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, March 2, 2019

Caracas Chronicles, Part I of an Ongoing Series

Click here to access article by Ken Silverstein from WashingtonBabylon.com.
I just got back from Venezuela and I’ll be writing a lot about the country next week. Virtually everything you read or see about it in the U.S. media is a lie. And to be clear, I don’t mean skewed or misleading or incomplete, I mean a lie.
This independent observer continues on to report what he actually saw on his visit to Venezuela. 

If this article of is interest to you, you might also be interested in the CIA's record of the USA's interference in Venezuelan affairs by reading "The CIA’s View of Venezuela: What We Learn From the Archives" by T.J. Coles from TeleSur