Citizen Action Monitor

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

Capitalism is a “blatant failure,” declares Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s new prime minister

Measures used to gauge economic success “have to change” to take into account “people’s ability to actually have a meaningful life”. No 2084 Posted by fw, October 26, 2017 “Jacinda … Continue reading

October 26, 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

If we continue with a growth-based economic system, we will be flirting with collapse

Canadian prof makes a compelling case for transition to a steady state, no-growth economy. No 1694 Posted by fw, June 6, 2016 “I had the privilege recently of speaking with Peter … Continue reading

June 6, 2016

“It’s clear now that simply exposing big business atrocities will have no deterrent effects.”

Governments, corporate scoundrels, opposition parties rarely mention corporate malfeasance — We are at an impasse. No 1675 Posted by fw, May 17, 2016 “Having recently become a nonagenarian, I spend a … Continue reading

May 17, 2016

Fort McMurray wildfire a man-made disaster rooted in capitalists’ rapacious pursuit of profit

Trudeau has attempted to hide fact that tar sands were better protected from wildfires than workers. No 1668 Posted by fw, May 10, 2016 “As with other environmental disasters like Hurricane … Continue reading

May 10, 2016

You can not have a capitalist democracy, they are radically incompatible, says Noam Chomsky

“The current political-economic system is a form of plutocracy.” No 1563 Posted by fw, January 12, 2016 “During the Q&A period after Noam Chomsky gave a lecture at 1199 SEIU … Continue reading

January 12, 2016

How capitalism creates an extraordinarily corrupt and extraordinarily undemocratic political economy

We have raging stagnation, monopoly, inequality – That’s real world capitalism, a complete full frontal assault on democracy. No 1562 Posted by fw, January 11, 2016 “…when you have a … Continue reading

January 11, 2016