Citizen Action Monitor

Down and out in America – Shocking documentary puts human face on US poverty

40 million below poverty line; 1.5 million homeless children; forced evictions by armed sheriffs; and more… No 2552 Posted by fw, November 30, 2019 — “Homelessness, hunger and shame: poverty … Continue reading

November 30, 2019

Ralph Nader calls for Trump’s impeachment over his reckless disregard for a worsening climate crisis

Instead of protecting his citizens, Trump is actively aiding and abetting corporate polluters causing climate chaos. No 2551 Posted by fw, November 28, 2019 — “It is time to take … Continue reading

November 28, 2019

Corporate media claim record inequality and rising corporate profits equals “Strong Economy”

Corporate news outlets cherry pick performance measures to hype a “strong economy” while downplaying precarious plight of working class. No 2550 Posted by fw, November 26, 2019 — “Last month, … Continue reading

November 26, 2019

How fake news compromises human rationality, posing a grave threat to reasoned discussion and democracy

“Before democratic politics can begin, we must be able to distinguish between opinions and facts, fake news and objective truth.” No 2547 Posted by fw, November 19, 2019 “’Fake news’ … Continue reading

November 19, 2019

“Human nature and our methods of governance are proving incapable of saving the world.”

William Rees says we need to ‘get real’ about climate science, and delivers 11 key steps leading to an effective “Green New Deal” No 2546 Posted by fw, November 13, … Continue reading

November 13, 2019

“The modern world is deeply addicted to fossil fuels and green energy is no substitute.”

Prof lays out the hard facts to support his claim we’re headed toward catastrophe, and he invites anyone to prove him wrong. No 2545 Posted by fw, November 12, 2019 … Continue reading

November 12, 2019

MUST WATCH — How AI is transforming our world, both for social good and corporate and government evil

FRONTLINE video tells five AI stories – China’s Plan; The Promise of AI; Future of Work; Surveillance Capitalists; and Surveillance State. No 2544 Posted by fw, November 11, 2019 — … Continue reading

November 11, 2019

“Is it too late to stop dangerous climate change?” Scholars submit nine essays in response

Several respondents agree that never giving up matters more than meeting some “too late” deadline.    No 2543 Posted by fw, November 10, 2019 In my prior repost, I featured … Continue reading

November 10, 2019

The heated rhetoric of climate deadlines and threats of human extinction exaggerates what science actually says

Climate change is not a black and white issue, and there’s no absolute truth of what climate change means or demands of us. No 2542 Posted by fw, November 7, … Continue reading

November 7, 2019

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

FIRE from HELL – In Paradise, last October – And still RAGING this October, elsewhere in California

“And it’s like, what’s next? Can it be worse than that? And the answer is, ‘Yes.’” – Fire Station Captain. No 2540 Posted by fw, October 31, 2019 “On a … Continue reading

October 31, 2019

We live a time-driven existence, ruled by the speed of our communication technologies

The situation is dire — We’re losing our ability to know who we are and what is important to us. No 2533 Posted by fw, October 22, 2019 In March … Continue reading

October 22, 2019

The Extinction Rebellion movement cannot help us with the climate changes that are coming

Re XR’s three demands  – the first is meaningless, the second reflects an ignorance of climate science, and the third is simply naïve. No 2532 Posted by fw, October 17, … Continue reading

October 17, 2019

MYTH BUSTER! – Clean, renewable energy will NOT be our salvation!

Hard evidence shatters 15 myths about alternative energy sources – Turns out they are neither clean nor renewable. No 2527 Posted by fw, October 1, 2019 “The fiftieth anniversary of … Continue reading

October 1, 2019

Although millions protested in worldwide climate strike on Sep. 20, “protest alone won’t save our planet”

America’s grim rulers are not moved – Paul Street explains why speaking truth to power is a waste of time. No 2526 Posted by fw, September 29, 2019 “It isn’t … Continue reading

September 29, 2019

Companies in the West want us to believe that “green” energy sources, technologies, products are Earth saving

But are we getting the full story? What if sectors of our “green” economy were really, at the core, just more destruction? No 2521 Posted by fw, September 15, 2019 … Continue reading

September 15, 2019

Without drastic cuts in our consumption, cutting emissions alone won’t halt environmental decline

Even if we transition to renewables, our use of natural resources to make more stuff to consume will continue to grow. No 2517 Posted by fw, September 6, 2019 “Reaching … Continue reading

September 6, 2019

The Green New Deal spells continued ecological disaster and runaway climate breakdown

If the GND’s false-hope promises are its best answer to the climate crisis, then we have no answer to the climate crisis. No 2516 Posted by fw, September 4, 2019 … Continue reading

September 4, 2019

Choose your climate crisis solution – Green New deal or Business as Usual? Both will doom us

Some choice! — BAU promises a magical future, while GND’s energy goals are delusional. No 2515 Posted by fw, September 1, 2019 “The stories we tell ourselves become the reality … Continue reading

September 1, 2019