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 Lapp√©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Sunday, July 24, 2011

WikiLeaks vs News Ltd: Jail Murdoch, not Assange

Click here to access article by Ash Pemberton from Green Left. 

This author provides an interesting comparison of two prominent Australian journalists that reveals a lot about the differences between governing class media and grass roots media.