Videos about Police State
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Paris State of Emergency (2016) Medialien
Activists in custody, protests shut down, warrantless house arrests, and the COP21 strangled by anti-terrorist measures, a look back on the first months of the state of...
The Empire Files: the Most Dangerous Year for Muslims in America
Abby Martin interviews Dr. Deepa Kumar, professor of media studies at Rutgers University and author of *Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire*, about the roots of this...
Let the Fire Burn (2013)
Let the Fire Burn is composed entirely with archival footage yet unfurls with the tension of a thriller. Jason Osder’s documentary recounts the steps that led to a horrific...
Not Your Climate Movement
This we bring you a recap of the COP21 climate clusterfuck in Paris, with Jim Hansen's reaction to the historic non-agreement and 350.org's condemnation of comrades who defied...
What Happens to Police Officers Who Kill Black Men?
When the TV cameras are turned off and the headlines have moved on, what happens to the police officers involved in the deaths of black men in America? AJ+ takes a look at four...
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...
Squatting in Rome (2015) Medialien
The presence of numerous squats, including the biggest in Europe, a militant student scene as well as unpunished police repression make Rome one of the strongholds of radical...
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver: Prisoner Re-Entry
Former offenders face enormous obstacles once they leave prison. John Oliver sits down with Bilal Chatman, an ex-prisoner, to discuss the challenges of reentering society.
Cops - What Are They Good For?
Since the police force was established in Britain in 1829 the list of their crimes, committed largely with impunity, continues to rise at an alarming rate. Is it time we...
Plutocracy: Political Repression In The U.S.A. (2015)
Plutocracy is the first documentary to comprehensively examine early American history through the lens of class. A multi-part series by filmmaker Scott Noble, Part I focuses on...
How the Government Can Kill You Anywhere, Anytime
A new whistleblower inside the U.S. drone program reveals just how easy it is for the government to kill people and how little evidence is needed. 
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver: Mental Health
John Oliver explains how our national system of treating mental health works, or more often than not, how it doesn't. 
Tortured & Enslaved: Enter the World's Biggest Prison System
The Empire holds by far the most prisoners than any other country on earth, in both absolute numbers and per capita. Abby Martin explores the dark reality of America's prisons...
Gustafsen Lake Standoff In 5 Minutes
Twenty years ago, brave indigenous land defenders in so called British Columbia, squared off with the Royal Colonial Mounted Police, in the Secwepemc territory of Ts'Peten...
David Simon Discusses  "Hypersegregation" in Public Housing,Katrina, The Wire, And Over Policing Of The Poor
Democracynow.org - Today we spend the hour with David Simon, the man behind "The Wire," what some have described as the best television series ever broadcast. His latest...
How to be a Peace Officer
What would it take to turn police officers who abuse their power into protectors of the peace? For a free download of The Four Agreements mentioned in this video, click...
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Mandatory Minimums
Mandatory minimums require fixed prison sentences for certain crimes. John Oliver explains why we treat some turkeys better than most low-level offenders. Connect with Last...
Traffic Stop
Alex Landau, an African American man, was raised by his adoptive white parents to believe that skin color didn’t matter. But when Alex was pulled over by Denver police officers...
The Stanford Prison Experiment (2002)
The Stanford Prison Experiment (SPE) took place in 1971. Young men were divided into the roles of Prisoner and Guard and put in a prison-like environment in the basement of the...
US Police Killings in 2015: Inside the Shocking Numbers in 2 Minutes
The Guardian has logged every police killing in America this year, and, as of 1 July 2015, 547 people have been killed by law enforcement. (This video shows the figures up to...
Systemic Racism: Is That Really a Thing?
This multi-part video series highlights the impact of systemic racism on our everyday lives. And yeah, it's really a thing. In each 1 minute video, a different example of...
Angela Glover Blackwell on Systemic Racism
In this powerful clip, PolicyLink's Angela Glover Blackwell connects today's unrelenting cases of police violence to systemic causes, underlining the urgency of systemic...
How The Elite Stay In Power
In this video we break down in simple terms the only way "those in power" can stay in power. It's not as complex at it may seem. They need us more than we need them.
This Is The World As It Is
This is the truth about the world today: not as it should be, or how it was taught to us in schools, but as it really is. The 5 minute clip is from OBEY (2013), a film based...
If Police Action Figures Were Realistic
With Good Cop, Bad Cop action figures, you decide how to police the city!
White Riots VS Black Protests
Ever notice how the racist media treats black protesters & white rioters differently? Dear Mainstream Media, Your reporting when covering predominantly- white sports or...
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. 
Shocking Footage of Police Violence and Racial Profiling at Pool Party
At a pool party in McKinney Texas on Friday 5 June 2015, police respond to calls of a "disturbance". What follows is a shocking example of racial profiling, violence and...
Big Brother, eh?
This week we break Bill C-51, down Klanada's sinister new law, that would give the Canucks increased spying powers over its population. On the break, long standing hip-hop act...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Why Are so Many Women in Prison?
It's no secret that the incarceration rate in America has skyrocketed since the 1970's. But did you know the number of women behind bars has grown nearly twice the rate of men...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...