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, March 26, 2011
Out in Force: 300,000 to march in London anti-cuts protest [5:49m video]
So far I have seen only very shallow coverage of this major event in US mainstream media. They are focusing much more time on the Royal Wedding.
One often can get good coverage by accessing another country's media where that country is not directly involved with the related issues. RT has also been providing excellent coverage of events in North Africa and the Middle East.
In this video we are seeing the beginning of a massive demonstration in London today protesting the drastic cutbacks and the current war adventure in Libya.