Category “News & Politics”

Putin’s Way

With Russia in economic crisis and tensions simmering over Ukraine, the world now has its eyes on president Vladimir Putin. In this Frontline special we get the inside story into Putin's rise to power, with correspondent Gillian Findlay, investigating the shady allegations that have haunted Putin over the...

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The Killing Season

The last week in parliament, in politics they call it "the killing season". Australian Labour Leader, Kim Beazley is about to be overthrown and this three part documentary series by Sarah Ferguson, is a gripping tale of how the Labour Party managed to come to power after suffering 11 long years of oppression within government to only later self destruct, losing it all. In this series we see, Kevin Rudd, give his very first account of this turbulent period in his life. He explains in great detail how he came to lose the Prime...

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Nixon

On August 9th 1974, Richard Milhous Nixon became the first president in the history of the United States to resign from office. His staff gathered in the Whitehouse to bid him farewell, as millions of Americans watched on television, some in sorrow and disbelief, others are glad to see him go. As president, Richard Nixon had accomplished great things, and had been reelected overwhelmingly, but he was also widely distrusted, sometimes ridiculed, even despised. In this episode of American Experience, we gain new insight into the inner workings of a man who was a tireless campaigner, having...

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Macedonia: Behind the Facade

Macedonia's government wants to rewrite the nations history, it's Albanian minority fear the consequences as ethnic tensions increase, opponents say the regime is using surveillance to suppress decent, stating that the government has been phone tapping thousands of civilians. In this episode of People & Power by Al Jazeera they ask just where exactly is this path leading the people, possible civil...

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Rise Of The Houthis

A political crisis in Yemen is treating to tear it apart, Northern rebels called the Houthis have taken the capital and are imposing their revolutionary agenda, this being said they now face fierce opposition to their rule from groups such as Al Qaeda. Their audacious bid for power has ignited sectarian hatred, its part of what many believe to be a proxy war in Yemen, between Iran and Saudi Arabia. In this documentary we see Safa Al-Ahmad from BBC Arabic, having spent months trying to gain unique access to the Houthis managing to do just that and embedding with them for three months in...

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ISIS: On The Frontline

Following the fall of the Baathist regime in 2003, Iraq has become a stranger to peace. In 2011, with rise in the conflict in neighbouring country Syria, coupled with the tension and insecure Iraqi government, a new group emerged by the name of the "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria", previously a branch of Al-Qaeda. On the 29th of June 2014, the group proclaimed itself as the "Islamic State" under the leadership of their "caliph" Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi. ISIS have now taken control of large portions of land in the north of Iraq and have committed many war crimes beyond belief. Following...

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Our Rising Oceans: VICE on HBO

Vice have just entered their third season on HBO and the first episode in the series is all about climate change and how it is affecting our oceans. Founder of Vice, Shane Smith travels to Antarctica in order to see first hand how the rise in global temperature is increasing the overall melt rate of the largest ice mass on Earth. Antarctica itself holds 90% of the worlds ice and 70% of it's freshwater, so even the smallest increase in melt can have drastic effects on our oceans level. Smith also gets in touch with a number of environmental experts, climate change believers and deniers in...

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BILDERBERG’$ CLUB

The Bilderberg Group or Bilderberg Club is a invite only, private conference that is held annually and exclusive to only the most influential political leaders, business men and experts in several fields such as finance, academia and the media. The conference itself consists of about 120 - 150 of these elite and about two thirds of those invited come from Europe and the rest North America. One third of this total number are politicians. This film by Queralt Antú examines the 2010 Bilderberg's Club meeting, which was hosted in Barcelona and interviews all of the theorists and...

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Murder in the Sky Flight MH17

A passenger plane explodes in the sky, smoking charred metal and bodies strewn across the countryside, soft toys, suitcases and passports litter the ground. This details the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, the plane that was shot down by separatists in Ukraine on the 17th of July 2014, killing all on board, this included 283 passengers and 15 crew. Channel 4's Dispatches get in touch with the friends and families of those that were needlessly caught up in the deadly conflict. As families mourn the world leading powers demand answers and this film asks, who was really to...

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