Society

An Interview With Martin Shkreli

Martin Shkreli is 32 years of age, an entrepreneur, a company builder and is also currently one of the worlds most hated men. Now worth at least $45 million dollars his tale is very much one of a Horatio Alger novel, the son of two janitors from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn who managed to hustle his way into the hedge fund game. In August of 2015 one of his companies acquired the rights to a drug t

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Cyberbullies: A Killer Network

These days there are more smart devices in the world than there are people to use them, ranging from smartphones, tablets and computers, we all have one if not more than one, possibly even a few forgotten devices taking up valuable drawer space. They are always with us, connecting us to the wider world and they have most certainly revolutionised the way we communicate with one another. However the

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Inside America’s For-Profit Bail System

Out of all of the first-world countries and with the highest rate of incarceration in the world, the United States is the only one which allows the commercialization of bail bonds. The for-profit industry manages to rake in a cool 2 billion dollars in revenue a year. Most criminal defendants don't have the means to pay the full bail set on them and as a result must either stay in jail or pay a

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The Golden Mountains of Suriname

In the South American, Suriname Mountains, the precious metal gold can be found everywhere, from political power to the jewellery being worn by the locals. The effects of the gold mining which is occurring here seeps into all aspects of society. For many Surinamese, the gold industry is a necessary source of income but it is destroying the environment and the health of those around it. In this

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Factory City

Factory City

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live where you work, no? neither have I and for most of us the idea would simply be unthinkable, but imagine living and working at one of the biggest factories in the world, a workplace the size of Monaco. For the 17,000 employees stationed at the mega factory known as EUPA, it is reality and they come from all over China seeking a brighter future.

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The Food Bank: Scotland’s Hidden Hunger

Last year over one million people were given emergency food in Britain and the numbers now only seem to be growing. The Food Bank is an organisation that goes to the frontline of food poverty and meets up with some of those who are struggling to survive and driven to the brink, sometimes feeling as though their only resort is to shoplift. In this film we follow the stories of several people who

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Blackout

Blackout

The 13th of July 1977 started out as a beautiful summer’s day in New York City but later on that evening many New Yorkers experienced their city of lights go dark leaving them without any electricity for more than 12 hours. Blackout by American Experience examines the stories of those who experienced this extremely rare occurrence and gives a detailed account of what exactly happened to people

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Toe Tag Parole: To Live and Die on Yard A

Many people think that serving a life sentence in jail is much better than the death sentence. This is probably true, seeing as you hold on to your life and you get to live to see your family every so often. But is it really better knowing that you have to spend your whole life confined to your jail cell and the prison where you will be kept? In a sense, it is a death sentence. For many people,

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Jimmy Savile

Jimmy Savile

For years he was regarded as a TV and radio superstar, he was also a friend to the rich and famous but since his death back in 2011 the sinister truth about Jimmy Savile has been revealed. Jimmy Savile, once one of Britain's favourite stars and adored by millions of television viewers is now regarded as one of the country's most prolific sex offenders, his preying on young victims and just how he

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