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, September 13, 2016

The Guardian view on Aleppo: More Western lies about Syria

Click here to access article by Eva Bartlett from In Gaza.

Eva Bartlett
This Canadian free-lance, independent journalist has made many trips to this conflict ridden region. In this article she tears apart a Guardian report on recent incidents in Aleppo, Syria; and by doing so, teaches us on how to spot the techniques currently used in the massive propaganda efforts of corporate media that are always designed to shape your mind into supporting the actions of the US Empire. By constant repetition of these lies throughout their media, our capitalist masters are able to brainwash most Americans. 
Once again, without fail, as the Syrian army makes advances in fighting al-Qaeda in Syria — aka Jabhat al-Nusra — and the child-beheading ‘moderate’ terrorists of Nour al-din al-Zenki in districts of eastern and southern Aleppo, simultaneously a new bout of the same old tired and repeatedly disproved accusations of chemical weapons attacks by the Syrian Army is making the rounds.