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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...
 After five hours of rallies and marches on justice for Palestine and Ferguson, 1,500 protesters were in Union Square park in Manhattan, all with their hands up for Mike Brown. When the crowd took their hands down, a voice from the crowd told them "Mike Brown never took his...
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...
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...
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...
In the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, John Oliver explores the racial inequality in treatment by police as well as the increasing militarization of America's local police forces.
An anarchist manifesto on attaining freedom in an unfree world... This is a clip from "UnVeiled & Lifted," which was released online for free by the film-makers in 2013. Watch the full film here.
We need a more enlightened understanding of the death penalty. Actor Jeremy Irons explains.   “When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help. That's the...
America's prisons are broken. Just ask John Oliver and several puppets.
Regardless of where on this planet you live, and no matter what your nationality, the fact that the indefinite detention provisions of the NDAA are still on the books, should disturb you on a fundamental level. If not, give it three minutes. Script and...
Admit it: you don’t really read the endless terms and conditions connected to every website you visit, phone call you make or app you download. But every day, billion-dollar corporations are learning more about your interests, your friends and family, your finances, and your...
A collection of short films from filmmaker Carla Dauden explain why many Brazilians are unhappy that the World Cup (and Olympic Games) are being hosted in their country. Issues range from the enormous cost (estimated at more than the last 3 World Cup's combined) when...
Abby Martin goes over a round-up of some of the most outrageous recent police stories, including a noise complaint that turned into a SWAT team style raid and the sentencing of Occupy protestor, Cecily McMillan for assaulting a cop after having her breast grabbed.
With extraordinary access, FRONTLINE takes you to the epicenter of the raging debate about prison reform. "Prison State" follows the lives of four individuals in Kentucky's criminal justice system, as the state tries to interrupt the cycle of mass incarceration.
According to the Bureau of Justice 49% of all prison inmates nationally are African American compared to their 13% make up of the overall population. Hispanics constitute 17% of the prison population nationally compared to their 10% of the total population. Most inmates are...
When he found fellow agents falsifying evidence, he had to make a choice: do I protect my family and keep lying at work, or do I protect my country and tell the truth?
Abby Martin features an exclusive interview with hip hop artist Talib Kweli, discussing the role of government, Obama's presidency, the prison industrial complex, and establishment hip hop. LIKE Breaking the Set @ http://fb.me/BreakingTheSet FOLLOW Abby Martin @...
"State of Surveillance" examines new technologies police departments are using to fight crime and the civil liberties concerns raised by these tools. Law enforcement agencies say that many of the technologies make it easier to solve and, in some cases, even prevent crime.
This week: 1. Madrid resist austerity 2. A History of the Black Bloc 3. Le Peuple de l'Herbe - Parler le fracas 4. Street fighting in Montréal
 Now that President Obama is proposing that the NSA end its bulk collection of data, it is time that Obama take this narrative to the next logical conclusion and offer a full and unconditional pardon to Edward Snowden. President Obama's War on whistle blowers (he has charged...
This is one powerful speech.  
Law enforcement is taking advantage of outdated privacy laws to track Americans like never before. New technologies can record your every movement, revealing detailed information about how you choose to live your life. Without the right protections in place, the government...
An extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism, 5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. Shot almost entirely by Palestinian farmer Emad...
A Netflix original documentary, "The Square" is a riveting, deeply human chronicle of the Egyptian protest movement from the 2011 overthrow of military leader Hosni Mubarak through the ousting of Mohammed Morsi in 2013. "The Square" premieres January 17, 2014 in all Netflix...
This is the shocking story of how thousands of children in Pennsylvania were jailed by two corrupt judges who received $2.6 million in kickbacks from the builders and owners of private prison facilities.
This video was shot in Portland, Oregon, November, 2011 and features the words of John Trudell. Connect with Soul Minor: - Official Website: http://www.soulminor.com/ - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QD503 - Twitter: https://twitter.com/Soul_Minor Debut album...
What do the movie Fight Club, Woodstock '99, and the Battle in Seattle all have in common? This excellent short film gets going at the 45 second mark and maintains a brisk pace after that - summing up the activist spirit of the millennium generation, leaving much to reflect...
One of the great mysteries of the Vietnam War era has been solved. On March 8, 1971, a group of activists — including a cabdriver, a day care director and two professors — broke into an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania. They stole every document they found and then leaked...
Thousands came together in Washington, DC on October 26, 2013 to protest the NSA's mass surveillance programs.
This film analyzes the movement of a society from freedom to tyranny in five steps. It clearly shows how those in positions of power may cultivate the conditions of tyranny in any population by demonstrating how easily ordinary people may be manipulated into compliance with...
Reality Asserts Itself - Chris Hedges August 11, 2013:   Chris Hedges: Why I support The Real News Network       July 24, 13  
This week: 1. The War on Christmas Trees 2. NYE Noise Demos 3. Rote Flora Defense 4. 20 years of Zapatistas 5. RATM - People of the Sun 6. Anarchists come out of the closet
Short film about NYPD's stop and frisk policy including a secret audio recording of a stop-and-frisk in action, and a secret audio recording of a performance evaluation meeting at the NYPD headquarters sheds unprecedented light on a practice that has put the city's young...
In this video Luke Rudkowski travels to Dallas Texas to visit Quinn Eaker of the Garden of Eden community. Quinn tells us about the mission of the Garden of Eden and how recent pressure from the state has harassed, intimidated, fined, and is threatening the existence of...
Unconstitutional: The War on Our Civil Liberties, is the third in a series of Public Interest Pictures films that follows Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election and Uncovered: The War on Iraq. True to their legacy, Unconstitutional provides the facts and stories that...
NEURONS TO NIRVANA is a feature documentary about the resurgence of psychedelics as medicine. Through interviews with the world’s foremost researchers, writers, psychologists and pioneers in psychedelic psychotherapy, the film explores the history of five powerful...
This is an excerpt from The Fifth Sacred Thing, an upcoming feature film based on the best selling novel by Starhawk, and is set in 2048, where an ecotopian San Francisco defends itself from invaders using nonviolence and heal...
Securiotic is an excerpt from a funny animated short film Risto Turunen is working on called "The Heart". He has an IndieGoGO campaign running: http://igg.me/p/565213 if anyone feels inspired to help him get it created. Can't wait to see the rest of this!  
With some of the only video from behind police lines, subMedia.tv witnessed the brutal raid by the Royal Colonial Mounted Police on the Mi'kmaq blockade of fracking equipment. But the fierce response of the community in defense of the warriors was also captured on camera...
On the eve of the second anniversary of the Occupy movement, two video activists, have released a 10 minute short film providing perhaps the most detailed civilian account to date of the NYPD’s process of crowd dispersion during mass mobilizations. The video, shot on...
The Assange Agenda is a documentary about how surveillance by governments and corporations is disrupting democracy and how Julian Assange, Wikileaks and others attempt to turn back the clock on the erosion of civil liberties and individual...
This short documentary tells the story of the occupation of Gezi Park, the eviction on July 15, 2013, and the protests that have continued in the aftermath. It includes interviews with many participants and footage never before seen. Since the end of May 2013, political...
Produced independently without any financial aid, Dérives is the result of more than thirty hours of interviews with citizen witnesses and victims of police brutality. The film is captioned with English subtitles. Click the "CC" icon to activate them. The film has been...
An extraordinary work by a gifted filmmaker, "Counter-Intelligence" shines sunlight into the darkest crevices of empire run amok. The film vividly exposes a monstrous and unconstitutional "deep state" in which multiple competing chains of command -- all but one illegal ...
It's time to stop the war on whistle-blowers. Activists, Journalists, and Filmmakers show their support for Iraq War whistleblower, Bradley Manning.  With appearances by: Maggie Gyllenhaal Roger Waters Oliver Stone Daniel Ellsberg Phil Donahue Michael Ratner Alice Walker...
This is another story you may never hear about if you're not tuned into alternative media. You know all that pessimism and anger and frustration we have here in the US about the state of the world? The people of Istanbul have taken this passion to the streets and are...
In the spring of 2012, a massive student strike in opposition to a tuition hike rocked the streets of the Montréal for over six months. Protest and militant street actions became part of the daily and nightly reality of this Canadian metropolis. Several times during this...
June 2013, peaceful protests over the massive costs of bringing the World Cup to Brazil are met with violent repression by the state. Mirroring recent events in Turkey, what had started as relatively small protests turned into massive mobilizations as a result of police...
FRONTLINE reveals 9/11's unprecedented yet largely invisible legacy: the creation of a vast maze of clandestine government and private agencies designed to hunt terrorists and prevent future attacks on the U.S. INTERNATIONAL VIEWERS: If you have trouble viewing the film...
The source behind the Guardian's NSA files talks to Glenn Greenwald about his motives for the biggest intelligence leak in a generation.