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, November 16, 2010
Riot Photos From Greece
See photos of the Greek people fighting back against the enforcers of the Greek ruling class. These are photos that US mainstream media such as CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, etc will not allow you to see.
See also: "Greek debt position worse than feared" from The Telegraph.
And: "Europe Fears That Debt Crisis Is Ready to Spread" from The NY Times.