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

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

US Meddling in Ecuador Likely to Continue if Left Wins Election

Click here to access article by Eirik Vold from TeleSur.
U.S. meddling in Ecuador's politics is likely to continue, especially if President Rafael Correa's ally and former vice president, Lenin Moreno, wins the upcoming presidential election, an expert on U.S. intervention in the South American country told teleSUR. 
The author's English as demonstrated in this article is rather inadequate, but I think one can rather easily comprehend most of the history he has provided of the interference of the US in Ecuadorian elections, and the obvious US's ruling class interest in interfering with this one given this history, that of US general relations with Ecuador, and all other countries who haven't demonstrated sufficient compliance with US ruling class interests. Also the ruling class has the special interest of causing Julian Assange to be ejected from the Ecuadorian embassy in London if the conservative candidate wins the election.

The latest news regarding the election suggests that there is a suspicious delay going on regarding the results and that many Ecuadorians are upset. See this article from a US expat online media source entitled "Country is in crisis mode as it awaits election results: rumors swirl as crowds gather at election headquarters in Quito, Guayaquil".

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