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  • FRONTLINE: "Battle For Haiti" - PBS
    The conditions in the jails and prisons and detention centers are more than appalling, and it really is a human rights violation to have people in those conditions. I believe right now they have 58 [centimeters] per inmate, and they can't even sit down or lie down. They have to stand up like sardines in those cells, and they have to take turns in order for them to sit. Because of security concerns, sometimes they are not even allowed in some places to leave the cells, not even to go to the toilet, never.
  • Congo: White King, Red Rubber, Black Death
    The story of King Leopold II of Belgium's brutal colonisation of central Africa, turning it into a vast rubber-harvesting labour camp in which millions died.
  • John Pilger - The War You Don't See
    The War You Don't See is John Pilger's latest work. This hard-hitting exposé scrutinises the effects of the media during wartime, asking what is the role of the media in rapacious wars.
  • BBC – Namibia – Genocide and the Second Reich
    "Thirty years before Hitler came to power in Germany, and about forty years before Raphael Lemkin authored the word genocide, there had already been one at the hands of Germany. This genocide happened outside of Europe though. This genocide took place in AFRIKA!"
  • Apartheid Did Not Die by John Pilger
    John Pilger was banned from South Africa for his reporting during the apartheid era. On his return thirty years later with Alan Lowery, he describes the extraordinary generosity of a liberated people, but asks who are the true beneficiaries of a democracy – the black majority or the white minority?
  • The Pathology of White Privilege by Tim Wise
    Tim Wise provides an explanation of white privilege and the damage it does not only to people of color but to white people as well.
  • Consuming Kids
    Consuming Kids throws light on the practices of a relentless multi-billion dollar marketing machine that now sells kids and their parents everything from junk food and violent video games to bogus educational products and the family car.
  • Death Of A Nation - The Timor Conspiracy by John Pilger
    On December 7, 1975 Indonesia secretly - but with the complicity of the Western powers including the US, the UK, and Australia - invaded the small nation of East Timor. Two Australian television crews attempting to document the invasion were murdered. In 1993, with the Indonesian army still occupying the country, John Pilger and his crew including director David Munro, slipped into East Timor and made this film.
  • Stealing a Nation - A Special Report by John Pilger
    STEALING A NATION (John Pilger, 2004) is an extraordinary film about the plight of people of the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean - secretly and brutally expelled from their homeland by British governments in the late 1960s and early 1970s, to make way for an American military base.
  • Iran Is Not The Problem
    IRAN (is not the problem) is a feature length film responding to the failure of the American mass media to provide the public with relevant and accurate information about the standoff between the US and Iran, as happened before with the lead up to the invasion of Iraq.
  • Politics - The Power of Nightmares
    The Power of Nightmares, subtitled The Rise of the Politics of Fear, is a BBC documentary film series, written and produced by Adam Curtis. The films compare the rise of the Neo-Conservative movement in the United States and the radical Islamist movement, making comparisons on their origins and claiming similarities between the two.
  • Toxic Waste Dumped In Africa
    Looking at the toxic waste that was illegally tipped in the Ivory Coast at its biggest city Abidjan - this was because the company, Trafigura, went for a cheap option and offloaded the waste in Africa instead of Europe. Trafigura the company involved has always denied that the chemical waste was dangerous, but analysis by Dutch authorities revealed it to be lethal.
  • A People's History Of The United States - (The 20th Century)
    By Howard Zinn (audio book)
  • Ivan Van Sertima - For the People
    "For the People": a 4 Part interview with anthropologist and historian, Dr. Ivan Van Sertima of Rutgers University. The interview was conducted in 1995 by the late Listervelt Middleton.
  • The Battle Between Indigenous Ecuadorians and the U.S. Oil Giant Chevron
    Investigative Journalist Greg Palast files this report from the rainforests of Ecuador, where an indigenous tribe is suing Chevron for $12 billion for contaminating the Amazon.
  • K'Naan on Somali Pirates: There is a reason why this started
    K'Naan talks about what is going on in Somalia with the Somali Pirates. K'Naan explains the other side of the story which is being neglected by the mainstream media.
  • A Girl Like Me: A look at Colorism
    Color is more than skin deep for young African-American women struggling to define themselves.
  • The Origins of the Afro-Cuban Rumba
  • Ancient Egyptians were Black by Dr. Yosef ben-Jochannan
  • Muslim Black Slavery - Islam Slave History of Black Africa
  • Dr.John Henrik Clarke - Islam: Pt 1 - 9
  • Christopher Columbus and Slavery
  • African tribe lost in India
    Deep in the jungles of Gujarat state in western India, a forgotten tribe of Africans has quietly lived for the past 1,000 years. Little is known about their origins and many now fear their unique heritage may already be lost.