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, October 8, 2019

Posts that I especially recommend for today: Tuesday, October 8, 2019

  • Trump Fails to Gain the Confidence of North Korea from Radio Sputnik. "Journalist and author Stephen Gowans [a Canadian] joined Radio Sputnik’s By Any Means Necessary [a podcast program from Sputnik Int.] Monday to discuss how the US is failing to build the much-needed confidence of North Korea that’s necessary to strike a working deal on denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula."