VICE explores today's most pressing issues, from civil unrest and hotbeds of terrorism, to unchecked government corruption and looming environmental catastrophes.
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California Burning 06x31
Back in the DPRK & California Burning 06x30
California is experiencing its worst wildfire season in a decade, and November's Camp Fire was the deadliest, most destructive fire in the state's recorded history. While the increasingly severe effects of climate change are partially to blame, another culprit may also be at play, according to a new government report. Gianna Toboni travels to the scorched town of Paradise to learn how California can survive a future of deadlier fires.
Doom Boom & Unfair 06x29
Throughout human history, doomsayers - people predicting the end of the world - have lived largely on the fringes of society. Today, however, the doomsday industry is thriving, thanks to TV shows, movies, hyperpartisan politics and the news media. With the country's collective anxiety on the rise, even the nation's wealthiest citizens are jumping on board, spending millions of dollars on survival readiness in preparation for unknown calamities. Thomas Morton sets out to see how people across the country are planning to weather the coming storm.
The War at Home & Putin's Crimea 06x28
A Living Hell and MDMA for PTSD 06x27
After nearly four years of war in Yemen, at least 10,000 civilians have been killed, while millions more have fled their homes and now face famine and disease. The situation is so dire that the UN has described it as the world's worst humanitarian disaster. The crisis was created in large part by U.S. allies Saudi Arabia and the UAE, who have used U.S.-supplied weapons and planes to turn Yemen into a living hell. Ben Anderson returns to the country, where he obtains access to the various groups waging war for the Saudi- and Emirati-led coalition, and sees the devastating effects of chaotic fighting and indiscriminate bombing on civilians.
The Road To Asylum and Lab Rat Nation 06x26
Over the last year, the Trump administration has increased its efforts to crack down on asylum in America. Citing widespread abuse and fraud in the system, the administration narrowed protections for those fleeing domestic and gang violence, an action that disproportionately affects people from Central America. Krishna Andavolu traveled to Central America and the U.S. southern border to see the effect of these policy changes on the fates of thousands of asylum seekers.
Death Inc. and Bannon's World 06x25
With more than 20,000 homicides so far, 2018 is on track to be Mexico's deadliest year on record. In a country where over 90% of crimes go unsolved, searching for truth and justice can make you a target. Civilians, journalists and politicians have been intimidated and killed, or have disappeared. Gianna Toboni investigates the roots of this spiraling murder rate and meets the people who refuse to be silenced.
Voodoo Wrestling and Big Placebo 06x24
Mystical voodoo rituals and professional wrestling converge in Catch Fétiche, a popular, polarizing sport in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Until recently it was an all-male pursuit, but women have been getting into the ring lately, pushing the definition of gender roles in a country where violence against women is high. Dexter Thomas travels to Kinshasa to see the battles firsthand and meet the women who are emerging as the sport's new champions.
One year after the explosive allegations against Harvey Weinstein, the #MeToo movement has impacted everything from Supreme Court nominees and workplace culture to sex and dating. Isobel Yeung takes a searing, personal look at how we define consent, hold assailants accountable and start to move forward.
Brainhackers & Fall of Rio 06x22