LUMPENPROLETARIAT Abby Martin is back in your living room. A former colleague, and friend of Lumpenproletariat.org, Abby was rippin’ it up at RT with Breaking the Set.  Now, she’s kickin’ ass and takin’ names at TeleSUR with a new TV show entitled The Empire Files. Abby has devoted the first episode to a brief survey of empire, or imperialism.
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POPULAR RESISTANCE—Journalist Abby Martin starts a new series on The Real News and Telesur, the Empire Files. In this opening episode she examines US Empire around the world, tracing its history and describes its empire of military bases.
It is good to see the word “Empire” used in the media. The corporate media avoids this term. Even though the United States is the largest empire in world history, it is a secret to most Americans because it is never discussed by politicians or the press.
If the US Empire were discussed and people understood it there would be growing opposition. People would realize the US economy is an ‘empire economy’ and this creates many problems. Among those problems are immense military spending rather than spending on the needs of people and planet; creating wealth for the oligarchs and political leaders in countries that are part of the US Empire; and creating wealth for transnational corporations even if it means going to war to do so.
Understanding US Empire would also make it easier to understand US military and economic interventions around the world. It would explain the US supported coup in Ukraine, working with oligarchs to try and create a coup in Venezuela, the movement of weapons with NATO surrounding Russia, the Asian Pivot surrounding China, the corporate rigged trade agreements like the TPP… so much would become much better understood, often just by looking at a map. We look forward to Abby exploring these issues, each is filled with falsehood in the US media, so lots of clarity it needed.
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 As noted in previous Lumpenproletariat articles, your author used to work with Abby back in the day on MediaRoots.org, before he decided to attend (what he perceived to be) the nation’s most radical economics department, the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Department of Economics. Tunnel vision becomes synonymous with focus. Since then, we’ve quite lost contact; but it’s nice to see her still out there, working to shed light on many important issues, unsung issues, like we did with MediaRoots.org, and she’s continued to do since then. Three cheers for Abby and Company!
[7 SEP 2015]
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