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  • © Srdjan Zivulovic
    Countless lives of undocumented immigrants are being taken and sold for billions of dollars. Watch the disturbing details unfold and listen to the first-hand accounts of the real cost of private prisons. Due to copyright restrictions, this video...
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  • © Srdjan Zivulovic
    Immigrants for sale
    Countless lives of undocumented immigrants are being taken and sold for billions of dollars. Watch the disturbing details unfold and listen to the first-hand accounts of the real cost of private prisons. Due to copyright restrictions, this video...
  • A depot used to store pipes for Transcanada Corp's planned Keystone XL oil pipeline is seen in Gascoyne, North Dakota November 14, 2014. © Andrew Cullen
    Above all else
    One man risks family and future to stop the tar sands of the Keystone XL pipeline from crossing his land. Shot in the forests, pastures, and living rooms of rural East Texas, Above All Else follows David Daniel, a retired high-wire artist, as he...
  • Her War Women vs ISIS
    Her war: Women vs. ISIS
    In the face of the deadly threat posed by the so-called Islamic State (formerly ISIS), many Kurdish women decide not to leave their survival to fate. Instead, they fight for their lives and their future. Taking up arms, they join the YPG –...
  • A Palestinian protester tries to hammer a hole through the Israeli barrier that separates the West Bank town of Abu Dis from Jerusalem, as another waves a Palestinian flag during clashes with Israeli troops © Ammar Awad
    Walls
    The world is increasingly more divided by walls. There are human beings on either side of them. Brilliant editing connects people living and working on different sides of decisive walls between Mexico/U.S., Spain/Morocco, Israel/Palestine and South...
  • No Laughing Matter
    No laughing matter
    The Greek island of Lesbos is where hundreds of thousands of people fleeing Africa and the Middle East first reach Europe. Clowns without Borders is an organization that sends volunteers to entertain children in the refugee camps and offer a little...
  • © Wikipedia
    Healing a soldier’s heart
    Healing a soldier's heart follows the courageous journeys of four Vietnam veterans, all suffering from severe PTSD, who return to Vietnam to face the demons that continue to haunt them and hopefully to heal. Under the guidance of pioneering...
  • © Bobby Yip
    Cargill: Feast or famine?
    American multinational Cargill trades in food commodities. It purchases, trades and distributes all of the basic ingredients on our plate - from meat to oil and cereal. At €121 billion (US$130 billion) a year, its turnover is twice that of...
  • Café Sheroes
    Café Sheroes, in the Indian city of Agra, is more than just a tea shop: it’s a place that brings acid attack victims together, helping young women start new lives after their faces have been ruined maliciously, often by unsuccessful...
  • © Stefan Wermuth
    Kettling of the voices
    Kettling of the Voices reveals the brutal tactics UK police have used to confine law-abiding civilians who are exercising their legal right to protest. Trapped for hours in horrific conditions without food, water or hygienic facilities,...
  • © Luke MacGregor
    From dangers in Gitmo to how it operates: Ex-inmate Shaker Aamer’s interview to RT (EXCLUSIVE)
    Shaker Aamer, who spent over a decade in Guantanamo bay, has talked to RT about how the prison works and why the detainees have not been prosecuted after 14 years of confinement.