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

Sunday, December 2, 2012

The Hypocrisy of US Defense of Israel's Gaza War

Click here if you wish to access the transcript of this interview with Vijay Prashad by Paul Jay on Real News Network.

Prashad describes the gross hypocrisy of Empire agents as they defend their client states--Israel and Rwanda.