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 LappĂ©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Monday, November 28, 2011

Lies and truths about Syria

Click here to access article Thierry Meyssan from Voltaire.

According to this French journalist, there is a massive media campaign underway in the West to justify aggressive actions toward Syria coinciding with an active project of destabilization of that country.

And this article from al-Akhbar (Lebanon). 
In a show of public support for the regime, tens of thousands of Syrians took to the streets on Monday to protest Arab sanctions on Damascus.

Pro-regime protests were held in the cities of Damascus, Aleppo, Hasaka, Deir Ezzor, Raqqa, Sweida, and Tartus.
With Western media cranked up to support another invasion after NATO's victory in Libya--this time in Syria--it is important that we obtain alternative sources of information.