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

Friday, December 14, 2018

Julian Assange: No Surrender

Click here to access article by Ann Garrison from Black Agenda Report.  

Ann Garrison adds her voice to the thousands of other activists trying to arouse the world's public to come to the aid of one of their own who has reported the secret crimes of our masters. Do we care? This issue is much bigger than protecting one human being. Julian Assange represents all who have stopped trusting our drugged-out capitalist masters and their control of our lives. It is now our responsibility to take control from them in order to secure peace and the survival of humans on our damaged planet Earth. By securing Assange's freedom, we will take an importance step in that direction.

Stay tuned, better yet, stay active for it is your actions, along with millions of others, that may determine the outcome of this drama that has vastly more significance than the fate of Julian Assange. In the meantime while you are being active, join Margaret Kimberley and many other activists to participate in the defense of one of our own:
The three-hour video conferences regarding developments and possible responses to the UK and US governments pursuit of Julian Assange can be viewed every Friday evening beginning at 8 pm Eastern Time on the website Unity4J.com. Viewers can ask questions, make suggestions, and share details of upcoming Assange solidarity events in the YouTube chat window.