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
Friday, April 17, 2015
Israel moves to cover-up its alliance with al-Qaeda in Syria
The article tells the story of an interned Syrian activist who published online accounts of Israeli support for Islamic terrorist groups--something which Israeli authorities are working hard to cover up. Meanwhile other reports are leaking out about Israel support for terrorists, but few make it into mainstream media.