Videos about Empire
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Diplomacy VS War: Support the Iran Deal!
The choice we face is ultimately between diplomacy and some form of war - maybe not tomorrow, maybe not three months from now, but soon. Call your Representatives and tell them...
Good Hair (2009)
Chris Rock’s 2009 comedy documentary, ‘Good Hair’ might seem like a simple straightforward comedy documentary about a women’s hair salon. Actually, it goes deeper than that...
Landholding by Force of Arms: Our Fundamental Problem
Land control by armed central authority and private ownership must be abolished to save the future, creating a world where voluntary communities thrive in harmony with the...
How The Elite Stay In Power
In this video we break down in simple terms the only way "those in power" can stay in power. It's not as complex at it may seem. They need us more than we need them.
Ta-Nehisi Coates: The Case for Reparations
Signs of overt racism still are all around us, be it a New Hampshire police commissioner’s use of an ethnic slur to describe President Obama or an NBA team owner’s disturbing...
An Introduction To Capitalism
At its root, capitalism is an economic system based on three things: wage labour (working for a wage), private ownership or control of the means of production (things like...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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'...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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://...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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/ ...