Category: Global

Could Aboriginal Burns Save Australia From Fires?

Aboriginal people in Australia have been using cultural burns, or small-scale fires, for 50,000 years to reduce the risk of big bushfires. “Goodbye Earth” met Indigenous fire practitioners who believe cultural fires could be the way to protect the country...

/ January 20, 2020

The World’s Only Koala Hospital vs. Australia Bushfires

We visit the only koala hospital in the world to watch animals hurt in Australia’s bush fires get rehabilitated. Fires in Australia continue to burn and one billion animals are estimated to have died. Koalas were already a dwindling population...

/ January 16, 2020

Naomi Klein On The Iraq War, Bernie Sanders & Why The Climate Crisis Can’t Wait

War with Iran, the climate crisis and supremacist ideologies: Naomi Klein explains how they’re all linked together – and how to fight them. Klein is the award-winning author of several books, including “The Shock Doctrine.” In it, she explains how...

/ January 14, 2020

Sea Levels Are Rising In Miami, Turning Little Haiti Into Hot Property | AJ+

While the city’s famous beaches will eventually be submerged by rising sea levels, Little Haiti sits on a ridge far above these properties. Its location has made it a hot spot for development, and Haitians say they are being forced...

/ January 7, 2020

General Soleimani: Who Was the Iranian Leader? | AJ+

President Trump ordered the drone strike that killed Qassem Soleimani, Iran's top military commander. But who was General Soleimani and why do many fear his assassination could lead to war with Iran. #Iran #Trump #War Subscribe for more videos: https://ajplus.co/subscribe...

/ January 4, 2020

Why ISIS Is Like The Greek Monster Hydra

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed by the U.S. in October 2019. But does his death actually mean the death of ISIS? We’re going to look at how the war on terror, the Iraq War and the destabilization of...

/ December 6, 2019

This Midwife Delivers Babies with a Razor and Her Bare Hands | AJ+

Thousands of children are born each year in the world’s largest refugee camp. Most of them enter the world in tents with the help of midwives who work with their bare hands and few tools. Zohora Khatun is one of...

/ December 3, 2019

See How Beef Is Destroying The Amazon

It’s true, the Amazon rainforest is being destroyed by our global appetite for beef. In Brazil, beef production is actually ramping up under new president, Jair Bolsonaro, and the clearing of land for more cattle pasture was one of the...

/ October 29, 2019

Disco Changed Everything. So Why Did It Die?

When you hear the word disco, it might bring to mind the sound of cheesy manufactured dance music or images of John Travolta on the dance floor in “Saturday Night Fever” — but disco was more than that. In fact,...

/ October 25, 2019

Japan’s Govt Used Women To Save Its Economy – By Exploiting Them | AJ+

Why does Japan make it so hard for women to succeed? Hint: it has a lot to do with men. Japan wanted to save its economy by getting more women to work. On the surface, it was a win for...

/ October 22, 2019

How To Fight A War Without Weapons

The Cold War was long and messy. The United States and the Soviet Union, while never directly confronting one another, fought for influence on many fronts. One of these fronts was culture – in particular using art, music, literature and...

/ October 18, 2019

The Untold Story of the Sony Hack: How North Korea’s Battle With Seth Rogen and George Clooney Foreshadowed Russian Election Meddling in 2016

The message from North Korean hackers read like the opening of a bad script for a cyber-thriller. In fact, it was the direct predicate for Russia’s cyberterrorists hacking of the DNC and the Clinton campaign. If only America had been...

/ October 6, 2019

Can America Let Go Of Being Number One?

Is the USA a shining light that leads the rest of the world? If so, that's a weird way to describe how we're ahead in prison population and obesity rate. Newsbroke's Francesca Fiorentini explains why "American exceptionalism" is a myth,...

/ October 4, 2019

Caught In The Crossfire: Afghan Civilians In America’s Forgotten War | AJ+

Even though overall violence in Afghanistan is decreasing, the civilian death toll is rising - and half of those deaths are the result of US-backed government forces. This is the reality that civilians face in one of Afghanistan’s deadliest provinces....

/ October 1, 2019

How Oil-Loving Texas is Making America Green Again | AJ+

Texas - it’s one of the most conservative states in the U.S., and it’s one of the largest oil producers. But in a state where many government officials deny climate change, Texas has a chance to lead the way in...

/ September 22, 2019

Why Criticism Of Israel Isn’t Antisemitism

Progressives criticizing Israel keep being painted as antisemites. Why? Because according to many American politicians, criticizing the right-wing government of Israel is anti-Semitic. Newsbroke’s Matt Lieb explains how this twisted conservative, catch-all defense actually upholds the white nationalist cause... in...

/ September 20, 2019

Why Are So Many Korean Americans Adopted? | AJ+

One out of every 10 Korean Americans are adopted. But why? And what’s it like for adoptees to return to their birthland for the first time? Untold America follows one Korean American teenager from the suburbs of Boston to the...

/ September 17, 2019

Kashmir In Crisis: What’s India Doing? | AJ+

Kashmir has been under a strict lockdown ever since Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stripped the state of its autonomy in August 2019. But repression in Kashmir isn’t new. Since partition in 1947, Kashmir has faced heavy militarization, brutal crackdowns...

/ September 15, 2019

How Trump Plans To Keep America White

President Trump's immigration policy goes beyond rounding up and deporting undocumented people. He's also using other political tricks to make sure brown people don't have a voice in America. #immigration #TrumpRacist #RacismInAmerica What Would It Take for Donald Trump to...

/ September 13, 2019

These Detainees Might Die In Guantánamo | AJ+

The detainees held in indefinite detention at Guantanamo Bay are getting older — the oldest is 71 years old. Now, the U.S. government is drawing up plans to provide them with geriatric medicine and hospice care as President Trump pushes...

/ September 10, 2019