticisms with Head of the Presidential
Commission to oversee the Constituent Assembly process, Elias Jaua, speaks to supporters and participants of the Assembly, interviews historian Chris Gilbert and explains what is at stake in Venezuela if the social programs instated under Chavez are terminated by the opposition.

Also: (Abby Martin) – Venezuela’s Defense Minister Responds to Criticisms & Trump Threats

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 and medicine, condemnations over use of force, and the threat of US military intervention.