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, October 6, 2015

How Putin will Win in Syria

Click here to access article by Mike Whitney from CounterPunch

Whitney provides some illuminating quotes from leading Western media that cast doubts on the Empire's use of terrorist groups in Syria to remove the Assad government of Syria, and the annihilation of all these terrorists, whether Western authorities designate them as "good terrorists" or "bad terrorists", by the more serious Russian air force while complying with international laws.

Not only is Putin exacting retribution for the Empire's subversion of Ukraine, but he may be inflicting a damaging blow to the Empire's phony wars on terrorism, and more. As Whitney remarked:
As we shall undoubtedly see in the months ahead, Syria could very well be the straw that broke the Empire’s back.