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, March 25, 2012
Trouble on the Iran-Pakistan Pipeline Front
Although this site serves the fossil fuel industry, it appears to me that their coverage of issues is quite objective and informed. This article lays out the various national ruling class interests being affected by this oil pipeline and suggests that this issue will likely have major impacts on political affairs in this vital Eurasian area.
The article does not provide a map, but here is one I found. Iran is on the far left hand side.