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, October 28, 2015

Indonesians should be able to talk about 1965 massacres without fear of censorship

Click here to access article by Vannessa Hearman, Lecturer in Indonesian Studies, University of Sydney, from The Conversation.

This article written by an academic in Australia and published in an online journal supported by capitalist funding sources illustrates how many people are mis-educated and indoctrinated to serve capitalist propaganda interests. In the article Hearman exposes her complete naïveté with regard to one of history's most horrendous crimes against humanity. There has been a concerted effort since this 1965 event to cover it up by Western academic institutions and media because it exposes the roles of US and British subversive forces to extend their control over the newly independent country of Indonesia following WWII. 

If you are not informed about this historic crime and the Empire's involvement in it, I direct your attention to some brief articles here, here, and here, or a longer series of three published in Ramparts Magazine in 1970 accessed here, here, and here.