CARACAS, VENEZUELA--(Marketwired - September 03, 2015) - teleSUR, the Latin American news network, will launch a new investigative TV show this week focusing on power, injustice and wars being waged on human rights and civil liberties in the United States and across the globe.
The new show, called The Empire Files, is a weekly, documentary-style investigative report presented by Abby Martin and airing from Friday September 4, 2015 on teleSUR English.
The show's mission is to document a world plagued by rampant inequality and endless war by putting an incisive lens on power, corruption and globalization through rigorous investigative journalism.
The Empire Files will cover local and global issues linked to the empire, its endless war on terror, and its disastrous impact on human and civil rights at home and abroad. Abby Martin will lead a team providing coverage and analysis from the field with a fearless, aggressive edge backed by rigorous fact-driven reporting and first-hand accounts.
A wide range of experts, scholars and journalists have given their support to the project. Birgitta Jónsdóttir, member of the Icelandic Parliament and former WikiLeaks spokeswoman, said: "We are living in transformative times, where nothing is as it seems, important news is not covered. That is why we need aggressive reporting to expose and understand it. Abby has the depth and courage to do it!"
The Empire Files is produced by teleSUR English. teleSUR English is a Latin American news organization with a perspective from the South and an emphasis on social struggles and progressive political movements. Headquartered in Caracas, Venezuela, it is operated by the Nueva Television del Sur C.A., a public company funded by the governments of Argentina, Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Uruguay and Venezuela. The Spanish TeleSUR signal reaches over 492 million viewers in 110 countries. In other areas, the live signal can be accessed through www.telesurtv.net.
THE EMPIRE FILES
Empires have risen and fallen for centuries. Yet for the first time, a global superpower has taken control over all networks of information and capital.
The United States not only commands the globe as the military hegemon, it also sits at the top of a transnational corporate power structure that prioritizes profit over the welfare of the planet.
But every empire must fall. And today's digital age presents the unique ability to build global solidarity and opposition to the imperial machine.
Breaking the Set's hard hitting host, Abby Martin, will be taking on the establishment again on The Empire Files, a documentary series laying bare corruption and recording resistance to the institutions of war and inequality.
Executive Producer: Paul Jay of The Real News Network
"Neocon warmongers don't want you to watch Abby Martin, and with good reason: She routinely kicks their asses and literally takes names." -- Max Blumenthal, Author of Goliath and The 51 Day War
"Abby Martin is one of the few truly fearless journalists who speaks out about the biggest global challenges we face today, getting to the heart of the systemic change needed to address rampant corruption and injustice." -- Dr. Nafeez Ahmed, Investigative Journalist
Breaking the Set introduced people around the world to the top-notch journalistic integrity of Abby Martin. The Empire Files will take to the next level the kind of hard-hitting reporting that holds those in power accountable and deconstructs imperial propaganda in an era of US/NATO hegemony. In a media landscape where six companies control 90% of the news, we need fearless, courageous, and independent journalists like Abby Martin now more than ever." -- Prof. Mickey Huff, Director, Project Censored
"Abby Martin broke the set bringing us the news nobody else had the guts to report. I welcome her continued truthtelling at The Empire Files." -- John Kiriakou, CIA Whistleblower
"With courageous and hard hitting journalists like Abby Martin in short supply, The Empire Files can't come soon enough." -- Rania Khalek of The Electronic Intifada
"Some countries get to strangle other countries -- either through the weapon of debt repayment or through aerial bombardment. This strangulation, by its old name, is imperialism. Corporate media has a stake in disguising the strangulation as financial mismanagement or humanitarian intervention. Our media has to be more forthright. We have to call it what it is. Abby Martin has the guts to do so." -- Dr. Vijay Prashad, Award-Winning Journalist and Author
FIRST EPISODE SYNOPSIS:
From inside history's biggest empire, Abby Martin explores the rise of the military industrial complex, investigating how a state of perpetual war has robbed humanity of its livelihood.