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 20, 2014

The truth about Israel's secret nuclear arsenal

Click here to access article by Julian Borger from The Guardian. 
Israel has been stealing nuclear secrets and covertly making bombs since the 1950s. And western governments, including Britain and the US, turn a blind eye. But how can we expect Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions if the Israelis won't come clean?
This is the first major article, that I know of, in a significant Western news source for general public consumption to discuss the open secret of Israel's atomic weapons program--finally, after more than 50 years of hiding this fact as well as the Empire's non-compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty negotiated in 1968. Still, this does not deter the Empire's directorate from discriminatory policies against nations identified as their enemies--Democratic People's Republic of Korea and Iran--

For a more detailed report on the history of Israel's atomic weapons program, see this from Federation of American Scientists.