Citizen Action Monitor

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

Trudeau’s folly — PM buys into Obama-led NATO escalation with Russia, calculated to create new markets for US arms dealers

Obama-Trudeau pact may not be on a par with Bush-Blair’s 2003 Iraq WMD lies, nevertheless, it is based on lies on both sides. No 1719 Posted by fw, July 6, 2016 … Continue reading

July 6, 2016

We’re on the edge of a cliff. It’s time for sustained acts of civil disobedience, says Jill Stein

US Green Party leader, Jill Stein, discusses solutions to America’s problems with Chris Hedges. No 1601 Posted by fw, February 25, 2016 “We do need sustained civil disobedience. And we need … Continue reading

February 25, 2016

What’s plaguing US politics?

How has the Democratic party kept the political system hostage to corporate power? No 1597 Posted by fw, February 18, 2016 “We’re going to explore in this segment the political landscape, … Continue reading

February 18, 2016

Paul Jay and Chris Hedges go toe-to-toe in a verbal battle over the significance of Bernie’s campaign

In terms of building a movement, Hedges sees Sanders as an obstructive force; Jay counters that no one else has millions of followers. No 1594 Posted by fw, February 12, 2016 … Continue reading

February 12, 2016

US now lives under a corporate dictatorship

American rituals and institutions are a façade for global corporate powers. No 1173 Posted by fw, October 25, 2014 “This devolution of the economic system has been accompanied by corporations’ … Continue reading

October 25, 2014

Power-packed panel calls for urgent action on climate change — VIDEO

Senator Bernie Sanders, McKibben, Klein, Hedges, Sawant talk climate change for almost 2 hours “Our strategy and tactics must be different…. We will have to speak the language of … … Continue reading

September 23, 2014

Political elites are sacrificing the most vulnerable among us, at home and abroad, for payoffs and political advantage

The ruling class has won. To reclaim power, citizens will have to mobilize, overthrow the corporate state No 1147 Posted by fw, September 16, 2014 So says Chris Hedges — … Continue reading

September 16, 2014

Chris Hedges’ scathing indictment of a venal, morally bankrupt oligarchic ruling class

“…they are creating systems…of exploitation…that, if left unchecked, will ensure the extinction of the human species” No 924 Posted by fw, December 07, 2013 “I think they know it’s going … Continue reading

December 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

What will it take to build an effective revolutionary mass movement?

And what barriers are corporatocracies erecting to thwart these movements? No 866 Posted by fw, October 01, 2013 “The state, in its internal projections, has a vision of the future … Continue reading

October 1, 2013 · Leave a comment