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

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

SEC: Government Destroyed Documents Regarding Pre-9/11 Put Options

from Washington's Blog. More excellent reporting from this blogger regarding the unusual stock market activity the day before 9/11 and other material which casts so much doubt on official reports of that incident which was subsequently used to launch the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan.