Videos about Police State
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Are We All Terrorists Now?
I look at the new powers brought in by David Cameron to supposedly aid in counter terrorism, but instead, turns us all into suspects. 
Free Angela and All Political Prisoners
In this essential new feature documentary, legendary radical activist Angela Davis speaks for the first time about her 1970s imprisonment as a terrorist and conspirator, which became a flashpoint in the black liberation struggle and turned her into a revolutionary icon. Few...
Key & Peele - Negrotown
What if there were a magical place where blacks could escape the indignities, dangers and inconveniences of racism? Comedians Key and Peele take us there in an uncensored version of a Comedy Central sketch called “Negrotown.”
5 Dumbest Parts of the Black on Black Crime Myth
Black on Black Crime is the myth that just won't die. Despite being repeatedly shown to be ludicrous, it was still a large feature of the coverage of the Baltimore protests of the murder of Freddie Gray. This video puts the myth to rest.
Racism Is Real
The Baltimore Uprising is a symptom of a much larger problem! SIGN THE PLEDGE TO FIGHT RACISM Something is wrong when thousands of resumes are mailed to employers with identical information and black-sounding names are 50% less likely to get a call back.  Something is wrong...
Journalist Confronted A Gunman, What He Learned Stayed With Him Forever
Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill got robbed at gunpoint in Baltimore in the '90s. He confronted the gunman who had come to Scahill's free food pantry. They had a long conversation. Scahill still empathizes with the man and those protesting in Baltimore. This story is...
Rebel Diaz, Dead Prez and Rakaa Iriscience ask "Which Side Are You On?"
We are living historic moments of oppression, to which the people have the right to respond with historic moments of resistance. The Which Side Are You On came out on our Radical Dilemma album, but the time is NOW for the song and the message it represents. It was an honor to...
Poet Sarah O'Neal's Powerful Response to Those Who Fail to Understand #BlackLivesMatter
19-year-old spoken-word poet Sarah O'Neal recites her poem “An Overreaction,” where she speaks about Dr. King and her frustration at having to defend protests.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Government Surveillance
There are very few government checks on what America's sweeping surveillance programs are capable of doing. John Oliver sits down with Edward Snowden to discuss the NSA, the balance between privacy and security, and dick-pics. 
The NRA Plan to Push Campus Carry
In 2014, 14 States around the nation introduced bills to allow guns to be carried on college campuses under the guise that more guns will equal safer schools. In the wake of Sandy Hook, multiple shootings on college campuses, and the up turn in media attention on Campus...
They Told This DEA Agent Not to Enforce Drug Laws in White Areas. Really.
Meet Matthew Fogg, a former U.S. Marshal whose exploits led him to be nicknamed "Batman." When he noticed that all of his team's drug raids were in black areas, he suggested doing the same in the suburbs. His boss didn't take kindly to the idea. SUBSCRIBE to Brave New...
War on Whistleblowers (2015)
War on Whistleblowers highlights recent cases where American government employees and contractors took to the media to expose fraud and abuse.  In all cases the whistle-blowing was to the detriment of their professional and personal lives.     SUBSCRIBE HOST A...
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 that debtor’s prisons disappeared from American society just as surely as horse-based transportation...
Pussy Riot Release Song Dedicated to Eric Garner and All Who Suffer State Sponsored Violence
Pussy Riot's first song in English is dedicated to Eric Garner and the words he repeated eleven times before his death. This song is for Eric and for all those from Russia to America and around the globe who suffer from state terror - killed, choked, perished because of war...
Immigrants For Sale (2011)
Immigrants are for sale in this country. Sold to private prison corporations who are locking them up for obscene profits! Here are the top 3 things YOU need to know about the Private Prison money scheme: The victims: Private prisons don't care about who they lock up. At a...
How the Bail Industry Profiteers from Poor People (with Henry Rollins)
The United States is one of only TWO countries in the world that use a commercial bail system.
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.
Violent Police Repression in Canada: Your Rights Under Attack (2014)
VIDEO BILINGUE / A discussion of the systemic problem of police abuse of power threatening both freedom of expression and of the press based on the events of April 3 2014 in Montreal. April 3 2014 in Montreal a protest organized by Québec student union group ASSÉ turned ugly...
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. 
#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 relations, class warfare, and the impact of the Ferguson protests on national policy.
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. Lifting the lid on America's modern death penalty, the film examines the human cost of the ultimate...
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 reclassified as real estate holding companies, who the biggest players in the private prison business...
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 to  Kathleen Hucks, a woman suing Sentinel Corrections Services for their abuse of power.    (Produced...
The Norden - Police (2014)
Police captain Peter Whittingham from LAPD visits Finland, Sweden and Norway. How are suspects treated? What equipment do Nordic police officers carry, and how are they allowed to use it? What role does the police have in the Nordics? English subtitles. Host: Joakim Rundt...
Millions March NYC / Black Lives Matter
On November 24th 2014, Ferguson grand jury decided not to indict police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager, 18 year old Michael Brown. On December 3rd 2014, Staten Island grand jury decided not to indict police officer in the chokehold death of an...
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 progressive movements. COINTELPRO represents the state’s strategy to prevent movements and communities...
Renovatio - Paraksena pragmata
Animacion video for Gezi rezist! Fuck Capitalism! Fuck Erdogan! Viva Revolution!
Border Splurge: 6 Ways Corporations Bring The Battlefield Home
In 2013, the Government spent $18 BILLION on Border and Immigration enforcement, more than the budget of every other Federal agency, combined. SUBSCRIBE:  WATCH MORE:  ABOUT BRAVE NEW FILMS Robert Greenwald and Brave New Films are at the forefront of the fight to create a...
The Ghosts of March 21 (2014)
An interrogation of race, power and justice in the contemporary United States, The Ghosts of March 21 focuses on the death of 26-year-old Lovelle Mixon and the factors that led him to kill four Oakland police officers before losing his life in the deadliest confrontation in...
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.
Ferguson Redux
In this sedition a special report on the rebellions that have been rocking Turtle Island in the wake of the "no indictment" of racist cop Darren Wilson for his murder of black teen Mike Brown in Ferguson Missouri.
To All Those Who Can't Breathe
Mike Brown. Tamir Rice. Akai Gurley. Daniel Levitt. Kimani Grey. Remi Fraisse. Sean Bell. Eric Garner. Mike Brown. They want us to forget.  Every day there's so much input, some new crisis, some new information, some new screen. Another man or woman killed by the police, and...
The United States of Ferguson
In the wake of decisions by grand juries in both Missouri and New York's Staten Island not to indict white police officers in the deaths of unarmed African-Americans, this week we present an encore broadcast of Bill's conversation earlier this year with journalist Ta-Nehisi...
Dying in Prison
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...
How America Is Like A Bad Boyfriend
But... I love America! 
Angela Davis On Violence
This excerpt from The Black Power Mixtape features a powerful interview with Angela Davis in 1972 in which she speaks about violence, which is still relevant today.
Rapper Killer Mike's Emotional Pre-show Speech In Reaction To Ferguson Grand Jury
Killer Mike about an hour and a half after the Ferguson Grand Jury decision. Run The Jewels at the Ready Room, St. Louis, Missouri - 11/25/2014.
How Ferguson Showed Us the Truth about Police
On August 9th, Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot a black teenager named Mike Brown. Since then, the city has been protesting. The police did not react well. Molly Crabapple is an artist and writer living in New York.
INSURRECTO-RIOTOSIS
This week we bring you an exclusive report on the pandemic that’s infecting the globe. Insurrecto-Riotosis. The first wave of the pandemic was reported in the city of Nantes in France following the police murder of 21 year old eco-defender Rémi Fraisse. This contagion...
How the Prison-Industrial Complex Kills People For Profit
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...
Searching for Justice: A Month with Mexico's Student protesters
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...
Car Thief Cops
Sometimes Cops Find Your Stolen Car. Sometimes Cops Stole It.  Police officers are forcing people to choose between time behind bars or turning over their money and property -- all without ever making an arrest.
Arrested While White: Privilege Edition
What happens when a bunch of white guys decide to break their buddy out of a cop car? When you are armed with white privilege you can accomplish a lot.
How Protect and Serve Became Search and Destroy
Ever wonder why police look like soldiers?  Quick facts on Police Militarization: • Pentagon’s Excess Property Program (1033 Program) has supplied police departments across the country with more than $4.3 billion in gear since 1997. This includes $449 million in 2013.  •...
The Beast Destroying Our Communities
Our prison system is a beast, gobbling resources that should be going to communities. The United States is paying to have 2.3 million people behind bars. That's more than China, more than Iran. More than any country on earth. More than half the prison population is in for...
CITIZENFOUR (2014)
CITIZENFOUR is a real life thriller, unfolding by the minute, giving audiences unprecedented access to filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald’s encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass...
Let's Fire Some Cops! A Subversive PSA
Fear is too often used to convince us to give up liberty for security. We've reached a point where those who are supposed to protect us are becoming dangerous. Therefore it makes sense to turn the tables: Let's take our streets back. Let's fire some cops.
6 Companies That Profit from the Police State (with Henry Rollins)
Henry Rollins profiles Prison Profiteers - six powerful institutions benefiting from locking up too many people for too long. 
OverCriminalized (2014)
It's simple. Diversion programs work better than incarceration - for everyone. In cities like Seattle, San Antonio, and Salt Lake City, we see that successful solutions are a viable option to help end serious social problems. These services alter the course of people’s lives...
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Civil Forfeiture
Did you know police can just take your stuff if they suspect it's involved in a crime? They can! It's a shady process called "civil asset forfeiture," and it would make for a weird episode of Law and Order. See?