Abby Martin

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(Journalist, Activist, Artist)
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BornAbigail Suzanne Martin
6 September 1984
Oakland, California, U.S.
Alma materSan Diego State University

Abby Martin is an American journalist and TV presenter. She produced The Empire Files for the Venezuelan broadcaster teleSUR and before that, presented RT's 'Breaking the Set' programme.[1]

Before hosting her own show, Martin had worked for two years as a correspondent for RT America.

She is also an artist and activist, and helped found the citizen journalism website Media Roots which she operates with her brother Robbie Martin.[2]

Human shields in Gaza

Gaza Massacre: debunking Israel’s excuse

In May 2021, Abby Martin set out 5 points that evaporate Israel's assertion that the civilians it kills in Gaza were "human shields":

  • Israel has a history of lying about human shields;
  • By Israel's definition the IDF uses human shields too; and,
  • This is all a situation of Israel's design.[3]

The Empire Files

In 2015 Abby Martin launched The Empire Files with journalist and activist Michael Prysner.[4]

The Empire Files is hosted by teleSUR, which is funded by several Latin American governments, but is editorially independent. Martin said:

"The show is totally independent of teleSUR... We merely sell them the content; they have zero control over anything we do".

Martin and Prysner received death threats for their reporting on protests in Venezuela.[5] For The Empire Files, Abby Martin also reported from the Palestinian territories, the West Bank and the Amazon rainforest.[6][7]

It was shut down by sanctions from the american government in 2018.[8]

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Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Venezuela critics are just Blairites having a kick at Jeremy CorbynInterview7 August 2017George Galloway
Luke Dolan
For nineteen years the United States government and its secret agents have been trying to overthrow the Venezuela political process. Why might that be? Well, there are many reasons but the biggest among them has the smallest name: OIL.


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