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, November 15, 2012

The Situation in Gaza

Click here if you wish to access source of 5:01m video interview with Ali Abunimah from Al Jazeera via Jadaliyya (I gave up trying to locate this on Al Jazeera's website.)

This report about the latest Israeli incursions into Palestinian Territory has the ring of authenticity about it that is missing elsewhere. Anyway, a good antidote to the mis-information supplied by US mainstream media.

Also, I just discovered this report from Mondoweis entitled "Gaza Under Attack: International eyewitnesses call for action" that may be of interest to you.