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 LappĂ©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Monday, November 25, 2013

US blocks publication of Chilcot’s report on how Britain went to war with Iraq

Click here to access article by James Cusick from The Independent (Britain).

The directors of the Empire, masters of surveillance and secrecy, continue to conceal any information that suggests that they are perpetrators of war crimes. According to this report, the British figurehead leader, David Cameron, has been ordered by Empire directors not to divulge communications between George Bush Jr. and Tony Blair.
The protected documents relating to the Bush-Blair exchanges are said to provide crucial evidence for already-written passages that are highly critical of the covert way in which Mr Blair committed British troops to the US-led invasion.