Videos about Empire
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Akala and Frankie Boyle Discuss Structural Racism in Britain
Comedian Frankie Boyle puts forward the proposition that Britain is racist to the core. Rapper, poet and educator Akala speaks to this, giving clear examples of structural racism and talking about the ongoing effects of colonialism and imperialism. You can watch the whole of...
Emma Goldman on Patriotism
"Patriotism" by Emma Goldman, read by Sandra Oh.
Eduardo Galeano in Conversation with Arundhati Roy
In 2006, two of the world’s most celebrated writers, Eduardo Galeano and Arundhati Roy, shared the stage of Town Hall in New York City for a historic evening of readings and dialogue. Eduardo Galeano is a Uruguayan author who died on April 13, 2015. His books include the...
Rap News 31: The EuroDiVision Contest
We've all heard of EuroVision. But there's another song that’s being sung across Europe - the peoples' chants of protest against Europe's austerity measures. Today we'll hear some of the leading and loudest voices in this competition, such as Greece, Spain and Ireland, who...
Israeli Illegal Settlements Explained in 60 Seconds
You may have heard all about the Israeli illegal settlements or even seen many images of them. But do you really know anything about how settlements effect Palestinian lives. Well in 60 seconds you will. Friends of Al-aqsa a British non-profit NGO campaigning to defend the...
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Government Surveillance
There are very few government checks on what America's sweeping surveillance programs are capable of doing. John Oliver sits down with Edward Snowden to discuss the NSA, the balance between privacy and security, and dick-pics. 
Unmanned: America's Drone Wars (2013)
"Unmanned" investigates the impact of U.S. drone strikes at home and abroad, observing their effect on the War on Terror, the lives of individuals, and U.S. foreign policy. SUBSCRIBE DONATE to Brave New Films Set up a free screening in your community In Unmanned...
Yellow Fever
Yellow Fever is a mixed-media documentary animation by Kenyan filmmaker Ng’endo Mukii. The short film, which served as Mukii’s thesis project at London’s Royal College of Art
Everyday Racism: What Should We Do?
Racism is a business. Its marketing is so successful that even Akala looks sideways at a young black man holding a lot of cash. These racial assumptions lead to 'everyday' racism - daily encounters and micro-agressions. It's time to recognise the relationship between top-down...
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: U.S. Territories
A set of Supreme Court decisions made over 100 years ago has left U.S. territories without meaningful representation. That's weird, right? 
Europe Or Die (2015)
Since 2000, more than 27,000 migrants and refugees have died attempting the perilous journey to Europe. With an unprecedented number of people breaking through its heavily barricaded borders in 2014, the EU continues to fortify its frontiers. VICE News presents Europe or...
American Sniper's Patriot Porn & Celebration of Psychopathy
Abby Martin interviews independent journalist, Rania Khalek, about the new film 'American Sniper' and why it's such a controversial choice to receive a Best Picture Oscar nomination. 
Abby Martin Exposes Obama's SOTU Double Speak | Brainwash Update
Abby Martin discusses the hypocritical and misleading foreign policy claims made during the State of the Union.
FRAMED
What's behind the West's fascination with "saving" Africa? FRAMED investigates the images and myths that cast a continent as a victim. What attracts Western activists to “save” Africa when we have our own crises at home? In American media and pop culture, Africans remain...
Zapatista (1999)
With exclusive access and interviews with Subcomandante Marcos, Noam Chomsky and others, Zapatista is the definitive look at the Zapatista uprising, its historical roots and its lessons for the present and the future. January1, 1994. The day the North American Free Trade...
Why The Guardian Censored One of Its Top Journalists | Interview with Nafeez Ahmed
Abby Martin interviews investigative journalist, Nafeez Ahmed, about what was not discussed in the torture report and his claims of censorship at the Guardian newspaper, where he used to work. 
What the Torture Report Isn't Telling You
Why is the corporate media turning torture into a debate? Abby Martin discusses the media's reaction to the Senate torture report and why torture has suddenly turned into a partisan debate.
U.S. Drones Kill More People than ISIS: Chris Hedges
Chris Hedges, author, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and polemicist discusses the importance of resistance to empire, and passionately condemns US foreign policy, saying "There is no difference between a beheading by ISIL and a US drone strike." 
Deepa Kumar On The Islamophobia Of "Homeland"
On Real News: Reality Asserts Itself, Dr. Kumar tells Paul Jay that Muslim characters on Homeland are either terrorists, sympathizers of terrorists, or "good Muslims" which means pro-US.  Deepa Kumar is an Associate Professor of Media Studies and Middle Eastern Studies at...
Concerning Violence (2014)
The powerful new film from Göran Hugo Olsson, director of The Black Power Mixtape, is a fresh and bold visual narrative, documenting the liberation from colonial rule in the '60s and '70s in Africa. Working with recently discovered archival footage, the film depicts some of...
No Judge, No Jury, No Trial
Since 2004 drone strikes have killed 2,379 human beings. Of those thousands killed, only 12% could be positively identified as "militants". Drone strike victims are overwhelmingly innocent civilians. These innocents are mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, grandmas, old...
John Oliver Asks: Columbus Day - How Is This Still A Thing?
Christopher Columbus did a lot of stuff that was way more terrible than "sailing the ocean blue," but we don't learn about that. Columbus Day: How is it still a thing?
WWF Complicit In Tribal People's Abuse
Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights, has uncovered serious abuses of Baka “Pygmies” in southeast Cameroon, at the hands of anti-poaching squads supported and funded by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The Baka are being illegally...
Navajo Nation Sacrificed for US Nuclear Obsession
Abby Martin talks about a $500 million settlement between the government and Navajo nation over destruction of tribal land due to uranium mining and how this amount will do nothing to alleviate the pain and suffering caused by this industry.
How Perpetual War Fuels Terrorism
Since 1980, we have militarily intervened at least 35 times in more than 27 countries. We keep bombing, we continue spending trillions of dollars, but we're no safer as a result. WATCH MORE. CALL YOUR SENATOR SUBSCRIBE Because perpetual war fuels terrorism. And yet...
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Scottish Independence
Scotland is about to vote on whether to secede from the UK. There are solid arguments on both sides. But none of that makes bagpipes good to listen to...or does it? Connect with Last Week Tonight online...
The Geopolitics of World War III
The real reason Russia and Syria are being targeted right now. 
Our Generation (2010)
Our Generation is an independent documentary film, made over 3 years, that looks at the current state of Indigenous relations in Australia, home to the oldest living culture in the world. Driven by the remote Yolngu peoples of Northeast Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory...
Gitmo Exclusive Part II: Media Brainwashing, Sham Trials & Closing Gitmo for Good
Abby Martin Breaks the Set on Gitmo 'Transparency', Review Board Red Tape, Military Commissions Sham, Zero Dark Thirty Lies and Closing Guantanamo for Good.
Gitmo Exclusive Part I: An Untold History of Occupation, Torture & Resistance
Abby Martin Breaks the Set on the History of Gitmo, Methods of Torture, the Remaining Detainees and the Ongoing Hunger Strikes by Prisoners. EPISODE BREAKDOWN: On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin features Part I of her exclusive coverage from Guantanamo Bay...
The Covert Origins of ISIS
Evidence exposing who put ISIS in power, and how it was done. Sources and full transcript. StormCloudsGathering on Facebook.
MLK: Beyond Vietnam -- A Time to Break Silence (1967)
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. - April 4, 1967 - Beyond Vietnam: A Time To Break Silence Full and unabridged. Personal favorite quotes: 8:09 "A few years ago there was a shining moment in that struggle. It seemed as if there was a real promise of hope for the poor -- both...
Illmerica: The History of America in Music Video Format
Wolfgang Gartner - Illmerica from Ultra Music. Can you guess the common theme?
This Painting Captures a Disturbing Truth about the History of Our Education System
The truth is chilling. But it is a history we should never forget. This is a clip from the feature documentary "Schooling the World." Thanks to the generosity of the film-makers, for a limited time you can watch the full film online for free and in HD! Watch it here while...
How America Created a Minefield 2x the Size of New York City in Afghanistan
Abby Martin reports on the issue of undetonated munitions, highlighting the rising death count of children in Afghanistan exposed to unexploded land mines, as well as the over 100,000 deaths that have occurred since 1975 from similar munitions in Vietnam.
How Washington and its Allies Use Social Media to Topple Governments & Manipulate Public Opinion
How Washington and its Allies Use Social Media to Topple Governments & Manipulate Public Opinion.  
US Attempts Twitter Coup in Cuba | Big Brother Watch
Abby Martin goes over of an Associated Press article which exposes USAID's secret attempt to monitor and influence dissent in Cuba through a social messaging service called ZunZuneo. LIKE Breaking the Set @ http://fb.me/BreakingTheSet FOLLOW Abby Martin @...
Chomsky "Neo-Liberalism"
March 1, 2014 "Neo-liberalism Is neither New nor Liberal" - Noam Chomsky
Ukraine Crisis - What You're Not Being Told
The European and American public are being systematically lied to about the Ukraine crisis. Sources & full transcript: http://scgnews.com/the-ukraine-crisis-what-youre-not-being-told Follow us on our new Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SCGNews
Masturbating in Coffins & Other Bizarre Rituals of the Über Elite
Abby Martin goes over the strange rituals of secret societies, remarking on the Yale fraternity 'Skull & Bones' calling out the surreptitious behavior of two the society's most famous members including George W Bush and John Kerry. LIKE Breaking the Set @...
A Parable About Power
Taken from the documentary A Whisper to a Roar, this short animation beautifully illustrates the corrupting nature of power, the need for collective action and the importance of addressing root causes.
There You Go!
Around the world ‘development’ is robbing tribal people of their land, self-sufficiency and pride and leaving them with nothing. Watch this short, satirical film, written by Oren Ginzburg and narrated by actor and comedian David Mitchell, which tells the story of how tribal...
Here's A 5-Minute Video That'll Make You Rethink Our Entire News Media Circus
Thank goodness for the people behind these smartphones and cameras because otherwise ... well, without them, who would know that these things are happening? WARNING: Some violent/graphic content is shown. Here's a breakdown of just SOME of the issues going on in this vid...
When the Police State Came To This Rapper's Town, His Lyrical Commentary Tore the Whole Facade Down
This video was shot in Portland, Oregon, November, 2011 and features the words of John Trudell. Connect with Soul Minor: - Official Website: http://www.soulminor.com/ - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QD503 - Twitter: https://twitter.com/Soul_Minor Debut album...
Dirty Wars (2013)
It's the dirty little secret of the War on Terror: all bets are off, and almost anything goes. We have fundamentally changed the rules of the game and the rules of engagement. Today drone strikes, night raids, and U.S. government--condoned torture occur in corners across the...
The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community
David Korten’s inspiring and extensively-illustrated presentation of his new book The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community. David says we are at a defining moment in all of human history.   “Will future generations know our time …[as] the Great Unraveling, when...
Five Steps To Tyranny (2001)
This film analyzes the movement of a society from freedom to tyranny in five steps. It clearly shows how those in positions of power may cultivate the conditions of tyranny in any population by demonstrating how easily ordinary people may be manipulated into compliance with...
How To Occupy The Noosphere: Ian MacKenzie @ TEDxVictoria 2013
Ian MacKenzie An ardent filmmaker and media activist, Ian MacKenzie is dedicated to capturing and sharing glimpses of emerging human paradigms. MacKenzie's most recent film, Occupy Love, explores the growing realization that the dominant systems of power are failing to...
Stealing a Nation (2004)
'Stealing A Nation' is an extraordinary film about the plight of the Chagos Islands, whose indigenous population was secretly and brutally expelled by British Governments in the late 1960s and early 1970s to make way for an American military base. The tragedy, which falls...
Utopia (trailer)
One of the most extraordinary films about Australia is soon to be released. This is Utopia, an epic production by the Emmy and Bafta winning film-maker and journalist John Pilger.