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EDL Girls: Dont Call Me Racist
The English Defense league or EDL, is a notorious far right, racist, street movement who's protests often end in violence. After the brutal murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby in Woolwich, May 2013 the EDL's ranks multiplied five times because this attack was viewed as one perpetrated by Islamic extremists by many. A large number of the people joining the EDL however are women, who call themselves the "EDL angles" and since last summer BBC Three have been following them on the frontline. This is their story and why they...
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An Honest Man
An Honest Man is a film about the life of R. Budd Dwyer and it dives into the Computer Technology Associates scandal that lead Dwyer to publicly commit suicide during a press conference. The documentary itself features a number of interview from friends, family and associates of Dwyer's in an attempt to better understand the situation. These interviews include Dwyer's widow Joanne (her last before her death in 2009) and William T. Smith, the man whose testimony convicted Dwyer. Smith reveals in the film that he...
Behind the Rhetoric: The Real Iran
What do we really know about the Islamic republic of Iran, aside from a cold war rhetoric from politicians on both sides, each accusing the other of evil. Rageh Omaar travels to Iran after it taking up to a year to receive permission to film inside the country to get the real...
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Who’s Afraid of Machiavelli?
Niccolo Machiavelli, 16th century Italian diplomat, political thinker, arch bad guy, his name conjures up everything thats sly about human behavior. It's all because of his book entitled "The Prince", written over 500 years ago. It's about power, how to get it and how to keep it. Machiavelli wrote this book in 1513, it was shocking then and it's shocking now. How useful and relevant is "The Prince"...
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The Power and the Glory
In this journey to the graves of great leaders and heroes dark secrets will emerge. Why was the burial casket of a murdered president cast deep into the atlantic ocean? Could a pit in Syberia hide the grave of the last Tzar od Russia? Princess Pocahontas: is her secret tomb under a tavern in England? How did the body of Eva Peron become an icon worth killing...
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Bobby Sands: The 1981 Hungerstrike
The 1981 Irish hunger strike was the culmination of a five-year protest during "the Troubles" by Irish republican prisoners in Northern Ireland. The protest began as the blanket protest in 1976, when the British government withdrew Special Category Status for convicted paramilitary prisoners. In 1978, after a number of attacks on prisoners leaving their cells to "slop out", the dispute escalated into the dirty protest, where prisoners refused to leave their cells to wash and covered the walls of their cells...
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Extreme World: Northern Ireland
Ross Kemp travels to Northern Ireland in this episode of Extreme World. His primary goal is to see for himself if there have been any improvements since the Good Friday agreement, which was signed nearly sixteen years ago. Kemp encounters both Loyalists and Republicans but also gets talking to the police force that are faced with the task of keeping the peace between the two divided...
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Britain’s Secret Death Squad
BBC's Panorama set about investigating the story of a secret British army unit set up to deal with any enemies of the state, on the streets of the United Kingdom, primarily Northern Ireland during the 1970's. Through a series of interviews with admitted members of the MRF or rather "The Military Reaction Force" Panorama reveals facts that support the claims of unlawful activities being carried out by this force, including drive-by shootings on unarmed civilians mistaken for IRA...
Swaziland: Gold Mine of Marijuana
In this edition of Hamilton Morris' "Pharmacopeia‎" vice show, Hamilton and his team pay a visit to the landlocked Kingdom of Swaziland, which is completely surrounded by South Africa and Mozambique and where the growing of Cannabis is still very much illegal. Despite this fact Swaziland boasts the more hectares of land dedicated to growing marijuana than all of India and therefore Hamilton has taken it upon himself to attempt to chemically analyze some of the local strains. Upon his arrival however he...