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

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

British journalist “set up to be shot” by Syrian rebels

Click here to access article by Richard Tyler from World Socialist Web Site. 

The "Free Syrian Army" misses an opportunity to add further to the fire of Empire propaganda. Even though this involved the likely deaths of its own BBC crew, BBC editors don't seem to care.
Thomson’s account received barely any coverage in the British media, let alone internationally. Except for the blog, Channel 4 appears not to have run an item on the near-death experience of its own news crew.
Updated at 4pm Tuesday, Seattle time: NATO preparing vast disinformation campaign