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, July 10, 2016

The Warsaw Summit and NATO’s Reckless Bluff

Click here to access article by Alexander Mercouris from The Duran
NATO’s decision to deploy four battalions of troops on a supposedly rotating basis to Poland and the Baltic States is the worst sort of decision.  However we need to stay calm. It does not mean war is coming.
You might also be interested in reading this article entitled "Europe’s NATO Ambivalence" by an ex-CIA official Graham E. Fuller.