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, December 6, 2014

Dirt: the Movie -- a film review

Click here to access article by Dr Stuart Jeanne Bramhall from her blog The Most Revolutionary Act.

(This former Seattle psychiatrist and civil rights activist is now a political refugee (from FBI harassment) who is now living and working in New Zealand.)