We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up
Monday, April 6, 2015
Five Years On, the WikiLeaks 'Collateral Murder' Video Matters More than Ever
This American professor currently working at a Swedish university provides us with a deeper meaning of this sordid historical event: both the Empire's interest in silencing dissent as well as heroic citizens' efforts to expose the Empire's crimes.