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
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Israel partisans bully campuses – Blum & Feinstein threaten pro-Palestinian students
The ruling capitalist class's interest in supporting fortress Israel in the Mideast together with fascist oriented American Jews are combining to harass pro-Palestinian students on many campuses. This denial of free speech, especially on campuses, must not be tolerated. Giraldi offers some sound advice in the last paragraph to deal with this growing problem.