Videos about Social Issues
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Greek Referendum: 'People Power Has Happened'
As the referendum results come in, Paul Mason with an update on the very latest from Athens.
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...
Things Not to Say to a Trans Person
BBC Free Speech got together some people from the transgender community to pick out questions they often hear. We asked, so you don't have to!
Akala and Frankie Boyle Discuss Structural Racism in Britain
Comedian Frankie Boyle puts forward the proposition that Britain is racist to the core. Rapper, poet and educator Akala speaks to this, giving clear examples of structural...
Comedy Sketch Shows Deep-Seated Sexism in Advertising
This is a clip from the BBC comedy series 'That Mitchell and Webb look' satirises sexism in advertising.
A Minority Pastime (2015)
On 18 February 2005, the Hunting Act came into enforcement – fox hunting was now illegal. Yet, Denise Ward (writer and producer) and other ordinary people who live in the...
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Paid Family Leave
Many American companies do not offer paid leave after the birth of a child, which means they probably shouldn't run sappy Mother's Day ads.
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...
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...
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...
Eduardo Galeano in Conversation with Arundhati Roy
In 2006, two of the world’s most celebrated writers, Eduardo Galeano and Arundhati Roy, shared the stage of Town Hall in New York City for a historic evening of readings and...
Run the Jewels Music Video Portrays Race As Social Relation of Domination
Radical philosophy professor Chad Kautzer provides commentary to Run the Jewels "Close Your Eyes" music video. Gender, race, class, and other social structures exhibit a...
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...
Paris Is Burning (1990)
Paris Is Burning is a 1990 documentary film directed by Jennie Livingston. Filmed in the mid-to-late 1980s, it chronicles the ball culture of New York City and the African...
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.
How To Make Stencil Posters and Banners
Art has the power to move our imaginations and bodies, transforming the emotional and physical spaces we share. It has the power to build and transform social relations and to...
Better, Not More
As we assess the current state of our world and consider together the elements that are essential to a ‘just transition’, and ultimately, a just economy, we are called to...
Stop Telling Women To Smile
Stop Telling Women to Smile is an art series by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh. The work attempts to address gender based street harassment by placing drawn portraits of women, composed...
It's Time to Rewild the Child
George Monbiot argues that the more time children spend in the classroom, the worse they do at school because our narrow education system only rewards a particular skill set...