Category “News & Politics”

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 with excrement. In 1980, seven prisoners participated in the first hunger strike,...

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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...

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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 discovers a country steeped in political corruption and economic...

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Deceptions 2: Lest We Forget

Deceptions 2: Lest We Forget is the second film in the Deceptions Trilogy. We featured the first film "Deceptions" on our site a while back and it received quite a positive feedback. Lest We Forget by Chris Pratt is another hard hitting addition to the series that presents us with some uncomfortable truths about the society we live...

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Terror in the Desert

A gas plant located in Algeria was attacked by terrorists in January of last year, this documentary interviews those that were lucky enough to survive as they recall the dramatic event and share their harrowing stories. As a result of this attack 39 people died and many foreign workers were taken hostage, once this had happened Al Qaeda terrorists then raided the facility, the Algerian army responded with force to take it back. This World by the BBC investigates why it appeared to be so easy for the plant to have been overrun by terrorists in the manor it...

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Secret Pakistan: Double Cross

This 2 part documentary by the BBC examines the claims that Pakistan deceived the United States for a decade, since 9/11 in the fight against the Taliban and Al Qaeda. As told by senior intelligent officials, diplomats and Taliban members, ‘Secret Pakistan’ investigates how and why Pakistan and the ISI (Pakistan’s Intelligent Services) supported the Taliban even though publicly, Pakistan was considered one of America’s most important allies. Part 1 of the documentary titled ‘Double Cross’ starts with the events right after 9/11 and the first US bombings of Afghanistan....

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The Secret War On Terror

For ten years western intelligence has fought a secret war against Al Qaeda, the most deadly and sophisticated terrorist organization the world has ever faced. In the decades since 9/11 the west has employed unprecedented and controversial methods, drone attacks, secret prisons and torture. Peter Taylor the filmmaker has reported on terrorist conflicts for almost forty years and in his words, never has the west felt more threatened and never has the west hit back with such force. In this documentary he investigates whether the secret war has made us all safer. He talks to intelligence chiefs...

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