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

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Watch the film the Israel lobby didn’t want you to see

Click here to access article posted on The Electronic Intifada.
The film was made by Al Jazeera during 2016 and was completed in October 2017.

But it was censored after Qatar, the gas-rich Gulf emirate that funds Al Jazeera, came under intense Israel lobby pressure not to air the film.
The film entitled "The Lobby--USA" is in four parts of about 50 minutes each. The following is episode 1 of the film, and episode 2 is in the article. Presumably episodes 3 and 4 will be posted in the future. There are also numerous links related to the film in the very interesting article. (I have not viewed much of the film at the time of this posting.)