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

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Qatar’s World Cup Slaves: The Crushing Truth About Qatar’s World Cup Bid

Click here if you wish to access the introduction from Raging Bull-Shit to a very revealing 45:23m video report (reproduced below) by "Journeyman" on modern slavery as practiced by one of the Empire's devoted Arab friends.

What is of greater significance is that this form of exploitation is widely practiced throughout Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and United Arab Emirates.