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
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Propaganda for Syrian ‘Regime Change’ [best article of the month]
This is a perfect antidote to all the poison being spewed by corporate media in support of further escalation of the US military campaign in Syria. He has supplied an abundance of links to solid independent sources that put the lie to Western propaganda. If you give a damn about war and peace and about honest information, then you must pass this piece on to those of your friends and neighbors whose minds are not totally brainwashed by corporate media.