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, October 27, 2012

The Dynamics of the Crisis in Syria. Conflict Versus Conflict

Click here to access article by Dr. Christof Lehmann from nsnbc

The author reports on the aggressive tactics used by Empire operatives to control information that NATO citizens receive including their parliamentary representatives. The measures include the targeting and killing of independent journalists, filtering and censoring of reports, blocking of the internet transmission of Iranian Press TV to European countries
According to contemporary US-American and NATO military doctrine, absolute image control is an essential element of modern warfare. 
Some current examples of the use of outright censorship in US mainstream media is the absence of reports about the continuing citizen protests in Bahrain and their government's use of brutal methods to crush dissent, and the lack of reports about the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Libyan city of Bani Walid perpetrated by factions armed by NATO and their Arab allies.