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, May 30, 2013

The AP Spying Story: What You Aren’t Being Told

Click here if you wish to access the source of this 12:46 video by James Corbett posted on Boiling Frogs.

The surveillance of journalists is bad enough, but James Corbett points to the larger issue of unconstitutional government surveillance over all digital communication of US citizens that is being ignored by mainstream media including the Associated Press that is upset over being surveilled.