Videos

Tips for watching videos: If you see a message saying that a video clip is no longer available, refresh your browser and the video should become available. If you're having trouble viewing a clip that's already streaming, let the clip play once. It will play fine the second time round.

What Makes Art Valuable?

Picture credit: Gallery Intell Video Art critic and journalist, Alastair Sooke, goes inside the glittering world of the super-rich to explore the remarkable stories behind the top ten most valuable paintings in the world sold at auction. The documentary tells the stories behind the astronomical prices of art and why the world's richest people want to spend their millions on it. This BBC documentary bears witness to the shocking wealth of the world's super-rich. A somewhat disturbing phenomenon revealed by the film is the...

Three Mining Battles: Uranium, Coal, and Gold

Picture credit: Link TV Video A Link TV report on three important mining battles. United States of America An impoverished former mining community in Colorado hopes that a proposed uranium mill will bring jobs and prosperity until environmentalists step in to try to stop it. Who gets to decide? Filmmaker Suzan Beraza documents the debate in her new film Uranium Drive-In. South Africa Rhinos are killed for their horn. But now in South Africa they face a new threat -- coal. Plans for an open cast coal mine on the...

Ebola Virus Could Affect 250,000 West Africans by Christmas

Picture credit: afreecom/Idrissa Soumare Video A health journalist estimates that a quarter of a million people could become affected by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa by the time Christmas arrives this year. The global response to the crisis has been extremely poor. Rich countries are showing little interest in mounting an adequate response, while the World Health Organisation itself is guilty of ignoring the situation when the virus could have been contained in its early stages. Meanwhile Cuba is the only country in the world that...

Overworked, Underpaid and In Your House: The Never Ending Exploitation of South Africa's Domestic Workers

Picture credit: Sharon Mollerus/flickr Video They are important drivers of the South African economy, yet domestic workers are still amongst the lowest paid workers today. Their fate was sealed during the apartheid era when “kitchen girls” were just servants with no workplace rights. Little has changed in post-apartheid South Africa we learn from Myrtle Witbooi, the general secretary of South Africa’s domestic workers’ union. Domestic work is still not considered decent work. Poor enforcement of regulations and...

Propaganda War: How the Media Is Shaping the Story of Argentina's Battle against Vulture Capitalists

Picture credit: Wikimedia Commons Video Argentinian president, Cristina Kirchner, is fighting to get her story across in the domestic and international news media. She is pitching Argentina as the underdog standing up to US vulture funds and the people who buy them and hold developing countries hostage for the sake of financial gain. When Argentina made headlines around the world on July 31st after defaulting on its debt, the international media defaulted as well. The coverage could be summed up in four words, “here we go...

Political Humour: World 'Head-Lies' from Juice Rap News - ISIS, Ukraine, Ebola, Ferguson, Robin Williams...

Picture credit: Juice Rap News Video This is a special Rap News summary of the past months’ remarkable series of events. From Gaza to Syria, ISIS to Ukraine, Sinkholes to Ebola, Ferguson to Robin Williams, the world has been experiencing a seemingly endless series of events befitting of a Ronald Emmerich movie. How do we manage to deal with all the painful ironies and bloody tragedies of these times? To find out, Juice Rap News tunes into the mainstream media. In this superb parody, the comedic team brings you world...