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, January 3, 2017

India’s World: Amazing Debate on Syria Exposes Criminal Western, Israeli and Gulf State Intervention

Click here if you wish to access a 28:21m forum, which was broadcast from a program on Lok Sabha TV station funded by the government of India and posted by independent British journalist Vanessa Beeley, directly from her website The Wall Will Fall. (It didn't seem like a "debate" to me.)

Although my old ears could not understand all of the comments by the two well-informed government officials from India, I believe their views lend more support to other independent sources on the conflict in Syria.
Niraj Srivastava -Former Ambassador,  Pinak Ranjan Chakravarty – Former Ambassador, Waiel Awwad – South Asia Bureau Chief, SANA

Amazing debate on the dirty war being waged against Syria by the US, UK, EU, Turkey, Gulf States, Israel, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Jordan