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, October 3, 2013

TransCanada Corporation – Kings of the Keystone Pipeline: Global Power Project, Part 10

Click here to access article by Andrew Gavin Marshall from Occupy.com

The author explains how North American capitalists tied to big oil companies are employing all their weapons against vigorous opposition to their project which brings some of the dirtiest fossil fuels on earth to the Gulf states via the Keystone Pipeline. This is information that your local corporate media does not report on for obvious reasons. For example, did you know the following information?
In the United States, TransCanada has been suing American citizens who refuse to allow the pipeline to cross their property, threatening to confiscate their lands through the application of "eminent domain," which allows for the confiscation of private property if “it is judged to serve a larger public good.”