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
Friday, August 31, 2012
Ecuador Shields Assange from the Revengeful Empire
The author provides some details that I have never seen before regarding the women who brought charges against Assange for sexual misconduct. He alleges that Assange was set up for this legal debacle by the CIA. There is no way to check the accuracy of his information, but it seems logically plausible. I have had similar suspicions from the start of the campaign against Assange by the US government. In any case, he provides a lot of other interesting details about this subject.
Another excellent source of information that appears to be very credible is from the Australian Broadcasting Company. This is a 46:00m video presentation which reviews the entire case. After viewing this video, Nidandrov's allegations about a CIA setup seem less plausible given the sequence of events portrayed in the video.
People can still contribute to WikiLeaks in order to support transparency of information about government operations.