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

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Defeat of Ukraine's "Orange Revolution": Yanukovich -- Man for all Seasons

From Global Research website. This provides an update on political events in Ukraine since the widely ballyhooed Western media coverage about the "orange revolution" in 2004 when US political operatives were actively trying to subvert democracy in that country.