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, June 10, 2015

One really crucial date in the Greek battlefield

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This article points to a very important decision facing the current Syriza administration in Greece which will likely indicate which direction the government will go: fulfill the promises made to the Greek people or cave in to the austerity demands of the Troika (IMF, ECB, EC). Apparently the Greek supreme court decided that the closing down of a government operated public broadcasting company undertaken by the previous government was illegal, and tomorrow this agency and its employees must be restored.
...there is indeed one crucial date, which is tomorrow, 11th of June. Two years ago on this date, Samaras administration proceeded in an unprecedented action by closing public broadcaster in one day.