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, November 11, 2015

Ten lies we're told to justify the slaughter of 20 million in the First World War

Click here to access article by Dominic Alexander from CounterFire [Britain].

This is in remembrance of Veterans Day which was formerly Armistice Day commemorating the end of WWI. It is still Remembrance Day to the Brits, Canadians, etc.
Dominic Alexander debunks ten myths used by politicians and historians to rebrand World War 1 in the centenary of its outbreak.