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Lady Gaga song used in flash mob’s Israel boycott action

The St. Louis Palestine Solidarity Committee staged a flash mob action in early December 2010, urging holiday shoppers to boycott Israeli apartheid, specifically by not purchasing products made by Motorola. The song used in the action is a parody of Lady Gaga’s “Telephone.” This video was published to YouTube on…

‘…And I’m a sex worker’

Sex workers face extreme levels of stigma and social exclusion, often fearful of the social consequences of speaking openly about their work. This video highlights the strength and diversity of those who are currently or have been engaged in sex work. This video is from FIRST, uploaded on September 20,…

Naomi Klein TED Talk: ‘We are addicted to risk’

Journalist Naomi Klein gives a TED Talk about her experiences in the Gulf of Mexico, looking at the results of BP’s risky pursuit of oil. Klein says that our societies have become addicted to the extreme risk of finding new energy and new technologies, while risking precious resources. Klein examines…

Ralph Nader joins protestors against Obama’s speech at the Chamber of Commerce

During Obama’s speech to business leaders on Monday at the Chamber of Commerce, protesters rally outside the Chamber of Commerce to criticize Obama’s broken promises. According to Nader, Obama has turned his back on his base and capitulated to the large corporations. “It’s time for workers all over the country…

19-year-old Zach Wahls defends marriage equality

Speaking to the Iowa House of Representatives, 19-year-old Zach Wahls gave an impassioned speech defending marriage equality and his two mothers. Though his words were compelling, the lawmakers still voted in favor of ending civil unions in the state.…

Edward R. Murrow on freedom of speech

Actor David Strathairn as legendary journalist Edward R. Murrow, talking about freedom of speech in the 2005 film “Good Night, and Good Luck.”…

Rap News 6 – Cablegate

Political parody set to music: Robert Foster in Episode 6 of Rap News explains the WikiLeaks controversy and mocks everyone from Hillary Clinton to Alex Jones.…

5-year-old boy leads protests in Egypt

Video posted to YouTube shows a 5-year-old Egyptian boy chanting and leading demonstrations.…

Music legend Peter Gabriel discusses the power of images and their impact on social change

The musician and activist speaks with CNN about Witness — the non-profit human rights organization he helped found. Witness trains locally-based organizations all over the world to use video and the internet to document and publicize human rights abuses.…

The video that sparked the revolution?

An impassioned speech on human rights by Egyptian activist Asmaa Mahfouz led thousands of protesters to gather in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on January 25, sparking a widespread movement against President Hosni Mubarak.…

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