As continued Israeli violence against Palestinians led to a Palestinian general strike, we had the opportunity to speak with Abby Martin about mainstream coverage of the apartheid — and about how Israel, aided by the U.S.’s imperialist interests, has controlled the narrative. This comes at a time when journalists willing to support Palestinian liberation face silencing and punishment. Days after Israeli forces destroyed the AP’s office in Gaza, the AP fired Emily Wilder, a staffer with a history of activism for Palestinian rights and critiques of Israeli leaders. While corporate media outlets restrict coverage of the truth of Palestinian oppression, it was a pleasure to speak with Abby about her own independent journalism, including The Empire Files: Gaza Fights for Freedom.
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