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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. 
But... I love America! 
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? 
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. 
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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?
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.
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. 
The United States has launched a huge number of drone strikes under President Obama. It's widely accepted and extremely terrifying. 
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...
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...
 350.org + Avaaz have No Strategy to Win Climate Crisis Struggle - Arun Gupta Speaking to Dennis Trainor, Jr. of Acronym TV, independent journalist Arun Gupta praised 350.org for driving so over 300,000 people into the streets for the People's Climate March on Sunday, saying...
It's just a little absurd.
Russell Brand The Trews (E146). Reaction to President Barack Obama's 'destroy and degrade' strategy address for fighting the Islamic State.
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 real reason Russia and Syria are being targeted right now. 
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...
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.
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
Evidence exposing who put ISIS in power, and how it was done. Sources and full transcript. StormCloudsGathering on Facebook.
500 innocent Americans are murdered by police every year (USDOJ). 5,000 since 9/11, equal to the number of US soldiers lost in Iraq.  In 1994 the US Government passed a law authorizing the Pentagon to donate surplus Cold War era military equipment to local police...
 AtPeace Makita, a single mother of five children who turned to activism after her water was shut off by the Detroit Water and Sewage Department, talks with Dennis Trainor, Jr. about the Detroit Water Brigade and what it is like to living during the current push for the...
Wolfgang Gartner - Illmerica from Ultra Music. Can you guess the common theme?
"If humanity is going to be destroyed by a nuclear weapon, let's at least make sure it's intentional."
Acronym TV #11: An interview with Jason Leopold. There are many crimes committed in the pursuit of, or as an accessory to, the crimes of US Foreign Policy.
"Dinner For Few" is an allegorical depiction of our society. During dinner, "the system" works like a well-oiled machine. It solely feeds the select few who eventually, foolishly consume all the resources while the rest survive on scraps from the table. Inevitably, when the...
Regardless of where on this planet you live, and no matter what your nationality, the fact that the indefinite detention provisions of the NDAA are still on the books, should disturb you on a fundamental level. If not, give it three minutes. Script and...
Investigative journalist Charles Lewis joins Bill Moyers to talk about why facts, logic and reason are often missing in the rush to war.
How did the government come to spy on millions of Americans? In United States of Secrets, FRONTLINE goes behind the headlines to reveal the dramatic inside story of the U.S. government's massive and controversial secret surveillance program -- and the lengths it went to try...
Gasland Part II follows on three years later, to continue documenting how the stakes have been raised on all sides in one of the most devastating environmental issues rapidly spreading the globe. This sequel further enriches the argument that the gas industry’s portrayal of...
Wherein the most popular arguments for capitalism are looked at more closely.  Sources: Worldwide, 13% of workers feel engaged with their work http://www.gallup.com/poll/165269/wor...
Bill Moyers speaks with Theodore Olson and David Boise – the two lawyers who would later win the case proving that California's Proposition 8 Law (banning same-sex marriage) was unconstitutional.  Their reasoned arguments prove not only why they ended up winning the case, but...
Pay 2 Play shows how our elections encourage extortion, and how to stop it. Coming August 2014. In part 2, Lawrence Lessig outlines a strategy for taking action. Vist http://mayone.us/ for more.
With extraordinary access, FRONTLINE takes you to the epicenter of the raging debate about prison reform. "Prison State" follows the lives of four individuals in Kentucky's criminal justice system, as the state tries to interrupt the cycle of mass incarceration.
With extraordinary access, award-winning producer and director Dan Edge takes you to the epicenter of the raging debate about prison reform. "Solitary Nation" offers an up-close, graphic look at a solitary confinement unit in Maine's maximum-security prison with firsthand...
In 2003, the United States pre-emptively attacked Iraq in a war that would last for eight years claiming an estimated 189,000 lives, costing over $2 trillion and causing untold economic and emotional devastation for the Iraqi people. In this 2007 documentary that originally...
Media Bias is a serious problem, though probably not in the way you've been told. There is also an easy way to beat it.
Candidate Obama said the Internet would remain open and free, but that's before he appointed a former cable and wireless top gun to run the FCC.
As Barack Obama considers ways to enforce immigration laws "more humanely," VICE News travels to Guatemala to meet a deportee named Ray Jesus, who lives apart from his American wife and 5 American children. When Ray lived in the U.S., he was the family's breadwinner. Now they...
"State of Surveillance" examines new technologies police departments are using to fight crime and the civil liberties concerns raised by these tools. Law enforcement agencies say that many of the technologies make it easier to solve and, in some cases, even prevent crime.
Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of American Empire examines how a radical fringe of the Republican Party used the trauma of the 9/11 terror attacks to advance a pre-existing agenda to radically transform American foreign policy while rolling back civil...
How Washington and its Allies Use Social Media to Topple Governments & Manipulate Public Opinion.  
What have governments done? Lots of good things right?! Well... I think the biggest counter-response to this video would be: well without governments we wouldn't have X, Y and Z! The major breakthrough comes I think when we realize that human societies have the potential to...