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, November 4, 2019

Today's posts (Monday, November 4, 2019) I think are especially important for activists

  • CrossTalk on Max Blumenthal: Arresting speech from RT. (Notes: it is clear that our ruling class is going after journalists who are not approved by them, and few people know about it--truth is dangerous! I thank an activist for alerting me to this post.)
  • “Robbing” Syria’s Oil to Thwart Syria’s Recovery by Salman Rafi Sheikh from New Eastern Outlook. (Note: Analysis of the Empire's latest move in Syria. Esper is the current Secretary of Defense. The sentence beginning with "It is obvious that the bid to control Syria’s oil has nothing with the fight against terrorism;" should read as "It is obvious that the bid to control Syria’s oil has nothing [to do] with the fight against terrorism;")