The Empire Files

Empire Files: What the Russian Revolution Proved Possible

November 25, 2017

Nov. 7, 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the seizure of power by workers and peasants in the Russian Revolution, regarded as the most world-altering event in the history of civilization. Abby Martin talks to Brian Becker, socialist organizer and co-author of the book “Storming the Gates: How the Russian Revolution Changed the World.”

Empire Files: Decentralized Disaster Relief Fills Void

November 13, 2017

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. Watch more on teleSUR

Empire Files: The Sacrifice Zones of Hurricane Harvey

November 11, 2017

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.” Watch more on teleSUR

Empire Files: After Hurricane Harvey, Abandoned Community Takes Charge

November 10, 2017

After a flurry of media attention, the devastation in Houston, Texas from Hurricane Harvey faded from public view. But after unprecedented floods and widespread destruction, the story is far from over. In Part 1 of her investigation, Abby Martin travels to Houston one month later. Watch more on teleSUR

Empire Files: Trump Expands Police-State Crackdown on the Left

November 8, 2017

At Trump’s inauguration, around 200 protesters and journalists were mass arrested and now face up to 70 years in prison on baseless charges. Many other legal assaults on civil liberties are in the works around the country, from treating anti-fascists as “domestic terrorists”, to legislation protecting drivers who run over peaceful marchers

Empire Files: The Sacrifice Zones of Hurricane Harvey

October 23, 2017

In this second installment of special coverage of Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath, Abby Martin explores how the petrochemical industry dominates Houston and why its low-income, Black and Latino areas are in the highest-risk areas for flooding and pollution. Watch more on teleSUR

Empire Files: After Hurricane Harvey, Abandoned Community Takes Charge

October 21, 2017

Abby Martin travels to Houston one month after Hurricane Harvey, long after the cameras left, and reveals the untold stories of how, while abandoned by the state, the community banded together to save lives and rebuild their homes

Empire Files: Rosa Clemente & Abby Martin – No Savior in 2020

October 16, 2017

Renowned Afro-Latinx leader Rosa Clemente sits down with Abby Martin to discuss her experience running for Vice President, organizing in the Trump era, advice for new activists, identity politics and more

Empire Files: Israelis Speak Candidly to Abby Martin About Palestinians

October 3, 2017

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

The Empire Files

September 24, 2017
Trump hit his lowest moment when he blamed “both sides” for the murder of anti-racist protester Heather Heyer in Charlottesville. But understanding how a neo-Nazi sympathizer got into the White House requires breaking apart the myth underneath it all, the glorified story of the creation of the United States in 1776