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 Lapp√©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Eva Bartlett discusses the power outage and daily abuses in Gaza

Click here to access a 36:04m video interview with Eva Bartlett, an independent Canadian journalist, posted on the ANC website. 

Bartlett in her emailed introduction to this interview stated:
May 1, 2017, ANC Report
Thanks Ry Dawson for having me on to talk about the hell that is life in Gaza, as well as the struggle of Palestinian political prisoners, and solidarity with Syria.

(*Please note: webcam might be closer than it appears... Sorry for the close-up, some sort of setting or his recording program issue, I suppose.*)
It looks to me like the Israeli ruling class has long decided to engage in a slow motion genocide of the Palestinian people, especially those living in the Gaza Strip.

If you would like to know more about Bartlett, her experience in Syria, and her and Sheehan's views about corporate media, you might listen to her nearly one hour interview conducted by Cindy Sheehan

Contrast the work of Eva Bartlett with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now. Goodman has always appeared to function as a "gatekeeper" of issues that are not discussed such as any questioning of the official story of 9/11 and she has never interviewed such critics on her show. Although in the past she has done some interesting interviews of left-liberal critics such as Noam Chomsky, Julian Assange, and Seymour Hersh, it appears from a recent interview with journalist Anand Gopal that she is now functioning as another propaganda outlet for the Empire's ruling class. Perhaps Discover The Networks gives us all the information (there appears to be a misprint on the top of this linked page which leads you to the wrong website) that we need to know about Democracy Now. For one particular view of the interview with Gopal, I direct you to this commentator who responds to an article posted on Moon of Alabama.

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