Citizen Action Monitor

NET ZERO — Everyone, from countries to companies, is talking about it – But what does it really mean?

BEWARE — Turns out that not all Net Zeros are created equal – Some are “greenwashing” with big loopholes to slip through. — No 2689 Posted by fw, December 1, … Continue reading

December 1, 2020

Dark humor for Americans seeking answers for a government without a clue

Stephan Pastis, creator of Pearls Before Swine, lets his comic strip characters reflect his own world view. — No 2677 Posted by fw, November 1, 2020 — Pearls Before Swine … Continue reading

November 1, 2020

How did world’s most powerful country fail so thoroughly in its response to a global pandemic?

“Totally Under Control” film traces Trump administration’s incompetence, corruption and denial in the face of COVID-19. — No 2668 Posted by fw, October 10, 2020 — “Interviewees — a who’s … Continue reading

October 10, 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

Black humor for Bleak times

Stephan 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

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

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

Will we ever have Flash Mobs like these again?

Time out for pure joy — and perhaps for shedding a tear or two — in remembrance of beautiful things past but not forever lost. No 2613 Posted by fw, … Continue reading

April 14, 2020

And now for something completely different – A map for that pandemic weekend getaway

Scroll down for a dark humor break — No 2603 Posted by fw, March 22, 2020                       PANDEMIC TRAVEL IDEAS

March 22, 2020

“Heyyy America! Listen up! Are you really going to do this Joe Biden thing?”

“You will not beat Donald Trump by telling them they’re imagining symptoms of dementia that are clearly and unquestionably there.” No 2599 Posted by fw, March 9, 2020 “Ummmm… so, … Continue reading

March 9, 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

In Trump’s America – Clever song marks the election of Trump as the day American democracy died

Watch the animated Founding Fathers in a rousing rendition of “The Day America Died”. No 2590 Posted by fw, February 20, 2020  — The Day America Died A long, long … Continue reading

February 20, 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

Trump Impeachment trial is about as wacky as John Cleese’s Dead Parrot Sketch. Watch it here and compare.

Trump’s defenders tie themselves into rhetorical knots in attempts to prove his innocence — a veritable theater of the absurd. No 2576 Posted by fw, January 31, 2020 — Consider … Continue reading

January 31, 2020

BULLYING — An industry that’s created jobs, profits, and, now, a new style of political leadership

Humorist Andy Borowitz traces the roots of America’s commodification of bullying in 5-min video – What a price we’re all paying. No 2541 Posted by fw, November 2, 2019 In … Continue reading

November 2, 2019

Trump greeted with loud boos and chants of “Lock Him Up” at World Series game

Jimmy Fallon mocked the President – “Trump turned to Melania and said, ‘Wow! They really don’t like you.’”   No 2536 Posted by fw, October 29, 2019 Common Dreams’ account … Continue reading

October 29, 2019

“I Like You” – Profound, touching meditations on friendship in the prose and illustrations of a children’s book

Loving friendship — How timely for these troubling times. No 2518 Posted by fw, September 8, 2019 “But what, really, is the meaning and measure of friendship? Like most things … Continue reading

September 8, 2019

In May 2018, 15 people met at a London bar to plan how to save a world headed for extinction

And voila – within months, Extinction Rebellion (XR) was busy meeting with citizen groups to tell them the terrifying truth about the coming climate catastrophe.    No 2510 Posted by … Continue reading

August 24, 2019

Growing fears about climate emergency spurs UK prof’s reset from academia to film maker activist

By keeping his academic climate concerns separate from his private life, Dr. James Dyke found himself in a sort of denial. No 2484 Posted by fw, July 1, 2019 “Given … Continue reading

July 1, 2019