Category Archives: Abby Martin

Roger Waters & Abby Martin on Gaza Genocide

Legendary Pink Floyd musician Roger Waters joins Empire Files to discuss his longtime advocacy for Palestine and the crisis in Gaza. See Also: (Abby Martin) – Will Lebanon Go to War to Save Gaza? w/ Rania Khalek Beirut-based journalist Rania Khalek, host at BreakThrough News,

CIA Stories: The Jakarta Method

Abby Martin speaks with journalist Vincent Bevins about the hidden CIA mass murder in Indonesia, which created the model for US extermination campaigns against communists in 22 countries during the Cold War.

Abby Martin & Immortal Technique: Civil War

Legendary rapper Immortal Technique joins Abby to discuss the escalating tensions of the post-Trump era, the duopoly playing Americans, right-wing cooptation of conspiracy theory and deep-state critique, teaching real history and much more.

Ron DeSantis’s Military Secrets: Torture & War Crimes

In this Eyes Left/Empire Files exclusive, Mike Prysner sheds light on the shadowy military career of Ron DeSantis. Featuring never-before-heard testimony by former Guantanamo detainee Mansoor Adayfi about DeSantis’s participation in illegal torture at the prison camp, and why he was likely sent to Iraq

Abby Martin at RIMPAC War Games: The Inside Story [PREVIEW]

Exciting news! We successfully got Abby access to the RIMPAC war games, including Navy assault ships and press conferences with top commanders, as well as the Secretary of the Navy. We got incredible footage and interactions for our new documentary Earth’s Greatest Enemy, and are

Abby Martin’s Speech on US Sanctions & Economic Gangsterism

Abby’s speech at the People’s Summit for Democracy, the progressive counter to Biden’s imperialist ‘Summit of the Americas’ on June 9 2022. See Also: (Abby Martin) – Abby Martin Confronts Sec. of State Blinken Over Israeli Murder of Shireen Abu Akleh In LA for Biden’s

The War Profiteer Who Stole Christmas

Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro rakes in defense contractor cash while leaving victims of Navy fuel spill to fend for themselves on Christmas.

Native Hawaiians Fight US Navy for Polluting Island’s Water

Under the cover of pre-dawn darkness, Native Hawaiians surprised the gates of the US Navy Command with a civil disobedience action over the #RedHill fuel leak. Empire Files producer Mike Prysner was on the ground. See Also: (Abby Martin) – Navy Abandons Victims of Red

Abby Martin Confronts Nancy Pelosi Over Pentagon Spending at COP26

Abby Martin confronts Speaker Nancy Pelosi about why she presided over a massive increase to the Pentagon budget, a larger polluter than 140 countries combined and exempt from climate negotiations, while touting “historic” progress on climate change at Glasgow’s COP26.

Never Forget: Lessons of the Post-9/11 Warpath

As the US Empire tries to leave its 9/11 warpath on Afghanistan & Iraq in the past, Abby Martin reviews the core lessons. See Also: (Abby Martin) – Iraq Vet Disrupts George W. Bush Speech, Sept. 19 2021 Iraq War veteran and Empire Files producer

Afghanistan War Pays Off BIG For Generals Who Lied

Where are all the top US commanders of the Afghanistan War who lied to keep it going for 20 years? Turns out they’re doing pretty well! See Also: (Abby Martin) – CIA Stories: The Cuban Who Conned the CIA Amidst Biden’s new regime change operation

Earth’s Greatest Enemy – A New Film by Abby Martin

Abby Martin’s second feature film is an anti-imperialist environmental documentary. See Also: (Abby Martin) – CIA Stories: Death Squads in Afghanistan As the US Empire makes its major military retreat from Afghanistan, learn about the CIA forces that will be staying behind—and their disturbing 20-year

US Kisses Saudi Crown + Taliban’s Tet Offensive

Abby Martin’s Empire Update wraps up the last week in US imperialism: Biden breaks major campaign promise to punish Saudi Arabia for Khashoggi murder; US & France extend war in Africa; Bolivia and Venezuela defy US Empire; major bloodshed on the horizon in Afghanistan. See

What Everyone Missed About Biden’s Double-Speak on Ending Yemen War

Abby Martin explains what President Biden really means by the duplicitous language in his major Feb. 4 foreign policy speech on ending the Yemen war. See Also: (Abby Martin) – Afghanistan Mercenary Shocker + US Says Nuclear War “Very Real Possibility” The Empire Update: Startling

Are The Never-ending Wars Here To Stay?

Abby Martin joins us on Freedom Side to discuss the Biden’s administration “America is back” foreign policy and the suppression of leftist online. Empire Files · Essential Guide to How Biden is Steering the Empire: AMERICA FIRST to AMERICA'S BACK Empire Files · Essential Guide

Biden’s Scary Foreign Policy Picks: A Blast From War Crimes Past

A breakdown of Biden’s new defense cabinet and what it means for war & peace. Who is Antony Blinken, Jake Sullivan, Avril Haines, Lloyd Austin and Linda Thomas-Greenfield? See Also: (Abby Martin) – Myth & Fact in Venezuela’s Latest Election: Eyewitness Report Was the Venezuelan

Empire Update: Afghanistan/Somalia Withdrawal Scam; Trump Weighs WWIII

The Empire Update for Nov. 23 covering the Grand Finale of Trump’s promise to end the Afghanistan War; what’s really behind the Somalia troop withdrawal; US-backed monarchy sparks new potential war in Africa; State Department takes new action for Israel against BDS movement; and potential

Empire Files LIVE – COVID19, US Empire & Biden v. Bernie

Abby Martin and Mike Prysner discuss the pandemic, how it’s being used by the US Empire, and the developments in the Democratic Primary (including Biden missing, Bernie leading, Tulsi’s endorsement, Warren’s Super PAC & Yang’s new job).

Abby Martin Sues Georgia Over Israel Loyalty Oath Law

On Feb. 10, Abby Martin filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging a Georgia law requiring all independent contractors to sign a pro-Israel pledge, promising to not participate or advocate the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israeli crimes. Abby is working with two renowned

The Plot to Attack Iran – Myths, Oil & Revolution

Abby Martin sits down with Dan Kovalik, human rights attorney and author of the book “The Plot to Attack Iran,” to discuss the context to Trump’s recent attacks, the most common myths about the country, and the history of US plots. See Also: (Abby Martin)

Empire Files LIVE – No US War on Iran & Iraq!

Abby Martin and Mike Prysner host an emergency livestream to address the Trump administration’s dangerous escalation of war with Iran and Iraq with the extrajudicial drone assassination of top Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. They discuss history of US intervention, the 2020 Democratic presidential contenders positions

Abby Martin & Lowkey: A Deeper Look at the UK Election

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

Chris Hedges & Abby Martin: No Way Out Through Elections

Abby Martin sits down with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Chris Hedges to discuss the ignored reality behind Trump, the bipartisan road from neoliberalism to fascism, how the Democratic elite are an institution of corporate power, and how there’s no way out through the #2020election

“United States” to Imperial America: Our Hidden Empire

The global expanse of US military bases is well-known; but it’s actual territorial empire is largely hidden. The true map of America is not taught in our schools. Abby Martin interviews history Professor Daniel Immerwahr about his new book, ‘How To Hide An Empire,’ where

Abby Martin Interview – Gaza Fights For Freedom

Joining me today is someone that I greatly respect, in fact one of the few that years ago inspired me to do what I do today. She recently released a fantastic documentary entitled “Gaza Fights For Freedom,” that exposes, in HD, all the lies being

Abby Martin on Failed April 30th Coup in Venezuela

Host of the Empire Files, Abby Martin says that Juan Guaido cosplayed as president for three months, gallivanting around the world, so it’s not surprising that they’re getting desperate. But despite the blatant slant in corporate media, resistance to the coup plot is growing among

Giants: Who Really Rules The World?

Abby Martin sits down with Peter Phillips, former director of Project Censored and professor of Political Sociology at Sonoma State University. His new book “Giants: The Global Power Elite” details the 17 transnational investment firms which control over $50 trillion in wealth—and how they are

NSA Whistleblower: Government Collecting Everything You Do

Abby Martin interviews former Technical Director of the National Security Agency, Bill Binney, who blew the whistle on warrantless spying years before Edward Snowden released the evidence. They discuss the US empire’s mass surveillance program and dangers of the Intelligence Industrial Complex.

Inside the Hotbeds of Israeli Settler Terror

Abby Martin goes on-the-ground to the epicenters of state-backed settler terrorism in Palestine’s West Bank, in Part II of her report on illegal Israeli settlements and home demolitions. This installment visits both the rural countryside of Duma—interviewing the surviving members of the Dawabsheh family, victims

Hidden US War in Colombia: 50 Years of Atrocities & Impunity

Colombia and Venezuela: two neighboring countries that receive extremely different treatment by the US Empire and the mass media. While Colombia is known for one of the worst human rights records in the world, it remains a top recipient of US military aid and enjoys

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

Democrats Praise War Criminal Mattis

With General “Mad Dog” Mattis out of the White House, he’s been praised by liberal media and politicians. Abby Martin shows who he really is, and what his resignation means for the war machine.

Trump is Expanding the US Empire

In the first installment of this multi-part series, Trump Expanding the Empire, Abby Martin debunks the notion that Trump is an anti-interventionist president, outlining his first two years of aggressive foreign policy that has expanded US wars and occupations. From the biggest military budget in

Why America? Mass Shootings & White Nationalism Share Roots

Since October 2017, America experienced three of the deadliest mass shootings in modern history. This epidemic coincides with a frightening resurgence of white nationalism. Sometimes the two trends overlap. But why here? Both phenomena can be explained by a common historical thread—to unravel it Abby

Undeniable Facts Most Americans Do Not Want To Hear, But Need To Hear!

Published on Oct 26, 2018 – Florida Maquis *ACTUAL Journalist Abby Martin *NAILS it in less the 1 minute!!… FULL interview Here:… Western Hemisphere stands on the Brink……… Meanwhile US Administration distracted by their *OWN MSM driven nonsense!

Empire Files: Abby Martin Exposes John Podesta

With the Wikileaks release of thousands of emails belonging to John Podesta, very little is known in US society about Podesta himself. While he’s maintained a low profile, John Podesta is actually considered one of Washington’s biggest players, and one of the most powerful corporate

Abby Martin Fact Checks Congressman Sabotaging Colombia Peace Deal

Colombia’s presidential election could determine the fate of the historic peace deal ending their 53-year civil war. While most in the country want to honor the agreement, Colombia’s right wing has been a fervent opponent. In Bogotá, Abby Martin interviews Congressman Edward Rodriguez, a leading

Israeli Racism & Zionist Apartheid – An Honest Conversation

Did you know that Israel has been compelling black Jews to receive long-term birth control shots? This is a big controversy in Israel. In this video, I will discuss racism and apartheid in Israel. Link to Abby Martin’s full video:…

Abby Martin & Joe Rogan on Israel’s Massacre at Gaza Border

Abby Martin goes on the The Joe Rogan Experience to talk about the Israeli lobby smear campaign for her previous appearance and the Great March of Return massacre of nonviolent protesters on the border, including the deliberate targeting of children, journalists and rescue workers.

Life Sentences for Charity Work – Free the Holy Land 5!

The Holy Land Foundation Five are Palestinian political prisoners sentenced up to upwards of 65 years in US prison for providing aid to refugees. Although no proof exists for the organization providing support for terrorism, it was targeted in the Bush administration’s post-9/11 dragnet, setting

‘In The Lobby’ to On The Committees—How Lobbyists Took Over Congress

There are 26 registered lobbyists for every elected representative on the hill, with experts suggesting the true amount is closer to 100,000. Yet transparency laws that people believe help combat this system of pay-to-play politics have been weaponized against them to further cement corporate control.

Abby Martin with Ahed Tamimi, a Spirit That Can’t Be Jailed

Recently, the struggle for Palestinian human rights gained international attention surrounding a new icon of resistance–16 year old Ahed Tamimi. While in the West Bank in late 2016, Abby Martin interviewed Ahed Tamimi about her hardships and aspirations living under occupation and it becomes clear

Hidden Assassinations Behind US-Colombia Trade Agreement

In 2017, murders of social leaders, union organizers and indigenous activists in Colombia hit a new high since the historic peace agreement. Abby Martin goes to Colombia to document the increasingly deadly situation for human rights activists. Hear from an Afro-Colombian union leader under threat

Abby Martin on Front Lines of US Drug War in Colombia

On October 5, 2017, police opened fire on unarmed farmers in Tumaco, Colombia. Eight were killed, with dozens more shot. The massacre was part of a crackdown on coca farmers in the “War On Drugs” despite an agreement for crop substitution–and amidst new threats from

Death & Biostitutes – The US Opioid Epidemic

A new phenomenon has emerged in the United States: 64,000 people died in 2016 of a drug overdose—with 80% from opioids—with levels of addiction nearly 500% higher over the last six years. Behind this epidemic is a multi-billion dollar industry, that feeds drug manufacturing giants,

New Leaders Rise in Houston’s Neglected Disaster Zone

After uncovering total failure by the U.S. government to meet the needs of communities suffering in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Abby Martin meets the people who filled the void. Speaking with volunteers who mobilized from out-of-state, to community leaders who organized relief efforts, this

The Sacrifice Zones of Hurricane Harvey

In this second installment of special coverage Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath, Abby Martin explores how the petrochemical industry dominates the city and why its low-income, Black and Latino areas are in the highest-risk areas for flooding and pollution, earning them the name “sacrifice zones.” Abby explores

Everyday Israelis Express Support for Genocide to Abby Martin

On the streets of Jerusalem, Abby Martin interviews Jewish Israeli citizens from all walks of life. In several candid interviews, disturbing comments reveal commonly-held views about Palestinians and their future in the region. Israeli-born human rights activist and anti-Zionist, Ronnie Barkan, explains why these attitudes

American Revolution Waged For Slavery — Professor Gerald Horne

Abby Martin interviews Professor Gerald Horne about the the real story behind the creation of the United States in 1776, providing a new, accurate narrative about defending slavery rather than “freedom and democracy.” From the Boston Tea Party, through the Civil War and the history

Inside Venezuela’s Markets: Propaganda vs. Reality

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

Abby Martin Fact-Checks “No Free Press in Venezuela” Claim

Media and politicians assert there is “no free press” in Venezuela, so Abby Martin bought all the newspapers she could find in Caracas. Watch as she reads the headlines to see if the claim is true. Watch the full episode here:

Empire Files: Head of Venezuela National Guard on Insurgency & US 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

Abby Martin & Venezuela’s Minister of Economic Planning

Today in the corporate media, Venezuela’s economic problems are used to paint the country as a failed state, in need of foreign-backed regime change. To get the Bolivarian government’s side of the crisis, Abby Martin interviews Venezuela’s Minister of Economic Planning, Ricardo Menéndez. They discuss

How Black Lives Don’t Matter in Israel

While the Israeli state espouses multiculturalism and diversity, it oppresses not just the Palestinian population, but also any Black person within its borders. From warehousing African asylum seekers in giant prison camps, to criminalizing and carrying out eugenics programs against its Ethiopian Jewish citizens, Israel’s