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, January 8, 2015

A Rothschild Plot against Putin?

Click here to access article by Filip Kovacevic from Boiling Frogs Post. 

In this article the author focuses on only one Russian oligarch and his ties with a prominent Western capitalist. Of course, Putin and his numerous ordinary Russian supporters have many oligarchs to worry about. Will they support Russian interests or sell out to Western capitalists, and by doing so, get even richer?