Empire Files: The Hidden War on Trans Rights
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. To explore this wide-ranging ...
Empire Files: How Lobbyists Weaponized Transparency
There are 26 registered lobbyists for every elected representative on the hill, with experts suggesting the true amount is closer to 100,000.
Empire Files: Abby Martin Meets Ahed Tamimi—Message From A Freedom Fighter
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 ...
Empire Files: Death & Biostitutes - The US Opioid Crisis
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.
Empire Files: 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 ...
Empire Files: After Hurricane Harvey, Abandoned Community Takes Charge
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 ...
Empire Files: Rosa Clemente & Abby Martin - No Savior in 2020
Renowned Afro-Latinx activist and scholar Rosa Clemente sits down with Abby Martin to discuss her experiences running for Vice President, organizing under Obama versus under Trump, advice for new activists, identity politics and more. In ...
Empire Files: Israelis Speak Candidly to Abby Martin About Palestinians
On the streets of occupied Jerusalem, Abby Martin interviews Jewish Israeli citizens from all walks of life.
Empire Files: From 1776 to Trump -White Mobs, Racist Heroes, Hidden History
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 ...
Empire Files: Human Rights Hypocrisy - Colombia vs. Venezuela
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 ...