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
Monday, June 5, 2017
Statement on deletion attempts in Wikipedia articles on SWEDHR and its representatives
The writers are representatives of Swedish Doctors for Human Rights (SWEDHR) who argue that there has been a campaign to both impugn and distort the information reported by their organization in some Swedish and international corporate media. This occurred following their publication of an article attacking numerous articles, which they regarded as fake, that appeared in international media about the "While Helmets". As a reaction to the article published by SWEDHR, there has been a campaign waged to discredit SWEDHR which has also resulted in a radically altered piece about their organization in Wikipedia.
It's obvious that those in the media controlled by the Empire's transnational capitalist class will not tolerate efforts to expose their fake news reports.