Political corruption

U.S. involvement in government overthows, atrocities, and other events

1949 Syrian coup d'état
1954 Guatemalan coup d'état
1964 Brazilian coup d'état
1973 Chilean coup d'état
1981 assassination of Ecuador's president
1981 assassination of Panama's leader
Kunduz hospital airstrike
Operation Condor
CIA Jackals
A Timeline of CIA Atrocities
U.S. History of Overthrowing Democratically Elected Leaders
The Origins of the Overclass
Study: U.S. regime has killed 20-30 million people since World War Two
United States war crimes
History of the Central Intelligence Agency
Ron Paul Blames America For 9/11 Attacks
Motives for the September 11 attacks
What were the events that led to 9/11?
What motivated the 9/11 hijackers to attack the U.S.?
Valley of Death

Military-industrial complex

Military–industrial complex wiki
Defining the American Military Industrial Complex
The Military-Industrial Complex Is Real, and It’s Bigger Than Ever
Big money behind war: the military-industrial complex

Prison-industrial complex

What is the Prison Industrial Complex?
Prison–industrial complex
Who’s Getting Rich off the Prison-Industrial Complex?
The Prison-Industrial Complex
The War on Drugs: The Prison Industrial Complex (video, 1 hour 32 minutes)

Illegal drugs

The U.S. war on drugs: ineffective, bloated, corrupt
Corruption in the Drug War
Drug-War Corruption
How Drug Enforcement Affects Drug Prices
Drug Decriminalization and the Price of Illicit Drugs
The Effect of Drug Prohibition on Drug Prices
Why is Marijuana Illegal?
Pipe Dream Blues: Racism and the War on Drugs (book preview)
How Did Marijuana Become Illegal in the First Place?
Debunking the Hemp Conspiracy Theory
Who's Really Fighting Legal Weed
What Science Says About Marijuana
Marijuana and health: A comprehensive review of 20 years of research
Best Marijuana Documentary You Will Ever Watch! (video, 1 hour 44 minutes)
U.S. patents on the usefulness of cannabis:   6,630,507   5,538,993   5,521,215   5,284,867   5,434,295

Media used for propaganda

Truth, War Propaganda, CIA and Media Manipulation
War, Propaganda and the Media
Media bias in the United States
The Ultimate Guide to Mainstream Media: American TV Networks
Operation Mockingbird
The Routine Use of Fake Images and Video Footage by the Western Media
Crisis actor
Weapons of Mass Deception (video, 1 hour 38 minutes)
Orwell Rolls in His Grave (video, 3 hours)
BBC stages fake chemical attack (video, 3 minutes)

Corporate welfare and political influence

  Lobbying wiki
  Lobbyists: How We Run Washington
  The truth about lobbying: 10 ways big business controls government
  How Corporate Lobbyists Conquered American Democracy
  Jack Abramoff: The lobbyist's playbook (video, 15 minutes)

Financial sector
  Finance / insurance / real estate
  Wall Street’s Campaign Contributions and Lobbyist Expenditures
  Five Years After TARP: Wall Street Still Has Big Influence While Families Lose Their Homes

Health sector
  Pharmaceutical lobby
  Health and pharma
  Exposing Big Pharma's Influence on Politicians
  How Much of Big Pharma's Massive Profits Are Used to Influence Politicians?
  Bill Moyers: 'Look Who's Really Writing the Healthcare Bill - Big Pharma & The Insurance Lobby' (video, under 6 minutes)
  The FDA now officially belongs to Big Pharma

Energy sector
  Fossil Fuel Funding to Congress: Industry influence in the U.S.
  Energy / Natural Resources
  U.S. Fossil Fuel Production Subsidies Under Obama
  Senators Who Rejected Human-Caused Climate Change Received 7 Times as Much Money from Oil and Gas Interests
  Senators Voting to Block EPA Rules Received 17 Times as Much Money from the Coal Mining Industry

Big tobacco
  The Influence of Big Tobacco
  Tobacco Corporations Buy Political Influence
  Tobacco politics
  Tobacco Money in California Politics
  How Does the Tobacco Industry Attempt to Influence Marketing Regulations? A Systematic Review

Big sugar
  The Sugar You Eat Is Actually Controlled By A Very Powerful Industry
  A sweet deal: The royal family of cane benefits from political giving
  The Fanjul power circle
  In Sugar Price Supports, Sour Tastes for Consumers

Defense sector
  GOP backers of defense budget hike got millions in donations
  Defense: Top Contributors to Federal Candidates, Parties, and Outside Groups
  Defense contractors outgun other industries in corporate PAC donations
  Defense aerospace contractors
  Whistleblowers and government prosecution

Government bailouts
  Bailout Recipients
  Troubled Asset Relief Program
  Secrets and Lies of the Bailout
  The Federal Reserve's 'breathtaking' $7.7 trillion bank bailout
  U.S. Declares Bank and Auto Bailouts Over, and Profitable
  Bailout Tracker

Corn ethanol
  The Ethanol Scam
  Corn Ethanol Is Worse for the Climate Than the Keystone XL Pipeline, According to EPA’s Own Estimates
  The Corn Ethanol Boondoggle Continues

Conspiracy theories

World War I - sinking of the Lusitania
  Wikipedia information
  Conspiracy or Foul-Up?

World War II
  Wikipedia information
  How U.S. Economic Warfare Provoked Japan’s Attack on Pearl Harbor
  How Bush's grandfather helped Hitler's rise to power
  Standard Oil Fuels World War II

JFK assassination
  John F. Kennedy assassination conspiracy theories
  One JFK conspiracy theory that could be true
  Who killed JFK? 52 years of enduring conspiracy theories
  Dark Legacy: George Bush and the Murder Of John Kennedy (video, 1 hour 13 minutes)

Vietnam War
  Gulf of Tonkin incident
  U.S. Involvement in the Vietnam War: the Gulf of Tonkin and Escalation, 1964
  Pentagon Papers
  Conspiracy Reality - The Vietnam War (video, 3 minutes)

Military "suicides"
  Suspicious Deaths Of 40 Servicemen
  14 Families Tell Stories Of Suspicious Deaths Ruled Suicides
  The Crimes of Mena
  Until We Have Answers
  Facts Contradict Death Rulings
  Kirk Vanderbur
  LaVena Johnson
  The suicide files: Death in the military   Part 1   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4

2000 presidential election
  United States presidential election, 2000
  Bush v. Gore
  So, who really won? What the Bush v. Gore studies showed
  Yes, Bush v. Gore Did Steal the Election

  9/11 conspiracy theories wiki
  The 11 Most Compelling 9/11 Conspiracy Theories (several short videos)
  Debunking 9/11 Conspiracy theories
  Debunking the 9/11 Myths
  Loose Change (video, 1 hour 28 minutes)
  Osama bin Laden denies his involvement in 9/11
  Osama Bin Laden Releases Statement Denying Responsibility for 9/11 Attacks (video, 1 minute)
  Osama bin Laden denying responsibility for 9/11 (video, 11 minutes)
  The Fake 2001 Osama Bin Laden Video Tape
  The Fake 2004 Osama Bin Laden Video Tape
  9/11 - Hard Facts, Hard Truth
  The Destruction of the World Trade Center: Why the Official Account Cannot Be True
  911 Mysteries - Demolitions (video, 1 hour 30 minutes)
  Irrefutible Evidence Ensures 9-11 Was False Flag Operation (video, 23 minutes)
  Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe
  Improbable Collapse (video, 1 hour 9 minutes; good stuff starts at 12:34)
  UL Executive Speaks Out on WTC Study
  9/11: Explosive Evidence - Experts Speak Out (video, 58 minutes)
  Fox 5 News Reports WTC 7 Collapse Before the Fact (video, 2 minutes)
  Tape of Air Traffic Controllers Made on 9/11 Was Destroyed
  Explosive Testimony: Revelations about the Twin Towers in the 9/11 Oral Histories
  Witnesses to the Towers' Explosions
  The Official Story: The Pentagon
  The Pentagon Crash Site
  Complete 911 timeline
  Debunking 9/11 Conspiracy theories
  Bush-Bin Laden connection
  Dr. Morgan Reynolds - The Fake Planes of 9/11 (video, 38 minutes)

War in Iraq
  Bush Was Set on Path to War, British Memo Says
  Report: Bush Misled U.S. On Iraq Intel
  Powell Admits No Hard Proof In Linking Iraq to Al Qaeda
  Abizaid: "Of Course It's About Oil, We Can't Really Deny That"

Documentaries about the powerful few controlling the many

The Power Principle (4 hours 25 minutes) (war, politics, propaganda, military, nukes)
CORPORATE FASCISM: The Destruction of America's Middle Class (1 hour 41 minutes)
The War On Democracy (1 hour 34 minutes)
Overdose: The Next Financial Crisis (46 minutes)
Propaganda (1 hour 35 minutes)
The One Percent (1 hour 16 minutes)
Owned & Operated (1 hour 46 minutes)
The Unknown Side of North Korea (43 minutes)
Zeitgeist: The Movie (2 hours) (religion, 9/11, banking, war)
Zeitgeist: Addendum (2 hours 3 minutes) (monetary system, corruption, greed, exploitation)
Zeitgeist: Moving Forward (2 hours 41 minutes) (genetic, environmental, and social factors; market and monetary systems; inequality; suggestions for improvement)
The College Conspiracy (1 hour 2 minutes)


Differences between political systems

Difference Between Fascism and Liberal Democracy
Communism vs. Fascism
Difference Between Communism and Democracy
Communism vs. Democracy
Democracy versus Republic
What are the differences between a democracy and a republic?
Difference Between Commonwealth and Republic
Democracy, Republic, Commonwealth, Totalitarianism, Communism, Socialism, Imperialism, and Fascism