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
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Cold War 2.0: Clouds of war above the Asia-Pacific
The article contains excerpts from four sources: World Socialist Web Site, Sputnik International (Russia), China.org.cn, and an article from their own website. It is obviously very important that we are kept informed about the growing potential for military conflicts between the armed forces of the Empire and China in the seas and air-space near China that are rarely reported in US corporate-controlled media.