In this speech that is believed to have taken place in February, 1970, William Kunstler talks about what he thinks is the "terrible myth" of organized society: Because people trust the established legal system, they tend to accept its outcomes without much consideration. Citing several examples, Kunstler concludes that governments have used the law to put people to death throughout history, because this "aura of legality" is a very powerful thing and "all tyrants learn that it is far better to do this thing through some semblance of legality than to do it without that pretense."
Forty years ago the prisoners at New York's Attica Correctional Facility seized control of the prison. They took hostages and demanded better living conditions. See what happened in this clip from William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe.
This episode of The Open Mind features host, historian and Rutgers University professor, Richard D. Heffner, in conversation with attorney William Kunstler, the subject of William Kunstler, Disturbing the Universe, in 1994.
A speaker at school talks about being a Muslim American woman; Dalya and her mother listen to a news report in which Trump casts all Muslims as terrorists; Dalya and her mother argue about wearing the hijab.
Dalya’s brother gives her advice about her college application essay; the process leads her to think about her identity and her dreams. Dalya participates in the school talent show and has fun with friends getting ready to graduate.
Florida Justice Transitions trailer park is home to 120 sex offenders, all battling their own demons as they work toward rejoining society. This film considers how the destructive cycle of sexual abuse - and the silence surrounding it - can be broken.
In this chilling video, Pol Pot's second in command, Nuon Chea (a.k.a. "Brother Number 2"), describes the decision they made to eliminate perceived "traitors" while they were in power. It's the first time a leader of the Khmer Rouge has admitted to ordering the killing of Cambodian people.