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

Sunday, October 25, 2015

TTIP is an Geoeconomic Tool against Russia

Click here to access article by Steven MacMillan from New Eastern Outlook

(Note: This article really consists of two essays with the headline emphasizing the first. I regard the second essay by the above title as far more important. You will need to scroll down a bit to find it.)

MacMillan finds evidence that TTIP, one of the latest secret trade pacts (includes also TPP & TISA), is being crafted not only to promote more corporate dominance over the governments of the Empire, but is strategically directed against Russia which insists upon independence from the Empire. The directors of the latter simply cannot tolerate such independence. Like all fascist forms of capitalist regimes they can only accept subservience . I think a similar argument can be made for TPP with regard to China.