Videos about Social Issues
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Diversity and Inclusion In Our Wild Spaces
In May I was lucky enough to be invited to document an amazing event in Yosemite National Park. It was a campfire discussion on improving the diversity of both the visitation...
Calais Migrants: Life in the Jungle
Away from the chaotic scenes on Calais' motorways and ports, the migrant camp known as the new Jungle is growing fast and showing signs of becoming a permanent fixture.
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...
Transition From Caterpillar to Butterfly as Analogy for Social Chance
An exceprt from Crossroads: Labor Pains of a New Worldview in which Dr. Bruce Lipton talks about the fractal nature of reality and compares the current global awakening and the...
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...
Rap News 34: Immigrants! Feat. Donald Trump, Katie Hopkins & Tony Abbott
In this broadcast we look at the controversial subject of immigration. Mass exoduses of people - refugees, asylum seekers, and migrant workers - are taking place all over the...
Israel To Demolish Palestinian Village Of Susiya
The Palestinian village of Susiya is about to bulldozed after Israel's high court recently rejected an injunction to stop the demolition. People have been fighting the...
Desmond Tutu: Not Going Quietly
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the famous Nobel laureate, and one of the world's most respected church leaders, was a central figure in ensuring an end to white minority rule in...
Why Are You So Angry?
An exploration of internet harasment and hate campaigns, looking at mob mentality, how those who respond agresively may feel they are being attacked and how to deal with these...
Musician Roger Waters Takes The United States to Task
Roger Waters, formerly of Pink Floyd, discusses education in the United States and the world view that sets the US apart from "others". His album Amused to Death is described...
Greek Doctor Calls Austerity Measures "Crime Against Humanity"
Paul Mason explains Greece's tough third bailout package as the cogs of its economy start to turn again. He meets a doctor whose hospital has had its budget slashed from €19...
UKs Youngest MP Just Gave Her First Speech in Parliament, And It's A Cracker
Mhairi Black, the youngest person to be elected to parliament since at least the 19th century, used a barnstorming first speech in the House of Commons to mount a withering...
Brazilian MCs New Video is a Scorching Indictment of Class and Racial Prejudice
Emicida is a Brazilian MC and hip-hop artist, famous for his rap battles. This video for his new single Boa Esperança "Good Hope" is a collaboration between Emicida and...
Every Serena Williams Win Comes with a Side of Racism and Sexism
Serena Williams is widely regarded as the best female tennis player of all time. But her career has been followed by severe racism and sexism that taps into stereotypes about...
Slavery to Mass Incarceration
The elaborate myth of racial difference that was created to sustain American slavery persists today. Slavery did not end in 1865, it evolved. The legacy of slavery can be seen...
The Truth Behind Striking in the Modern World
With the threat of strikes always on the radar, Olivia Cappuccini explores what it takes for trade unions to put a strike into action in the modern world, and how it is not as...
Red Path (2015)
"Red Path premiered at the Unmentionables Film Festival in New York, a festival dedicated to breaking taboos and this first year the taboo was menstruation.   I truly believe...
Greek Referendum: 'People Power Has Happened'
As the referendum results come in, Paul Mason with an update on the very latest from Athens.
Comedian Adam Hills Cuts Loose on Government Cuts and Institutional Child Abuse
As the UK Government launch their latest round of austerity measures, they admit that disabled people who get finance support will most likely be affected and, in order to...
The Image Hollywood Created of Africa
After viewing Mama Hope's video, "Alex Presents Commando," Gabriel, Benard, Brian and Derrik (the Kenyan men in this video) told us they wanted to make one that pokes fun at...
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...
Pathways 2 Resilience
Approximately two years ago a collaborative of Oakland based non and for profit companies and organizations including; The Green Life, Earthseed Consulting, Planting Justice...
Working to Live or Living to Work?
What's Life without Moments? Vacations should be a time to go away and come together. Prince EA suggests that from now on we take our #WholeVacation
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Transgender Rights
This week's gay rights victory was historic, but the transgender community still faces staggering challenges. John Oliver focuses on the "T" in "LGBT."
A Redneck and Former Racist Talks about White Supremacy. Every White American Needs to Hear This!
"Growing up I was programmed by our racist society, I used to use the nword growing up without even giving it a thought, and then because of the suffering and abuse I endured I...
Columbia University Becomes First To Divest From Prisons
Columbia University becomes the first major U.S. university to divest from the prison prison industry. It's all thanks to student activism.
When A White Woman and a Black Man Swap Places to Tell the Other's Story The Result is Powerful
Darius Simpson and Scout Bostley begin to speak into their individual microphones -- but then they stop, switch mics and start talking again. In the video below from the 2015...
Selling The Girl Next Door (2015)
Selling the Girl Next Door takes viewers into the world of underage American girls caught up in the violent sex trade. Thousands of girls under the age of 18 are ensnared into...
Action Man: Battlfield Casualties
The UK is one of only nineteen countries worldwide, and the only EU member, that still recruits 16 year olds into its armed forces, (other nations include Iran and North...
Jessica Williams Hires A “Helper Whitey” To Be Taken Seriously
Jessica Williams and Jordan Klepper discuss the Confederate flag and its historical significance. When Williams realizes that she needs a white man to repeat her EXACT WORDS to...
Nas Presents the Real Hip-Hop
Rapper Nasir 'Nas' Jones and director Adam Sjoberg take us on a world tour of breakdancing in the most unexpected places, as we visit the slums, shanty towns and ghettos of the...
Take Up Space - A Clarion Call to All Women from Poet Vanessa Kisuule
Vanessa Kisuule calls on all women, whatever their age, creed or class, to stop shrinking themselves, and instead, take up space! Part of the Women Who Spit series. Watch them...
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Online Harassment
Online harassment is a major problem, but it's rarely prosecuted. If only we'd been warned about this in the early days of the internet.
Emory Douglas: The Art of The Black Panthers
Emory Douglas was the Revolutionary Artist and Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party. Through archival footage and conversations with Emory we share his story...
An Emotional Jon Stewart Drops the Comedy to Talk About Charleston
Jon Stewart apologized to his audience for not having any jokes for them, as he just dropped the comedy to get serious about Charleston. He said, “I honestly have nothing...
Building Communities of Dissent Around Social Injustices Caused by Neoliberalism
How do we build on communities of dissent, asks veteran Black activist A. Sivanandan in a short film released this week by Sage Publications alongside a collection of his key...
Ta-Nehisi Coates: The Case for Reparations
Signs of overt racism still are all around us, be it a New Hampshire police commissioner’s use of an ethnic slur to describe President Obama or an NBA team owner’s disturbing...
If Police Action Figures Were Realistic
With Good Cop, Bad Cop action figures, you decide how to police the city!
What Have the Tories Ever Done to Us?
With the Tories going it alone in government we know exactly what to expect. More nasty, destructive cuts to the things ordinary people care about- the NHS, the welfare state...
Desmond Tutu Speaks Out Against Israeli Apartheid
Archbishop Desmond Tutu exposes the Israeli apartheid against Palestinians. Archbishop Tutu connects the struggles of black South Africa with the struggles of the Palestinians. 
Marijuana: The Gateway Plant to Urban Farming
How do you build a radical black farm in the middle of East Oakland? With a bold vision, an activist family, and the help of one small, stimulating green plant. Movement...
Don't Cash Crop On My Cornrows - A Crash Discourse on Black Culture.
Amandla Stenberg, 16, knows one or two things about racism and the entertainment industry. Several years ago, when Amandla was cast as Rue in the first installment of The...
We Need a Sexual Revolution in the Middle East
'Let's face it, the Arab Spring failed women. They are no closer to liberation than before the uprisings.' Mona Eltahawy, who was beaten and sexually assaulted by Egyptian riot...
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...
Akala on Mainstream Media's Coverage of the Baltimore Riots
‘People’s Morality is not in their melanin’. Rapper and writer Akala speak to Going Underground about how the mainstream media’s coverage of the Baltimore riots is devoid of...
Julian Assange Exclusive Interview with Democracy Now!
In a Democracy Now! exclusive Amy Goodman talks to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has spent nearly three years inside Ecuador’s Embassy in London, where he has political...
Rap News 32: MSMBS News - Black Lives Matter?
Welcome to this exclusive Rap News broadcast, helmed by the veteran anchor, and Iraq War Hero, Brian Washington. Today we seek to understand the cause of the tension which has...