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

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Recommended articles for today (11/1/2017)

by Ron Horn (Amended to add Durden's article at 7:35 PM Seattle time.)

I especially recommend the following following articles which have information that is needed to combat the incessant disinformation spread by corporate propaganda sources like NPR (also known as the National Propaganda Radio), MSNBC, CBS, ABC, etc. 

There Are Human Beings in North Korea. Neither Wealthy Nor Poor by Kim Petersen 

Walls and Militarized Police: How Israel Is Exporting Its Occupation to US by Ramzy Baroud

Visitors to the Colony of Afghanistan by Brian Cloughley

How the US Aristocracy [Capitalist Ruling Class] Deceive the US Public by Eric Zuesse
Censorship works in various way in the US. Many authors shy away from the verboten term "ruling class" and even "capitalism". Zuesse's writing are contaminated with this feature by his constant references to "aristocracy", a term which applies to feudal regimes. The word "capitalism" has seen acceptance by more and more writers in recent years in spite of its being frowned upon by thoroughly indoctrinated writers. The preferred terms are "free market economy" or even "democracy". Notice that you won't find any reference to "capitalism" in this article, instead he uses the more acceptable term "Wall Street". To use real words to describe issues in the US can be hazardous to one's career. So, in order to reach some kind of reality in Zuesse's writings, one must always substitute real words in place of Zuesse's euphemisms.
In Shocking, Viral Interview, Qatar Confesses Secrets Behind Syrian War by Tyler Durden