Private prison companies strive to keep millions behind bars to keep their profits up.
28 Nov 2011 11:52 GMT | US & Canada, Australia, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States
Contrary to popular belief, neither Medicare nor Social Security is going bankrupt, yet politicians talk about cutbacks.
28 Sep 2011 10:08 GMT | US & Canada, United States
How Big Pharma got Americans hooked on anti-psychotic drugs.
12 Jul 2011 06:20 GMT | Health, US & Canada, United States
As incarceration rates explode in the US, thousands are placed in solitary confinement, often without cause.
James Ridgeway | 19 Mar 2011 10:06 GMT | US & Canada, United States
Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer on documenting Indonesia's killings of 1965 through the eyes of perpetrators and victims.
Indonesia, Crimes against humanity, Genocide
People and Power goes on the trail of a Somali army commander accused of involvement in mass killings and war crimes.
War & Conflict, Africa, Somalia
One young Iranian woman challenges her family and traditional values as she dreams of becoming an astronaut.
Arts & Culture, Iran, Space
How are health workers tackling the deeply rooted stigma associated with leprosy as well as the disease?
Health, India, Diseases