Citizen Action Monitor

Humanity is on a “death march to extinction” warn authors of new book, “Bright Green Lies”

The mainstream environmental movement has been telling us “lies and fantasies” about how to solve the climate crisis — No 2773 by fw, August 30, 2021— In today’s repost, Chris … Continue reading

August 30, 2021

Don’t be fooled by Joe Biden. He’s no FDR, as two NYT journalists would have you believe

His promises have no more weight than those peddled by Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. — No 2728 Posted by fw, May 9, 2021— “Don’t be fooled by Joe Biden. … Continue reading

May 9, 2021

Thoughts on the weakening of democracy in America over the decades, by Chris Hedges

America’s capitalist-based form of democracy has been eradicated, reconfigured into an oligarchy, controlled by global speculators. — No 2705 Posted by fw, February 1, 2021 — In a recent appearance … Continue reading

February 1, 2021

Chris Hedges and Cornel West discuss the meaning and significance of Jan. 6 mob insurrection

Read a full transcription of the discussion here, organized under nine headings. –- No 2698 Posted by fw, January 13, 2021 — ***** “From time to time, people suggest to … Continue reading

January 13, 2021

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

Bearing witness to the evidence of despair and decay in the United States, by Chris Hedges

Author, activist, dissident, Hedges examines the cultural and social forces that have given rise to extremism in America. — No 2674 Posted by fw, October 25, 2020 — Author, activist … Continue reading

October 25, 2020

Regardless of who wins the election, the result will be the same – Consolidation of oligarchic power

Trump is certainly more of a threat to an open society, but a vote for Biden is assuredly not the solution. — No 2658 Posted by fw, September 2, 2020 … Continue reading

September 2, 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

How the large-scale cultivation of untruth and irrationality work as a political program to destroy democracies

There is a striking parallel between the collapse of democracy in Germany’s Weimar Republic and what’s happening right now in Trump’s America. No 2592 Posted by fw, February 23, 2020 … Continue reading

February 23, 2020

The remarkable Lisa Fithian, global activist extraordinaire

“If we’re not willing to create the kind of disruption that will force the power-holders to make different choices, we’re going to continue to be dealing with a lot of … Continue reading

February 16, 2020

Our only hope is to paralyze a global system ruled by powerful rightwing elites, advises Chris Hedges

Based on his review of events of 2019, going forward Hedges advises activists to follow the lead of Extinction Rebellion.     No 2566 Posted by fw, January 5, 2020 In … Continue reading

January 5, 2020

Why, despite hours of impeachment coverage, public opinion remains stalemated? Chris Hedges explains

Democrats chose convenient articles to impeach Trump, leaving untouched the rotten system they helped create. No 2555 Posted by fw, December 11, 2019 “There is zero chance Trump will be … Continue reading

December 11, 2019

The Canary, Britain’s newest alternative online news site, fearlessly goes after The Guardian and BBC

Watch Chris Hedges interview with The Canary’s daring Editor in Chief, Kerry-Anne Mendoza. No 2493 Posted by fw, July 21, 2019 “How we got to this point – and worse, … Continue reading

July 21, 2019

“The American Empire is coming to an end,” declares Chris Hedges (VIDEO)

Hedges traces the political, economic, cultural, military, and environmental factors contributing to the US demise. No 2406 Posted by fw, December 26, 2018 “The American Empire is coming to an … Continue reading

December 26, 2018

“We’re going to see this economic system spinning out of control and destroying itself” Richard Wolff

We’re besieged with economic and political theatre, anything to distract us from confronting an economic system that doesn’t work for the majority. No 2195 Posted by fw, April 3, 2018 … Continue reading

April 3, 2018

“The idiots take over in the final days of crumbling civilizations.” – Chris Hedges

“Trump is the king of the idiots. We are his victims.” No 1950 Posted by fw, May 3, 2017 Instead of my usual opening passage, excerpted from a selected article, today … Continue reading

May 3, 2017

With Trump, you get an “ethics-free administration” – “they’re going to loot the country”

“The Christian right will fill Trump’s ideological vacuum, because he doesn’t really have an ideology…” No 1905 Posted by fw, March 7, 2017 UPDATE: March 9, 2017 – Thanks to The … Continue reading

March 7, 2017

With Trump, you get “the naked fist of a very frightening police state come down upon us,” warns Chris Hedges

“We have undergone a corporate coup d’état. The real centers of power are the military industrial complex, Wall Street, the security and surveillance state, and corporate power.” No 1822 Posted … Continue reading

November 12, 2016