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by Johanna Hamilton
A group of ordinary citizens broke into a small FBI office in Pennsylvania in 1971 and shared with the world their findings on COINTELPRO, the FBI’s illegal surveillance program. Now, they tell their story publicly for the first time
by Reuben Atlas and Sam Pollard
The story of how ACORN, a national community-organizing group devoted to empowering lower income communities, was attacked by undercover journalists, cutting to the heart of the great political divide.
by David Felix Sutcliffe and Su Kim
A 16-year-old Muslim girl growing up in Harlem is picked up by the FBI on suspicion of being a “potential suicide bomber.”
by Loren Mendell
The unlikely story of America's original shock-jock — Petey Greene — who battled the system and his own demons during a time of civil unrest in the nation's capital.
by Pratibha Parmar
Writer and human-rights activist Alice Walker’s story is an inspiring personal journey of a life lived with passionate commitment to truth and justice – ideals that sprang from a background of poverty and violent racism.
American Masters, Women and Girls Lead
by Johnny Symons
As wars rage in the Middle East, the U.S. military is eager for more recruits — unless they happen to be openly gay.
by Marco Williams
From the 1860s to the 1920s, towns across the U.S. violently expelled African American residents. Today, these communities remain virtually all white. As black descendants return to demand justice, Banished exposes the hidden history of racial cleansing in America.
by Jihan El-Tahri
Can the deal between South Africa’s old apartheid regime and its new government withstand the test of time?
Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection, Independent Lens
by Andrzej Fidyk and Torstein Grude
In Belarus, Europe's last dictatorship, performance artist Alexander Pushkin uses his "patriotic" art to protest his government's policies and persecution.
Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection, POV
by Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega
Two childhood friends from Midland, Texas fall under the sway of a charismatic revolutionary who leads them down a path that changes their lives forever.