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Police officers are sworn to serve and protect us--but they are literally killing our people in our communities. Mike Brown. Ferguson. John Crawford. Ohio. Eric Garner. New York. Ezell Ford. Los Angeles.Israel Hernandez. Miami. We've gotta take action. We are asking young...
The shooting of Michael Brown offers Americans yet another reminder that their criminal justice system is riddled with racial disparities. From encounters with police to prison sentences, Ferguson is another drop in a very full bucket. Read the latest updates on Ferguson...
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...
 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...
Looting, chanting, tear gas, rubber bullets – these are the images from Ferguson, Mo. entering American homes. But the vast majority of protesters are armed with little more than chalk and paper signs, hoping to create a memorial for Michael Brown, the teenager killed by a...
 This video has a few answers to this question, but most of all, it is asking you. Because it may be one of the most important questions we need to answer. This is a clip from the film "What Would It Look Like?" by the Global Oneness Project. You can watch the full film here.
 - Hideous. Sadistic. Vicious. Murderous. That is how Noam Chomsky describes Israel's 29-day offensive in Gaza that killed nearly 1,900 people and left almost 10,000 people injured. Chomsky has written extensively about the Israel/Palestine conflict for decades.
Irshad Manji tells the story of shutting up when she should have been standing up. It was a teachable moment.
In just an hour an entire residential neighbourhood is Gaza is flattened by Israeli military bombing. As Israel continues its land, air and sea bombardment of one of the most densely populated areas on earth, the results are utter carnage. The destruction of homes, hospitals...
"I am because you are," is the deep meaning of Ubuntu, a traditional African philosophy recognizing the shared essence within humanity and life. In this film, we visit Dorah Lebelo and the GreenHouse Project, Credo Mutwa, the great Zulu traditional healer and teacher, and the...
We need a more enlightened understanding of the death penalty. Actor Jeremy Irons explains.   “When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help. That's the...
Prominent Jews and Palestinians and others stand for Palestine in this heartbreaking video with Jonathan Demme, Gloria Steinem, Tony Kushner, Diana Buttu, Chuck D, Eve Ensler, Brian Eno, Roger Waters, Mira Nair, Wallace Shawn, Naomi Klein, Mira Nair, Raj Patel, Noura Eraket...
Rafeef Ziadah, a Canadian-Palestinian spoken word artist and activist, performs a poem in response to a journalists who asks "don't you think it would all be better if you just stop teaching your children to hate". Her debut CD Hadeel is dedicated to Palestinian youth, who...
Jon Snow (Channel 4 News anchor) recounts the scene in Gaza's al-Shifa hospital, where doctors struggle to treat adults and children wounded by Israeli attacks. 
Roma people, also known as gypsies, are Europe's largest ethnic minority and have long endured bigotry and abuse. This year, after EU travel and work restrictions for people from Romania and Bulgaria were lifted, rightwing politicians used the fear of "floods of migrants"...
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.
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...
For the millions of Catholic devotees around the world, the church is a place of peace, sanctity and serenity for worshiping God. But for some children of the parish, behind the tall walls of the church is where all hell breaks loose.
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?
Two Veterans For Peace activists and an activist former Israeli Air Force Blackhawk pilot describe, and illustrate with dramatic photos, the impossible situation of the Palestinians living under the Israeli occupation. The pilot says : "I'm an Israeli, I'm ex-military, so I...
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...