The Empire Files: The Empire’s Border – A Hidden War

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Published on Feb 5, 2016

In the second installment of this two-part episode, Abby Martin continues her investigation of the hidden war on the U.S.-Mexico border, looking at the root causes of the epidemic of migrant deaths. The Empire Files documents an inflated, paramilitary Border Patrol, the devastating impacts of NAFTA, how the U.S. Empire benefits from immigrant labor and what can change the equation.

Featuring interviews with Todd Miller, author of ‘Border Patrol Nation’, and Araceli Rodriguez, mother of Jose Antonio, a 16-year-old boy murdered by Border Patrol. http://multimedia.telesurtv.net/v/the…

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Abby Martin – Unraveling the Syria War Chessboard // Empire_File017

Empire Files
Published on Jan 24, 2016

The war in Syria is an unparalleled crisis. Having gone far beyond an internal political struggle, the war is marked by a complex array of forces that the U.S. Empire hopes to command: Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Kurdistan, Iran, Lebanon, Iraq and more. To simplify this web of enemies and friends in the regional war, Abby Martin interviews Dr. Vijay Prashad, professor of International Studies at Trinity College and author of several books including “The Poorer Nations”, “A People’s History of the Third World” and “Arab Spring, Libyan Winter”. Watch teleSUR’s The Empire Files every Friday. FOLLOW // @EmpireFiles // @AbbyMartin // @VijayPrashad // @telesurenglish LIKE // https://www.facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles

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Abby Martin – Untouchable Big Oil Threatens All Life On Earth // Empire_File016

Empire Files
Published on Jan 19, 2016

All life on Earth is threatened by catastrophic climate change–the main culprit is so powerful that the U.S. government is setup to serve it, rather than regulate it.

The oil industry is a powerhouse with control over land, resources, politics and more. In this episode of The Empire Files, Abby Martin uncovers big oil’s strong-arm reach–its growth, its crimes, its power and its impunity. Featuring interviews with two investigative journalists who have covered oil disasters on-the-ground–Antonia Juhasz, author of “Black Tide: The Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill”, and Greg Palast, author of “Vulture’s Picnic: In Pursuit of Petroleum Pig, Power Pirates, and High-Finance Carnivores.” Watch teleSUR’s The Empire Files every Friday. FOLLOW // @EmpireFiles // @AbbyMartin // @telesurenglish LIKE // https://www.facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles

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Abby Martin – A Deeper Look at Islamophobia in the U.S. Empire // Empire_File 015

Empire Files
Published on Jan 12, 2016

2015 wrapped up as the most dangerous year for Muslims in America, setting records for hate crimes against them. There have been dozens of attacks on mosques, including firebombings, and physical assaults like stabbings, shootings and beatings against Muslims–and perceived Muslims–grew to the highest numbers ever recorded.

Abby Martin interviews Dr. Deepa Kumar, professor of media studies at Rutgers University and author of Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire, about the roots of this alarming situation. From confronting right-wing arguments, to examining the reality behind Donald Trump’s proposed ban on Muslims, to how Islamophobia is a reinforcement and basis for the structures of Empire, the first Empire Files episode of 2016 gives essential context to the wave of anti-Muslim hate in America and beyond. FOLLOW // @EmpireFiles // @AbbyMartin // @telesurenglish LIKE // https://www.facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles Music by Fluorescent Grey

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Ralph Nader & Abby Martin on Rigged Corporate Elections, Clinton Criminals

Empire Files
Published on Dec 22, 2015

On this week’s episode of The Empire Files, Abby Martin interviews American political figure Ralph Nader about the 2016 presidential race—from the “Brown Shirt” Trump movement to “corporate criminal” Hillary Clinton—and the reality of who has power in America.

Known for his widely-popular presidential run in 2000, he also ran presidential campaigns against corporate power in 1996, 2004 and 2008. A consumer advocate since the 1950’s, his work against auto industry giants forced the creation of mandated safety measures that saved millions of lives from for-profit auto production. His contributions span disability rights to exposing corporate pollution. [[Visit https://nader.org/ for his weekly column and radio show.]] FOLLOW:: @EmpireFiles // @AbbyMartin // @telesurenglish LIKE:: http://facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles

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