There can be no denying it: these are exciting and often troubling times, and changes are unfolding at unprecedented rates. Few can claim not to have knowledge of the widespread protests that have been rocking the globe, and indeed the word “revolution” is on many people’s lips. Sadly, the imperial war machine continues to rear its violent head in exponential proportion to worldwide demand for equality, justice and indeed peace itself.
We are witnessing large-scale unrest, entire populations who refuse to continue living in poverty and be exploited at the hands of a small ruling elite, who prosper while their nations flounder.
Does this pattern sound familiar? This, in fact, describes the undercurrents of populations not just in faraway countries; the spirit of resistance is bubbling up in our own backyards and across neighbouring borders. In turn, mainstream media is doing its best to quell the revolutionary tide and keep the populations apathetic or else completely misguided.
So where should we be turning our focus? What possibilities do we have to organize, mobilize and inform ourselves?
6 years ago, Kevin Zeese wrote the following in a Global Research article:
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