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 Lapp√©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Sunday, August 4, 2013

The Bradley Manning Trial in the context of capitalism

Click here to access link to a 15:28m audio recording of comments made by Starr Bowie posted on Montreal's Co-op Media

The long-time activist provides us with a very accurate perspective constructed out of her concise review of history in order to understand the full meaning of the Empire's persecution of Bradley Manning and their vendetta against Edward Snowden.