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

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Ethiopian-born Israeli MP rejected by blood bank, told she has "special blood"

Click here to access article from Al Akhbar.

I couldn't pass on posting this piece which with astounding clarity illustrates the deep racist nature of this Zionist nation which so often tries to paint itself as a victim of racism.