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, August 4, 2016
The Exoneration of Milosevic: the ICTY’s Surprise Ruling
Milosevic had to spend five years in prison before he died under very suspicious circumstances, and then it took another five years for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY--located at The Hague, Netherlands) to find him not guilty. It took all this time after many years of Milosevic's vilification in Western media to furnish a verdict exonerating him. So, do corporate media in the US-led Empire report this? See for yourself.