Citizen Action Monitor

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

18 ways in which our outpouring of ‘normality’ in the last 50 years has just about destroyed life on Earth

16 reasons why Tyee journalist Andrew Nikiforuk does not want to go back to ‘normal’. No 2628 Posted by fw, June 1, 2020 — “Sharon Wilson is a fifth-generation Texan … Continue reading

June 1, 2020

Trump is warned reopening business risks lives. But what if he sees risk as “just a cost of doing business?”

For Trump, “malign neglect” is a continuation of his decision-making style that kicked in early in the pandemic No 2612 Posted by fw, April 13, 2020 “In the course of … Continue reading

April 13, 2020

“Having 70 percent of people get COVID-19 is not the end of the world” – Canada’s Health Minister

For Hajdu to suggest “herd immunity” as a solution is tantamount to accepting a vast increase in fatalities. No 2610 Posted by fw, April 9, 2020 — “Behind the government’s … Continue reading

April 9, 2020

BREAKING — Overwhelming video evidence of Joe Biden’s dementia symptoms

Biden’s defenders are aggressively attributing Joe’s speaking gaffs to a “speech impediment”. No 2598 Posted by fw, March 6, 2020 “It’s very bizarre and dissonant how there are currently two … Continue reading

March 6, 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

In Trump’s America – Cruel deportation policies expose hundreds of Salvadorans to death and abuse

Angelina, deported, who had fled to escape sexual violence, was, upon her return to El Salvador, repeatedly raped by the same man. No 2580 Posted by fw, February 7, 2020 … Continue reading

February 7, 2020

In Trump’s America – Montana Republican calls for socialists to be shot

Claims US Constitution legitimizes shooting of persons found guilty of being a socialist member. No 2579 Posted by fw, February 7, 2020 — “Montana State Representative Rodney Garcia has called … Continue reading

February 7, 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

Trump isn’t draining the swamp, he’s flooding it by exploiting the existing divisiveness of US politics

And he drags Americans with him to wallow in a slimepool, sowing raging discord and chaos in his wake.    No 2575 Posted by fw, January 29, 2020 — Under … Continue reading

January 29, 2020

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

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

£750,000 – That’s how much Extinction Rebellion needs for its legal defence fund

Please help save the planet — Support the 1800 rebels, arrested during the October Rebellion, with a donation. No 2534 Posted by fw, October 23, 2019 As a “Rebel supporter”, … Continue reading

October 23, 2019