Citizen Action Monitor

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

“You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. How dare you!” – Greta Thunberg

“We are in the beginning of a mass extinction. And all you can talk about is money and fairytales of eternal economic growth.” No 2523 Posted by fw, September 23, … Continue reading

September 23, 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

How leftists/progressives can counter the “fear and security narrative” of the American ruling class

Global interdependence and solidarity are central to the needed change, argues Prof. Derber. No 2520 Posted by fw, September 10, 2019 “But on the issue of militarism, I think it’s … Continue reading

September 10, 2019

How the US ruling class sells fear to impel people to identify with and depend on elites for sense of power

“I can feel good about myself because I’m part of this great nation, led by these wealthy people who often are seen as vested by God in maintaining the moral … Continue reading

September 9, 2019

Remember “We are the World”?

Whatever happened to THAT GREAT CARING America? How far it has fallen. No 2514 Posted by fw, August 30, 2019 USA for Africa was the name under which 44 predominantly … Continue reading

August 30, 2019

To divert attention from truth, US media spin heartbreaking stories as uplifting tales of caring Americans

These stories are part of media trend to portray dire conditions of life in America as “feel good” news. No 2497 Posted by fw, July 29, 2019 “THIS IS AWESOME!” … Continue reading

July 29, 2019

The Mueller hearing confirms that Americans are living in a fact-free, post-truth era

Both parties filter Mueller’s testimony through their own ideological frames of reference, and viewers’ choice of news source determines the “facts” they get. No 2496 Posted by fw, July 27, … Continue reading

July 27, 2019