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 LappĂ©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Even as Global Trade Dropped, US Arms Sales Boomed in 2015

Click here to access article by Nadia Prupis from Common Dreams.

War is so good from business, especially for the military-industrial section of the US capitalist economy whose interests of profit and power drives US Empire policies.