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LONDON CALLING

In recent times it is becoming more and more evident that the line between real news and what could be considered propaganda is becoming thinner and thinner. In 2016 we saw Trump refer to this type of news as "fake news". Depending on what particular news network you are viewing in the United States you are bound to be faced with some bias, an example would be FOX or CNN, if you lean towards th

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Black Taxis

This film follows Brendan, Gerald and Tom all of whom are former volunteers of the Irish Republican Army or IRA. For these men and all Irish Republicans alike the period of armed struggle is now over, but for those who were directly involved in the 30 years of war how difficult is it now to find peace? Today all these men are now Black Taxi drivers and operate within the Republican areas of Bel

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Pol Pot: The Journey to the Killing Fields

The Tuol Sleng secondary school is hidden behind a fence in a quite district of the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh. It has been empty for over 40 years, a silent witness to the agony of a nation. Thousands of men, women and children were tortured in it's classrooms, they were then driven to the outskirts of the city and executed. Nearly 2 million people died in the Killing Fields of Cambodia, a q

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Cold War: Inside The KGB

The the night of August 22, 1991, a crowd of Russians began removing a 14 tone bronze statue in a major Moscow intersection. It was an act that years earlier would surely have cost them their lives, but on this night as democracy was budding the Soviet Union the statue itself represented all that was wrong with the country. For those attending the affair the statues removal signified the end of

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The Jihadis Next Door

Radical Islam seems to be spreading within the United Kingdom, especially in light of the recent terror attacks seen in Manchester and London. The government however seems to be cracking down, when The Jihadis Next Door was released they had just made supporting ISIS a crime and increasing levels of security nationwide. As control tightens we see filmmaker Jamie Roberts spend two years with one

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The True Cost of Climate Denial

When President Trump announced his plans to withdraw America from the landmark Paris climate agreement he was faced with condemnation from not only the public but many leading corporate figures such as Elon Musk (founder of Paypal, Tesla and Space X) and Tim Cook (CEO of Apple). This however did not deter him from pulling out. The Paris agreement was one which many hailed as the worlds best cha

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ISIL: Target Russia

For groups like Al-Qaeda and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, America has always been considered the ultimate enemy but following Vladimir Putin's bombing campaign in Syria, Russia may have taken it's place as target number one for ISIL. Thousands of ISIL fighters from Syria, Iraq and elsewhere are regrouping in the virtual impregnable mountains of Afghanistan, plotting revenge against the

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The New Germans

With several countries in the Middle East and Africa going through a very turbulent time at the minute, we have seen the rise of ISIS and the Syrian war rage on for years now and with all this conflict it should come as no surprise that nearly one million ethnic Arabs have fled their homelands in order to escape the violence and seek refuge. Since 2015 many of these refugees have ended up in Ge

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My Lai Massacre

The Vietnam War was not one of America's finer moments in history for obvious reasons but there was a specific moment during the war that casts an even darker cloud over the conflict, that was the Mỹ Lai Massacre. The Mỹ Lai Massacre was a true war crime which saw the mass killing of between 347 and 504 unarmed civilians in South Vietnam on March 16, 1968. Whats so shocking about it is that it

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