Abby Martin debuts teleSUR's The Empire Files exploring the U.S. Empire, its rise to world hegemony and its impact on people and the planet.
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Show intro: HUMANITY STANDS AT AN UNPRECEDENTED MOMENT IN HISTORY.
In an age where information is power, a ubiquitous behemoth has cemented its control over the arbitration of war, capital, resources, our data, our rights and our lives.
While the United States dominates the globe as its ascendant military imperator, it has further consolidated networks of globalized corporate influence that privileges power and prioritizes profit over the welfare of the health of the planet, and the freedom and safety of its people.
Governments continue to pour seemingly infinite resources into an economy of endless war, at the expense of their people. Society is sick, and the symptoms of collapse are everywhere: War and instability worldwide. Permanent unemployment. Hungry screams from riots of the unheard. Dissipating possibilities and evaporating liberties. A polluted ecology of the mind of the masses. Foreclosed homes and dreams. Corrosive abuse of power, and a defunct democracy upheld by an all-seeing police state.
BUT EVERY EMPIRE MUST FALL.
The emergence of decentralized digital networks of information have presented a new wave of consciousness that is shaking the foundations of the heretofore unchallenged position of empire, hegemony and imperialism as constant factors in the global struggle.
Abby Martin leads a team of fearless investigative reporters compiling a dossier of a world plagued with rampant inequality and endless war by putting an incisive lens on war, power and globalization by cracking open the shell of the secrets of empire._"