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

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Matt Taibbi & JPMorgan Chase Whistleblower [Alayne Fleischmann]

Click here to access the 29:43m video of the interview from Huffington Post. 

This might be a little dated, but I was so impressed by these two inspiring and unusual (actually, I hope not) people who have gone up against power and were unwilling to sacrifice important social values in order to get ahead in the rat-race known as the capitalist game--and I'm not referring to Monopoly.
Journalist Matt Taibbi and JPMorgan Chase whistleblower Alayne Fleischmann join Alyona to discuss Taibbi's explosive new piece in Rolling Stone Magazine. It is Taibbi's first piece since his departure from First Look Media.