Repost From C-Span | Book TV Bill Ayers talks about his book Demand the Impossible!: A Radical Manifesto, in which he presents his thoughts on contemporary political and social issues.
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Dr. Leana Wen is an Emergency Medicine Physician of Patient-Centered Research at George Washington University. In this talk, Dr. Wen warns that the current dystopia of healthcare in China may be the future of healthcare in the United States.
India is currently suffering a mental health crisis. With only 43 government-run mental hospitals serving a population of 1.2 billion, resources are spread thin. What’s more, mental illness is highly stigmatized in India, especially among women, who are typically committed … Continue reading
For too long America has failed to acknowledge the outrageous and seemingly intractable rates of poor maternal health and deaths of mothers in childbirth. The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate of any industrialized country in the world. … Continue reading
Instead of helping the mentally ill, police often put them behind bars. Watch how one police department is making a positive difference. WATCH MORE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_66uT6… You can fight back. Join us: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… http://www.bravenewfilms.org/overcrim… It’s simple. Diversion programs work better than … Continue reading
93% of the world opium is produced in Afghanistan and, there were, in 2009, 1 500 000 drug users in the country. Furthermore, the pattern of drug use in Afghanistan has been changing from smoking to injecting. Kabul, the capital, … Continue reading
Schizophrenia is a pervasive global illness that transcends country and ethnicity, but that doesn’t mean it’s experienced the same everywhere.
Charlet touches down in Kingston, Jamaica and gains an audience with Elephant Man, aka The Energy God, to find out why the dancehall girls cause the local men so many problems. She then explores the illegal and dangerous skin bleaching … Continue reading
This scene from Michael Moore’s documentary, Sicko, shows some of the health/social benefits of living in France.
This video reviews the application of the Cuban healthcare model to the health problems of Gambia.
Peter Bourne discusses the current state of the Cuban health system in a presentation at Unite for Sight’s 2013 Global Health & Innovation Conference.
One Night in Bhopal is a BBC documentary film about the chemical and gas disaster that took place in Bhopal, India in 1984.
Al Jazeera English investigates the American debate about abortion.
The Lazarus Effect illustrates the transformative effect of life-saving antiretroviral medicine through the stories of HIV+ people in Zambia. Watch here.
Jimmy Doherty is on a mission to find out if GM crops really can feed the world. To find the answers, Jimmy is on a journey that will take him from the soy plantations of Argentina to the Amish farms … Continue reading