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
Monday, December 17, 2018
Twenty-One Thoughts On The Persecution Of Julian Assange
This gutsy Aussie woman lists 21 reasons why she posts articles regarding the plight of Julian Assange. She also participated in the recent three hour marathon broadcast called United in Solidarity for Julian Assange.