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, February 26, 2019

Recommended articles to keep you politically aware on Tuesday

  • Turkey’s position on Venezuela- a Perspective from the Left by Justus Links from LeftEast. (I cannot vouch for this author, but because the article is posted in a leftist website based in Bulgaria and offered a Turkish point of view, I thought it should offer a different perspective on the Venezuelan situation as well as Turkish politics.)