Lee Camp runs through some of the important stories the US bombing of Damascus helped hide from public scrutiny, then lists all the times there have been chemical attacks by the US and its contractors... on US citizens. Natalie McGill explains how patient advocacy groups may be getting drug money and Naomi Caravan reports on how self-proclaimed bastion of liberalism MSNBC is moving further and further to the right.
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