BDS Bieber is a video parody of Justin's #1 youtube hit song 'Baby' which calls on him to honour the boycott call of Palestinian civil society and cancel his planned April concert in Tel Aviv. (Despite efforts of the pro-Israel lobby to censor this video, it's still available on youtube thanks to the fair use/fair comment provision of copyright law which protect parody.)
Bieber is kind of image conscious. Do you think he'll like this video or be offended?
Inspired by the resilience of Egyptian people during their recent uprising, several notable musicians from North America have teamed up to release a song of solidarity and empowerment. The track is fittingly titled "#Jan25" as a reference to both the date the protests officially began in Egypt, and its prominence as a trending topic on Twitter. Produced by Sami Matar, a Palestinian-American composer from Southern California, and featuring the likes of Freeway, The Narcicyst, Omar Offendum, HBO Def Poet Amir Sulaiman, and Canadian R&B vocalist Ayah. This track serves as a testament to the revolution's effect on the hearts and minds of today's youth, and the spirit of resistance it has come to symbolize for oppressed people worldwide.
This vlog was recorded on January 18, 2011 by Asmaa Mahfouz, the girl who helped start it all. She had shared it on her Facebook, and it had gone viral. It was so powerful and so popular, that it drove Egyptians by the thousands into Tahrir Square, and drove the Egyptian government to block Facebook.
Translated by Iyad El-Baghdadi, subbed by Ammara Alavi. Find me here:
Noam Chomsky on Egyptian protests: 'This is the most remarkable regional uprising that I can remember'
In recent weeks, popular uprisings in the Arab world have led to the oust of Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the imminent end of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's regime, a new Jordanian government, and a pledge by Yemen's long-time dictator to leave office at the end of his term. Democracy Now! speaks to MIT Professor Noam Chomsky about what this means for the future of the Middle East and U.S. foreign policy in the region. When asked about President Obama's remarks last night on Mubarak, Chomsky said: "Obama very carefully didn't say anything... He's doing what U.S. leaders regularly do. As I said, there is a playbook: whenever a favored dictator is in trouble, try to sustain him, hold on; if at some point it becomes impossible, switch sides."
Interview with anti-government protester at Tahrir Square for documentary Zero Silence (www.zerosilence.org).
The Egyptian, female protester says, "Even though they shut down the internet, this is not just a Facebook revolution... There are many hundreds of thousands of people here on the street. Even though the phone lines were shut on Friday, people still came out to demonstrate, because this is not about the internet. This is about the needs and the demands of the Egyptian people."
This is a trailer for Portrait of resistance, a feature length documentary on the art and activism of Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge. In 1975 Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge made their first pioneering step as artist activists when they asked themselves this question: What should be more important to an artist -- commodity value$ or community value? Since then they have collaborated with each other -- and with a range of community activists -- to make art for social change. Canadian Art magazine recently recognized Condé and Beveridge as "the social conscience of the Canadian art world." Internationally acclaimed U.S.
This moving music video created by Tamer Shaaban, "another Egyptian who's had enough," has been featured on Huffington Post and in the blogospere and has received well over one million hits within four days.
Experts speak to Al Jazeera about the situation in Egypt on Friday's "day of wrath" that saw protesters face rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannons from the police.
Tunisians reject "national unity government" and demand more profound change.
Vancouver storytellers and media makers, Paul Shoebridge and Mike Simons, describe their latest project Welcome To Pine Point as "part book, part film, part family photo album." Launched in collaboration with the National Film Board, the web documentary explores the community of Pine Point, a Canadian mining town erased from the map. Watch the full-length documentary at: pinepoint.nfb.ca