Videos about Human Rights
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Comedian Adam Hills Cuts Loose on Government Cuts and Institutional Child Abuse
As the UK Government launch their latest round of austerity measures, they admit that disabled people who get finance support will most likely be affected and, in order to...
The Greatest War Going On Today Has Been Called The Silent War, Because Few Ever Speak Of It
"There are no bullets, but it's a war in which people are dying... And the principle weapon, is debt." This clip is taken from the beginning of the film War By Other Means...
A Quick History Lesson about Race, Class, Prisons and You
MIT's Phil Thompson explains how the struggles against slavery and Jim Crow were not just about reaffirming human rights, but also about transforming the economy. "The sad...
Meet the Activist Who Wants Women Everywhere to 'Free the Nipple'
Most American cities are full of breasts. They are everywhere: On billboards. On storefronts. On buildings. But if you look closely, there's consistently one thing missing...
Ta-Nehisi Coates: The Case for Reparations
Signs of overt racism still are all around us, be it a New Hampshire police commissioner’s use of an ethnic slur to describe President Obama or an NBA team owner’s disturbing...
Desmond Tutu Speaks Out Against Israeli Apartheid
Archbishop Desmond Tutu exposes the Israeli apartheid against Palestinians. Archbishop Tutu connects the struggles of black South Africa with the struggles of the Palestinians. 
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Torture
The US Senate Torture Report revealed horrifying details of America's interrogation program. Helen Mirren will fill you in. Connect with Last Week Tonight online...
The Success of the Growing BDS Movement is Generating a Backlash from Israel
BDS, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement targeting Israel, has gained momentum across American college campuses. In response, anti-BDS efforts have also intensified...
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Bail
John Oliver explains why America's bail system is better for the reality tv industry than it is for the justice system. 
Rap News 32: MSMBS News - Black Lives Matter?
Welcome to this exclusive Rap News broadcast, helmed by the veteran anchor, and Iraq War Hero, Brian Washington. Today we seek to understand the cause of the tension which has...
How Corporations Are Getting Rich Off of Prisoners
Private prison companies claim they can house, feed, and monitor inmates more cost effectively than state governments and so there you have it-- they win big contracts. But...
"Kill Anything": Israeli Soldiers Say Gaza Atrocities Came from Orders for Indiscriminate Fire
A new report based on testimonies of Israeli soldiers concludes the massive civilian death toll from last summer’s Israeli assault on Gaza resulted from a policy of...
Prison Cop Wakes Up To Failure of Drug War
Richard Van Wickler, superintendent of Cheshire County Department of Corrections in Keene, New Hampshire, describes his awakening to the failure of the war on drugs.  SUBSCRIBE...
The Hunting Ground (2015)
From the team behind THE INVISIBLE WAR, comes a startling exposé of rape crimes on U.S. campuses, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on victims and their...
Israeli Illegal Settlements Explained in 60 Seconds
You may have heard all about the Israeli illegal settlements or even seen many images of them. But do you really know anything about how settlements effect Palestinian lives...
The Dublin Pitfall (2015)
Gohderz, Yasmin, Mohamed, Salah and Jenny fled to Europe for their lives from the civil war in Syria. They fled war only to live in harsher conditions in Europe. After a couple...
This Is How Globalized Capitalism Operates Today
The history of wage struggle in Cambodia is a case study for the history of global capitalism as a whole. Here's how it works: Multi-national corporations exploit workers in...
Disregarding Gaza - Why is Gaza Not an Issue in the Israeli Elections?
A short documentary that examines the absence of Gaza and the Palestinians from the Israeli mainstream media and 2015 elections. Shot during operation Protective Edge by Tamar...
After Banksy: The Parkour Guide to Gaza
In response to graffiti artist Banksy's Gaza tourist video, the Gaza Parkour team show us what real life is like there and their dreams beyond the border. To the sounds of...
Teenager Takes on Cops Arresting 'Homeless' Man in McDonald's
Teenager and local community activist Luke Holland takes on an officer from West Midlands Police after over five officers are sent to McDonald's in Birmingham's Cherry Street...
Love Has No Labels
While the vast majority of Americans consider themselves unprejudiced, many of us unintentionally make snap judgments about people based on what we see—whether it’s race, age...
Welcome To Gaza - With Your Guide, Banksy
Welcome to a tourist video with a twist. Street artist Banksy goes to Gaza; entering via a tunnel, he documents the destruction wrought by operation protective edge. The short...
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... 
To Prison For Poverty (2014)
Private probation companies charge excessive fees to low income people who can't pay small fines like traffic tickets. If they can't pay, they go to jail. Many people think...
Life at a Walmart Sweatshop
In China, factory workers live in dorms owned by Walmart - workers pay rent and utilities.  If they move out of the dorms to live in a place not connected to Walmart, they...
Karl Marx on Alienation
Karl Marx believed that work, at its best, is what makes us human. It allows us to live, be creative and flourish. But under capitalism he saw workers alienated from each other...
Yaigojé Apaporis - Traditional Knowledge at the Heart of Protecting the Colombian Amazon
Yaigojé Apaporis is the local name for a one million hectare stretch of Amazon forest, and the traditional territory of the Makuna, Tanimuka, Tuyuca, Cabiyari and Letuama who...
How the Rich Keep Us Poor
Ever wondered how they do it? Guinea, and many other African countries, will never rise out of poverty if this continues to happen... Please watch the video and then sign the...
White Like Me: Race, Racism & White Privilege in America (2013)
White Like Me, based on the work of acclaimed anti-racist educator and author Tim Wise, explores race and racism in the US through the lens of whiteness and white privilege. In...
The Worst Company in the World Wants You In Prison (with Henry Rollins)
Henry Rollins profiles Prison Profiteers -six powerful institutions benefiting from locking up too many people for too long. There is a profit incentive to incarcerating people.
Powerful Music Video - Naima Shalhoub Sings The Ferguson-Gaza Blues
"I wrote this song in August for the people in Ferguson, Gaza and elsewhere rising up against horrific racial injustice, and for those that continue to grieve, rage and rise...
Why We Should Disarm Police
Abby Martin remarks on the way that US police deal with mentally unstable people holding knives compared to other developed countries. 
Europe Or Die (2015)
Since 2000, more than 27,000 migrants and refugees have died attempting the perilous journey to Europe. With an unprecedented number of people breaking through its heavily...
#BlackLivesMatter: Tactics, Class Warfare, and the Legacy of Racism
Special Panel Discussion on Racism, Poverty and the Future of Ferguson. On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin, features a special panel discussion on race...
Guantánamo Diary: A Remarkable Forgiving Voice from the Void
More than 12 years after he was detained by the US, Mohamedou Ould Slahi remains locked up in Guantánamo, trapped in a horrific legal limbo. But his extraordinary account...
Ferguson Activists Bring Message of Love and Struggle to Palestine
A group of activists, artists, musicians and journalists on the frontlines of the struggle against racist policing in the United States traveled to Palestine earlier this month...
Democracy Needs A None Of The Above Option To Work (2014)
Four videos by NOTA UK on why we need a formal 'None of the Above' (NOTA) option on the ballot paper for all future elections and how to properly implement it. All too often...
Defenders of the Spirit Forest (2014)
Defenders of the Spirit Forest is a film set in the rainforests of Cambodia. The Cardamom mountains are a remaining jewel of biodiversity in a country where forests are...
The Penalty - How Much Are Executions Costing you?
Do you know how much the death penalty is costing you? The Penalty is a 90-minute feature-length documentary from the award-winning Webby-nominated team behind One For Ten...
Just a Little Racist? Try Diet Racism!
A video that will result in absolutely no discussion on Facebook!
Inside The Private Prison Industry: An Interview With Christopher Petrella
Majority Report producer Michael Brooks interviews journalist Christopher Petrella, covering the power of the private prison industry, why private prisons are working to be...
To Prison For Poverty by Brave New Films
Part one features the story of Hali Wood, a seventeen-year-old from Columbiana, Alabama who is deeply in debt to the private probation company, JCS. Part two introduces us...
Detroit Part I: Extinguishing the Homeless & Shutting Off Human Rights
On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin, features exclusive on-the-ground coverage from Detroit, Michigan, beginning with a look at a tent city outside of downtown...
This Is The First and Last Rape Joke You'll Ever Need to Hear
Members of the Los Angeles based literacy group, Get Lit, perform "Rape Joke" at Brave New Voices 2014, a youth-centric poetry slam created by Youth Speaks.  
Beyond Right and Wrong: Stories of Justice and Forgiveness
"Beyond Right & Wrong" looks at areas of conflict around the world and asks what it takes to forgive, and what it takes to ask for forgiveness under the most difficult of...
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...
Why The Guardian Censored One of Its Top Journalists | Interview with Nafeez Ahmed
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...
Legalize Democracy (2014)
Legalize Democracy is a documentary film by Dennis Trainor, Jr. about a movement to amend the U.S. Constitution so that Corporations are not considered people, and money is not...
A Brief History of White Privilege, Racism and Oppression in America
An excerpt from the feature film Legalize Democracy (2014). Click on part 2 to watch the full film.
What the Torture Report Isn't Telling You
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...