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

Monday, October 17, 2011

15 October 2011 – Occupy the world

Click here to access article from Eagainst.com.

The article clearly illustrates with pictures that this is a global phenomenon that has the world's governing classes shaking in their boots. Could October 15, 2011 (10/15) go down in history as being far more important than September 11, 2001 (9/11)? Stay tuned. Better yet, be a part of history by your participation in creating it.