• Dodging Water Cannons and Sound Bombs at Israel's Catastrophe Day

    I arrived in Jerusalem on Nakba Day. Nakba (a word that translates as "catastrophe") Day commemorates the 750,000 Palestinians who were forced from their homes when Israel became a state in 1948. I expected shit to get wild, but the speed with which the demonstration went from ze…

  • Who’s Getting Rich off the Prison-Industrial Complex?

    Many of America's prisons are run by for-profit corporations, so clearly some people are making lots and lots of money off the booming business of keeping human beings in cages. But who are these people? Using some publicly available data, I came up with a few names.

  • If Julia Gillard Is Such an Atheist, Where’s All the Gay Marriage?

    Australians are proud about their secularism, as exemplified by Prime Minister Julia Gillard. Religion has a minor influence on the countries’ social policies and politics, yet same-sex marriage is not a reality.

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    Sisa: Cocaine of the Poor - Full Length

    The basic ingredient of sisa is methamphetamine. Addicts have reported that it can also contain filler ingredients like battery acid, engine oil, shampoo, and cooking salt.

  • “Fitch the Homeless” Is Backwards-Ass Activism

    Please don’t “Fitch the Homeless.” This is all just some cheeseball stunt perpetrated by a guy who really wants attention and saw an opportunity to get it. Yes, it seems clever, but making fart noises with your armpits in seventh grade seemed clever, too.

  • Horrible People Are Exploiting Cambodia's Orphans

    Once upon a time, long before Angelina Jolie got a mastectomy, she adopted a Cambodian child. As a result, privileged Westerners of all nationalities flocked to the country's orphanages in the hope of simultaneously nurturing a child and their own sense of self-worth. It was only…

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    White Student Union - Trailer

    We recently went to Towson University to speak with Matthew Heimbach, the founder of a group that advocates for “persons of European heritage." We also met the students who want him off campus... or at least muzzled. 'White Student Union' is a documentary about race, class, and s…

  • Austerity's Drug of Choice

    Greece's infamous new drug, sisa, is basically meth and filler ingredients like battery acid, engine oil, shampoo, and cooking salt. The majority of its users are poor, often homeless, city dwellers reeling from the psychological and physical impacts of a country in the grip of e…

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    This Is What Winning Looks Like - Full Length

    Filmmaker and author Ben Anderson went to Afghanistan in 2007 and stayed for six years. This Is What Winning Looks Like is his disturbing documentary about the ineptitude, drug abuse, sexual misconduct, and corruption of the Afghan security forces and the role of US Marine…

  • Should Murderers Be Allowed State-Funded Sex Changes?

    After dragging on for years, the request of Michelle Kosilek, a.k.a. Robert Kosilek, to have the state pay her medical costs for sex-reassignment surgery has finally reached the Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

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    Triple Hate - Trailer

    'Triple Hate' is a documentary about Nathan Bedford Forrest, the Memphis City Council, the Klan, the Crips, Ulysses S. Grant, racism, and the specter of history. Part one premieres Tuesday, May 21, on VICE.com.

  • Who Protects New Yorkers from the NYPD?

    Nicholas Heyward is a haunted man. He is one of many New Yorkers who have lost loved ones to the police. The tragedy Heyward suffered has turned him into an activist. These days he spends much of his time calling for the Justice Department to review cases of alleged abuse committ…

  • The Wizard of the Saddle Rides Again

    In the middle of a park in Memphis, Tennessee, stands a statue of Confederate Lieutenant General Nathan Bedford Forrest, one of the most infamous and powerful racists in American history. When the Memphis City Council changed the name of Forrest Park, the KKK planned a massive pr…

  • New Laws Would Make Environmental Protest “Terrorism”

    There's a vibrant environmental protest movement reviving "direct action" techniques like tree-sitting. In Oregon, in the summer of 2011, one blockade took 50 cops, a backhoe, and a 125-foot-crane to remove treesitters. A few days later, activists locked themselves in an Oregon D…