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 LappĂ©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Friday, July 1, 2016

Puerto Rico 'Rescue' Bill to Reinforce Colonial Relationship with US

Click here if you wish to access a 12:09m interview (and transcript) conducted by Gregory Wilpert with activist Julio Lopez directly from Real News Network.

If you haven't followed this issue very well, I recommend that you read this, this, and this for further background information which you should have to understand the present situation. For a history of Puerto Rico view this 28:43m video interview entitled "Puerto Rico: 500 Years of Colonial Bondage & Resistance" conducted by Abby Martin with two professors of Latin American studies, Luis Barrios and Danny Shaw.

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