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, November 17, 2015

Russian Airliner brought down by Bomb: FSB Chief Bortnikov

Click here to access article by Christof Lehmann from nsnbc international
The Russian Kogalmavia (Metrojet) Airbus 321 on Flight KGL9268 that crashed in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula on October 31 was blown up by a homemade explosive device, said the Chief of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) Alexander Bortnikov.