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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...
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 he used to work. 
Legalize Democracy is a documentary film by Dennis Trainor, Jr. about the movement to amend -- why it is needed, and how you can get involved. For more information about Move To Amend, visit: https://movetoamend.org Produced by Move to Amend, Directed by Dennis Trainor, Jr....
An excerpt from the feature film Legalize Democracy (2014). Click on part 2 to watch the full film.
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 partisan debate.
The largest immigration detention center in America profits from denying health care to prisoners. SUBSCRIBE  WATCH MORE:  Roberto Martinez-Medina got arrested for not having a valid driver's license…he died in prison after being there for a month.   The staff in the housing...
Abby Martin speaks with Eugene Puryear, organizer with the ANSWER coalition about President Obama's executive action on immigration reform and how this will impact the millions of undocumented people in the US.
From luxury skyscrapers -- taller, more expensive and exclusive than ever before -- the dark shadows of plutocracy are spreading across the commons of democracy. 
The third video in The #GlobalPOV Project series is an exploration of the poverty business. The poor pay more for everything, and such transactions are highly profitable for those selling goods and services to the poor. Profits are made on the labor of the poor, the...
Meet powerhouse artist/activist Favianna Rodgriguez -- a leading voice in the movement of artists raising awareness about U.S. immigration issues. Favianna is a co-founder of both Presente.org and Culture Strike, two groups pushing back against the wave of anti-immigrant...
There’s community in anonymity. And for activists around the world, the iconic Guy Fawkes mask has become a symbol of that community. “The mask is an identifier of like-minded people,” said one Anonymous activist who participated in last week’s Million Mask March in Londo
Failing to provide sick prisoners with needed care turns out to be pretty good for Corizon's profits. This video is part of the Prison Profiteers series produced by Brave New Foundation's Beyond Bars campaign in partnership with the ACLU and The Nation. Narration by Henry...
In a country where some 20,000 people are currently missing, the disappearance of 43 students has struck a nerve in Mexico like few other crimes in recent history. Daily protests are pressuring the government to find the missing students and end the kind of systematic...
"In three generations, India has systematically targeted and annihilated more than 50 million women from its population – a number which constitutes the sum total of the populations of Sweden, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Portugal put together (Banerji, Female Genocide)...
A motherboard crew traveled to remote Liberia to discover 'Monkey Island,' an area inhabited solely by former lab tested chimpanzees who survived disease and two civil wars. They go to the island, interview the locals and meet the scientists involved in the testing facility...
In Detroit, around 27,000 households have had their water shut off this year, with 10,000 still without service. Activists appealed to the United Nations in June for assistance, and over the weekend of October 18-20th of 2014, two United Nation officials, Catarina de...
Room for rent is based on the belief that in order to challenge exploitation within this work force we shouldn’t victimize and ostracize sex workers, or close down their working spaces, but recognize sex work as work and listen to their opinions when creating policies that...
This independent documentary aims to tackle the lack of public engagement with the reality of immigration detention and to illuminate some of the human stories that exist in and around the Campsfield House in Oxfordshire. We have been speaking to people about their personal...
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...
This film presents a huge social problem called technological unemployment. Whilst doing so, the film also presents two potential solutions to this major social issue. The transitional path described in the film concerns a transition towards a job guarantee program of...
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?
In perhaps one of the most beautifully organized and powerful protests of recent memory, Ferguson activists organized a flashmob and went to St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Saturday evening to sing a Requiem for Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager murdered by Officer Darren...
The film Chiloé Saliendo A Flote (Chiloé Coming Afloat) shows how the rich biodiversity of the island of Chiloé (Patagonia, Chile) is now gravely threatened due to lack of regulation on how its resources are used. Salmon farming, introduced in the 1970s, as well as large...
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 nothing to alleviate the pain and suffering caused by this industry.
Ayn Rand, author of "Atlas Shrugged" and "The Fountainhead" is still kind of a thing. How?
The Russell Tribunal on Palestine’s Emergency Session held on 25 Sept 2014 in Brussels on Israel’s Operation Protective Edge has found evidence of war crimes, crimes against humanity, crimes of murder, extermination and persecution and also incitement to genocide. The Jury...
Comedian Mark Thomas walked the length of Israel's Apartheid Wall on both sides! July 2014 marks 10 years since the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled the construction of Israel's Apartheid Wall in the occupied Palestinian West Bank illegal under international...
New Yorker Nashwa el-Sayed was abducted to Egypt, raised in an abusive household, and forced into an impending marriage. But she insisted that life had more to offer. Moral Courage TV tells the stories of people who are fighting corruption in their faith, culture, or workplace.
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 the world. Driven by the remote Yolngu peoples of Northeast Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory...
The Real News Network interviews Eddie Conway, who was a lieutenant of security for the Black Panther Party from 1968 to mid 1970. Incarcerated in 1970, Eddie served nearly 44 years in prison after being convicted of shooting at two police officers. Released in March 2014, he...
Slavery is alive and well in America today, even under the nose of the first black US president. Few realize that the US constitution still permits slavery: in prison. This hard-hitting landmark documentary, still in production, focuses on the connection between prisons and...
Why we should end all war, explained in 2 minutes.
Abby Martin Breaks the Set on Gitmo 'Transparency', Review Board Red Tape, Military Commissions Sham, Zero Dark Thirty Lies and Closing Guantanamo for Good.
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 of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin features Part I of her exclusive coverage from Guantanamo Bay...
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.
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The Revolution has begun. Be a part of it. Spread the love.  https://www.facebook.com/enarxisproject Trigger alert (for people with eating disorders around the 1:30 mark). Follow the film-maker 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...
Jon Stewart returned from a long summer break to tackle the unrest in Ferguson over the past few weeks. In fact, he started out by taking the Ferguson Challenge. It’s like the Ice Bucket Challenge, only with mace and tear gas. But in the main segment, Stewart set his sights...
Feature length documentary about the Nobel Peace Prize nominated West Papua independence leader Benny Wenda. Filmed over a 2 year period by British filmmaker Dominic Brown, it provides a rare insight into the life and times of this freedom fighter and his tireless struggle to...
Watch this beautifully filmed message from Charity Water. The videography is brilliant and the message is very powerful. We are so humbled by these amazing women for all that they do to bring water to their families. - The Philanthropy Channel
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...
What if everybody received every month enough money to live by? Will society collapse? Will we all become slackers? Myths and facts about Unconditional Basic Income, with analysis from a real world experiment conducted in India between 2011-2013. Keynote speech by Federico...
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...