Citizen Action Monitor

American capitalism’s unbearable poverty depicted with brutal honesty in film Hold Me Down

A day in the life of a 19-year-old single mother who works as a stripper in the South Bronx – Watch film here. No 2189 Posted by fw, March 24, … Continue reading

March 24, 2018

Sarah Woods, one amazing creative woman helping people to engage with the crises we face

Sarah doesn’t tell people what to do about a crisis, she creates space for them to tell their stories. Pure magic! No 2177 Posted by fw, March 8, 2018 “What … Continue reading

March 8, 2018

Did Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s BC Wine Boycott just backfire?

“Social media is going wild in support of B.C. vino,” says Dogwood citizen action network. No 2159 Posted by fw, February 7, 2018 “Yesterday Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced a boycott … Continue reading

February 7, 2018

Carlin strikes again: “America is one big lie and you are a fool for believing in it.” VIDEO

“Bullshit is the glue that binds us as a nation.” No 1995 Posted by fw, June 29, 2017 CAUTION: This video may offend some people. George Carlin is famously known for … Continue reading

June 29, 2017

“HUMAN” – a riveting film on what it means to be human, impelling us to reflect on our lives

HUMAN premiered at the United Nations, now has over 4 million You Tube views. No 1987 Posted by fw, June 19, 2017 “French photojournalist and environmentalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand is obsessed with the large … Continue reading

June 19, 2017

Operatic ridicule targets Trump – deservedly so!

Were he still alive, Rossini would shout a thunderous ‘BRAVO!’ No 1975 Posted by fw, June 6, 2017 “Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. Ideas … Continue reading

June 6, 2017

France cleverly rebuts Trump’s bogus justification for Paris Accord withdrawal

French President Macron invites American scientists, business people and citizens to “come and work here with us”. No 1972 Posted by fw, June 4, 2017 Below is an abridged repost of … Continue reading

June 4, 2017

Yes Minister: Eighties satirical British sitcom evokes sympathy for Jim Hacker, government minister

In this episode, Hacker discovers that to do the right thing requires that you must not let anybody catch you doing it. No 1914 Posted by fw, March 19, 2017 “I’ll … Continue reading

March 19, 2017

The case for removal of the “Insane Clown President”

Even if “We the People” rose in mass rebellion, the alternatives are none too appealing. What then must we do? No 1909 Posted by fw, March 12, 2017 “What about us, … Continue reading

March 12, 2017

Hard-hitting undercover video exposes UK Labour politician’s false anti-Semitism allegations

Labour MP Joan Ryan’s bogus allegations led to investigation, which had profoundly disturbing effect on falsely accused Palestine supporter. No 1869 Posted by fw, January 14, 2017 “Undercover video shot by … Continue reading

January 14, 2017

The ghastly reality of America

“Another lonely man dies of exposure while the world around him shops.” No 1865 Posted by fw, January 9, 2017 “The man died like a baby alone, the cradle of his … Continue reading

January 9, 2017

“We have retreated into a simplified and often completely fake version of the world” VIDEO

Various social, political and cultural agents have landed us in this seemingly hopeless world situation. No 1831 Posted by fw, November 22, 2016 The following passage is an excerpted, slightly edited … Continue reading

November 22, 2016

With Trump, “The American Dream” becomes America’s worst nightmare

George Carlin: “It’s called ‘The American Dream’ because you have to be asleep to believe it.”  No 1819 Posted by fw, November 11, 2016 And now they’re coming for your Social … Continue reading

November 11, 2016

Israel furious over Norwegian fact-based, theatrical video. Compares it to Nazi propaganda.

The video dramatizes a fictitious apology for Norway theatre’s collaboration with Israel’s national theatre. No 1786 Posted by fw, September 27, 2016 Oh, the irony of it. The shameless audacity. The … Continue reading

September 27, 2016

The perils of not-for-profit, confrontational political activism in Canada

Shit Harper Did group didn’t have the expertise and financial resources at hand when Revenue Canada came calling. No 1758 Posted by fw, August 26, 2016 “A few months before the … Continue reading

August 26, 2016

The Four Levels of Activism: a personal narrative by a burnt out activist

“It is exhausting to try to change the world by re-localizing and re-skilling your local community.” No 1752 Posted by fw, August 18, 2016 “When we say we should live an … Continue reading

August 18, 2016

The word you need to know is “Occupation” / The very definition of a land without a nation — Palestine

People fight for their existence / While the world turns a blinded eye / And those who should know better, Insist on asking why. No 1728 Posted by fw, July 16, … Continue reading

July 16, 2016

“Once Upon a Palestine”, a poem by Tamerishe, a UK pro-Palestinian female activist

“So here it is. My humble contribution to the betrayed, abandoned, shunned, vilified, outstandingly brave Palestinians of Palestine.” No 1698 Posted by fw, June 10, 2016 Once Upon a Palestine, by … Continue reading

June 10, 2016

Trump chooses reality where climate change doesn’t exist; millions in US now say Trump doesn’t exist

Americans say the ‘reputed’ evidence of The Donald’s existence is a giant conspiracy. No 1673 Posted by fw, May 16, 2016 “Mary Hartford of Nashville, Tennessee argues that, ‘If evidence of … Continue reading

May 16, 2016