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
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Senate Anti-Leaks Bill Threatens the Rights of the Press and the Public
Another ominous piece of evidence to indicate that the government of the One Percent intend to close the curtains on the public's right to know what they are doing.
If you are really interested in this subject of growing government secrecy, I urge you to read a book by Sibel Edmonds entitled Classified Woman. She is a former FBI translator, whistleblower, and winner of the Pen Award. She writes about her experience over the past decade to fight government coverups of their crimes. Warning: you may not be able to put the book down once you start reading it.