Videos about Government
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Are We All Terrorists Now?
I look at the new powers brought in by David Cameron to supposedly aid in counter terrorism, but instead, turns us all into suspects. 
Why you don`t need to worry about $18 Trillion US Debt
Congratulations to the United States Govt. for just accumulating $18 Trillion in debt! But no worries let's look at some of the biggest reasons why YOU don't need to worry about it. #1. "They can get it under control."  What a massive lie. Politicians have been sayi
Proof That Corruption Is Legal in America
According to a Princeton University study, public opinion has “near-zero” impact on U.S. law. One thing that does have an influence? Money. Nearly every issue we face as a nation is caught in the grip of corruption. From taxation to national debt, education to the...
The Game of Thrones Guide to UK Elections (with the Real Jon Snow)
Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow (he knows something) explains the UK general election using what we understand best: Game of Thrones. Turns out, there are lots of similarities between the cut and thrust of Westeros and the political wrangling around Westminster. The...
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Standardized Testing
American students face a ridiculous amount of testing. John Oliver explains how standardized tests impact school funding, the achievement gap, how often kids are expected to throw up. 
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Patents
For inventors, patents are an essential protection against theft. But when patent trolls abuse the system by stockpiling patents and threatening lawsuits, businesses are forced to shell out tons of money. 
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The IRS
Nobody likes the IRS. But recent budget and staff cuts have made it increasingly difficult for the department to do its very important job. Don't take our word for it. Ask Michael Bolton. 
The Emperor's New Clothes (Trailer)
The Emperor's New Clothes trailer - a film by Michael Winterbottom with Russell Brand. Milton Friedman once said that every crisis was an opportunity.
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. 
Under the Dome: Investigating China’s Smog (2015)
A controversial film by celebrity journalist Chai Jing investigating China's air pollution problems. Chai Jing started making the documentary when her as yet unborn daughter developed a tumor in the womb, which had to be removed very soon after her birth. Chai blames air...
If Politics Is Dead, Is The Election Its Funeral?
In this episode, I look at the recent collapses within the political parties in the US and UK and work out is this the death of politics? 
The 3 Biggest Myths Blinding Us to Economic Truth
Robert Reich breaks down the 3 biggest economic myths. 1. The “job creators” are CEOs, corporations and the rich, whose taxes must be low in order to induce them to create more jobs. Rubbish. The real job creators are the vast middle-class and the poor, whose spending...
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? 
The Lie We Live
Spencer Cathcart raises all the right questions, exposes collective lies and stories we tell ourselves all the while retaining a sense of hope for humanity. This video will challenge your views, values and beliefs in a very direct and unforgiving manner, but it will also...
War on Whistleblowers (2015)
War on Whistleblowers highlights recent cases where American government employees and contractors took to the media to expose fraud and abuse.  In all cases the whistle-blowing was to the detriment of their professional and personal lives.     SUBSCRIBE HOST A...
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Elected Judges
The vast majority of US judges are elected, forcing many judges to pander to the electorate and accept campaign money in order to keep their jobs. This seems slightly troubling... 
How Class Works
Economist Richard Wolff explains our class society.
The Unknown Known (2014)
A glimpse into the mind of a sociopath... who just happened to be the United States Secretary of Defense leading up to and during the country's two longest wars (Iraq and Afghanistan). Directed by one of the most respected and popular documentarians of our time, Errol Morris.
The Norden - Police (2014)
Police captain Peter Whittingham from LAPD visits Finland, Sweden and Norway. How are suspects treated? What equipment do Nordic police officers carry, and how are they allowed to use it? What role does the police have in the Nordics? English subtitles. Host: Joakim Rundt...
Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (2004)
Outfoxed shows how the Fox News channel is used to promote and advocate right-wing views. SUBSCRIBE   Follow Robert Greenwald  Celebrate 10 years of Brave New Films with our Boxed Set:   WATCH MORE:   3:09 During the first few years that Murdoch's ownership of Fox's DC...
Cointelpro 101 (2010)
COINTELPRO may not be a well-understood acronym but its meaning and continuing impact are absolutely central to understanding the government’s wars and repression against progressive movements. COINTELPRO represents the state’s strategy to prevent movements and communities...
Bill Moyers: The New Robber Barons
Washington continues to reward wealthy donors and Wall St but what about everyday Americans? Author and historian Steve Fraser has answers. 
Belgium On Strike
On December 15, 2014, a 24-hour general strike brought Belgium to a standstill as trade unions shutdown airports, trains, ports, highways, shops, factories, schools and government offices. The December 15th strike was the first general strike in Belgium since 1993 and was...
Democrats Bow Down to Wall Street
Bill speaks with outspoken veteran journalist John R. MacArthur, president and publisher of Harper's Magazine, about the problems with the Obama-backed Trans-Pacific Partnership being negotiated in secret and Hillary Clinton's possible presidential campaign. 
How America Is Like A Bad Boyfriend
But... I love America! 
Should War On ISIS Violence Begin At Home? Russell Brand The Trews
Russell Brand The Trews (E191). American aid worker Peter Kassig was deplorably the fifth western hostage to be killed by Islamic State militants but how much moral high ground does the US & UK have over ISIS? 
Why Walls Are Government Tools of Oppression | 25 Year Anniversary of the Berlin Wall
Abby Martin reflects on the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and how this event serves as a reminder of the walls around the world that still cruelly divide populations. 
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The Lottery
State lotteries claim to be good for education and the general wellbeing of citizens. But are they? (Spoiler alert: No.) Connect with Last Week Tonight online...
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: State Legislatures and ALEC
While midterm coverage is largely focused on the parts of Congress that do very little, vital (and bizarre) midterm elections are going unexamined. State legislators pass a lot of bills, and some of that efficiency is thanks to a group called ALEC that writes legislation for...
How Protect and Serve Became Search and Destroy
Ever wonder why police look like soldiers?  Quick facts on Police Militarization: • Pentagon’s Excess Property Program (1033 Program) has supplied police departments across the country with more than $4.3 billion in gear since 1997. This includes $449 million in 2013.  •...
CITIZENFOUR is a real life thriller, unfolding by the minute, giving audiences unprecedented access to filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald’s encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass...
Taking Down the Daily Show with Allison Kilkenny and Jamie Kilstein
Abby Martin interviews co-founders of Citizen Radio and authors of the new book, #NEWSFAIL, Allison Kilkenny and Jamie Kilstein, about the biggest flaws in corporate comedy news and why topics like feminism and climate change are covered so poorly by cable news.
Get Ready For TTIP
In a world full of challenges, where democracy has been fought for around the globe, some people took action to make things even worse. Get ready for TTIP, the biggest bilateral agreement ever between the US and EU, designed by corporations for corporations.
The War on the Poor and Working Families
Robert Reich connects the dots to show how a range of positions, on issues ranging from the minimum wage to unemployment insurance to food stamps, work together to keep poor and working families in desperate situations -- and calls on all of us to do something about...
In U.N. Speech, Noam Chomsky Blasts United States for Supporting Israel, Blocking Palestinian State
As U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announces plans to set up an investigation into the attacks on United Nations facilities during Israel's recent assault on the Gaza Strip, we broadcast the speech of world-renowned political dissident Noam Chomsky, who recently spoke in...
Mark Corske's Engines of Domination (2014)
Political power -- armed central authority, with states and war -- is it part of human nature? Is it necessary for human communities? Or is it a tool that ruling elites use to live at the expense of communities? A tool that does violence to human nature and the...
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Civil Forfeiture
Did you know police can just take your stuff if they suspect it's involved in a crime? They can! It's a shady process called "civil asset forfeiture," and it would make for a weird episode of Law and Order. See?
The Radicalization of Phil Donahue
Mr. Donahue says he believed he was blessed, living in the greatest country on earth - but through hosting his show, speaking to people like Chomsky and the Black Panthers, he came to question what he had thought was true.
The Roots of Hong Kong's 'Umbrella Revolution'
Abby Martin discusses the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong, highlighting the long history of tension between mainland China and the autonomous region and how China is responding to mass protests in the streets. 
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Drones
The United States has launched a huge number of drone strikes under President Obama. It's widely accepted and extremely terrifying. 
How the U.S. Concocted a Terror Threat to Justify Syria Strikes, and the Corporate Media Went Along
As the U.S. expands military operations in Syria, we look at the Khorasan group, the shadowy militant organization the Obama administration has invoked to help justify the strikes. One month ago, no one had heard of Khorasan, but now U.S. officials say it poses an imminent...
The Path of Positive Resistance
Bill Moyers speaks with doctors Jill Stein and Margaret Flowers about their personal journeys, what they have learned about our political system along the way and why they continue to fight the good fight.  JILL STEIN: "We who long for democracy, justice, sustainability... + Avaaz Have No Strategy To Win Climate Crisis Struggle - Arun Gupta + Avaaz have No Strategy to Win Climate Crisis Struggle - Arun Gupta Speaking to Dennis Trainor, Jr. of Acronym TV, independent journalist Arun Gupta praised for driving so over 300,000 people into the streets for the People's Climate March on Sunday, saying...
The History of Climate Change Negotiations in 83 seconds
It's just a little absurd.
Will Obama's Bombs Stop Beheadings? Russell Brand The Trews
Russell Brand The Trews (E146). Reaction to President Barack Obama's 'destroy and degrade' strategy address for fighting the Islamic State.
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. 
Scotland Yet: A Film About Independence (2014)
Scotland Yet is a feature length documentary that takes a radically different approach to the debate on Scottish independence. Blissfully free of sound bites, politicians and statistics, Scotland Yet examines the sum of several personal stories from across the nation to...
I Believe in Me: Fighting for Trans Rights in Prison
On the day of her release from state custody, Donisha McShan tells her story of finding her voice and standing up for her right to be treated as a woman.
Representative Democracy IS NOT Democracy
This is satisfying truth-telling. The real civics lesson we ought to get in school. Part 2: Direct Democracy Part 3: Visions of a Free Society