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HBO's VICE takes the incredible stories you've read on VICE.com over the years and turns them into visual masterpieces unlike anything else. Reporters travel around the world covering stories you won't hear anywhere else in countries you don't get to visit on television or elsewhere. Shane Smith guides us through the shady, the corrupt and the otherwise dark corners of the planet that others may be too afraid to confront. Produced by Bill Maher and Fareed Zakaria the show has some serious chops and never fails to deliver. Become an informed citizen by giving this series a try.

VICE: “Egyptian Tomb Raiders” / “Rent A White Guy”

VICE: “Egyptian Tomb Raiders” / “Rent A White Guy”

Overview: “Egyptian Tomb Raiders” — In the aftermath of the Arab Spring, Middle Eastern countries have seen a surge in the looting of antiquities. In Egypt alone, an estimated $3 billion dollars worth of artifacts have been plundered. Looters have broken into museums and left thousands of empty pits at archaeological sites, all to feed the global demand for antiquities, especially in the U.S. Meanwhile, ISIS militants in Syria and Iraq have organized their own looting networks to fund their campaign of violence. Gianna Toboni goes to Egypt to meet some of the people behind the black market trade — and those trying to preserve...

VICE: “Sweet Home Alabama” / “Haitian Money Pit”

VICE: “Sweet Home Alabama” / “Haitian Money Pit”

  Overview: “Sweet Home Alabama” – In 2011, Alabama passed one of the harshest anti-immigrant laws in U.S. history. Based on the hardline policy known as “self-deportation,” Alabama’s HB-56 aimed to make life so miserable for illegal immigrants that they’d opt to leave the state on their own. The law granted police unprecedented powers to arrest, question and detain suspected illegal immigrants, and even criminalized citizens who provided undocumented workers with jobs, housing or transportation. But if the climate of hostility it created may have forced thousands of immigrants to flee, it may have also done real damage...

VICE: “The Post-Antibiotic World” / “Indonesia’s Palm Bomb”

VICE: “The Post-Antibiotic World” / “Indonesia’s Palm Bomb”

  Overview: It is a scary world and on top of it all we face “The Post-Antibiotic World.” We rely on antibiotics to treat everything from stomach bugs to skin rashes to bronchitis. In fact, we’ve been overusing them, which has produced a new crop of dangerous bacterial infections that can’t be treated by something from the pharmacy. The more we use antibiotics, the more these superbugs build up their resistance. It’s an evolutionary battle, and the humans are losing. The projections are dire: According to some experts, antibiotic-resistant bacteria could kill ten million people a year by 2050, surpassing cancer...

VICE: “Synthetic Drug Revolution” / “Transsexuals of Iran”

VICE: “Synthetic Drug Revolution” / “Transsexuals  of Iran”

  Overview: In the world of synthetic drugs, man-made chemical compounds are often engineered to skirt narcotics laws-and have become some of the most frequently abused substances in American high schools. The makers of these drugs race to keep ahead of law enforcement by making incremental changes in the compounds’ molecular structure, even though the effects of those alterations can turn out to be dangerous. VICE correspondent Hamilton Morris tracks these chemicals back to the Chinese factories where many are made, and meets with the godfather of modern synthetic drugs at his remote lab in New Zealand. VICE follows the stories...

VICE Joins HBO in Massive Content Deal

VICE Joins HBO in Massive Content Deal

HBO is making big changes lately including making a content deal with VICE Media to bring VICE’s unique style of in-depth reporting to the pay channel on a daily basis. It is the most expansive content deal for HBO ever. Here is an official HBO Press Release: ——– In HBO’s Most Expansive Content Deal Ever, The Multi-Year VICE News Package Includes Launch Of A Daily Newscast; Extension Of The Emmy-Winning Weekly Series Through 2018, With An Increase to 35 Episodes Per Year; And 32 Long-Form Specials ——– VICE Programming To Have Dedicated Channel On HBO NOW ——– Home Box Office and VICE...

VICE: “The Line Drawn In The Sand” / “Outsourcing Embryos”

VICE: “The Line Drawn In The Sand” / “Outsourcing Embryos”

Overview: Cocaine use in Europe has increased dramatically over the past decade, and new routes have evolved to supply the demand. VICE follows the cocaine highway from the streets of Venezuela, to drug smuggling boats in the Caribbean, to the ports of West Africa, and finally to desert territories controlled by Islamic extremists. By exploring the trafficking hot spots of South America and Africa, we find out who is profiting from Europe’s cocaine habit. VICE looks at the boom in one of the world’s newest billion-dollar industries: gestational surrogacy. The cost of surrogacy in the U.S. can be over $100,000, leading many...

VICE – “We the People” / “Countdown To Extinction”

VICE – “We the People” / “Countdown To Extinction”

Overview: A recent study funded by the Department of Homeland Security listed domestic right-wing groups as two of the top three greatest terrorist threats in America. Nestled within our own borders, these citizens, many of whom are highly trained veterans, are on a mission to protect and defend the rights of the Constitution. After the election of President Obama, the number of these groups skyrocketed by over 800 percent- reaching an all-time high in 2012 with over 1,300. In an effort to understand this phenomenon better, VICE investigates these so-called patriots, training and taking up arms along the border. During the last six decades,...

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