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Abby Martin speaks with journalist and documentarian, Harry Fear, to discuss the latest developments in the ongoing Israeli siege on Gaza, including the bombing of 4 children on a Gaza beach and the failure of the most recent ceasefire. 
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...
Prawn, or shrimp if you're American, was once a luxury and now it's an everyday pleasure. Cheap for us to buy, the human cost of their production is unbelievable. This is the story of globalized slavery and how giant international supermarkets like Walmart, Tesco, Carrefour...
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...
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...
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.
Can you imagine how you'd feel if a government actually did this?
A satirical look at the sort of stereotypical imagry used in many NGO fundraising campaigns. Hunger and poverty calls for action, however we need to create engagement built on knowledge, not stereotypes. Do you remember the first time you heard about people starving? That...
This short documentary reveals the hazards of the electronics industry in China profiling workers poisoned by chemicals and their struggle for compensation. Thousands of young people in China enter export factories to make the West's favorite electronic gadgets, only to find...
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...
A photojournalist who covered last year's deadly collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh draws connections to New York from clothing labels he found in the rubble.
Imagine a world without hate, one where the hate crimes against Martin Luther King, Anne Frank, Matthew Shepard and others did not take place. Support us in the fight against bigotry and extremism by sharing this inspirational video.
Jessica, a freelance photographer and a member of 99%Media, decides to leave Montreal and go to Syria, her native country, to cover the conflict that has lasted three years and film the horrors suffered by Syrian people under the regime of Bashar Al Assad.  Through the...
When he found fellow agents falsifying evidence, he had to make a choice: do I protect my family and keep lying at work, or do I protect my country and tell the truth?
Jackson Katz, Phd, is an anti-sexist activist and expert on violence, media and masculinities. An author, filmmaker, educator and social theorist, Katz has worked in gender violence prevention work with diverse groups of men and boys in sports culture and the military, and...
The treatment of people that the British government wants to deport is among the harshest in the world. The UK is the only country in the European Union that detains people for years with no time limit. Detention Action believes that this is one of the most important civil...
From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins comes Girl Rising - an innovative new feature film about the power of education to change a girl -- and the world. Visit girlrising.com to learn how to bring Girl Rising to your local theater.
A compilation video highlighting Star Trek's stance on war, race, slavery, globalization, colonization, and personal liberty, juxtaposed with current facts and images that show these philosophies' parallels to modern-day issues. 
Law enforcement is taking advantage of outdated privacy laws to track Americans like never before. New technologies can record your every movement, revealing detailed information about how you choose to live your life. Without the right protections in place, the government...
An extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism, 5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. Shot almost entirely by Palestinian farmer Emad...
Every person may choose whom they love. Let's fight intolerance with love! Denying gay rights increases the risk of HIV/AIDS. Across the globe, only one in ten gay men has access to sex education, HIV care and healthcare treatment. Due to anti-gay laws and stigmatization...
GAY RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS! SHARE THIS VIDEO & HELP END DISCRIMINATION WORLDWIDE! This video was created by THE FAIR GAMES PROJECT with funds raised independently via indiegogo.com. It is meant to serve as a catalyst for dialogue and a gesture of support for Athlete Ally...
A Netflix original documentary, "The Square" is a riveting, deeply human chronicle of the Egyptian protest movement from the 2011 overthrow of military leader Hosni Mubarak through the ousting of Mohammed Morsi in 2013. "The Square" premieres January 17, 2014 in all Netflix...
YEARS of LIVING DANGEROUSLY is a groundbreaking SHOWTIME® documentary event series exploring the human impact of climate change. This innovative docu-series is a collaboration between some of Hollywood's biggest stars and leading national news journalists, who will provide...
Accessing and using the forests upon which they depend for survival is one of the main challenges faced by local communities in the Congo Basin rainforests, especially for indigenous 'Pygmies'. National laws offer very few rights for Central Africa's forest people, and even...
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...
A 30 minute documentary focused on the challenges citizen journalists face and our rights with cameras in public. Digital cameras & social media sharing are possibly the most powerful tools available to activists. Know your rights about using them, and don't be intimidated...
Is circumcision a valid practice? Penn & Teller look at the various justifications behind the procedure and try to determine whether there exists a medical or social cause.​ ... Circumcision confers no health benefits: http...
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...
Author Howard Zinn is honored at the NY Society for Ethical Culture, where actors, activists and authors read excerpts from his book, Voices of a People's History of the United States. The practice of linking well known actors with speeches, letters, and essays from the...
In June of 2013, Glenn Greenwald was the first to report on the classified national security agency documents leaked by the former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, through a series of articles in "The Guardian." Last November, VICE traveled to meet Greenwald at his home in...
Donny Rico here to deliver a message to all you long-haired hippie activist types complaining about the environment and human rights. Be warned: things have changed in America and you need to keep your mouths shut. Corporations are the top of the food chain and you need to...
Abby Martin hosts a discussion on the 'whitewashing' of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaking with Howard University Professor Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, and Morgan State University Professor Dr. Jared A. Ball, about the aspects of MLK's life that the corporate media...
Documentary made by a young South African filmmaker before Nelson Mandela's death which raises important questions about the iconic leader's legacy. Khalo Matabane spent two years making the film, interviewing those who knew and loved Mandela, and also those...
Abby Martin discusses the history of the Black Hills in South Dakota, the US governments seizure of the land and subsequent offer of $1 Billion to the Sioux tribe, which they refuse to accept.
Milan, august 2009. Four workers clime a 20 metres high gantry crane inside the hangar of the INNSE, the last active factory in Milan. They threaten to throw themselves down to stop the dismantling of the machineries and the closure of the factory they work in. The hangar is...
The Tchaikovsky Syndrome is a documentary film about the rise of violent homophobia in Russia.  It also documents the current Anti-Gay Propaganda Law signed by Vladimir Putin and a range of new anti-gay laws that are currently being proposed by the Russian government (on the...
Swedish journalists came to the United States to document the anti-war and Black Power movements of the late 60s and early 70s. The Black Power Mixtape combines music, original 16mm footage, and contemporary audio interviews from leading African American artists, activists...
Will you join the movement to unbreak our birth care system in the U.S.? Watch the full videos at http://unbreakingbirth.org/videos Take action at http://unbreakingbirth.org/index.php/action-center Support our efforts at https://rally.org/
Lots of people say the whole NSA thing isn't a big deal because if you have nothing to hide, you shouldn't be afraid. Of course, that was before we found out NSA employees were actually using that information to stalk spurned lovers. So humor me. Watch this. At 1:41, they ask...
This New Zealand film has won 4 international environmental awards - but here in NZ, TV channels refuse to play it. Why? Because if they did, there would be outrage and riots over New Zealand's use of aerially applied 1080 poison. See for yourself ...
Short film about NYPD's stop and frisk policy including a secret audio recording of a stop-and-frisk in action, and a secret audio recording of a performance evaluation meeting at the NYPD headquarters sheds unprecedented light on a practice that has put the city's young...
I'm Lina Esco and I'm a filmmaker living in Los Angeles. Last year I directed my first film, "FREE THE NIPPLE" based on true events about a topless group of women who bravely fought the censorship laws in New York. The film is almost done. Now we need your help to push it...
In this video Luke Rudkowski travels to Dallas Texas to visit Quinn Eaker of the Garden of Eden community. Quinn tells us about the mission of the Garden of Eden and how recent pressure from the state has harassed, intimidated, fined, and is threatening the existence of...
Abby Martin calls out Hawaii State Representative Tom Brower, for his crusade against the homeless, highlighted by the smashing of shopping carts with a sledgehammer. Abby contrasts Brower, with the heroic actions of citizens of New Orleans, and Boulder, Coloardo, who have...
Economists say there is no 'Silver Bullet' -- but with such wealth in the world, why are so many still so poor? Face it. The world is no closer to consigning poverty to history. Why is there still poverty from whole countries of the poor South, to the back streets, slums...
Five Years celebrates the power of education to change the life of a child at-risk for sex trafficking. When Mai is solicited by a trafficker to enter the sex trade, we see the influence that education and positive mentorship can have to empower a girl to achieve her...
END7 presents this story of one family's struggle and triumph over neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in Burangi, Kenya. Eight-year-old Fatuma has a big heart, and worries for her younger sister who has been afflicted with intestinal worms for four long years. She also...
The mainstream media won't do a proper job when it comes to telling our story - so here is my Gonzo Journalism style contribution to help add clarity to the story of our conscious evolution relating to the global events on Nov 5th. We are writing our own...
NEURONS TO NIRVANA is a feature documentary about the resurgence of psychedelics as medicine. Through interviews with the world’s foremost researchers, writers, psychologists and pioneers in psychedelic psychotherapy, the film explores the history of five powerful...