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, February 4, 2019
U.S. Coup Attempt In Venezuela Lacks International Support
It appears that only Israel and the southern colonies of the USA have so far gone along with the US's recognition of the President of Venezuela. The author reports that "only four [of the core members of the Empire in Europe] out of twenty eight EU states, Britain, France, Germany and Spain, ... were expected to announce support."
See this article for the latest update on the countries supporting US's recognition of Juan Guaido as President.