Citizen Action Monitor

Demonizers of “democratic socialism” wilfully ignore taxpayer-funded “corporate socialism” assets

Ralph Nader offers suggestions for Bernie to use in the “democratic socialism” vs. “corporate socialism” clash. No 2593 Posted by fw, February 24, 2020 “Crooked Donald Trump, the erstwhile failed … Continue reading

February 24, 2020

A stunning musical meditation on the silent war on trees (VIDEO)

“Epidemic attacks are causing forests to decline around the world,” declares activist Gail Zawacki No 2591 Posted by fw, February 21, 2020 — “Ozone is invisible but highly toxic air … Continue reading

February 21, 2020

The remarkable Lisa Fithian, global activist extraordinaire

“If we’re not willing to create the kind of disruption that will force the power-holders to make different choices, we’re going to continue to be dealing with a lot of … Continue reading

February 16, 2020

Imperialist elites want Democrat supporters to believe that everything will be fine once Trump is gone

But everything was not fine before he became president, and will not be fine with a Dem in the White House. No 2585 Posted by fw, February 15 “Whether it … Continue reading

February 15, 2020

Eight facts expose how Iowa Caucuses were rigged against Sanders

Plus, step-by-step account of plans to subvert Iowa caucuses and, ultimately, impede Sanders’ victory. No 2581 Posted by fw, February 9, 2020 “Hey everybody. Welcome to Moment of Clarity. The … Continue reading

February 9, 2020

ER Doc confronts VP Pence over Medicaid cuts – Video has 1 million-plus views

“When I told him he is putting my patients’ lives at risk, the vice president deflected and denied knowledge of the policy.” No 2577 Posted by fw, February 1, 2020 … Continue reading

February 1, 2020

“This madness is about to kill all of us with a climate apocalypse,” says Eric Schechter aka “LeftyMathProf”

To avoid extinction we’ll need two revolutions — long-term one to make the deep changes — quicker one to give us time to develop long-term one. No 2575 Posted by … Continue reading

January 27, 2020

Trump brags he has been good for the economy; Nobel laureate says nothing could be further from the truth

Nobel laureate in economics, Joseph Stiglitz, has the evidence to prove he’s right, and that Trump is “BIGLY” wrong. No 2573 Posted by fw, January 20, 2020 — “It is … Continue reading

January 20, 2020

Soleimani Assassination — Oh what a tangled web Trump weaved when once again he acted to deceive

Is Trump’s support base large enough, ignorant, fearful and gullible enough, to commit another act of American stupidity by re-electing this “congenital bad boy”? No 2571 Posted by fw, January … Continue reading

January 14, 2020

To maintain its credibility as a regional power, retaliation by Iran is inevitable, leading to US escalation

Dimitri Lascaris, Canadian lawyer, journalist, activist proposes a way out of an Iran-US showdown. No 2569 Posted by fw, January 7, 2020 “Unless the world acts quickly, retaliation by Iran, … Continue reading

January 7, 2020

Our only hope is to paralyze a global system ruled by powerful rightwing elites, advises Chris Hedges

Based on his review of events of 2019, going forward Hedges advises activists to follow the lead of Extinction Rebellion.     No 2566 Posted by fw, January 5, 2020 In … Continue reading

January 5, 2020

The Big Picture — 6 hours, 34 videos later, we’re at the end of the beginning. — What To Do Now?

Yes, we’re part of an energy-eating global superorganism, but you still have our own volition, creativity, and ability to impact the future in outsized ways. No 2564 Posted by fw, … Continue reading

December 28, 2019

The Big Picture – What will happen after we hit the limits to expansive economic growth?

Can we knowingly plan an escape from a trending downward spiral of economic growth followed by decline? No 2563 Posted by fw, December 28, 2019 (Set 3: The Big Picture … Continue reading

December 28, 2019

The Big Picture – Our global civilization of billions behaves as a superorganism, always awake, always hungry

It functions as an energy dissipating structure, consuming every single good or service in our global economic system. No 2562 Posted by fw, December 24, 2019 (Set 3: The Big … Continue reading

December 24, 2019

Why is perpetual economic growth the engine of civilization’s inevitable collapse? Tim Garrett explains

Future growth depends on availability of energy and raw materials on a finite planet – and we’re depleting those resources faster than ever. No 2561 Posted by fw, December 21, … Continue reading

December 21, 2019

The Big Picture – Hagens sees the rapid decline of the natural world as a crisis as big as climate change

“There’s no easy way to present this next topic,” warns Hagens, his students insisting he not candy-coat the story. No 2560 Posted by fw, December 19, 2019 – (Set 3: … Continue reading

December 19, 2019

The Big Picture – Nate Hagens identifies dire impacts to Earth’s environment, as “externalities” to price system

Unaware Earth’s environment is a complex adaptive system, apocalyptic climate scenarios exaggerate climate impacts, underestimate economic risks. No 2559 Posted by fw, December 17, 2019 – (Set 3: The Big … Continue reading

December 17, 2019

Trump has, by his own example, liberated the seedy, sleazy and sordid among the American population

The degradation will continue until Trump is removed from office and as many of his appointees as possible are purged, says US history prof. No 2558 Posted by fw, December … Continue reading

December 15, 2019

The Big Picture – Nate Hagens explains why we fail to grasp The Big Picture of the human predicament

For starters, we don’t think too much about how we think – We’re self-blind, and systems blind. No 2557 Posted by fw, December 13, 2019 – (Set 3: The Big … Continue reading

December 13, 2019