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, September 30, 2016

‘Everything the US media says about Aleppo is wrong’

Ron Paul's Liberty Report website features an interview with Vanessa Beeley whose reports as an independent journalist I have been posting for some time. Here in this 24:46m video interview you can view her as she responds to questions. 

In the interview she frequently refers to east and west Aleppo, Syria's largest city with a population of over 2 million. The eastern part of the city has been held by terrorists who are often referred to in corporate media as "rebels", and the western part of the city is mostly under the control of the Syrian government army.
What’s really going on in Aleppo? Are Assad and Putin exterminating the population for sport? Is it a war against US-backed “moderates”? That is what the mainstream media would have us believe. We speak with Vanessa Beeley, a journalist who just returned from Aleppo for the real story.