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, April 28, 2012

Revolution In The Air [18:04 video]

Click here to access the video of John Pilger's speech from Pacific Free Press. This distinguished independent journalist was invited by an Australian Marxist conference to speak on the theme of "Revolution in the Air". Mostly what he talks about is the clever ways the ruling One Percents have used extreme individualism, "divide and rule" and co-optation (especially of feminism) to divert our attention away from their crimes against the world's 99 Percents and the Earth.