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, September 29, 2013

The Rouhani Week

Click here to access article by Bernhard from Moon of Alabama.

While the honeymoon with Iran's Rouhani is currently in progress, this blogger inserts a bit of skepticism as to how long it will last in this otherwise quite optimistic take on the talks.
We can expect some open and some hidden dirty tricks to derail any successful talks between Iran and the United States.