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
Kiev’s Repression of Anti-Fascism in Odessa
Draitser shows us what kind of government in Ukraine that US subversion, under the direction of Asst. Secretary of State Victoria Nuland-Kagan, has created. It is fascism in full bloom. His attention is mostly focused on events in Odessa, a very cosmopolitan city that has a rich left-wing tradition. There the fascist Ukraine authorities are attempting to stamp out all dissent in any form using the most brutal methods.