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, May 21, 2019

I'm back, and posts selected by activists while on vacation -- updated

I arrived home yesterday from a long and exhausting drive from the West Coast of the USA to the Midwest where I now live. I enjoyed visits with some very astute activists who have followed my blog for a number of years.

I recommend the following articles (updated at 9:20 AM) that I missed while on vacation and which were forwarded to me by fellow activists who share serious concerns about the catastrophes that we are currently experiencing and lie ahead under this crisis-prone capitalist system. In the future I expect to be adding commentaries to the posts that I select and want to share with you.