Citizen Action Monitor

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

Corporate sponsors “own” COP 19 climate talks in Warsaw

Most astounding, Christiana Figueres, the head of COP 19, welcomed the coal industry as “part of the solution” No 913­­ Posted by fw, November 18, 2013 “This is perhaps the … Continue reading

November 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

“If you pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership, we will not obey,” defiant activists’ message to Washington

Among their actions, activists are organizing municipalities to pass TPP-Free Zone laws No 904­­ Posted by fw, November 6, 2013 “We are in a time of transformational change. The opportunity … Continue reading

November 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

SHOCKER — Governments shaft citizens – Secret sellout to corporations in monstrous assault on democracy

New trade rules surrender control to corporations to sue governments, overrule parliaments, undermine citizen rights No 903­­ Posted by fw, November 5, 2013 “Investor-state rules could be used to smash … Continue reading

November 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

US Appeals Court rejects request to grant temporary injunction on southern half of Keystone XL

Decision puts TransCanada’s financial health ahead of ecologically sane future No 878 Posted by fw, October 15, 2013 “Forget the politicians. The politicians are put there to give you the … Continue reading

October 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

In a capitalist economy, those who own the majority of property set the terms for everyone else

…and in the process, prevent most of the rest of us from setting the terms of how we would like to live No 826 Posted by fw, August 12, 2013 … Continue reading

August 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

When they learned of secretive TPP meeting, activists rushed to Vancouver to protest

Video: Protesters explain why citizens should be concerned about TPP No 782 Posted by fw, June 18, 2013 “The Trans-Pacific Partnership involves 12 countries around the Pacific (Canada, US, Mexico, … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Leaked document reveals Trans-Pacific Partnership would give corporations power over sovereign states

The way they become more powerful is by tangling sovereign states in a web of trade agreements No 768 Posted by fw, June 6, 2013 “What is the biggest threat … Continue reading

June 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

“Has there been a bigger con man in the White House than Barack Obama?” – Ralph Nader

“Where’s the indignation [of the American people]? Why do they take it? They don’t have to take it.” No 765 Posted by fw, June 4, 2013 “Eight hundred Americans a … Continue reading

June 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Chris Hedge’s bleak picture of America, exhorts citizens to “Rise Up or Die”

“We are left defenseless against corporate power” No 754 Posted by fw, May 23, 2013 “It is time to build radical mass movements that defy all formal centers of power … Continue reading

May 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

The challenge of bringing transparency to an American Corporatocracy

American activists Sheila Krumholz and Danielle Brian talk about the challenges they face as heads of independent watchdog NGOs in the US No 752 Posted by fw, May 21, 2013 … Continue reading

May 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Large-scale public protests in Japan against secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership

“If TPP advances and is implemented it will destroy the American social system,” says former Japanese politician No 742 Posted by fw, May 09, 2013 “Unfortunately, most people have never … Continue reading

May 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

LANDMARK RULING – U.S. judge elevates rights of communities over those of corporations

Community Bill of Rights liberates citizens to build economically and environmentally sustainable communities free from corporate interference No 708 Posted by fw, April 02, 2013 “The ruling represents the first … Continue reading

April 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Private sector takes center stage at Doha climate talks as wealthy governments claim “We’re broke”

Use of private sector to repackage and channel capital leads to serious challenges in transparency and public accountability No 631 Posted by fw, December 9, 2012 “Private sector money flows … Continue reading

December 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Fifty-three US organizations unite — Pledge to fight two critical threats to their democracy

Organizations announced they would be jointly working to mobilize after Election Day No 604 Posted by fw, November 3, 2012 More than fifty U.S. organizations have formed a coalition to … Continue reading

November 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Chris Hedges looks at American politics and concludes “we’re in deep, deep trouble”

Neither Obama nor Romney is going to wrest control from corporate forces. That’s up to us. No 585 Posted by fw October 3, 2012 “So I think all of our … Continue reading

October 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Big legal battle shaping up in US as more than 200 cities in 15 states pass local ordinances banning fracking

State governments and Big Oil & Gas launching legal challenges to local ordinances No 536 Posted by fw, July 30, 2012 “As evidence of the public health and environmental risks … Continue reading

July 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

There is hope! We are laying the groundwork for the “Next Great Revolution” – Gar Alperovitz

This is the speech that Obama should be giving, hasn’t, and never will No 523 Posted by fw, July 17, 2012 In his keynote address to the Green Party’s National … Continue reading

July 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

“Holy creeping corporatism, Batman, our rights are under attack!”

“I know, Robin. State legislatures are stripping municipalities of their zoning authority.” No 494 Posted by fw, June 4, 2012 “Not content to leave Pennsylvania communities with any control over … Continue reading

June 4, 2012 · Leave a comment