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Having your own energy sources is an important weapon in the world economy. Since 2013, the United States has made important foes of fossil-rich opponents like Saudi Arabia important in extracting shale gas and shale oil from its own soil. The price for a barrel of crude oil fell from 100 to less th...
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez speaks about the advantages of socialism over capitalism and explains why true democracy cannot exist under the latter. Noting that the American empire's practice of privatization, foreign intervention, and violence is not conducive to a humanistic society, Chavez in...
North Korea has just tested a nuclear bomb which is believed to be 10 times more powerful than the one used on Hiroshima. Kim Jong Un versus Donald Trump is the most dangerous stand off seen in decades and people are no longer asking if the hermit kingdom can be stopped from developing nuclear weapo...
As Tibetan protesters take to the streets in the biggest and most bloody challenge to Chinese rule in nearly 20 years, Dispatches reports on the hidden reality of life under Chinese occupation after spending three months undercover, deep inside the region. Dozens are feared dead after the recent cla...

Black Taxis

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This film follows Brendan, Gerald and Tom all of whom are former volunteers of the Irish Republican Army or IRA. For these men and all Irish Republicans alike the period of armed struggle is now over, but for those who were directly involved in the 30 years of war how difficult is it now to find pea...
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Down The Deep, Dark Web is a film on, you guessed it… the Darknet. There have been many documentaries released recently on the now infamous dark net website The Silk Road but most of those films focus solely on that website alone and Ross Ulbricht , it’s creator. This film however takes...

LONDON CALLING

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In recent times it is becoming more and more evident that the line between real news and what could be considered propaganda is becoming thinner and thinner. In 2016 we saw Trump refer to this type of news as “fake news”.Depending on what particular news network you are viewing in the Un...
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The great John Steinbeck once described Texas as a state of mind and obsession as well as a nation in every other sense of the word. Texas is a huge compound of power and wealth and force and attitude too. It’s a frontier state with a frontier history of mentality.Texas is also one of the home...
What is an American?During the 2008 presidential campaign, Simon Schama traveled through America to dig deep into the conflicts of its history to understand what was at stake.Simon looks at the bitter conflict over immigration in American history. Who should be allowed to enter America and call them...
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Putin has created what he calls a "vertical of power," something unlike any we see in other great nations. As the Russian chess grandmaster Gary Kasparov -- himself a harsh critic of Putin -- has noted, the entire structure of Russian political power rests on one man. When the czar died, you knew th...
The struggle of many Turkish Dutch people: do you have to choose between your fatherland and your motherland?During and after the failed coup attempt in Turkey, thousands of Turkish Dutch living in The Netherlands went on the streets to support President Erdogan and the elected Turkish government. T...
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Andrew travels to Uganda, known as the pearl of Africa, where the people are friendly and the food is simple. He hunts for a fish that lives on land, harvests flying ants, and sinks his teeth into the meat of a sugar cane rat.

The Silk Roads

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Our western ideal is under great pressure and we can do nothing to influence it, we take refuge in our everyday lives and hide behind new borders, we can’t seem to cope in a world in which we increasingly feel out of place. No wonder says British historian Peter Frankopan, author of the bestse...
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The relationship between China and North Korea has always been complicated, China’s Mao Zedong famously said that the two countries were as close as lips and teeth. A relationship forged in blood and steel during the Korean War against the United States.The leaders of China and North Korea hav...
On 19 September 2006 Panorama showed a documentary called "Undercover: Football's Dirty Secrets", which alleged payments in English football contrary to the rules of the Football Association, involving:* That Bolton Wanderers manager Sam Allardyce, and his agent son Craig were implicated f...
Tensions are running high after police shot and killed a man accused of being a gangster in the London borough of Tottenham on Thursday.At first there was a small and reportedly calm protest by members of the man's family; but within hours the protest had escalated into arson, violence and mass loot...
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In “A Question of Eligibility,” Farah chose four key presenters to bring the issue home WND senior staff writer Jerome Corsi, the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of “The Obama Nation”; Orly Taitz, one of the most visible attorneys involved in filing lawsuits challengi...
Niccolo Machiavelli, 16th century Italian diplomat, political thinker, arch bad guy, his name conjures up everything thats sly about human behavior. It’s all because of his book entitled “The Prince”, written over 500 years ago. It’s about power, how to get it and how to keep...
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“Everywhere today, every aspect of our lives is being violently reorganized. Everywhere there is war. A war without a battlefield. A war without an enemy. A war that is everywhere. A thousand civil wars. A war without end. The Fourth World War.”We walked and these moments changed us. We...
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A political crisis in Yemen is treating to tear it apart, Northern rebels called the Houthis have taken the capital and are imposing their revolutionary agenda, this being said they now face fierce opposition to their rule from groups such as Al Qaeda. Their audacious bid for power has ignited secta...
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For groups like Al-Qaeda and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, America has always been considered the ultimate enemy but following Vladimir Putin’s bombing campaign in Syria, Russia may have taken it’s place as target number one for ISIL.Thousands of ISIL fighters from Syria, Iraq an...
Donald Trump: Make America Hate Again is a film which sets about examining the many parallels between Donald Trump and many well known narcissists. It also explores how Trump is using right-wing populism, Islamophobia, racism and nationalism to stir up the political pot in order to gain attention. H...

The New Germans

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With several countries in the Middle East and Africa going through a very turbulent time at the minute, we have seen the rise of ISIS and the Syrian war rage on for years now and with all this conflict it should come as no surprise that nearly one million ethnic Arabs have fled their homelands in or...
Just over 25 years ago Mongolia emerged from the shadows of a crumbling Soviet Union, since then the country has been through a mining boom. This has been driven by neighbouring China’s insatiable demand for Mongolia’s huge deposits of natural resources such as coal, copper, gold and oth...
Why do so many Muslims hate the United States? What has America done to alienate so many people in the Muslim world? These are the questions that former Pakistani cricketer turned politician, Imran Khan, tries to answer in this latest offering of the Unreported World series.At Islamabad's Women's Co...
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Former US President Ronald Reagan still looms large over American politics with many current battles over America’s debt, taxation, and the size of government being fought in his name.Republican Presidential candidates, the Tea Party Movement and even Democratic President Barack Obama have all laid...
Welcome to Bangui the capital of the Central African Republic, for the past two years the country has been torn apart by a violent religious conflict that has seen the Muslim Séléka and Christian Anti-balaka militias pitted against each other. The Séléka is a coalition of predominantly Muslim armed...

Extradition

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Extradition is a film that explores the injustices of the ExtraditionAct 2003 through the suffering of two individuals and their families.The act stipulates that any British Citizen can be extradited to theUS without their government even providing prima facie evidence. BabarAhmad and Talha Ahsan ha...
The murder of former IRA commander Gerard Jock Davison in May 2015, sent shockwaves through Belfast republicanism. The police had no clue who committed the murder, but others who were desperate for revenge decided they knew who it was and on the 12th August 2015, Kevin McGuigan was shot dead in fron...

The Gatekeepers

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Directed by Dror Morech and originally released in 2012 The Gatekeepers is a film which sets out to tell the story of the Israeli internal security service, Shin Bet or known in Hebrew as ‘Shabak’. Shin Bet is very much like the American FBI or the British MI5 and through the use of in-d...
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The the night of August 22, 1991, a crowd of Russians began removing a 14 tone bronze statue in a major Moscow intersection. It was an act that years earlier would surely have cost them their lives, but on this night as democracy was budding the Soviet Union the statue itself represented all that wa...
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February 13th 1950 was the dawn of the Cold War and off the west coast of Canada, U.S. bomber 075 is on a top secret mission. Deep inside the bomb bay weaponeer Ted Shire is arming a MK IV nuclear weapon when all of a sudden the mission goes terribly wrong. Without warning two of the bombers six eng...
Macedonia’s government wants to rewrite the nations history, it’s Albanian minority fear the consequences as ethnic tensions increase, opponents say the regime is using surveillance to suppress decent, stating that the government has been phone tapping thousands of civilians. In this epi...
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The Unknown Known is a film about former United States Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld that was released in 2013 and chronicles his political career, starting off with his early days when he was a congressman and working right up to the planning that took place in regards to the invasion of Ir...

Cyberjihad

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Over the past few years terrorist organisations have developed not only as performers of attacks but also as story tellers. They seem to employ professional media departments in order to produce a constant flow of propaganda in which the romance of the Islamic brotherhood is ascetically mixed with w...
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Mordechai Vanunu, Israel’s nuclear whistle blower, was jailed in 1986 for publishing photographs of Israel’s nuclear bomb factory at Dimona. Olenka Frenkiel reveals the extent of Israel’s nuclear gagging. The Sunday Times Revelations hit the press in October 1986. Vanunu has spent...

Bhutto

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Benazir Bhutto was one of the most complex and fascinating characters of our time. Hers is an epic tale of Shakespearean dimensions, of a privileged girl born into Pakistan's equivalent of the Kennedy family. She would trade her Western lifestyle to become the first Muslim woman elected in history t...

Restrepo

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Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington’s year dug in with the Second Platoon in one of Afghanistan’s most strategically crucial valleys reveals extraordinary insight into the surreal combination of back breaking labor, deadly firefights, and camaraderie as the soldiers painfully push back...
Digging deep into Hillary's connections to Wall Street, Abby Martin reveals how the Clinton's multi-million-dollar political machine operates. This episode chronicles the Clinton's rise to power in the 90s on a right-wing agenda, the Clinton Foundation's revolving door with Gulf stat...
The official YouTube channel of the internet based activist group known as Anonymous have just released a new feature length documentary which focuses on Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower who is now infamous for facilitating a large number of interesting leaks which revealed the existence of man...
Some call it the War on Terror; some call it the Clash of Civilizations; one man calls it just another conflict on the global political game board to resolve. And for him thats just another day at work.With the Obama Administration in office, dialogue seems to return once again to the world agenda a...
Episode 3. Recital Of MusicThis episode is about music and dancing from the Balinese village of Peliatan, the separate items linked by an appropriately illustrative detail from Balinese paintings. It opens with a virtuoso instrumental from the gamelon orchestra; next is a dance choreographed in 1951...
How free are the Chinese people? How free to worship as they please? To learn the truth from the media? To hear the truth from the Communist Party and the government? How can people with a grievance negotiate with the state?Tibetan Buddhism has long been feared as a rallying point and cover for Tibe...