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
Friday, August 22, 2014
The EU and IMF Rape of Ukraine Agriculture
It appears that Western capitalists, like vultures, are flocking to Ukraine to feed on the spoils of their violent takeover of the government and the Empire's 5 billion dollar investment. Engdahl reports on the spoils they are going after first.