If we do not take that power back from the people who have it now, they will find ways to maintain it, either in a post-scarcity world where they use things like intellectual property to maintain control, or in a world of more dire ecological crisis, in which they run away and hide while the rest of us die.
Each day rolls into the next, and SNAFU remains the reality. We must all pull together.
The context for slave labor is a war – ostensibly between eastern Ukrainian separatists and the Kyiv government, but in reality fueled by huge quantities of weaponry and volunteers that have poured over the border from Russia – that has cheapened human life and made torture, murder and forced disappearances the norm.
All of the threats on our water, our sacred sites, and on the land are connected. It gives us hope to know that people care about the future, the water, and our children.
Many journalists apparently regard the reports of police spokespeople as a priori accurate and true descriptions of factual reality not to be questioned. Hmph.