Abby Martin

Why America? Mass Shootings & White Nationalism Share Roots

November 13, 2018

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. Watch more Empire Files.

Abby Martin: The Democratic Party's 'Abysmal Failure' Presenting a Platform

Abby Martin: The Democratic Party’s ‘Abysmal Failure’ Presenting a Platform

November 7, 2018

Being anti-Trump is not good enough for defeating Trump. The Democratic Party needs a clearer and more progressive platform if it hopes to halt the country’s rightward movement, says Empire Files’ Abby Martin on the TRNN midterm election panel

Empire Files: Abby Martin vs. Colombian Congressman on Peace & Paramilitaries

May 27, 2018

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 member of the far-right Democratic Center Party founded by former…

acTVism Exclusive: Glenn Greenwald, Jill Stein & Abby Martin

acTVism Exclusive: Glenn Greenwald, Jill Stein & Abby Martin

May 14, 2018

On May 6, 2018, acTVism organized an event at Muffatwerk in Munich with Glenn Greenwald, Jill Stein & Abby Martin under the title “Freedom & Democracy: Global Issues in Context 2.0″

Empire Files: The Hidden War on Trans Rights

Empire Files: The Hidden War on Trans Rights

May 14, 2018

In 2016, more than 50 bills were introduced in Congress targeting Trans people. Since Trump took office, dozens of pieces of landmark legislation have been canceled, severely rolling back Trans rights

Empire Files: Life Sentences for Charity Work

April 9, 2018

The Holy Land Foundation Five are Palestinian political prisoners sentenced up to upwards of 65 years in US prison for providing aid to refugees. They were targeted in the Bush administration’s post-9/11 dragnet, setting an alarming precedent for activists in the US. Abby Martin sits down with an expert on the case, Miko Peled, to…

Empire Files: How Lobbyists Weaponized Transparency

April 5, 2018

There are 26 registered lobbyists for every elected representative on the Hill, with experts suggesting the true amount is closer to 100,000. Congressional researcher James D’Angelo argues that the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1970, which opened up politicians’ voting records, has only helped special interests and corporations. Watch more on teleSUR

Empire Files: War With North Korea – Propaganda vs. Reality

March 2, 2018

On top of overtly genocidal threats, the Trump Administration has announced new terms: that they “will never accept a nuclear North Korea.” But, the Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea already has nuclear weapons. Does that mean a war is imminent?

Empire Files: In the Deadliest Country for Unions & Social Leaders

February 20, 2018

In 2017, murders of social leaders, union organizers and indigenous activists in Colombia hit a new high since the historic peace agreement. Empire Files’ Abby Martin goes to Colombia to document the increasingly deadly situation for human rights activists. Watch more on teleSUR

Colombian Peace Agreement with FARC on the Brink of Collapse

February 19, 2018

The peace agreement that the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia signed last year is on the verge of collapse, as violence against social leaders and former FARC fighters continues unabated