Citizen Action Monitor

Crisis in American democracy: Part 11 – Is it too late to save democracy from the vice grip of corporate and political elites?

No 343 Posted by fw, November 19, 2011 “The public mind might have funny ideas about democracy. . . . if the society is based on control by private wealth … Continue reading

November 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

Crisis in American democracy: Part 10 – Elections no substitute for truly effective democracy

No 342 Posted by fw, November 18, 2011 In Part 9 of this 11-part series, Ferguson and Chomsky advanced the argument that, in America, “true” democracy poses a threat to … Continue reading

November 18, 2011 · Leave a comment

Crisis in American democracy: Part 5 – America – An Investors’ Democracy

No 337 Posted by fw, November 13, 2011 “In general, you’ll get a block of issues that count to investors. That’s often overseas. I mean a lot of these folks … Continue reading

November 13, 2011 · Leave a comment

Crisis in American democracy: Part 4 – America’s money-driven political system

No 336 Posted by fw, November 12, 2011 Thomas Ferguson has worked for fifteen years to make two claims about democracy in the United States. First, “rule by the people” is … Continue reading

November 12, 2011 · Leave a comment

Crisis in American democracy: Part 3 – Press’ job — Keep the people stupid

No 335 Posted by fw, November 12, 2011 “All they [the press] want to talk about is the horse race – who’s up or who’s down in the poll, or … Continue reading

November 11, 2011 · Leave a comment

Crisis in American democracy: Part 2 – Cynical PR manipulation of public’s attitudes and opinions

No 334 Posted by fw, November 11, 2011 “Can a society whose political system functions in accordance with the self-serving strategies of big business call itself democratic? Is limited, programmed … Continue reading

November 11, 2011 · Leave a comment

Exposed — US Corporations prepare “model bills” for adoption by state legislatures

No 224 Posted by fw, July 19, 2011 “In April 2011, some of the biggest corporations in the U.S. met behind closed doors in Cincinnati about their wish lists for … Continue reading

July 19, 2011 · Leave a comment