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 20, 2011

Are These Young Men Terrorists—Or Were They Set Up?

Click here to access article by Russ Baker from Who, What, Why. 

This outstanding investigative journalist and author (Family of Secrets) introduces a new documentary film which is about the use of infiltrators and agent provocateurs by various police agencies in the US. This film will be shown on PBS on September 6th.