Citizen Action Monitor

Screw the workers, enrich the billionaires — so goes America’s financialized, privatized capitalist economy

It wasn’t always this way. What happened? US professor of economics explains. — No 2696 Posted by fw, January 2, 2021 In a recent one-and-a-half-hour videorecording of a conversation between … Continue reading

January 2, 2021

Why Biden will not take decisive action to address environmental destruction threatening our very existence

“The problem for a Green New Deal isn’t that it can’t be used to solve environmental problems, but that it won’t be.”  — Rob Urie explains. —– No 2692 Posted … Continue reading

December 14, 2020

“The climate crisis is a sure path to extinction, and the unthinkable has already begun,” says LeftyMathProf…

… “I’m estimating 2025, point of no return; 2030, famine; 2035 barbarism; 2040 human extinction.” — No 2690 Posted by fw, December 6, 2020 “We need a revolution soon, but … Continue reading

December 6, 2020

American progressives must understand that liberalism and fascism are partners in U.S. capitalism crime

Fascism uses violence, repression and control to maintain power; Liberal democracies protect the rights of the people “only so long as they comply with capitalism.” No 2688 Posted by fw, … Continue reading

November 30, 2020

Nine killer facts about capitalism you need to know – Chris Hedges explains

Until citizens have an electoral system that’s not dependent on corporate money, capitalists will continue to practice legalized fraud. — No 2675 Posted by fw, October 28, 2020 — In … Continue reading

October 28, 2020

Ocasio-Cortez’ vision of a Green New Deal is futile if it’s executed within a capitalist system

Any movement that doesn’t confront the power and wealth of the ruling elites will be undermined and eventually destroyed. No 2471 Posted by fw, May 9, 2019 “A Green New … Continue reading

May 9, 2019

Humanity is divided into the upper 1%, 20% with middle class incomes, and 80% with no wealth

America’s dominant ruling class, the elite, set policy and determine national political priorities. No 2362 Posted by fw, August 29, 2018 NOTE — To access my other posts related to … Continue reading

August 29, 2018

We have a choice to make – Prioritize GROWTH or prioritize LIFE. We can’t do both.

The era of treating capitalism as more important than life is coming to an end one way or another. No 2338 Posted by fw, July 27, 2018 “It doesn’t take … Continue reading

July 27, 2018

Will the emergence of a post-growth economy mean the end of capitalism as we have known it?

Jackson calls for a focus on growing the “economy of tomorrow”, don’t waste time on “irresolvable turf wars.” No 2151 Posted by fw, January 26, 2018 To access all other … Continue reading

January 26, 2018

What’s wrong with capitalism? — A 2:18-minute video explains how capitalism is killing us

Either we evolve beyond capitalism or we won’t have a future. No 2126 Posted by fw, December 16, 2017 “Our leaders will tell us that these ideas [to dethrone capitalism] … Continue reading

December 16, 2017

BLOCKBUSTER 2012 documentary on today’s crises — Alarming truths left unsaid for too long

Crises we face today were created by humans — What is created by humans can be changed by humans. No 2102 Posted by fw, November 19, 2017 “Most societies have … Continue reading

November 19, 2017

Proof of genetically inherited altruistic behaviour means we can move beyond the selfish gene

Societies structured to cultivate long-term vision, altruism, and self-transcending behaviours, while penalizing selfish behaviours, will flourish. No 2091 Posted by fw, November 5, 2017 To access all other synopses from … Continue reading

November 5, 2017

The production of novelty through creative destruction sharpens the appetite for novelty in consumers

But novelty-driven consumerism, by failing to advance social progress, has created an “anxiety of the empty self”. No 2083 Posted by fw, October 24, 2017 To access all other synopses … Continue reading

October 24, 2017

”Consumer culture perpetuates itself precisely because it succeeds so well at failure!”

The sheer novelty of new things carries a symbolic meaning that excites us, promises to fulfill the dreams and desires inspired by our consumer culture. No 2082 Posted by fw, … Continue reading

October 23, 2017

Do we need economic growth to keep the economy stable?

Why is the conventional answer to this question always the same: “Yes. There is no alternative.” No 2063 Posted by fw, September 29, 2017 To access all other synopses from … Continue reading

September 29, 2017

The demand for perpetual economic growth, and the madness it provokes, leads to environmental collapse

Environmental destruction is not a by-product of endless consumption – it’s a necessary element. No 2055 Posted by fw, September 17, 2017 “Environmental collapse does not progress by neat increments. … Continue reading

September 17, 2017

Contradictions and crises of capitalism – Abby Martin interviews Peter Joseph — VIDEO

Joseph responds to Martin’s questions covering 20 topics, including one on his vision for a “democratized symbiotic ecosystem.” No 2033 Posted by fw, August 17, 2017 ***** Latest transcription updates … Continue reading

August 17, 2017

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

Current political, economic, social systems have failed us – Is revitalization of the commons a possible solution?

George Monbiot invites readers to explore a wide range of potential solutions, beginning with the commons. No 1857 Posted by fw, December 27, 2016 “In the first of a series of … Continue reading

December 27, 2016