Citizen Action Monitor

How the fossil fuel industry became the bedrock of a capitalist system that is now an existential threat

Our very survival dictates that we must be part of the struggle to get rid of capitalism — There is no alternative. No 1864 Posted by fw, January 8, 2017 “The … Continue reading

January 8, 2017

Capitalism is already almost dead, the end is inevitable and fast approaching, says economic sociologist

What comes after capitalism is not socialism but “a prolonged period of social entropy or disorder.” No 1853 Posted by fw, December 23, 2016 Wolfgang Streeck, a 70-year-old German sociologist and … Continue reading

December 23, 2016

The end of capitalism: Part 4

After reviewing all the options, prof Harvey sees only one alternative to the threat of growing economic inequality – end capitalism. No 1704 Posted by fw, June 16, 2016 “Three years … Continue reading

June 16, 2016

The end of capitalism: Part 3

US and China tinker with capitalism but there’s no fix. Welcome to the brave new world of “fictitious capital” where anything goes. No 1703 Posted by fw, June 15, 2016 “Three … Continue reading

June 15, 2016

The end of capitalism: Part 2

Americans discover a harsh reality – it’s class power that drives political choice, and they’re in the wrong class. No 1702 Posted by fw, June 14, 2016 “Three years after the … Continue reading

June 14, 2016

The end of capitalism: Part 1

Why is it so hard to imagine an alternative to the kind of capitalism we have now? Prof David Harvey explains. No 1701 Posted by fw, June 13, 2016 “Three years … Continue reading

June 13, 2016

Capitalism is heading towards collapse, and banks and political elites are trying everything to stop it

“Collapse is coming, and they’re trying to make sure it doesn’t affect them,” says Tariq Ali. No 1700 Posted by fw, June 12, 2016 Chris Hedges is popping up everywhere these … Continue reading

June 12, 2016