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 Lapp√©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Sunday, April 1, 2012

US persecutes Manning in bid to smash WikiLeaks

Click here to access article by Ash Pemberton from Green Left (Australia). 

The world's 99 Percent are waking up to the fact that the Empire is not only at war with the 99 Percent in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Libya, etc, it is at war with the 99 Percent everywhere in the world. Heroes like Manning, Assange, and all the whistle-blowers who reveal the nefarious secrets of the Empire's war criminals and profiteers are being celebrated all across the globe. We must support our heroes. 
At the same time as US authorities are pushing ahead with their prosecution of Manning, the alleged whistleblower has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Icelandic parliamentarians.