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, November 10, 2013

US and Israel`s UNESCO Vote Suspended after 2 Years Economic Blackmail

Click here to access article from nsnbc.

The article points out the hypocrisy of the US with its role of sponsoring negotiations between the Palestinian Authority and Israel.
The suspension of the United States and Israel´s voting rights at the UNESCO comes against the backdrop of the ongoing, US-sponsored, direct talks between the Palestinian Authority and the Israeli government.

Political analyst, and Middle East affairs expert Christof Lehmann, said to nsnbc International, that the suspension of the two nation’s voting rights comes at an appropriate time and a reminder of the fact that the United States cannot, under any circumstance, be perceived as an honest broker.
I am posting this piece partly because reports like this never make it into mainstream media in the US.