VICE News Daily: A Milestone for Japan’s LGBT Community

http://youtu.be/MkSnNlzomfw The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Tokyo district recognizes same-sex unions, a one-day general strike shuts down Argentina, Burmese government and rebel groups sign draft ceasefire, and it's light's out across large parts of Turkey. JAPAN Breakthrough for LGBT Rights in Tokyo The popular shopping and entertainment district of Shibuya ...

Should There Be A Death Penalty? – The People Speak

http://youtu.be/ka1B59ir1mI VICE News traveled around the world speaking to people about capital punishment, and differences in global attitudes on the death penalty. In this episode, we asked you whether the death penalty is outdated, and how effective capital punishment is as a crime deterrent. Find out what people from Yokosuka, Japan to Pleven, Bulgaria had to say about ...

This Week On The Line (Trailer): Jason Leopold Discusses Uncovering Government Secrets

http://youtu.be/CmYEpa_lfWw On Thursday at 12pm EDT, Jason Leopold will join 'On the Line' to answer your questions about his reporting, and how he leverages the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to reveal government secrets. Read "Police in Washington, DC Are Using the Secretive 'Stingray' Cell Phone Tracking Tool” - http://bit.ly/19xuS3O Read "The NSA Has Revealed New Details About ...

VICE News Daily: Land Day Protests in the West Bank

http://youtu.be/Rg6oUH9u6UE The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Palestinians clash with Israeli troops during Land Day rallies, Chilean residents clean up after devastating floods, mothers breastfeed together in Bulgaria's capital, and scientists say the planet is greener despite deforestation. WEST BANK Land Day Rallies Turn Violent Israeli soldiers dispersed groups of protesters ...

The Promised Land: Cocaine And Faith In The Amazon (Full Length)

http://youtu.be/O6Ux3GCk06o Peru is now the world’s main supplier of coca, the raw plant material used to manufacture cocaine. In the last five years, coca production has grown the most in the tri-border region, an area deep in the Amazon where Colombia, Brazil and Peru meet. The tri-border region is home to a messianic sect with apocalyptic beliefs ...

Ex-CIA Officer John Kiriakou On Being Punished By The US Government (Trailer)

http://youtu.be/zBpAlMKDbaY In 2007, John Kiriakou became the first Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) official to publicly confirm that agency interrogators waterboarded a high-value detainee, terrorism suspect Abu Zubaydah — a revelation that had previously been a closely guarded secret. Five years after this unauthorized disclosure to ABC News, the veteran CIA officer pleaded guilty to leaking to journalists ...

Under Siege From The Islamic State In Ramadi

http://youtu.be/xviegly-elk In early March, while the world was watching Iraqi government forces advance on the Islamic State (IS) in Tikrit, IS was launching a series of assaults on what little remains of the Government-held parts of the provincial capital, Ramadi, which has been under siege for over a year. On the morning of 11 March alone — ...

VICE News Daily: Thousands March Against Extremism in Tunisia

http://youtu.be/e9k06I3yp1o The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Thousands rally against extremism in Tunisia's capital, Liberia asks Ebola survivors to refrain from sex for months after recovery, record heat means California's drought isn't going away anytime soon, and Russian currency is in eastern Ukraine. TUNISIA Tens of Thousands Attend Solidarity March ...

Should the US Send Lethal Aid to Ukraine?

http://youtu.be/EBdtZRmB0n4 This week, the United States delivered a shipment 10 Humvees to the Ukrainian government — the first installment of a $75 million aid package of non-lethal equipment that is meant to assist the fight against Russia-backed rebels in the country's east. But despite the overwhelming adoption of a resolution in the US House of Representatives urging ...

President Obama On The Islamic State: The VICE News Interview

http://youtu.be/QOnKM2a7Nok Watch the full interview: http://bit.ly/1Ft75yv VICE founder Shane Smith interviews President Barack Obama, discussing a host of issues important to Americans, from foreign policy and marijuana legalization to college affordability and global warming. In this excerpt, President Obama discusses the rise and threat of the Islamic State. Watch "A Roundtable with President Barack Obama” - http://bit.ly/1FwtYT0 Read "Obama ...

Crops Killing The Rainforest: Cocaine And Faith In The Amazon (Part 3)

http://youtu.be/0942DIY5s4U Watch Part 1: http://bit.ly/1EUJy80 Watch Part 2: http://bit.ly/1BuAlzG Peru is now the world’s main supplier of coca, the raw plant material used to manufacture cocaine. In the last five years, coca production has grown the most in the tri-border region, an area deep in the Amazon where Colombia, Brazil and Peru meet. The tri-border region is home to ...

VICE News Daily: Vatican Opens its Doors to Rome’s Homeless

http://youtu.be/VJU8iGqfJiw The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Ghana trains to fight piracy as attacks increase off West Africa, the world's largest ships will soon be able to travel through the Panama Canal, Pope Francis opens his doors to some of Rome's most disadvantaged, and a Chinese archaeologist claims ...

Coca Invades The Rainforest: Cocaine And Faith In The Amazon (Part 2)

http://youtu.be/bwDRxqrwJYE Watch Part 1: http://bit.ly/1EUJy80 Watch Part 3: http://bit.ly/1Ed0Hwd Peru is now the world’s main supplier of coca, the raw plant material used to manufacture cocaine. In the last five years, coca production has grown the most in the tri-border region, an area deep in the Amazon where Colombia, Brazil and Peru meet. The tri-border region is home to ...

The Harsh Reality of Oil Spill Cleanups (Excerpt from ‘Pipeline Nation’)

http://youtu.be/Zi4I54e_smg Watch the full documentary: http://bit.ly/1EG1HE1 A pipeline network more than 2.5 million miles long transports oil and natural gas throughout the United States — but a top official in the federal government's pipeline safety oversight agency admits that the regulatory process is overstretched and "kind of dying." A recent spike in the number of spills illustrates ...

Emphasis Added: The Media and The Islamic State

http://youtu.be/Labn-IIwFhs Emphasis Added on VICE News brings together a group of journalists, academics and other smart folks to argue about the role the media play in actually effecting the outcome of the stories they cover. Hosted by VICE News Editor-in-Chief Jason Mojica (https://twitter.com/elmodernisto), our first episode examines media coverage of the Islamic State. We want to hear ...

President Obama On Why College Is Becoming More Expensive: The VICE News Interview

http://youtu.be/csZlSPLayQY Watch the full roundtable: http://bit.ly/1FwtYT0 The biggest financial issue currently facing young Americans is not the decline of manufacturing jobs or the housing collapse, but mounting student debt. To tackle this issue, VICE hosted a roundtable discussion, moderated by VICE founder Shane Smith, with President Barack Obama and five students who discussed the challenges surrounding student debt ...

VICE News Daily: Tracing Seafood to Slavery

http://youtu.be/t7x4eIrk_jo The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Nigeria readies for a tight presidential race, Ukraine's government sends a stern message to corrupt politicians, an AP investigation links modern-day slaves to America's seafood market, and China's new rules for public square-dancing. NIGERIA Preparations Ahead of Saturday’s Election The country closes its ...

The Birth Of An Amazonian Cult: Cocaine And Faith In The Amazon (Part 1)

http://youtu.be/kcwuNlwo4Sk Watch Part 2: http://bit.ly/1BuAlzG Watch Part 3: http://bit.ly/1Ed0Hwd Peru is now the world’s main supplier of coca, the raw plant material used to manufacture cocaine. In the last five years, coca production has grown the most in the tri-border region, an area deep in the Amazon where Colombia, Brazil and Peru meet. The tri-border region is home to ...

President Obama On Political Gridlock And Dysfunction: The VICE News Interview

http://youtu.be/fMw_Tibt9pc Watch the full interview: http://bit.ly/1Ft75yv VICE founder Shane Smith interviews President Barack Obama, discussing a host of issues important to Americans, from foreign policy and marijuana legalization to college affordability and global warming. In this excerpt, President Obama discusses political gridlock and the current dysfunction that exists between the parties. Watch "A Roundtable with President Barack Obama” ...

An Uncertain Future for the Navajo (Excerpt from ‘Cursed by Coal’)

http://youtu.be/Sh56bLYW_WU Watch the full documentary: http://bit.ly/1Gpy0cS There's a resource curse on the Navajo Nation. The 27,000-square-mile reservation straddling parts of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah has an extremely high abundance of many energy resources — particularly coal. That coal is what's burned to provide much of the Southwest with electricity, and it creates jobs for the Navajo. ...

VICE News Daily: Deadly Response to Anti-Houthi Protesters in Yemen

http://youtu.be/zhDR9fnSBOM The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Bloody protests in southwestern Yemen, Uruguay closes its borders to a select few, Mexico probes conditions at a maximum-security prison, and a Dutch court will soon deliver a verdict in a horse meat trial. YEMEN Rebels Fire Tear Gas and Bullets at Protesters ...

The Promised Land: Cocaine And Faith In The Amazon (Trailer)

http://youtu.be/CRyI7ZKrTvc Watch Part 1: http://bit.ly/1EUJy80 Peru is now the world’s main supplier of coca, the raw plant material used to manufacture cocaine. In the last five years, coca production has grown the most in the tri-border region, an area deep in the Amazon where Colombia, Brazil and Peru meet. The tri-border region is home to a messianic sect ...

President Obama On Paying Off His Student Loans: The VICE News Interview

http://youtu.be/fANdUwkU3Pk Watch the full roundtable: http://bit.ly/1FwtYT0 The biggest financial issue currently facing young Americans is not the decline of manufacturing jobs or the housing collapse, but mounting student debt. To tackle this issue, VICE hosted a roundtable discussion, moderated by VICE founder Shane Smith, with President Barack Obama and five students who discussed the challenges surrounding student debt ...

Under Siege in Ramadi (Teaser)

http://youtu.be/wGBU6xbp2GM In early March, the world was watching Iraqi government forces advance on the Islamic State (IS) in Tikrit. Meanwhile, the militant group was launching a series of assaults on what little remains of the government-held parts of the provincial capital of Ramadi, which had then been under siege for over a year. On the morning of ...

The Failed Assassination of Kim Jong-il (Extra Scene from ‘Propaganda Over Pyongyang’)

http://youtu.be/heRWoQWm78E Watch the full documentary: http://bit.ly/1CsatdF North and South Korea are, both legally and philosophically, in a state of war. While the guns may be silent, the conflict between the two countries has now become one of propaganda. With the assistance of the Human Rights Foundation, North Korean defectors now in South Korea have been launching hydrogen-filled balloons ...