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
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Revolutionary Yemen Faces Wall Street-Saudi Attack
I can't vouch for the credibility of this entire report (especially in relation to "Who are 'the Houthis'?" section.), but it has a ring of authenticity to it and provides a lot of new information I haven't seen anywhere else. Part of the problem I have with it is that there is no documentation. Thus, we have to rely on the credibility of the reporter. However, much of what he reports has been corroborated by other sources that I consider very credible.