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

Friday, June 12, 2015

Greece: The return of ERT and its role to the class war

Click here to access article from the unbalanced evolution of homo sapiens. (This is a followup post to this Wednesday's post entitled "One really crucial date in the Greek battlefield". ERT is a Greek abbreviation for what is roughly analogous to PBS in the US, although it appears to be much more professionally operated.)
The return of people in ERT who never gave up fight after the "black" [blackout?] on June 11 of 2013, shows that the government is determined to restore democratic legality, which was abolished two years ago. However, it is also a signal to the lenders that it will not tolerate mass layoffs practices. Tsipras' presence in ERT headquarters yesterday was of high meaning. [Also see this, and this and this for the latest updates on the Greek default issue.]