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

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

'Do some research!' Christine Assange steamrolls Western journalism

Click here to access article from Russia Today. 

If only all activists had mothers like Julian has! And, she knows how to respond to capitalist media agents after they raised the issue of press restrictions in Ecuador. She insisted that they were wrong, and chided them about doing their homework before making such allegations. And, she said:
Media that is owned by big business is against governments that want sovereignty from foreign nations, against governments that share the country’s wealth with its populace, against countries that fight for environmental rights, and against countries that have constitutions which are underscored by human rights.