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, March 10, 2014
Julian Assange “We Are Headed Towards a Transnational Dystopian Total Surveillance Society”
To bring people up to date on the circumstances and views of our hero Julian Assange, I am posting this 15:15m video of a recent interview broadcast on MSNBC.
In the video reference is made to a "conversation session" put on by South by Southwest that took place today in Austin, Texas featuring Assange and others. This one hour session can be accessed at the ACLU website here.