Citizen Action Monitor

Angry truckers protesting Ottawa’s vaccine mandate told to “grow up and get vaccinated”

Radical Western separatist elements raise millions with GoFundMe campaign for anti-vaccine truckers. — No 2813 by fw, January 24, 2022 — “An online fund-raising campaign organized by a person associated … Continue reading

January 24, 2022

President Biden bungles the longest presidential press conference ever

He failed to connect with the people and blew a chance to promote his key agenda items to a myopic media, says Ralph Nader — No 2812 by fw, January … Continue reading

January 23, 2022

Lackey Canadian PM Justin Trudeau joins US boycott of Beijing Olympics

How do we know Trudeau’s justification is a fraud? – Because his government exhibits contempt for human rights. — No 2805 by fw, December 10, 2021 — “Like a dutiful … Continue reading

December 10, 2021

Although the exposure of corporate wrongdoing has soared in the US, calls for action are muted. How come?

Ralph Nader finds answers in his comparison of government responses to writings in the 1960s with reactions to today’s tomes. –— No 2803 by fw, December5, 2021 — Summary of … Continue reading

December 5, 2021

“The Girl in the Café”: I treasure this 2005 film, a mix of romance and political drama – Watch it below

The girl, Gina, an activist in her own blunt way, struck me as a prototypical Greta Thunberg, who burst on the scene 13 years later, with her irreverent “blah, blah, … Continue reading

November 26, 2021

In defending Israel, Trudeau is criticized for equating far left groups with far right

By equating the two groups, Trudeau is, in effect, defending Israel’s violent, colonial apartheid practices against Palestinians. — No 2791 by fw, October 28, 2021 — “The far right and … Continue reading

October 28, 2021

Israel declares six Palestinian human rights groups as “terrorist”, absent any supporting evidence

Israel has a long track record of suppressing groups that seek to expose its human rights abuses — No 2790 by fw, October 25, 2021— “On Friday [October 22], Israel’s … Continue reading

October 26, 2021

“I say: Goodbye America; you won’t be missed.” Civil rights lawyer, Guy Saperstein, re his move to France

“I’ve become convinced that America is in terminal decline and that the battle for justice and equity is hopeless.” — No 2787 by fw, October 10, 2021— “My wife and … Continue reading

October 10, 2021

Eradication of the virus on a global scale is humanity’s only viable strategy to combat COVID-19

The key elements of containing and ultimately eradicating the pandemic are: universal testing, contact tracing, safe isolation of infected patients, strict travel restrictions, and shutdown of all schools and nonessential … Continue reading

August 22, 2021

CONTEMPLATING HUMAN EXTINCTION! — COVID-19 pandemic’s worst case scenario

Will humans heed or ignore the call for a precautionary approach to worldwide travel? Continue reading… No 2767 by fw, August 16, 2021 — “The vaccine requirement for entry into … Continue reading

August 16, 2021

Hagens’ eleventh Intervention and Wild Idea: “Life Brigade” to PROTECT endangered species

Choose a species of plant or animal, or more than one, and make it part of one’s life’s meaning to PROTECT it.— No 2748 Posted by fw, June 25, 2021— … Continue reading

June 25, 2021

Hagens’ tenth Intervention and Wild Idea: “Life Ethic” to recover a sense of the SACRED in our lives

It should not be that difficult to decide what matters in our culture – all we need is a consistent ethic of life. — No 2747 Posted by fw, June … Continue reading

June 24, 2021

Insurrection, Pandemic, Censorship, and the breakdown of “consensus reality” in the US

“It’s a crazy world out there, and it’s getting crazier. Don’t add to the insanity.” – Richard Heinberg. — No 2699 Posted by fw, January 16, 2021 — “On January … Continue reading

January 16, 2021

Chris Hedges and Cornel West discuss the meaning and significance of Jan. 6 mob insurrection

Read a full transcription of the discussion here, organized under nine headings. –- No 2698 Posted by fw, January 13, 2021 — ***** “From time to time, people suggest to … Continue reading

January 13, 2021

Bearing witness to the evidence of despair and decay in the United States, by Chris Hedges

Author, activist, dissident, Hedges examines the cultural and social forces that have given rise to extremism in America. — No 2674 Posted by fw, October 25, 2020 — Author, activist … Continue reading

October 25, 2020

Educator’s disturbing account of life in Johnston, Rhode Island, a town of Trump supporters that likes bullies

“My 12 years in Johnston were a living hell,” declares former public school specialist. — No 2666 Posted by fw, October 3, 2020 — “When the gaping holes in the … Continue reading

October 3, 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

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

How America’s ruling elites destroyed democracy, robbed the Treasury, and left half the country in poverty

When the elites close the escape routes for the oppressed, the language of force becomes their only remaining, desperate form of communication. No 2629 Posted by fw, June 2, 2020 … Continue reading

June 2, 2020