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Borgen - Episode 8: "The Silly Season"
Borgen - Episode 8: "The Silly Season"
(Episode 8) It is summer, and not much is going on in Parliament. That is, until Michael Laugesen announces that he has written a book -- to be released in a few days -- containing disclosures of all sorts from his years in politics.
TED Talks: Majora Carter and Nate Silver
TED Talks: Majora Carter and Nate Silver
Category: News & Current Affairs
Majora Carter details her fight for environmental justice in the South Bronx - and shows how minority neighborhoods suffer most from flawed urban policy. And Nate Silver has answers to controversial questions about race in politics: Did Obama's race hurt his votes in some places?
In Focus: The Mexican Drug Lords' Reign of Terror - Standing up to the Cartels
In Focus: The Mexican Drug Lords' Reign of Terror - Standing up to the Cartels
Category: News & Current Affairs
The drug war has been terrorizing Mexico for more than four years now. The Mexican government's efforts to break the increasing power of drug lords have been to no avail, and many police officers also work for the higher-paying cartels.
TED Talks: Thomas Barnett & Eric Berlow
TED Talks: Thomas Barnett & Eric Berlow
Category: News & Current Affairs
International security strategist Thomas Barnett outlines a post-Cold War solution for the foundering US military, and ecologist Eric Berlow doesn't feel overwhelmed when faced with complex systems; he knows that more information can lead to a better, simpler solution.
Al Jazeera English - Witness: Free Theater of Belarus
Al Jazeera English - Witness: Free Theater of Belarus
Category: Documentaries
Despite oppressive conditions, Belarus is home to an underground theatre group of dedicated actors who use their creative force to speak out for democracy.
In Focus: The Mafia - A Global Parasite
In Focus: The Mafia - A Global Parasite
Category: News & Current Affairs
This film follows the Sicilians fighting on the frontline against the Cosa Nostra, and shows how the world’s oldest Mafia organization has penetrated all areas of society.
Moving the Mountain
Moving the Mountain
Category: Documentaries
Through stock footage, re-enactments, and interviews with witnesses, Moving the Mountain tells the story of the 1989 pro-democracy movement in China that culminated in a deadly government crackdown on protesters in Tiananmen Square.
Earth Focus: Chernobyl - The Real Story
Earth Focus: Chernobyl - The Real Story
Category: News & Current Affairs
International agencies, the nuclear industry and governments ignore important scientific data about the consequences of the 1986 nuclear disaster at Chernobyl. Authors of a new book, Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment say that almost a million people died as a result of Chernonbyl -- not 4,000 as officially claimed. Was it a screw up or a cover up?
Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang
Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang
Category: Documentaries
A poignant documentary exposing the government's suppression of the health hazards of low-level radiation after nuclear tests in the 50s - even more relevant since the release of radiation in Japan, and reports about a potential government cover-up of the effects of Chernobyl.
Al Jazeera English - Witness: Odessa Detectives
Al Jazeera English - Witness: Odessa Detectives
Category: Documentaries
In this Witness film, meet detective Robert Papinyan and his business partner who take on cases that lift the lid on real life in Odessa, Ukraine, a Russian-speaking resort town famous for its thriving criminal underworld.
TED Talks: Sugata Mitra and Kiran Bedi
TED Talks: Sugata Mitra and Kiran Bedi
Category: News & Current Affairs
Education scientist Sugata Mitra examines why the best teachers and schools don't exist where they're needed most, and Kiran Bedi talks about what it was like to manage one of the toughest prisons in India.
In Focus: The IAEA - What the UN's Watchdog Can and Can't Do
In Focus: The IAEA - What the UN's Watchdog Can and Can't Do
Category: News & Current Affairs
The nuclear technology supervisory body, "International Atomic Energy Agency", abbreviated IAEA, is called simply "the Agency" by its own staff members. This documentary goes inside a world that normally lets very little information about itself reach the outside.
Charles Ferguson on the Inside Job
Charles Ferguson on the Inside Job
Category: Documentaries
In this conversation with director Charles Ferguson, go deeper into his critically acclaimed, Academy Award-winning expose of Wall Street, Inside Job.
Special: The Israel Lobby
Special: The Israel Lobby
Category: Documentaries
For many years now the American foreign policy has been characterized by the strong tie between the United States and Israel. Does the United States in fact keep Israel on its feet? And how long will it continue to do so?
Special: The Billionaires' Tea Party
Special: The Billionaires' Tea Party
Category: Documentaries
In 2009, after Barack Obama came into power promising a new era of hope and change, out of nowhere emerged a citizens protest movement called the Tea Party, which threatened to derail everything. Was this uprising the epitome of grassroots democracy, or an example of "astroturfing"?