Here is a video that details how an organization, World Can't Wait, has been helping veterans resist wars and occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan, drawing attention to the issue of torture and the fact that torture lawyers have not prosecuted for committing war crimes but are still working for colleges and universities in America, and creating opportunities for Americans to engage in rebellion. This group has been around for just over five years now and since then it has had major ads against crimes and war featured in newspapers and have earned the support of notable people like Noam Chomsky, Daniel Ellsberg, Chris Hedges, Cindy Sheehan, etc.
This should be headline news: Ralph Nader was invited by MSNBC's "The Last Word," which is hosted by Lawrence O'Donnell, to participate in a mega-progressive panel. I looked this up. Nader had not been on television since 2009 and had not been on MSNBC since 2008. He rarely appears on television. He has typically been pushed to the fringe. But, watch as he gets treated as a human being, who is just as valuable to the conversation as Alan Grayson, Jane Hamsher, and Rabbi Michael Lerner. Oh, and this panel featured regular contributor Rabbi Michael Lerner Here's part 2 if you would like to enjoy the full conversation.
This video is a submission to the "5 Videos" series. It comes from independent media people who were down in Cancun for the climate talks and covered indigenous people who were dealing with the increased police presence as a result of the climate talks.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) "filibustered" or gave a speech for eight and a half hours on December 10th. He has pledged to do everything he can to block Obama's tax cut deal. Watch this ten minute snippet of his "filibuster" as he explains what this deal would do to Social Security.