Human Rights

The Mine Wars

The Mine Wars

The Mine Wars or rather the "West Virginia coal wars" arose from a dispute between coal companies and the miners themselves. The first workers strike took place in 1912, with the help of Mary "Mother" Jones, an important figure in unionizing the mine workers simply demanded better pay, better overall working conditions, the right to trade where they wanted and the recognition of the United Mine Wo

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Ukraine’s Forgotten Children

Ukraine got it's independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, under the soviet system a mother who had just given birth was able to abandon her new born baby in the maternity ward by simply signing it over to the state. Today the legacy of that system is that state care has become the norm for children with any kind of disability. As a result of this there are 10 times as many children in state car

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Hunted: The War Against Gays in Russia

In modern-day Russia it is estimated that just a mere 1% of the LGBT population live their lives completely open in regards to their sexuality. A recent anti-gay amendment to the "propaganda" law seems to have triggered an ever increasing number of assaults on the gay community, both men and women seem to be getting beaten up by vigilantes, who for the most part are going unpunished for their crim

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One Day in Auschwitz

Kitty Hart-Moxon is a Polish-English Auschwitz concentration camp surviver, in this film the now 90-year old decides to revisit the very Nazi death camp that she was sent to as a child over 70 years ago, back in 1943. Hart-Moxon was only 16 when herself and her mother were forced into the camp and now she wants to re-make the journey along with two teenage girls who are both of a similar age to he

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Discrimination: They Think It’s All Over

These days jobs can seem to be few and far between for those unfortunate enough to be currently unemployed, the process of getting one can also seem quite complicated, especially if you live in Northern Ireland. When you apply for a job here you have to fill in a form telling your employer your religion, your race, if your married, your age and sometimes even your sexuality, but the people who are

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Klansville U.S.A.

In this episode of American Experience we are shown first hand how the once most liberal southern state of America (North Carolina), became home to the largest Klan organisation in the country, the Ku Klux Klan. They seemed to have lay dormant for decades but in 1954 after the Supreme Court: Brown v. Board of Education decision, i.e. states running separate schools based on race were deemed to be 

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Forced Adoption In The UK

RT (Russia Today) recently released this film which shines a light on one of the more controversial issues faced by some parents in living in the United Kingdom today and thats forced adoption. The UK is one of only two European countries that allows for the state to force a child into adoption without the consent of a child's biological parents. Some families have had no other choice but to leave

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The Defectors

In this Sky News special reporter Mark Stone meets up with several North Korean defectors in order to give them a chance to be heard and tell their story of how life once was for them living in the North. The testimony you will hear in this film is shocking, heartbreaking and continues to happen right now, stories of murder, slavery, torture, imprisonment and rape all of which is unparalleled in t

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Apple’s Broken Promises

In this Panorama special the truth about Apple and your iPhone is revealed, for the first time secret filming from inside the high security Chinese factories where Apples products are made show the reality of life on the production line. What this film discovers is an exhausted work force with staff falling asleep as they work. Panorama also travels further down the supply train to find children d

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