Citizen Action Monitor

Chris Hill, ex-marine, leader of ultra-right militia in Georgia, warns of civil war in America by 2021

“There is no doubt in my mind we are stumbling towards an armed conflict inside the United States of America.” No 2640 Posted by fw, July 5, 2020 — “As … Continue reading

July 5, 2020

More evidence and arguments explain why green economic growth won’t be our salvation

Where is the empirical evidence that green growth is compatible with environmental sustainability? No 2639 Posted by fw, July 1, 2020 — “Is economic growth compatible with ecological sustainability? To … Continue reading

July 1, 2020

US suckered Canada into proceeding with illegitimate extradition of Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou

“We aren’t courageously standing on principle, we’re tip-toeing around Donald Trump, while our own citizens rot in a Chinese prison.” No 2638 Posted by fw, June 30, 2020 — “The … Continue reading

June 30, 2020

Ralph Nader calls, once again, on Congress to hold Trump accountable for his multiple impeachable offenses

“We the People of the United States deserve leadership, not spectatorship. Our constitutional handiwork is in peril.” No 2637 Posted by fw, June 26, 2020 “Here is an abridged version … Continue reading

June 26, 2020

Biden and Trump, Democrats and Republicans — more alike than different

There is one difference — With Biden you get even more war-mongering No 2636 Posted by fw, June 22, 2020 “Joe Biden keeps trying to out-warmonger Donald Trump, and, by … Continue reading

June 22, 2020

The United States’ nation of protesters won the battle — The right to protest was upheld.

But the enemies of democracy remain: to have a long-term impact, citizens must be organized into politically potent interest groups. No 2635 Posted by fw, June 19, 2020 “Irrational Trump … Continue reading

June 19, 2020

“Clouds will determine humanity’s fate,” suggests new body of research evidence

Growing evidence indicates the net effect of clouds is to increase warming, which, if confirmed, increases the urgency to reduce emissions as quickly as possible. No 2634 Posted by fw, … Continue reading

June 16, 2020

The case for the decline and failure of Western-style democracies, as predicted by Prof. Shawn Rosenberg

In an address to colleagues, Rosenberg discusses the rise of incompetent citizens, accompanied by the appeal of right-wing populism. No 2631 Posted by fw, June 7, 2020 — Democracy Devouring … Continue reading

June 7, 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

New York Times claim that arrests of journalists are RARE in the US dashed by facts on the ground

Times reporting reflects “American supremacist worldview,” helps to keep citizens sleepwalking through life. No 2627 Posted by fw, May 31, 2020 “In a shockingly brazen display of authoritarianism, police arrested … Continue reading

May 31, 2020

Arundhati Roy: “Nothing could be worse than a return to ‘normality’.”

This pandemic offers us a portal, a choice, between the ‘normality’ of the doomsday machine we have built for ourselves, and an ‘opening’ to imagine and fight for another world. … Continue reading

May 27, 2020

“Where are the calls for Trump’s resignation?”

Ralph Nader implores American voters to “Wake Up” to what “Corrupt Donald” is getting away with. No 2625 Posted by fw, May 19, 2020 — “Where are the calls for … Continue reading

May 23, 2020

Twenty-one reasons why Canada does not deserve a seat on the UN Security Council

Still time to add your name to a petition that will be delivered to UN member states in June 2020. No 2625 Posted by fw, May 19, 2020 — “Published … Continue reading

May 19, 2020

What Trudeau “does” about the climate crisis speaks so loudly we can’t take seriously what he “promises”

Yves Engler highlights studies that expose Canada’s continuing failure to meet its carbon emission targets. No 2624 Posted by fw, May 14, 2020 — “While governments’ responses to the Covid-19 … Continue reading

May 14, 2020

In Trump’s America – To drive down death count, Trump pressures CDC to change fatality count method

Center for Disease Control officials believe deaths are being undercounted — not overcounted. No 2623 Posted by fw, May 14, 2020 — “President Donald Trump and members of the White House coronavirus … Continue reading

May 14, 2020

Can anyone imagine a muddled Joe Biden making it through a presidential election campaign?

How will a dysfunctional Democratic Party get themselves out of this mess they, themselves, created? No 2622 Posted by fw, May 13, 2020 — “These are strange days, indeed. But … Continue reading

May 13, 2020

Why we must quickly transition from fossil fuels, and how it can be done with a Green New Deal

Stan Cox outlines achievable ideas for a climate solution that addresses glaring gaps in most GND articles. No 2621 Posted by fw, May 11, 2020 — “A leakproof, declining cap … Continue reading

May 11, 2020

Think of Wall Street as a “wall” protecting the rich from the rest of us

Until the rich feel our pain, it’s easy for them not to care. No 2620 Posted by fw, May 10, 2020 — “In the month of April—as 30 million Americans … Continue reading

May 10, 2020