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
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Dozens dead, morgues overflowing after siege turns one of Ukraine’s largest airports into a war zone
This is another example of what 5 billion dollars and 20 years of subversive activities under the guidance of the Empire's regime changers can wreck on a country like Ukraine.