Citizen Action Monitor

Richard Heinberg proposes a way out of our climate-driven pathway to collapse

But beware delusional promises of the “green profit narrative” that we won’t need to change the way we live now. — No 2663 Posted by fw, September 25, 2020 — … Continue reading

September 25, 2020

The real Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a more complex figure than the “national saint” now being idolized

So let us not get swept away by a ritualized, propagandized spectacle of American political life. —– No 2662 Posted by fw, September 21, 2020 — “The death of Supreme … Continue reading

September 22, 2020

Washington’s Bitches – British, Ecuadorian, and Australian Governments – hand over Assange

The charge – Making US look like war criminals. Scorching satire unveils “avalanche of media bullshit.” — No 2661 Posted by fw, September 15, 2020 — The British, Australian, Ecuadorian, … Continue reading

September 15, 2020

The disinformation pandemic can be a killer

Moreover, the disinformation virus knows no boundaries – It can and does infect Canadians. — No 2660 Posted by fw, September 10, 2020 — “… to act ignorantly when knowledge … Continue reading

September 10, 2020

Black humor for Bleak times

Stephen Pastis, creator of Pearls Before Swine, lets his comic strip characters reflect his own world view. — No 2659 Posted by fw, September 6, 2020 — As I retreat … Continue reading

September 6, 2020

Regardless of who wins the election, the result will be the same – Consolidation of oligarchic power

Trump is certainly more of a threat to an open society, but a vote for Biden is assuredly not the solution. — No 2658 Posted by fw, September 2, 2020 … Continue reading

September 2, 2020

The US is headed for a descent into civil war and fascism, warns Finian Cunningham

American citizens are being misled by their “fake political representatives” – Little wonder that people have taken to shooting one another. — No 2657 Posted by fw, September 1, 2020 … Continue reading

September 1, 2020

Trump’s re-election would usher in a dark era in American history, say two Canadian journalists

Perhaps the “FFS” abbreviation in the title best captures their reaction – “For Fuck’s Sake,” America! — No 2656 Posted by fw, August 31, 2020 — “If Donald Trump is … Continue reading

August 31, 2020

Strong evidence points to world’s first credible case of COVID-19 re-infection

One expert urges caution – It’s very hard to make any strong inference from a single observation. — No 2655 Posted by fw, August 24, 2020 — “A man in … Continue reading

August 24, 2020

Biden nominated in a night full of “empty clichés, inane rhetoric and nauseating insincerity”

Biden’s speechwriters crammed every possible trite phrase into his 20-minute address. — No 2654 Posted by fw, August 21, 2020 — “The Democratic National Convention [DNC] concluded Thursday night with … Continue reading

August 21, 2020

“We’ll have over 90 or 95% reduction of population by 2100 based on loss of energy” – Jack Alpert

“Self-admittedly, Jack has a very dark view of the future, but it’s worth thinking about.” – James Howard Kunstler. — No 2653 Posted by fw, August 17, 2020 — “You’ve … Continue reading

August 17, 2020

Summer Day’s Dream, a 1949 play with lifestyle implications for a post-pandemic world?

John Gielgud heads the cast in this 1994 BBC TV ‘Performance’ adaptation of J.B. Priestley’s 1949 play. — No 2652 Posted by fw, August 10, 2020 — Summer Day’s Dream … Continue reading

August 10, 2020

Sure signs of perilous times in America: Trump out to sabotage election; Biden cognitively deteriorating

Historian Paul Street’s analysis of what’s happening, urges anti-Trump Americans to start organizing, hit the streets now. — No 2651 Posted by fw, August 9, 2020 — “It is true … Continue reading

August 9, 2020

How an unhinged Alex Jones helped usher in a new and dangerous era in American politics

Jones delivered millions of alienated voters to Trump, voters that he desperately needed to win the 2016 election. — No 2650 Posted by fw, August 5, 2020 — Below is … Continue reading

August 5, 2020

How trafficker in outrageous lies, Alex Jones, built an online platform of millions of followers

Trump tapped into this tailor-made massive audience, and parroted Jones’ extremist rubbish to victory in 2016. —– No 2649 Posted by fw, August 3, 2020 —   “As 2015 drew … Continue reading

August 3, 2020

Slashing satire skewers Trump’s malicious Pandemic Campaign

Despite the levity, Australia’s Giordano Nanni of Juice Media expresses genuine concern for what’s happening in America. — No 2648 Posted by fw, July 31, 2020 — “We’ve had so … Continue reading

July 31, 2020

Facing climate-driven societal collapse, will we accept and cope, or will we deny and act?

In simplistic terms, you could say Deep Adaptation is about accepting and coping with climate-driven collapse, while Extinction Rebellion is about acting to prevent it. — No 2647 Posted by … Continue reading

July 28, 2020

The US Fed is “turning its massive injections of ‘liquidity’ into a narcotic for Big Business”

Ignored is the fact that ordinary people’s pension and mutual fund savings are being sucked into a speculation vortex — No 2646 Posted by fw, July 26, 2020 — “The … Continue reading

July 26, 2020

Most G20 countries prioritize fossil fuels over clean energy in post-pandemic recovery plans

Calls for a post-pandemic “green recovery” were derailed by aggressive fossil fuel lobbying No 2645 Posted by fw, July 24, 2020 — “Most of the world’s 20 leading economies, including … Continue reading

July 24, 2020