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 escalate
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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 sides. &nbs
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
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 ta
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 in.
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 respon
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 co
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, neve
The Iron Lady is a 2012 biographical documentary which delves into the life of Margaret Thatcher, looking at her early life as a Grocers daughter raised in Grantham of Lincolnshire and how she fought her way through the cut throat world of politics, whilst encountering the sexist prejudices of the Conservative Party and battling the doubt of the British electorate.