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13TH (Trailer)

Historical hooray for the 13th Amendment, right? Because it freed the slaves…right? But wait. Hold the Constitution a minute. What if the passage of the 13th Amendment actually gave way to 150 years of oppression of Black people? That’s what Ava DuVernay’s documentary “13TH” posits. And it’s not ‘what if’ rather ‘what it is.’ Watch the Netflix trailer above. Wow…

The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary “13TH” refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry is laid out by DuVernay with bracing lucidity. With a potent mixture of archival footage and testimony from a dazzling array of activists, politicians, historians, and formerly incarcerated women and men, DuVernay creates a work of grand historical synthesis.
– Netflix US & Canada

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Inmates Watch And React To The VICE Special Report ‘Fixing The System’ (Video)

After finishing Fixing the System, our HBO special report about America’s broken criminal justice complex, VICE traveled back to El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in Oklahoma, to screen the documentary for inmates and staff. We then asked them about President Obama’s historic visit to the prison and their thoughts on the documentary. Watch their reactions above.


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VICE Special Report: Fixing The System (Full Episode) [Video]

Just in case you missed it, we got that full episode of VICE on HBO’s Special Report featuring President Obama’s historic prison visit, meeting with federal inmates and his sit-down conversation on “Fixing The System.” But don’t just watch for the Prez. Informative and heartbreaking right from the start.

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The Moment President Obama First Meets Federal Inmates: Fixing the System (Trailer)

STOP and drop everything. Clear your Sunday night viewing schedule please!

Realize that President Obama doesn’t have to do this. The soon-to-be outgoing U.S. President meeting with prisoners who likely have no bearing on his political aspirations or the post-Presidency. Or does it? Watch Sunday (September 27, 2015) at 9 PM EST / 10 PM CST on HBO to see the full epic episode by VICE. In the trailer above, we see the moment that President Obama meets the inmates and sits down with them for an in-depth conversation.


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The Majority Report: Inside The Private Prison Industry (Video)

Great way to get the deep knowledge you need to join the conversation on the prison industrial complex, prison profiteering, minority imprisonment injustices and related topics. Spend 20 minutes of your day wisely. Watch and learn. And discuss.

Journalist Christopher Petrella, explained the power of the private prison industry, why private prisons are working to be reclassified as real estate holding companies, who the biggest players in the private prison business are and how to hold the industry accountable.

This clip from the Majority Report, live M-F at 12 noon EST and via daily podcast at http://Majority.FM

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