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, June 5, 2018
John Pilger and Courage Foundation announce “urgent campaign” to free Assange
Citizens of the world unite, you have nothing to lose but your ignorance (how you are ruled by self-serving interests)!
If we cannot protect one of our own who has sacrificed so much to reveal the lies of self-serving sociopaths, then we don't deserve any better than we presently have--never-ending wars and precarity.
Read about another person who has been victimized for telling the truth.