"WHY i wrote an open letter to the sun & the daily mail"

We hear from Amal, a young British Muslim who wrote an open letter to the editors of The Sun and The Daily Mail, asking to meet to discuss the impact their newspapers have on Muslims in the UK.

 

Cinema series

 
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How independent is hollywood?

A huge number of big-budget Hollywood films, especially those featuring war, conflict or terrorism, are influenced by Hollywood's close relationship with the United States military. This leads us to ask - how independent is Hollywood?

5 things you need to know about the Cinema Industry

Why are there so many big budget sequels and prequel movies?
Why is China a growing influence in the film industry?
And what is Britain's role in making films today?
These are some of the questions we look at in our '5 things' video about the film industry today.

 

 

SOCIAL CHANGE series

 
 
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#AwkwardQuestions: What challenged face young activists?

Featuring: Barbara Ntumi, Wail Qasim, Yas Necati, Becka Hudson, Muneera Williams, Alon Aviram and Joe Todd.

#TalkingWith Kathleen Cleaver

Kathleen Cleaver, is a former member of the Black Panther Party. Notably, Cleaver organized the national campaign to free the Party’s minister of defense, Huey Newton, who was jailed, and is now a professor of law. Kathleen Cleaver talks to us about the importance of collaboration and cooperation amongst campaigning groups and the incredible power of youth and optimism.

#TalkingWith Sylvia Boyes

Sylvia Boyes is a Greenham Common veteran - one of the activists that created the Women's Peace Camp in 1981 to protest at nuclear weapons being sited at RAF Greenham Common in Berkshire, England.  Sylvia talks to us about the impact direct action can have and the new difficulties for people wanting to protest today are facing.

#Awkwardquestions: How do we take online activism to the streets?

How do you get people from signing online petitions into taking action offline? We asked our panel of young activists and writers at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and this is what they told us.

Featuring: Barbara Ntumi, Wail Qasim, Yas Necati, Becka Hudson, Muneera Williams, Alon Aviram and Joe Todd.

#Awkwardquestions: What is the role of a white, straight, CIS ally?

When confronting topics like racism or homophobia, what is the role for white allies? This was a question asked to our panel of young activists and writers at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and this is what they told us.

Featuring: Barbara Ntumi, Wail Qasim, Yas Necati, Becka Hudson, Muneera Williams, Alon Aviram and Joe Todd.

#TalkingWith Angela Phillips

Angela Phillips was one of the founding team that produced radical feminist magazine, Spare Rib. Angela talks to us about the fight for women to be able to work in politics and current affairs and the need for young people to be radical. Angela is now a professor at Goldsmiths, Uni of London, author of Journalism in Context and Good Writing for Journalists, founder of http://www.eastlondonlines.co.uk.

#AwkwardQuestions What are the barriers to social change?

We hear from some of the UK's young activists about what the biggest hurdles are in achieving change today.

Featuring: Barbara Ntumi, Wail Qasim, Yas Necati, Becka Hudson, Muneera Williams, Alon Aviram and Joe Todd.

#TalkingWith Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is one of the most widely-read political thinkers of the last century. Here he covers the backlash against the activism in the late 1960s and how it informs the world today, and the urgency with which young people need to act to save the planet from oblivion.

How can you make change happen? - interactive film

How can YOU affect positive social change? This interactive film combines interviews and round table content featuring activists, writers and political thinkers from around the world to help you understand what has happened before and what can be done now.

Language of a Riot by Rohan Ayinde

Rohan Ayinde performing 'Language of a Riot'. This poem was drawn from the newsPeeks "fight for change" series, which is exploring the period of activism from the 1960s to today and how it's shaped our world.

 

 

THE War series

 
 
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HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE MOD

False allegations have been levelled against British soldiers in war zones, but are the government using this to reduce their accountability in future conflicts?

MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

What's Britain's relationship with the war industry? We ask the awkward question.

Reacting to military ads

Every year there's new ad campaigns for joining the army - but what should we be aware of when watching them? We ask two veterans and a new recruit for their perspectives on recent British army ads campaigns.

PROPAGANDA IN WAR

Chris Woods is an investigative journalist at founder of Airwars.org, an organisation that monitors international airstrikes against so-called Islamic State (Daesh) and others in Iraq, Syria and Libya. In addition, Airwars archives official reports of the war, assesses claims of civilian casualties and promotes accountability of international forces.

WHY WAR?

An introduction to our war series.

 

more stories

 
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#RabbitHole

Beyond Blair

We asked some Iraqis what they would say to a young British audience about Britain's role in Iraq - the answers were heartbreaking.

 

 

#AwkwardQuestion

Why do we need whistleblowers?

Whistleblowers play a vital role in our societies in exposing wrongdoing and saving lives. But it's not always easy blowing the whistle.

 

#awkwardquestions

check out all of the awkward questions we have been asking in 2016

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#Talkingwith

check out all of the fascinating people we have been #talkingwith in 2016

 
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#Rabbithole

a more in-depth exploration

 
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