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, August 9, 2016

'Spooked': How the CIA manipulates the media and hoodwinks Hollywood [Book review]

Click here to access this critical review by John Booth from Spinwatch.
Schou’s book is a good taster on an important subject. It deserves to sharpen appetites for more analysis of those who routinely mislead citizens who pay taxes and fork out for movies, newspapers, radio and TV.
(The review refers to "CND and the women at Greenham Common"--see this post for more information.)

Also for an interesting interview with the book's author, Nicholas Schou, I recommend a post which features the following 33:07m video (and transcript) of Schou discussing his book with Kevin Gosztola of Shadowproof