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, December 8, 2016

Obama’s Last Chance to Redeem Himself was Wasted on Russia

Click here to access article by Jean Perier from New Eastern Outlook.

I think this article is grossly mistitled. Obama is merely the head puppet for the capitalist deep state that rules the US and (along with the British capitalist ruling class) much of the US-led Empire. It should read something like this: "The US government is moving on legislation to authorize anti-aircraft weapons to 'moderate rebels'". 

The legislation has already passed the House of Representatives after a closed door session and is expected to be considered in the Senate within a week. These weapons in the hands of terrorists poses a direct military threat to both Russian and Syrian warplanes.
The rapid liberation of the Syrian city of Aleppo, against the background of a complete collapse of the actions Washington led coalition in Mosul has clearly driven the Obama administration mad.

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