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

Saturday, August 7, 2010

The “Summer Camp Of Destruction”: Israeli High Schoolers Assist The Razing Of A Bedouin Town

by Max Blumenthal from VoltaireNet

Read about the latest efforts of US's ally in the Middle East--some think of it as America's floating aircraft carrier--as it creates more terrorists for the Empire to fight. As long as Israel keep this up, no one needs to worry, especially the military-industrial complex, about the end of the "War on Terror".