Videos about Elections & Democracy
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Who Should Bernie Voters Support Now? Robert Reich Vs. Chris Hedges on Tackling the Neoliberal Order
The day after Senator Bernie Sanders spoke at the Democratic National Convention and urged his supporters to work to ensure his former rival wins the presidential race, we host...
The Social Construction of Reality
This is deep. 
How Did Hitler Rise to Power?
Decades after the fall of the Third Reich, it feels impossible to understand how Adolf Hitler, the tyrant who orchestrated one of the largest genocides in human history, could...
Turkey's Failed Military Coup, Explained
The attempted coup against Turkish President Erdoğan might have failed, but plenty of problems still await him.
Putting Out the UnWelcome Mat: Democracy Handbook with Bassem Youssef Ep. 1
Bassem Youssef think's he's found a quick fix for our nation's immigration problem: Stop making yourself look so enticing to the rest of the world, and take a cue from Flint...
Epic Rant Directs Anger over Brexit at the F!*£ING TORIES
Reporter Pie is dismayed at the Remain's reaction to Brexit!
Robert Reich: The 5 Principles of True Patriotism
We talk a lot about Patriotism, especially around July 4th, but we need also to take to heart its five basic principles. First: True patriotism isn’t simply about waving the...
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver: Brexit Update
The United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, and it looks like it may not be an especially smooth transition.
UNCOUNTED: The Story of the California Primary (2016)
In an extensive mini-documentary by Rogue Kite Productions and The Young Turks, we tell you the true story of what happened leading up to and after the California Democratic...
The Best Democracy Money Can Buy
Trailer for Greg Palast's feature documentary exposing the theft of the 2016 election and the billionaires bankrolling the ballot banditry. Coming Summer 2016 Support this...
Political Polls Are Bad for Democracy: Here's Why
Most of us have never taken part in a poll about politics, says Guardian US data editor Mona Chalabi, but we will happily believe the results and even let them affect how we...
The Choices Are Awful, But We Have to Vote to Stay in the EU
Eleanor Penny explains why Britain needs to remain in the EU despite it's structural racism and lack of democracy. 
This Satirical Trump Vs. Bernie Debate Is Both Hilarious and Highly Disturbing
Comedians James Adomian (Bernie Sanders) and Anthony Atamanuik (Donald Trump) bring two of the most controversial candidates in history, head-to-head, or rather bald-to-toupee...
What Is Economic Democracy?
An animated look at David Schweickart's proposal for a next system, grounded in democratic worker cooperatives and built around public control of financial capital. More info...
Why the Left Should Vote to Leave the EU
Aaron Bastani, famously pro-Brexit left commentator gives his four reasons why the EU can't be relied upon for democracy, social justice and freedom.
Authoritarianism: the Political Science That Explains Trump
The obscure research that predicted Donald Trump. For more, read Amanda Taub's feature "The rise of American authoritarianism".
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver: Primaries and Caucuses
Primaries and caucuses are a surprisingly undemocratic part of the democratic process. John Oliver discusses our convoluted system for choosing presidential nominees. 
Peasants for Plutocracy: How the Billionaires Brainwashed America
The following video explores the influence billionaires have had through massive public relations campaigns, fake "grass roots" movements like the Tea Party, and funding of...
How to Upgrade Democracy for the Internet Era
Pia Mancini and her colleagues want to upgrade democracy in Argentina and beyond. Through their open-source mobile platform they want to bring citizens inside the legislative...
A Trump Presidency Would be as American as Bald Eagles, Indigenous Genocide and Apple Pie
Every bold advancement of progress in the United States is met by a racist backlash, says Steven Thrasher. So, he argues, it would make complete sense if Donald Trump became...
2016 Presidential Election Reality Check
We're awake now. We can't go back to sleep.
Amy Goodman: How the Media Is Ruining This Election
Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! tells us about Trump-land and how the media is ruining this election. 
Hillary Clinton's Business of Corporate Shilling & War Making (2016)
Digging deep into Hillary's connections to Wall Street, Abby Martin reveals how the Clinton's multi-million-dollar political machine operates.  This episode chronicles the...
Muslims for Trump Have a Message You Should Listen To. It's NOT What You Expect.
Peace House attended a Trump rally disguised as satirical characters. What happened after completely changed their perspective...
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver: Congressional Fundraising
Lawmakers have to raise money to keep their jobs, but a surprising amount of their job now consists of raising money. John Oliver sits down with Congressman Steve Israel to...
Bush Official Would Vote for Bernie Sanders Before Donald Trump
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, who served in the first term of the George W. Bush Administration as the Chief of Staff for Secretary of State Colin Powell, shares his candid...
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver: Border Wall
Donald Drumpf wants to build a wall on the U.S-Mexico border. Is his plan feasible? 
Anonymous Have Just Brilliantly Trolled Trump
Anonymous published information about Donald Trump, including his cell phone number and Social Security number, online. The response from the Trump team was to call for the...
Brazil's Political Explosion for Beginners
During the presidency of Lula Da Silva, billions of dollars in bribes were taken to allow construction companies to overcharge the government-owned oil company, Petrobras. Now...
Donald Trump: A History of Violence
Please watch this video through to the end. Those who support Trump and the ignorant, violent hostility he intentionally fosters have no place calling themselves patriots. This...
Donald Trump Shows Alarming Willingness to Use Fascist Terms & Styles
"Fascism: Could it happen here?" That’s a question increasingly being raised as Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump continues his bid for the White House. People...
Why Bernie Is the Most Electable Candidate in 80 Seconds
Here's why Bernie Sanders is the most electable candidate in 80 seconds. Help us out at berniesanders.com. Made by Tyler Sanders and Adrienne Teeley
Sanders Path to Victory Blocked by Media and Party Elites
Former White House counsel Bill Curry says only sustained grassroots pressure will push democratic leadership to address the economic interests of the working-class.
Donald Trump's Victory Speech/Infomercial Was Full of Lies
Donald Trump uses a primary victory speech to defend his failed business ventures, which prompts Jordan Klepper to fact-check the magnate's claims.
NOW IS THE TIME (Bernie 2016)
Bernie Sanders endorsed by Martin Luther King Jr.'s close friend and civil rights activist, Harry Belafonte. Nina Turner, Cornel West, Killer Mike, Danny Glover, and millions...
Cornel West, Dolores Huerta, And Melina Abdullah From BLM Debate After Sanders' Upset Win in Michigan
 In the most shocking upset of the 2016 presidential campaign to date, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton in the Michigan primary. Sanders won 50 percent...
acTVism Munich Video Series
This video playlist compiles all of acTVism Munich's work that include a wide range of topics - privacy, democracy, economy, politics and social issues.
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver: Special Districts
Special districts spend more public money than all city governments combined. That's odd considering most of us don't know they exist.
Dilbert Creator Scott Adams on Donald Trump's "Linguistic Kill Shots"
Are Trump's 'random insults' actually random? Scott Adams makes a convincing case that Trump has been highly trained in neurolinguistic programming. Donald Trump has a way...
Samantha Bee on How Progressives Slept Through the Most Important Election in Recent History
The boring, who-cares midterm snoozefest that was the most important election of your lifetime. Watch Full Frontal with Samantha Bee all new Mondays at 10:30/ 9:30c on TBS!
What's the Deal With Super Tuesday?
The first day of March will have another name this year: Super Tuesday. But what exactly does that mean? Twelve states and one US territory will head to the polls, marking the...
John Oliver Masterfully Deconstructs the Trump Mythology, Revealing Deception and Lies
Our main story this week is about Donald Trump. We can't believe we're saying that either.
Sister of Chapel Hill Shooting Victim Has a Message for Trump
Donald Trump and his campaign rhetoric against Muslims is a major issue for Dr. Suzanne Barakat, sister of Deah Barakat, a victim in the Chapel Hill shooting. Here's what she...
What's a Rigged Economy?
Income inequality is rising and working Americans feel like they aren't getting ahead. Welcome to the rigged economy. Here's how it works.
The Mad World of Donald Trump (2016)
Matt Frei enters the colourful and mad world of presidential hopeful, Donald Trump - whose meteoric political rise comes amid one of the most controversial political campaigns...
Capitalism Will Eat Democracy Unless We Speak Up
Have you wondered why politicians aren't what they used to be, why governments seem unable to solve real problems? Economist Yanis Varoufakis, the former Minister of Finance...
DOUBLESPEAK- A Film About Climate Change
Doublespeak highlights the contradictory actions of President Obama and the British Prime Minister, David Cameron when it comes to addressing the urgent threat of climate...
Noam Chomsky on the U.S. Presidential Election and the Rise of Islamophobia
Renowned political theorist Noam Chomsky is often cited for his criticism of the US political system. In the second of a special two-part interview, Chomsky sits down with...
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver: Voting
Every American deserves an equal vote. But in some states, access to voting is becoming less and less equal. 
Comedian Brian Dunkleman Takes On the Stigma of Socialism
There's nothing more American than Football. There's also nothing more socialist. Brian Dunkleman Takes On the Stigma of Socialism.