The Empire Files

Empire Files: Fmr. Bush Official says the Empire’s Ship is Sinking

December 13, 2015

Abby Martin interviews retired U.S. Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former national security advisor to the Reagan administration, who spent years as an assistant to Secretary of State Colin Powell during both Bush administrations. Watch more on teleSUR

Empire Files: The U.S. School That Trains Dictators and Death Squads

December 5, 2015

Abby Martin investigates this notorious school that is largely hidden from the American public; its crimes around the world, its star graduates, why it exists and the movement to shut it down. Featuring interviews with School Of the Americas Watch founder Father Roy Bourgeois and other SOAW leaders. Watch more on teleSUR

Native American Genocide & Survival with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

November 21, 2015

To hear about the true story of native peoples’ plight – from genocide to reeducation – Abby Martin interviews Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, renowned indigenous scholar and activist, about her most recent book “An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States.” Watch more on teleSUR

Empire Files: Palestine’s Rebellion, Israel’s Fascism

November 15, 2015

Abby Martin interviews journalist and author Max Blumenthal about the ongoing rebellion, the rising dominance of far-right, ultra-racist ideology in Israel, eyewitness accounts of the aftermath of the Gaza war, and the Israeli government’s fear of Palestinian resistance. Watch more on teleSUR

The Empire Files: The Distortion & Death Behind Israel/Palestine Coverage

November 6, 2015

A crisis in Palestine is again all over the headlines. From stabbings and molotov cocktails, to killing of protesters and anti-Arab lynch mobs–how much of the mass media coverage can we really trust? Abby Martin takes a look at how the so-called “Israel-Palestine conflict” has been covered by the mainstream press during the last crisis…

The Censored Reality Of The Refugee Crisis

October 31, 2015

Today, 60 million human beings are displaced from war and extreme poverty. Many European countries are responding to the crisis with racist hysteria, policing and police state measures. Watch more on teleSUR

Noam Chomsky & Abby Martin: Electing The President Of An Empire

October 24, 2015

At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass., Abby Martin interviews world-renowned philosopher and linguist Professor Noam Chomsky. teleSUR’s The Empire Files airs every Friday night at 10:00 EST / 7:00 PST. Watch live on teleSUR

America’s Unofficial Religion – The War on an Idea

October 10, 2015

The Empire has a range of weapons to maintain its power: from it’s courts to it’s military. But it also has effective ideological weapons. Everyone in the United States knows that “socialist” or “communist” is considered a bad word. How did things get that way? Abby Martin explores the history of anti-communism in America, and…

The Real House of Saud – Saudi Arabia’s Oil-For-Tyranny

October 3, 2015

The Empire Files takes us inside the brutal reality of this police-state monarchy, tells the untold people’s history of resistance to it, and exposes the true nature of the U.S.-Saudi love affair. Watch more on teleSUR

Abby Martin & Chris Hedges: War, Propaganda and the Enemy Within

September 26, 2015

TRNN Top Stories of 2015: Abby Martin interviews Chris Hedges on American myths, war and revolt. Hedges explains the ‘folly of Empire,’ the dangers posed by right-wing extremism and the urgent need for a new system. Watch more on teleSUR