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

Saturday, September 29, 2012

9 Frightening Things About America's Biggest Police Force

Click here to access article by Tana Ganeva and Laura Gottesdiener from AlterNet.

The "9 frightening things" about New York City's police force is that it adds up to fascism. The total picture describes the use of force to protect Wall Street (capitalism) from any interference and to promote its operations.