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, October 18, 2012

Malala the Worthy Victim

Click here to access article by Margaret Kimberley from Black Agenda Report. 

US corporate media worked overtime to portray a recent victim of Taliban terrorism. Kimberley effectively puts the lie to their humanitarian concern. Propaganda agents of the Empire always look hard and long to find ways of portraying those perpetrating war crimes with humanitarian motives and concerns.
The corporate media that have given Malala Yousufzai so much attention give none to the nameless victims of American terror. These drone attack victims in Pakistan have been deemed unworthy with no right to be mentioned or spoken of for the simple reason that our government killed them.