Citizen Action Monitor

We learned nothing! — After 2008 disaster, it was back to business-as-usual, as-fast-as-possible

Circumstances may have changed, but the goal remained the same — renewed economic growth. No 2041 Posted by fw, August 27, 2017 To access all other synopses from Prosperity without … Continue reading

August 27, 2017

How neoliberal governments use austerity as a weapon to weaken people’s power to resist

They monetize and privatize everything, resulting in reduced access to life’s basic necessities, including health care, education, clean air and water, even undermining our democracy No 1398 Posted by fw, July … Continue reading

July 14, 2015

Politicians’ wilful blindness commits tens of thousands to death-by-austerity, wrecks lives worldwide

New study reveals introduction of austerity measures in aftermath of this great recession has had devastating health impacts on the vulnerable No 753 Posted by fw, May 22, 2013 “You … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Massive anti-austerity protest: Britain’s workers rise up, speak out, bring London to standstill — Again

Cameron unmoved — Again No 596 Posted by fw October 22, 2012 “100 thousand workers march on the capital as unions warn austerity isn’t working and threaten a general strike … Continue reading

October 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Spain’s “Robin Hood” mayor leads growing movement against austerity in desperate struggle for survival

This is just the beginning of what organizers hope to be an explosion of demonstrations throughout the country. No 562 Posted by fw September 4, 2012 “The spending cuts are … Continue reading

September 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Banks, corrupt politicians and mainstream media have convinced people there are no alternatives to austerity

But there are many alternatives. Just don’t look to mainstream media for them No 473 Posted by fw, May 10, 2012 “The finance sector has started a lot of think … Continue reading

May 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Portland Oregon citizens-cum-activists reject “cuts only” solutions to recession, push for revenue generation

“Those who caused the recession must be made to pay for it.” No 472 Posted by fw, May 9, 2012 “Raising new taxes on the wealthy and corporations has been … Continue reading

May 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Harper subjects Canada to “austerity measures like those imposed on third world countries” says US financial analyst

“Powers of financial capitalism have created a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world … Continue reading

April 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

What can we learn from “savage austerity measures” being imposed on Greeks? Michael Hudson explains

Neoliberal bankers are pushing Greeks to the breaking point No 409 Posted by fw, February 15, 2012 “Well we should be learning, what the European bankers are learning, and that … Continue reading

February 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

“Why does what’s going on in Europe matter to North Americans?”

No 238 Posted by fw, August 5, 2011 The title of this post is in fact Paul Jay’s opening question to Rob Johnson in a Real News Network interview on … Continue reading

August 5, 2011 · Leave a comment