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 LappĂ©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Thursday, October 17, 2019

I especially recommend these posts for today: Thursday, October 17, 2019

  • The fight to overturn the latest corporate coup at Pacifica has only begun by Pete Dolack from his weblog Systemic Disorder. This development is in line with a long list of subversive events to subvert and destroy Pacifica Radio, a listener sponsored radio network. In the 1980s I volunteered at the Berkeley, California radio station that is a founding member and major part of this network, and have posted articles from this source.) 

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

I especially recommend these posts for today: Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

I especially recommend these posts for today: Tuesday, October 15, 2019

  • The CIA Goes HBCU [Historically Black Colleges and Universities] by Glen Ford from the Black Agenda Report.
The options for the YPG Kurds are stark. They are slowly realizing they were used by the Pentagon as mercenaries. Either they become a part of the Syrian federation, giving up some autonomy and their hyper-nationalist dreams, or they will have to share the region they live in with at least two million Sunni Arab refugees relocated under Turkish Army protection.
The end of the dream is nigh ....

Monday, October 14, 2019

I especially recommend these posts for today: Monday, October 14, 2019

  • Is America Ready for Socialism? Finian Cunningham interviews American professor of politics Colin S. Cavell posted on Strategic Culture Foundation. (This professor knows his American history.)

[Special Post] The Syrian Kurds Agree to a Deal with the Government of Syria

In this major development, and likely turning point in the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire's quest to inject chaos into Syria starting back in roughly 2011, many online posts are announcing that the Syrian Kurds, backed formerly by US troops in northern and northeastern Syria, are forced by circumstances to reach an agreement with the Syrian government. First, let's see the posts by the Empire's main propaganda organs: The New York Times, followed by the British propaganda service, Reuters, and the Times of Israel:
Now I list posts from around the world: