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

Friday, December 18, 2015

France’s Former Foreign Minister: UK Government Prepared War in Syria Two Years Before 2011 Protests

Click here if you wish to access this video directly from OffGuardian

The role of Israel is always downplayed in Western media, but here is a post from 21st Century Wire about a year ago that documents many attacks from Israel on Syria and Israeli support for the many forces trying to bring down the Syrian government.

If you prefer listening to recorded interviews of credible geopolitical analysts on an audio platform such as SoundCloud, I recommend listening to those featuring Patrick Henningsen, the founder of 21st Century Wire.