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, December 20, 2016

Everything you see about Syria on TV [or from any other corporate source] is fake news

Here are two recent video interviews with Eva Bartlett produced by The Jimmy Dore Show (Burbank, California) on a podcast which is apparently behind a paywall, but was uploaded on YouTube. This is American satire about corporate media and serious independent reporting at its finest.
The Jimmy Dore Show is a hilarious and irreverent take on news, politics and culture featuring Jimmy Dore, a professional stand up comedian, author and podcaster. With over 5 million downloads on iTunes, the show is also broadcast on KPFK stations throughout the country. It is part of the Young Turks Network-- the largest online news show in the world.

Also I couldn't resist posting this hilarious parody of PBS from Dore's website: