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Madison Kimrey Tells NC Gov, ‘This Is Not Leadership”

Editor’s note: When Joshua Kricker sent us a link to this video this afternoon, we were astonished. At center stage in this video, shot on October 28th at a “Moral Monday” protest in Raleigh, North Carolina’s capital, is 12 year old Madison Kimrey from Burlington, NC. She’s been in the news a lot recently, both locally and nationally, for publicly opposing NC’s Republican governor Pat McCrory’s support of voter suppression laws with poise and grace, not to mention intelligence. Huffington Post says, “This 12-year-old will restore your faith in the […]

Moving Three Minute Short From Thailand

Editor’s note: Yesterday we came across this three minute short, which evidently ran as a television commercial in Thailand, and were so moved by it that we’re passing it on to you. If everyone lived their lives like the people in this film, we figure we wouldn’t need laws or politics. Yup, it’s a pipe dream, but one worthy of consideration, we think. If you’re at work don’t worry. Go ahead and watch; it’s subtitled. You can keep the volume down. If you’re on Facebook, be sure to share so […]

Could Carlin Be Talking About Syria?

The Other Sunday Funnies Welcome to a new feature on If This Be Treason. The Other Sunday Funnies isn’t what comes buried in the advertising section of your Sunday newspaper. Nor is it intended to mimic the clip feature that some of you have come to expect at the end of ABC’s This Week every Sunday morning, which basically just offers up some stand-up one liners from late night TV, mostly of a populist and reactionary nature–anything for a yuk you know. In our feature here, we’re hoping to bring […]

Nowhere To Hide From Industrial Pollutants

Back when I was growing up in the 1950s and 60s we knew about pollution, we just didn’t yet understand how pervasive it was. In those days, it was thought that the only thing needed to escape the ravages of industrial pollution was to get out into the countryside, away from bad city air and water. Smog and polluted water were seen as urban problems that didn’t exist in the country. Soil pollution wasn’t even on the radar yet for most of us. httpv://youtu.be/Rj6UlN6nhYQ We now know that there is […]

It’s Time For A Monsanto Movie Party

It never fails. Every time we post on our Facebook page about the danger posed by Monsanto and their GMO products, we’re inundated by some right wingers who’re trying to pretend to be “reasonable” calling for more specific information. Their argument is that we need to be diligent when it comes to GMOs, but that the scientific evidence is that most of Monsanto’s genetically engineered products are perfectly safe and that the company is hard at work assuring that their products do no damage, either to the health of the […]

Video: Police State In Anaheim, CA 7/29

Editor’s note: If you’ve been following the news you know that many citizens of Anaheim are unhappy after the police shot and killed an unarmed 25 year old, Manuel Diaz. He was shot in the back of the head while laying face down on the ground after having taken a shot in the leg, also by the police. The next day, Joel Acevedo was shot and killed by the police, after he allegedly fired at them. So far this year, the police have been involved in seven shootings, five of […]

Revolution Hits Europe – Spain

Editor’s note: Evidently the powers that be are trying to keep this on the down low, but people in Spain have been taking to the streets for the last four days in something that looks very much like what we’ve seen in Egypt and Tunisia. This video is exceptional, upbeat and full of hope… httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIWn5FS5FkU&feature=player_embedded

Teens to Congress – “We Have Sex!”

Editor’s note: The Coffee Party movement posted this on their Facebook page today with the following intro: “Since Planned Parenthood has become ground zero in the fight over the budget, please watch this powerful, viral video. Imagine a reality-based, not an ideology-based, discussion about the budget!” Co-incidentally, showing up on our wall right next to this video was the following status update by our friend Matthew Arnett with KRKC News in King City, California: “Maybe if Republicans read the study on unwanted babies becoming democrats, they will leave the funding […]

Today’s Video: Daniel Ellsburg Handcuffed By Police Protesting Torture

Editor’s note: Most of us of a certain age will remember Daniel Ellsburg, who in 1971 leaked the “Pentagon Papers,” a top-secret Pentagon study of US government decision-making in relation to the Vietnam War, to “The New York” Times and other newspapers. Well, today Mr. Ellsburg is 80 years old and still very much an activist, thank you. In this video, Ellsburg is being handcuffed for protesting, outside the White House, the torture of Bradley Manning who is awaiting trial for allegedly giving government secrets to Wikileaks. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gM5PlmnPxWA

Today’s Video: The Dirty F-ing Hippies Were Right!

Editor’s Note: This video makes a well told powerful statement of truth. Although this video has been avaliable on YouTube since 2009, we feel it needs to go viral. If you’re an old hippie from the sixties, don’t be afraid to shout, “We tried to tell you so!” If you grew up in this post hippie world, don’t be afraid to question why all of this is still going on, even though we tried to warn the world over forty years ago. We urge you to post this on your […]