Videos about Politics
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RESIST: The Unist'ot'en's Call To The Land (2013)
RESIST: The Unist'ot'en's Call To The Land is a short documentary that was filmed in the summer of 2013 on unceded Wet'suwet'en territory, 1000 km north of Vancouver in northern BC (western Canada) over the duration of the fourth annual Environmental Action Camp, hosted by...
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 there's a catch. Most private prison contractors have occupancy guarantees that mandate their prisons...
Emergency: VOTE To Start Revolution - Russell Brand The Trews (E312)
In today's 'Trews Politics Week Conclusion' I recap last week's episodes, reveal Part 2 of 'Milibrand' and give my call to action for how to best use your vote to save the country, and for future REVOLUTION. Editor's Note: What do you think? Whether you agree or disagree...
Proof That Corruption Is Legal in America
According to a Princeton University study, public opinion has “near-zero” impact on U.S. law. One thing that does have an influence? Money. Nearly every issue we face as a nation is caught in the grip of corruption. From taxation to national debt, education to the...
The Game of Thrones Guide to UK Elections (with the Real Jon Snow)
Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow (he knows something) explains the UK general election using what we understand best: Game of Thrones. Turns out, there are lots of similarities between the cut and thrust of Westeros and the political wrangling around Westminster. The...
Emma Goldman on Patriotism
"Patriotism" by Emma Goldman, read by Sandra Oh.
A Social Cleansing - Gentrification and the Housing Crisis in London
We are in the middle of a growing housing crisis (the UK is in breach of its own United Nations human rights commitment to provide people with adequate homes) which is resulting in a social cleansing of London. This film looks at the West Hendon Estate, Barnet, where over 600...
Will Bernie Sanders Usher in a New Progressive Era?
In this clip from Bill's interview with presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (VT-I), he asks the senator from Vermont what it will take to get the "Hillary wing of the Democratic party to pay attention to the power of a populist message." Here's what he had to say: Watch...
Obama's Anger Management Translator Speaks the Truth
Comedian Keegan-Michael Key plays his iconic character Luther at the White House Correspondents' Dinner.
Rap News 31: The EuroDiVision Contest
We've all heard of EuroVision. But there's another song that’s being sung across Europe - the peoples' chants of protest against Europe's austerity measures. Today we'll hear some of the leading and loudest voices in this competition, such as Greece, Spain and Ireland, who...
Requiem For The American Dream (2015)
Noam Chomsky is one of America's most important thinkers, critical minds, and voices of dissent, and thus it's hardly a surprise that his gripping ideas have been the subject of more than one documentary. 1992's "Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media" might be the...
There's a Massive, Illicit Bust of Edward Snowden Stuck to a War Monument in Brooklyn
While most people slept, a trio of artists and some helpers installed a bust of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in Brooklyn on Monday morning. The group, which allowed ANIMAL to exclusively document the installation on the condition that we hide their identities, hauled the...
Emperor's New Clothes Remix
Cassetteboy is back with another Conservative rap, this time with a special guest appearances from George Osborne and UKIP's Nigel Farage. This is a promo for The Emperor's New Clothes, a new feature documentary from Russell Brand and Michael Winterbottom.
The Emperor's New Clothes
British comedian and activist Russell Brand joins forces with acclaimed director Michael Winterbottom on a polemical documentary about the financial crisis and gross inequality we currently face. Starting with the genesis of today’s economic policies, with the arrival of...
The Square (2013)
The Egyptian Revolution has been an ongoing rollercoaster for a number of years. Through the news, we only get a glimpse of the bloodiest battle, an election, or a million man march. At the beginning of July 2013, we witnessed the second president deposed within the space of...
Letterman to Cornel West: Am I ‘Ignorant’ to Think Race Relations Are Getting Better?
The author of "Black Prophetic Fire" talks about the civil rights movement, President Obama and more.
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...
Anarchy in Rojava
In this sedition, we look at the fierce men and women who have been fighting the head-chopping Islamists of I.S.I.S. to create a libertarian commune along the border between Syria, Iraq and Turkey. On the music break we have Kurdish rapper Rezan with "Em Kurdin."
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 a stunning reassessment of the American ideal of meritocracy and claims that we've entered a...
Goodnight Democracy: How Big Money Bought Our Democracy, Children’s-Book Style
Remember Goodnight Moon, the children’s book about a young rabbit going to bed? Rootstrikers, a nonpartisan network of activists seeking to get money out of politics, put together their own Goodnight-inspired eBook called Goodnight Democracy. In this video, we read it to...
Greece: The End of Austerity? (2015)
Syriza had 22 days to make history. This is how they did it. We followed Syriza's activists, candidates and leadership from the waterfront, to remote mountain villages, to the nail biting final days. A film by Theopi Skarlatos.
Koch Brothers EXPOSED (2014)
Billionaires David and Charles Koch have been handed the ability to buy our democracy in the form of giant checks to the House, Senate, and soon, possibly even the Presidency.  The last time we exposed the Koch Brothers' dealings to the world we here at Brave New Films wound...
My Call For Humanity | Spoken Word
It is no longer acceptable to live an unfulfilling life, or participate in habits which cause degeneration in health, the environment, and/or relationships. Credits: Jamie Dunmore
What's behind the West's fascination with "saving" Africa? FRAMED investigates the images and myths that cast a continent as a victim. What attracts Western activists to “save” Africa when we have our own crises at home? In American media and pop culture, Africans remain...
Do Rich People Deserve To Be Rich?
Russell Brand is joined by writer and activist George Monbiot to discuss whether wealth really is the inevitable result of hard work, in episode 223 of The Trews.
Nonlinear Warfare - A New System of Political Control (2014)
A short film by Adam Curtis screened during Charlie Brooker's review of 2014 on the BBC; shows the how deliberate undermining of peoples perception of the world, by manipulating the media and civil society, creates confusion and contradiction, undermining any opposition to...
The New Global Menace: Property Developers
They're shamelessly greedy, they're tearing apart communities and they're one of the main drivers of exploding levels of inequality. Bankers? Tax dodgers? Actually it's property developers. If they continue in this way argues Owen Jones, soon housing will become a luxury...
How America Is Like A Bad Boyfriend
But... I love America! 
Not In Our Name
'NOT IN OUR NAME' is a short documentary montage of the March In March in Melbourne, Australia on the 16th of March 2014. Three days of peaceful assemblies, non-partisan citizens' marches and rallies at Federal Parliament and around Australia to protest against government...
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.  •...
Princes of the Yen: Central Banks and the Transformation of the Economy (2014)
"Only power that is hidden, is power that endures." Central Banks are some of the most secretive and misunderstood institutions in the world.  What powers do they wield? Who’s interests do they serve? How do their actions affect our everyday lives? Set in 20th Century...
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...
Rap News 29: The G20 Comes To Australia
The G20 Summit is happening and the leaders of the wealthiest nations on the planet are converging on Australia to come and learn directly at the feet of the master of fascist dystopian fuckwittery: Tony Abbott. Join the noble Australian Prime Minister as he lists his recent...
Russell Brand On Media Manipulation: Bias, Distraction And Corporate Control
How do politicians, big business and mainstream media conspire and distract in order to support each other? Russell Brand The Trews (E176).
Transitions For Society: Job Guarantee and Basic Income (2014)
This film presents a huge social problem called technological unemployment. Whilst doing so, the film also presents two potential solutions to this major social issue. The transitional path described in the film concerns a transition towards a job guarantee program of...
David Cameron's Rap Reveals The Truth Behind The Tory Party
British Prime Minister David Cameron adresses the nation at the Conservative Party Conference.
Westminster Fear & Media Bias Shafted Scotland: Russell Brand The Trews (E150)
Russell Brand The Trews (E150). Reaction to the referendum in which Scotland votes to stay in the United Kingdom. But were the odds stacked against independence?
The History of Climate Change Negotiations in 83 seconds
It's just a little absurd.
Scotland Yet: A Film About Independence (2014)
Scotland Yet is a feature length documentary that takes a radically different approach to the debate on Scottish independence. Blissfully free of sound bites, politicians and statistics, Scotland Yet examines the sum of several personal stories from across the nation to...
Representative Democracy IS NOT Democracy
This is satisfying truth-telling. The real civics lesson we ought to get in school. Part 2: Direct Democracy Part 3: Visions of a Free Society
How Congress Has Been Robbing Low-Wage US Workers since 1968
Not many Americans know that the value of the minimum wage has dropped significantly since its peak in 1968. One could have bought a grocery basket full of food with only one hour’s worth of minimum wage work in 1968 (working out to $10.75 in 2014 dollars) . Today, one would...
Who Are We Really Fighting In Iraq?
As we start our third war in Iraq, It's worth asking who we are really fighting. All of the other wars that have tripped up a superpower, like the one in Vietnam, were proxy wars. So who is the shadowy figure on the other side of this 24 year fight?
Watch This Irish Senator Condemning the Gaza Massacre in this Extremely Passionate Speech
Irish senator and former presidential candidate David Norris made a powerful speech on July 31 condemning Israel’s massacre in Gaza and the complcity of American, Irish and other European governments.
Palestinian Activist: Stop the Anti-Semitism in My Name
Palestinian-American student Yasmeen Serhan speaks up against bigotry. She also has a message for Israel supporters: Why are you still wondering where the Palestinians are who condemn this behavior? Don't discount us just because you don't agree with everything we say.
In a World Where Freedom Is Outlawed Only Outlaws Will Be Free
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.
How Politicians are Rigging Elections, Explained in 2 Minutes
Most Americans think elections are rigged in favor of incumbents, and they're right. Part of the problem is that, unlike most other countries, we let politicians choose their voters. Vox's Ezra Klein explains how gerrymandering works, and how we might be able to fix it.
The Plan To Take Our Democracy Back
Professor Lawrence Lessig goes over the problem - and the plan to solve it. Get involved, make a contribution and read more about the plan:
Jews And Arabs Refuse To Be Enemies
As millions go online to share information about the Gaza conflict, a social media campaign calling for tolerance is building.
Dinner For Few
"Dinner For Few" is an allegorical depiction of our society. During dinner, "the system" works like a well-oiled machine. It solely feeds the select few who eventually, foolishly consume all the resources while the rest survive on scraps from the table. Inevitably, when the...
Rap News 26: The World Coup - THIEFA vs Brazil
THE WORLD COUP! All eyes are on Brazil as it endures... errr.... *hosts* the 2014 soccer World Coup - the most watched sporting event on the planet. Join Robert Foster as he investigates why many Brazilians are protesting against THIEFA, the shady organisation that runs the...