Videos about Human Rights
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The Future of Race in America: Michelle Alexander at Tedx
Michelle Alexander posits that mass incarceration perpetuates a racial caste system in the United States. After the Civil Rights Movement, a “wave of punitive” legislation...
4 Black Lives Matter Myths Debunked
Black Lives Matter is a powerful and influential movement for justice and empathy. Because the movement is challenging systems of racial oppression in the United States, there...
Putting Out the UnWelcome Mat: Democracy Handbook with Bassem Youssef Ep. 1
Bassem Youssef think's he's found a quick fix for our nation's immigration problem: Stop making yourself look so enticing to the rest of the world, and take a cue from Flint...
The US Attack That Destroyed an MSF Hospital Killing 14 Medics
It was the instant in which an American AC-130 gunship pumped the first of 211 artillery shells into the MSF-run hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, last October 3. Horrifically...
Inside The Surveillance State With Edward Snowden
When NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden leaked details of massive government surveillance programs in 2013, he ignited a raging debate over digital privacy and security. That...
Baby Found Dead in the Mediterranean Sea
They found this refugee baby floating out at sea, reminding many of Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old whose body was found washed up on the beach.
Used and Betrayed - 100 Years of US Troops as Lab Rats
On Memorial Day, politicians will speak at ceremonies all over the country and repeat their favorite mantra: “Support the troops.” This pledge is hammered into the American...
Look Beyond Borders
When talking about refugees, we use dehumanised language, which reduces human tragedy to numbers and statistics. But this suffering concerns real people, who - just like us ...
Shocking Second-a-Day Videos Bring Home the Reality of War and its Effect on Children
A young girl's life gets turned upside-down in these tragic second-a-day videos. This is what war does to children. Be sure to watch Part 2, which picks up the story a year...
Days of Revolt: Coping With Reality
In this episode of Days of Revolt, Chris Hedges interviews climate change activist Tim DeChristopher about the deadly failure of industrial world to confront the effects of...
These Are The Voices From Syria We Should Be Listening To
For 5 years the media has silenced the people of Syria, and given their voice to politicians from all sides. Time for that to end!
HAMSA : A Syrian Refugee Family now in Rural Germany.
In September 2015 the BBC recorded an interview with Hamsa, a Syrian mother and refugee, as she neared the end of a desperate four-year journey from Homs, Syria to Germany. Her...
Globalising Aotearoa: A Short Film about Activist Opposition to the TPP in New Zealand
A short film discussing the nature of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement and its impact on Te Tiriti o Waitangi, the treaty representing the bicultural relationship in...
In Whose Interest? The Corporate Influence Behind US Foreign Policy (2016)
America claims to promote freedom and democracy abroad but does history really support this rhetoric? US involvement in places like Vietnam or Guatemala indicate that the main...
The Fierce Urgency of NOW
This is a lesson in how change happens in America as told by our own recent history. It is a tale told with segregation era photos set over the "I Have A Dream" speech given by...
Surviving One of the Deadliest Routes to Europe: Refugees at Sea
Desperate to escape conflict and poverty, thousands of migrants and refugees attempt the perilous journey to Europe each year, with many crossing the Mediterranean Sea from...
The Sea Between Us (2016)
Vignettes of some of the women, men and children journeying across the Aegean Sea, seeking refuge and lives of less precarity- and the reflections of those working in...
Seafood Slaves -  The Hidden Cost of Cheap Seafood
In 2015, evidence of slavery on a massive scale surfaced in the remote islands of eastern Indonesia.  Illegal fishing in Indonesian territorial waters had risen to an extreme...
Sister of Chapel Hill Shooting Victim Has a Message for Trump
Donald Trump and his campaign rhetoric against Muslims is a major issue for Dr. Suzanne Barakat, sister of Deah Barakat, a victim in the Chapel Hill shooting. Here's what she...
Bernie Sanders on Women's Rights
Bernie Sanders is a Feminist.
We Are Humans, Not Labels
A short documentary-style film about the flaws and consequences of labeling. We are more than just labels.
Nowhere Line: Voices From Manus Island
An animated short film, narrated by two asylum-seeking men detained in Australia's Manus Island Offshore Processing Centre, recounting the dangerous journeys that brought them...
Japanese Americans Look Back on Mass Incarceration in U.S.
On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 which led to the incarceration of 120,000 innocent Japanese Americans. We spoke with people...
The Incredible Period of History After The Civil War That America Forgot
Americans should know about this period of history. Because the history of racism is also the history of power, and who holds it. And this story continues to this very...
Gross National Happiness Is a Profound Alternative to How Our Failing Economy Measures Progress
Bhutan is a living example that it is possible to develop in a different way, and is creating a caring economy based on the values of altruism, compassion and...
Former Black Panther Ericka Huggins on Panther Legacy and #BlackLivesMatter
Speaking ahead of the network televition premier of The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (Tuesday, February 16 at 9 pm on PBS Independent Lens) former Black Panther...
The Empire's War on the Border (2016)
Join Abby Martin as she investigates why there are thousands of bodies on the US Mexico border--and uncovers a hidden war--in this full-length documentary, originally aired as...
Profound Wisdom: "In Our Language, We Don't Have a Word for Rights. We Have Words for Responsibility."
A short film featuring Toghestiy and Mel Bazil. Filmed on stolen Gixtsan and Wet'suwet'en territories. Learn more about their project at unistotencamp.com
Children of the Camp
Children from Bethlehem's Aida and Beit Jibrin refugee camps talk to Mondoweiss about their life in the camps. Filmmakers Sheren Khalel and Abed al Qaisi wanted to know exactly...
Open Up Your Eyes (2016)
This 11 minute video manages to be informative, satirical, and poetic as it covers serious issues that affect all of humanity. It offers simple solutions to government and...
Artist Buried Alive to Highlight Food Insecurity and Farmer Suicides in India
On the 6th December 2015, Artist Shweta Batthad buried herself alive outside the #COP21 climate talks in Paris to raise awareness of the 300,000 Indian farmers who have...
Jews and Arabs Kiss to Protest Book Ban
The Israeli Ministry of Education decided to ban from the school program a book dedcribing an affair between a jewish woman and an arab man. So TimeOut Tel Aviv have decided to...
Weakened, Cold and Starving to Death in Syrian Town
Syrian families in the besieged town of Madaya say they are starving to death. Al Jazeera's Jamal El Shayyal's reports. See part 2 for AJ+ report, which you can view in the U.S.
The Great Everything & The Nothing (2016)
'LIFE-CHANGING!! THIS IS THE VERY DEFINITION OF A FILM YOU MUST-SEE BEFORE YOU DIE'. We all know that there's something odd about life. But we never really discuss it. 'The...
Abdullah Kurdi's Wish For The New Year
Abdullah Kurdi - father of three-year-old Alan Kurdi, who died during a boat crossing from Turkey to Greece - pleads with the world to open their doors to Syrian refugees.
Why We Should Get Rid Of The Money System in 1 Minute - The Oomun Group
A short excerpt from 'The Truth About Squats: A Brief Guide On How Not To Leave People To Freeze To Death On The Same Streets We Throw Up All Over '. For more information on...
California Police Officer Shoots a Man Climbing Out of Car Wreck
Paradise, California Police Officer Patrick Feaster shot an unarmed man who was climbing out of a car wreck. The victim, who was allegedly drunk driving, may be paralyzed due...
The Shrimp You Eat May Have Been Peeled by Slaves
Shrimp peeled in forced-labor factories in Thailand gets mixed into the global supply chain and sold in the U.S. 
In Exclusive Interview Shaker Aamer Talks About His Torture, Years in Guantanamo and Release 14 Years Later
Shaker Aamer was the last British resident of Guantanamo Bay. Speaking to the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme, he describes what it was like to be held without trial for...
Airstrikes in Syria Kills Dozens Including Children
A series of airstrikes in Syria from December 13-14 reportedly killed dozens of people and left hundreds wounded in the Ghouta district in the suburbs of Damascus, Syria. Some...
A Basic Income for All!
There is enough wealth for all of us.  What if we decided that every human being has a right to income security?  How could a basic income change our lives? Could this relieve...
Dead End: the Calais Crisis
A touching look at the human side of the headlines as the historic French town of Calais becomes the reluctant host to thousands of refugees fleeing war and terror in Africa...
People of Nowhere
I have heard and read different opinions about the wave of Syrian refugees who try to make their way in to the EU. Then I went to Lesvos. 7 days on the Greek Island gave me a...
Hiding the Homeless: What Happens When Cities Make Homelessness a Crime
A growing number of American cities are ticketing or arresting homeless people for essentially being homeless. The new laws ban behavior commonly associated with homelessness...
The Meaning of Mahu
Mahu is the Hawaiian term for people who embody both male and female spirit - or what Westerners call transgender.  This animated scene from the PBS/Independent Lens film "KUMU...
When We Were Hela: ExxonMobil's New Guinea Nightmare (2014)
There are some disturbing facts buried in the debris of ExxonMobil's $19 billion liquefied natural gas project in Papua New Guinea—funded in part by a U.S. government loan. A...
M.I.A. Just Dropped a Killer New Track in Solidarity with Migrants
Borders is dedicated to her uncle Bala, in a tweet posted this morning M.I.A wrote "One of the first Tamil migrants to come to the UK in the '60s who went [on] to inspire so...
Confessions of a Walmart Hitman
Former Walmart executive recounts how he would watch Associates sit in the break room during their lunch hour without eating because they couldn't afford food. Walmart banned...
A Brief History of European Colonization in Africa
This clip, narrated by Kevin Spacey, comes from the feature documentary Uganda Rising. It shows how Africa was carved up by European colonial forces, using divide and rule...
Honest Accounts - The True Story of Africa's Billion Dollar Losses
The facts about poverty and its root causes do not stop our political leaders telling us how generous we are to Africa. Of how much they care about doing something about it...