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State of Surveillance

In this special VICE manages to get an exclusive interview with none other than NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden. Snowden if you don't already know was the individual responsible for leaking details on a massive government surveillance operation which targeted America citizens back in 2013. His actions ignited a raging debate over digital privacy and security, a debate which is still very much

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Thatcher: Ireland And The Iron Lady

During 11 years in power Margaret Thatcher polarised and inspired in equal measure, not only in Britain but also around the world. She helped end the Cold War and was victorious in the Falklands, but regardless of this she will forever be associated with the violence of the miners strike of 1984 - 85 and the poll tax riots of 1989. Across the Celtic Sea however it is Northern Ireland, the hunge

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Panama Papers: The Shady World of Offshore Companies

On April 15th 2016 the world witnessed one of the largest leaks in history, a set of 11.5 million documents detailing attorney-client information for more than 214,000 offshore companies, these became known as the Panama Papers and they incriminated many of the worlds most powerful leaders all of whom are associated with Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian law firm. At the time of their release the p

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Jim: The James Foley Story

James "Jim" Foley was an American photojournalist who was kidnapped in Syria on Thanksgiving Day 2012. After being kidnapped he went missing for two long years before the infamous video of his execution was released by the terror group know as the Islamic State. The video sent shockwaves around the world and played a big role in introducing many of us to the fundamentalist group. Through the us

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Donald Trump: Make America Hate Again

Donald Trump: Make America Hate Again is a film which sets about examining the many parallels between Donald Trump and many well known narcissists. It also explores how Trump is using right-wing populism, Islamophobia, racism and nationalism to stir up the political pot in order to gain attention. However in doing so he has found much support in the form of white supremacy, many of these individua

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The Making of Trump: Donald Trump’s Quest For Power

He is confident and he is outspoken but many feel he is certainly not presidential material, on the other hand however there are some who are ready to elect him president of the United States tomorrow. He seems to be able to appeal to many with his brash behaviour and bold statements and whether you love it or hate it, his bid for the White House may very well be the most compelling campaign we ha

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How Big Oil Conquered the World

Oil, from farm to pharmaceutical, diesel truck to dinner plate, pipeline to plastic product, it is simply impossible to think of an area of our modern day lives that is not affected by the petrol chemical industry. The story of oil is the story of the modern world and whilst parts of this story are well known, there is another side to which is more obscure, for example the quest of oil and the

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The Hitch

Christopher Hitchens was a journalist, author, essayist, religious and literary critic who was not one to be considered shy when it came to flexing his intellect. In the course of his career he contributed to New Statesman, The Nation, The Atlantic, London Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, Slate, and Vanity Fair. He was also the author, co-author, editor, or co-editor of over 30 book

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North Korea: The Great Illusion

This is a journey like no other, after several months of wrangling with North Korean authorities in Paris reporters Michaël Sztanke and Julien Alri obtained a visa for Pyongyang but as soon as they arrived the scene was set by a compulsory photo shoot. Journalists are kept under close surveillance and to go to North Korea is to accept the presence of guides who provide supervision 24 hours a day,

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