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
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Bahrain Raids Offices of Doctors Without Borders (video)
Another posting to break US media's blackout of news regarding the popular insurrection in Bahrain.
Yes, I know, there is one link in the article to the NY Times regarding the raid on the offices of this international humanitarian medical aid organization, but this is only because international people were involved and the information would leak out anyway.
No, I didn't watch the video. There is only so much brutality and injustice that I can stomach.