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

Monday, January 13, 2014

New "Frackademia" Report Co-Written by "Converted Climate Skeptic" Richard Muller

Click here to access article by Steve Horn from DeSmogBlog.

As more scientific studies somehow manage to reach the public regarding the environmental hazards of the fracking technology, capitalist directors are busy promoting other studies ("frackademia") to confuse the public. However, experiencing the increase of extreme weather phenomena like the recent deep freeze helps people to tune out the messages blasted continuously from the megaphones of the fossil fuel industry's propaganda machinery.