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, May 19, 2014

Libya: CIA’s General Khalifa Hifter Ousts Tripoli Government

Click here to access article by Christof Lehmann from nsnbc.

Surprise, surprise. The Libyan general that just stormed into the Libyan parliament and forced it to dissolve is a CIA agent!

This is really the type of government that our ruling class believes in.
Hifter forms provisional government. Speaking on national television after Sunday’s coup, General Mokhtar Farnana announced on behalf of General Hifter, that a 60 member constituent assembly had been appointed and taken over government.