Category Archives: Society

Ukraine’s Euro 2012 Legacy via CNN [VIDEO]

Interesting to see that the Ukraine didn’t feel as connected to Europe until now.  Broadcaster Savik Shuster says by successfully co-hosting Euro 2012 Ukraine was brought closer to Europe.  Did anyone feel that they weren’t before…and if so why so?

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Renegade Jewish Settlers in Palestine Part 1/5 [VIDEO]

If you know anything about the history between these two groups then you know this is pretty intense information.  More details below.

Jewish settlers in Palestine: the most notorious squatters in the world.

Israeli settlers have been slowly nibbling away at Palestine’s West Bank territory for four decades. 300,000 setllers now occupy outposts that range in size from plywood shacks to full-blown suburban housing complexes. Their abundance has grounded the much-ballyhooed two-state solution to a halt. VICE correspondent Simon Ostrovsky travels from Tel Aviv to the remote West Bank outposts where young Israelis squat for the sake of their heritage. But first, Simon pops in for some quick counter-terrorism training with a member of Israel’s Special Forces, just in case.VICE

If you want to see the other four parts head here.

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Michelle Obama Urges Black Churchgoers to Get Out and Vote [VIDEO]

We think this was well played by the First lady Michelle Obama.  Many African-Americans that grow up and consistently take part in their community churches are very active in their communities and look to be a voice for their issues but don’t seem to be as active on the political side of things.  In the video Michelle Obama pleads that they make a more consistent effort to pay attention to be involved so that they can take more action and be better represented.  What do you think of Michelle’s plea?

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Lupe Fiasco – Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free) [MUSIC VIDEO]

Obviously for Lupe’s new album he has ALOT to say about the United States and it’s society.  Check out this video, listen to what he’s saying and let us know if he brings up some good points or is he just another angry American?

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Egypt Now Has a Place for Females and Christians??? [VIDEO]

So with the new presidential-elect it looks like Egypt is to make room for women as well as Christians in vice presidential positions.  What do you think the reasoning behind this is?

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Secret Afghani Warzone in the UK [VIDEO]

The UK has built a multimillion-dollar fake Afghanistan village complete with suicide bombings and real Afghani actors. We spent a week in the top-secret military facility and witnessed first hand how realistic and downright frightening this training could be.VICE « Our question is why? What do you guys think about this?

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Supreme Court rejects Arizona’s Immigration Law…MOSTLY via CNN

So Arizona’s immigration stance, i.e. SB 1070 was rejected by the Supreme Court…well for the most part.  The most controversial part of the law however was not rejected.  This section of allows police to check people’s immigration status while enforcing other laws.  CNN has more about it here.

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LIMBO by Eliot Rausch + Phos Pictures

LIMBO from Eliot Rausch + Phos Pictures on Vimeo.

This 19 minute film exposes the lives of 3 undocumented students, living in the US without legal status. Never having touched a camera, the 3 students were gifted with a small handycam and trained for half a day by Lukas Korver and Matt B. Taylor. They were asked to film everyday for 3 months. Through their lens, this is their story.Rausch

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Are These 3 Rich Families Attempting to Pay Romney for a ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ Card [VIDEO]

If this holds true does this shed light on privileged demographics using their ‘resources’ to get away with crime?  Is this why certain demographics represent more percentages in legal system?

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Extra: Could You Pass the Immigration Test? [VIDEO]

What they said…

Think it’s easy to become a U.S. citizen? Think again. “The War Room” guest host John Fugelsang hit the streets of San Francisco to see how well educated the locals are about U.S. history and politics using questions from the government’s citizenship test. Think you’d pass?Current TV

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