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
Monday, June 27, 2016
Europeans Contest US Anti-Russian Hype
Lauria is no anti-capitalist but he insists on discerning and telling the truth about political events as best he can. In this piece he reveals many cracks (including the Brexit vote), cracks that are usually never reported in US corporate media, that are appearing especially in European governing circles in relation to the US Empire's control over Europe and their anti-Russian campaign.