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“Death in a Can: Australia’s Euthanasia Loophole – VICE INTL (Australia)”

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2015-01-30

Max Dog Brewing sells canisters of nitrogen for carbonating beer, or killing yourself, depending on who you ask. We asked the man behind the company and euthanasia advocate Dr Philip Nitschke, who in 1996 became the world’s first physician to administer a legal, lethal injection in Northern Australia. The Australian government later quashed the North’s euthanasia law, so Philip set up an organization called Exit International to help advise over-fifties on taking matters into their own hands. Since then he’s pioneered several suicide devices, written three books, and formed a political party, all in the pursuit of legalized euthanasia. Source:VICE

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“Alone in the Woods: Harmony Korine’s The Legend of Cambo (Full Length)”

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2015-01-30

While his parents were out working four jobs, Cambo spent his time learning how to survive in the rough backwoods of Alabama. When they went through a brutal divorce, he naturally fled to the woods to be alone. No traffic, no people, no responsibility—just pure survival. The plan was to wait out his adolescence there until he could legally live life without his parents. He ended up spending two years alone in the wild. This episode of Profiles by VICE, from director Harmony Korine, tells Cambo’s story. Source:VICE

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“CodePink Attempts to “Arrest” Henry Kissinger for War Crimes in Vietnam,…”

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2015-01-30

Activists from the antiwar group CodePink attempted to perform a citizens arrest on former secretary of state Henry Kissinger when he testified on global security challenges at a Senate Armed Services Committee meeting on Thursday. Kissinger served as Secretary of State and National Security Advisor during the Vietnam War under presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain lashed out at the protesters and called on the Capitol Hill Police to remove them. Source: Democracy Now

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“Vanguard of the Revolution”: New Film Chronicles Rise of Black Panthers & FBI’s War Against Them

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2015-01-30

With groups around the country taking on issues of police brutality and accountability, we go back 50 years to another movement confronting the same issues. We spend the hour looking at a new documentary that just premiered at the Sundance Film Festival called, “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution.” It tells the history of the Black Panther Party through rare archival footage and interviews with party leaders, rank and file members, journalists — and even police and FBI informants. We feature extended excerpts from the film, and speak with one its subjects, Kathleen Cleaver, who served as communications secretary of the Black Panther Party and is now a law professor at Emory University. We also speak with Stanley Nelson, the film’s award-winning director. The film is set to play in theaters and air on PBS later this year. Source:Democracy Now

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The Holocaust Perpetrator Protected By Australian Law

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2015-01-29

War Criminal (2000) – Is it too late to try alleged war criminals of WWII?

Today, they are old men barely capable of walking or even breathing on their own. But 70 years ago, they were responsible for turning thousands of Jews and Communists over to Nazi forces. Is it too late to try alleged war criminals of WWII?

An old man stands by the window of the jail where his friends were routinely murdered. “I ate the bread of dead men,” he says. “…A man dies next to me. So my neighbour and I share his bread and eat it.” Lithuania is reluctant to admit collaboration with the Nazis during WWII, despite the fact that an overwhelming 94% of the country’s Jewish population died during this period. This is the highest proportion anywhere else in Europe, even Germany. Until last week Lithuania had never prosecuted an alleged war criminal. Then, in the first Holocaust conviction in the former USSR, a Lithuanian court found a 93-year old former US citizen guilty of collaborating with the Nazis. But he was deemed too ill to serve a prison sentence. Lithuania has now also cleared the way for an extradition from Britain of a Lithuanian-born man suspected of war crimes. With overwhelming evidence, this documentary shows that it is high time for justice.

Rod Freedman – Ref no. 756

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21st Century Sex Slaves Documentary Human Trafficking 360p Extraordinary Documentary HD

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2015-01-27

A short documentary about 21st century human trafficking, the process of moving people into slavery. This is an domestic and international issue, it is estimated that approximately 27 million people are currently in some form of labor exploitation or sex slavery, due to the limited resources available in combatting this problem this estimate may just be the tip of the iceberg. Narrated and directed by Naomi Pattirane, edited at Ricardo Vilela Studios in Manchester UK. Source: Discovery Documentary HD Channel

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“Drought in the Golden State: California Soul (Trailer)

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2015-01-27

California is in the middle of the worst drought it’s seen in nearly 500 years. We’re heading out to the driest towns to see just how screwed we really are and what people are doing to carry on. California tends to be thought of as a home to movie stars, cults, gangs, hippies, and bronzed beach babes. But beyond the facade of Hollywood, some darker issues loom over Tinsel Town. VICE will delve into some of the Sunshine State’s seedier stories, as well as explore the oddest sub­cultures, practices, problems, and pseudo­legal operations in the state. The new Vice.com series CALIFORNIA SOUL takes us into these bizarre worlds, painting a realistic picture of the glamorously strange side of California. Source: Vice

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“Prohibition in Northern Canada – VICE INTL

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2015-01-15

Officially founded in 1999, Nunavut is the youngest territory in Canada. It’s only been two generations since Canada’s stewardship of the land forced the Inuit people out of their semi-nomadic way of life and into a modern sedentary one. But while the introduction of contemporary conveniences seem to have made life more comfortable, the history of Canada in the arctic is mired in tragedy, and the traumatic effects of residential schools and forced relocations are still being felt.

Today, Nunavut is in a state of social crisis: Crime rates are four times the national average and the rates of suicide are more than ten times higher than the rest of Canada.

If you ask people here what the driving force of the problem is, a lot of them will say: alcohol. Even though alcohol is completely illegal in some parts of the territory, it’s been reported that 95 percent of police calls are alcohol-related. Source: Vice

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“US surveillance machine (Documentary PROMO)”

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2015-01-15

We live in a surveillance culture with cameras on the street and less visible intercept on our personal communications. This documentary introduces the problem and shows how the Surveillance State developed – with a short history of the complex including the NSA, CIA, FBI and other agencies. Source: RT

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“Weed Grandma Shows Us How to 420 Braise It”

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-12-31

Published on Dec 10, 2014

In our first episode, host Matt Zimbric heads to a secret Californian medical marijuana garden run by Nonna Marijuana, a 91-year-old grandmother who cooks classic Italian with a twist. Using buds grown by her own daughter, Nonna teaches Matt a foolproof method for infusing cannabis into butter, then guides him through preparing Chicken “Pot-cciatore” and gnocchi in ganja butter. Along the way, she explains how and why she recommends medical marijuana to those in need—without ever getting high on her own supply. Matt, on the other hand, may regret going back for seconds.

Read: 91-Year Old Nonna Marijuana is the Queen of Weed Cuisine – http://bit.ly/1GdiMIp

Recipe: make chicken “pot-cciatore” at home – http://bit.ly/1x2cPfT

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“Eyes On The Rainbow — The Assata Shakur Documentary

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-12-19

“Eyes On The Rainbow — The Assata Shakur Documentary

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South Sudan children feel Impact of conflict

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-12-15

Al Jazeera English

Most teachers fled and with children juggling school and fending for themselves, just being in class is good enough. Al Jazeera’s Catherine Soi reports from Upper Nile state.

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Food prices hike Nepal’s Humla district

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-12-15

Al Jazeera English

People from the remote district of Nepal’s Humla are facing a big rise in food prices because of poor infrastructure that disconnects it from the rest of the country. Nepal has promised to connect Humla to other districts within two years. But locals say that it’s only a road to Tibet that will take them out of poverty. Al Jazeera’s Subina Shrestha reports.

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“The Family Taking The Fight To The Italian Mafia”

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-12-10

Journeyman Pictures

Published on Dec 10, 2014

Breaking The Mafia Code – “In this beautiful and cursed land, normality is not normal”

On an island ruled by mafia, one man is determined to stand up to the omnipresent and powerful criminals. This report reveals reporter Pino Maniaci’s quest to expose Cosa Nostra, the Sicilian mafia.

The mafia has long been engrained in Sicilian culture, “like moss, which always grows back”, as one boy describes it. As priest Don Salvia notes, “Until a few years ago the Mafia was everything. It was politics, oppression, power…” Today, in the studio of Telejato two giant portraits cover the wall: those of Falcone and Borsellino, two judges who lost their lives in their fight against the mafia. These serve as inspiration for Maniaci, an activist reporter who dares to name the Mafiosi in his daily news show. Despite constant threats, intimidation and several attacks, his fight against this invisible enemy and the pizzo or ‘protection money’ that they demand continues. “My dream is a Sicily free from the cancer of the Mafia, where my children and grandchildren one day will be able to live safely.”

Hans Van Dijk – Ref no. 6333

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“Afghanistan’s Conflict Generation”

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-12-10

Journeyman Pictures

Published on Dec 8, 2014

Stories Told By The Wind – “If you are poor, this job is all you get”

Meet the people of today’s Afghanistan. In a country that has been ravaged by three decades of war, this investigative report explores the daily lives of a population trying to move forward with their lives.

Afghanistan is trying to recover from a lifetime’s worth of strife and thanks to international aid efforts life is slowly beginning to change. Mountain villages have benefited from reservoirs whilst children of Kabul are increasingly attending schools. “For them, going to school is like being in a different world, a world where they simply are children.” Yet problems remain. Many families in Kabul rely on their children to work. “If you are poor, this job is all you get”, says 12 year old Navid, who works as a porter. A bright future for Afghanistan seems possible but it is in jeopardy without a comprehensive aid strategy, sound governance and financing.

Michal Przedlacki and Wojciech Szumowski – Ref 6331

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