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, April 24, 2018

The latest cartoons by political cartoonist Stephanie McMillan, and her comments

Thanks go to an activist for this post.

When you come after their bottom line, capitalists freak out. 

Dedicated to ABF drivers who are currently being fed a shitty contract that puts them back to where they should have been 5 years ago. The CEO got a 31.9% increase in total compensation, while the company is offering its workers a measly $2/hr raise over the next 5 years. That doesn't even keep up with the cost of living. [my link]

Capitalism inherently involves imperialist wars, oppression, exploitation, and ecocide. Humanity can do better! We must overcome capitalism and move beyond it to a different kind of economy that allows for a classless and sustainable arrangement of society. The future of our species and the planet depend on it.

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