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I want to help Syrians, why shouldn’t I go? (Video)

info-pictogram1 Many young Britons such as Majid Freeman, a humanitarian aid worker have travelled to Syria to help ease the suffering of the people there. But the approach of the British government has been to discourage people from going. Majid Freeman explains his reasons for going and the pressures him and his family have been put under by the police.

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Four Cases Of Police Brutality And Racism You Need To Know (Video)

info-pictogram1 It’s been more than 20 years since the police beating of Rodney King led to the L.A. riots. More recently, protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, and all around the United States are furious over the police shooting of yet another unarmed black man — Michael Brown. AJ+ takes a look back at some of the most infamous police brutality cases that inform us now.

Documentary: Ferguson – City under siege (Video)

info-pictogram1 Fault Lines travelled to Ferguson to witness the demonstrations and the subsequent heavy-handed police reaction – and to find out how Brown’s killing sparked something bigger, exposing tensions that have been bubbling beneath the surface for years.

Ferguson and the media (Video)

info-pictogram1 Listening Post examines racial conflict and social divisions in the US and how those issues are reported. Helping us to understand how the media reported Ferguson are: Mikki Kendall, a writer; Lizz Brown, a columnist for the St Louis American; Byron Tau, a reporter for Politico; Rashad Robinson, the executive director of Color of Change; and Ash-har Quraishi, a correspondent for Al Jazeera America.

The Trews: Russell Brand – Welcome To The Sean Hannity School Of Bullying (Video)

info-pictogram1 Sean Hannity is at it again, this time in a condescending interview with a local Committeewoman in Ferguson, St Louis, following protests over the shooting of teenager Michael Brown.

W. Kamau Bell On Being Black In America (Video)

info-pictogram1 The fatal shooting of Michael Brown has led to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and across the United States over police brutality and racism. Comedian W. Kamau Bell, star of the FX show “Totally Biased,” gives us his thoughts on what it’s like to be a black man in America today.

Why Do Police Need Military Vehicles? (Video)

info-pictogram1 MRAP’s (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle) are
made for the battlefield, but police departments across the U.S. are getting them for bargain prices from the Defense Department’s Defense Logistics Agency. Captain Gary Woodruff from the Lawrence, Indiana, police department tells AJ+ why it needs a MRAP and how it plans to use it. This is a hot topic in light of debate regarding the militarization of police in America, in part through vehicles.

The militarisation of US police: The Stream – Taking up arms (Video)

info-pictogram1 A look at the militarization of police in the United States. Police force protestors from the business district into nearby neighborhoods on August 11, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.

Protesters back on the streets of Ferguson (Video)

info-pictogram1 Protests continued in Ferguson, Missouri for the tenth straight night following the shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer. Al Jazeera’s Rob Reynolds reports from Ferguson.