Videos about Elections & Democracy
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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".
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
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.
Bernie Sanders Is a BEAST
Epic compilation of some of his most dramatic moments of Bernie speaking truth to the establishment. Bernie Sanders has stood up for the working class and spoken out against...
Dark Money: How Billionaires Are Buying Elections
Billionaires have found a shady way to secretly finance candidates. They use nonprofits as vats of cash to funnel cash to candidates that will advance their interests. 
Stephen Colbert Interviews Neil Degrasse Tyson
Stephen Colbert Interviews Neil deGrasse Tyson
Baby Got Pacs! (Parody)
Check out Sir-Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back," remixed and rewritten to be about the shadiest kind of campaign funding. "I like super PACs and I cannot lie!"
Black Voters Drop Hillary Clinton to Support Bernie Sanders & MLK's Legacy
Black Voters explain why they have dropped Hillary Clinton, and supports Bernie Sanders instead. & Building on MLK's Legacy. Vote in the Primaries! Also make sure you register...
Corporate Media Admits Bernie Sanders Is a Strong(Er) General Election Candidate
The blackout on Bernie is starting to end.
Ralph Nader and Abby Martin on the Corporate Elections
On this week’s episode of The Empire Files, Abby Martin interviews American political figure Ralph Nader about the 2016 presidential race—from the “Brown Shirt” Trump movement...
Talking Shop with Bernie Sanders and Killer Mike
On November 23rd, 2015, Killer Mike sat down with Senator Bernie Sanders at The SWAG Shop in Atlanta, GA to discuss topics ranging from gun control to democratic...
#ThisIsACoup - How The EU Destroyed the First Radical Left Gov in Modern History (2015)
Director Theopi Skarlatos and producer Paul Mason present #ThisIsACoup, a four part documentary series telling the story of how the European Union destroyed the first radical...
What Is Democracy?
Democracy is something we can all agree on. But what does it actually mean? James Butler looks at the many ways the word gets used politically and what it means to attempt to...
Who Owns the Media? An Exclusive Look Into UK and USA Press
Insurge Intelligence recruited Scenes of Reason to create a video teaser for an exclusive exploration of how the media is run in the UK and the USA under the title "How...
Reykjavik Rising (2015)
In October 2008 Iceland was hit with one of the biggest financial disasters any nation in the world had experienced. In response, citizens took to the streets creating what is...
Noam Chomsky & Abby Martin: Electing the President of an Empire
At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass., Abby Martin interviews world-renowned philosopher and linguist Professor Noam Chomsky. Prof. Chomsky comments...
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver: Canadian Election
Canada is about to have a major election. John Oliver enlists Mike Myers, a beaver, and a moose to give voters some advice.
How to Stop a Pipeline: Canadian First Nations' Legal Battle for Their Territories
A decade-long battle over a proposed pipeline is helping shape the Canadian national election even as a historic legal case may make or break the development. First Nations are...
Whoa Canada (2015)
“Whoa Canada” is about Canada’s surveillance programs in an era of climate change. We’ve interviewed some of the countries leading experts and people who have actually been...