Citizen Action Monitor

American voters are misinforming themselves with fake news lies and inaccuracies

“The most consequential offenders in the dissemination, and success, of fake news is the American education system.” No 2095 Posted by fw, November 10, 2017 “Gore Vidal once remarked, ‘Half … Continue reading

November 10, 2017

America has lost its freedom to “a collection of anti-science whack jobs straight out of the middle ages”

And things have gotten much worse with the arrival of “Herr Trump”, says author John Atcheson. No 2080 Posted by fw, October 19, 2017 “It’s not news to most people … Continue reading

October 20, 2017

“The drive toward Internet censorship in the United States is already far advanced”

We are witnessing the “destruction of democratic” rights by political, corporate and media elites to prevent growth of working class discontent. No 2077 Posted by fw, October 18, 2017 “The … Continue reading

October 18, 2017

How our fake democracies fail to serve and honour “the will of the people”

“Socio-economic systems have been designed and developed to deny the manifestation of real democracy”. No 1984 Posted by fw, June 16, 2017 “We in pseudo-democratic countries hear a lot about politicians … Continue reading

June 16, 2017

Twelve scandalous observations from an American soothsayer – an endangered species in the U.S.

Paul Street takes aim at Russo-phobia, American democracy, Senate hearings, the news as Mass Distraction, Bernie Sanders, and more. No 1983 Posted by fw, June 14, 2017 “Summer’s here and the … Continue reading

June 14, 2017

Real News Network creates Global Climate Crisis Bureau to combat misleading corporate TV news

The purpose is to reduce Americans’ climate change knowledge gap, particularly among working people and the poor. No 1974 Posted by fw, June 5, 2017 “A key strategy of our Climate … Continue reading

June 5, 2017

Is the United States headed towards tyranny? Pt. 2 of 2

Lessons from history on how citizens can defend themselves against Trump’s assault on truth. No 1970 Posted by fw, June 1, 2017 “At the deepest level, I think we should be … Continue reading

June 1, 2017

Is the United States headed towards tyranny? Pt. 1 of 2

Twenty lessons from history on how citizens can protect themselves against a tyrant’s rule. No 1969 Posted by fw, May 31, 2017 “The point of using the historical examples is to … Continue reading

May 31, 2017

“We are becoming the land of the rich and the home of the bribe.”

“It’s time for the next revolution. A revolution that must be led by young people because they have the most at stake.” No 1967 Posted by fw, May 28, 2017 “We … Continue reading

May 28, 2017

Trump “seems to have a special affinity for the brutal and the barbaric” – Lawrence Davidson

When he praises thugs masquerading as foreign leaders, he defines America’s present and near future. No 1957 Posted by fw, May 15, 2017 “The U.S. president stands at the head of … Continue reading

May 15, 2017

Orthodox US Jew applauds EKOS poll showing Canadians don’t share Trudeau’s pro-Israel stance

Canadians have been “hoodwinked by their government, and kept in the dark by their press” he writes in The Times of Israel. No 1916 Posted by fw, March 22, 2017 “As … Continue reading

March 22, 2017

The case for removal of the “Insane Clown President”

Even if “We the People” rose in mass rebellion, the alternatives are none too appealing. What then must we do? No 1909 Posted by fw, March 12, 2017 “What about us, … Continue reading

March 12, 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

“Our democracies are broken, debased and distrusted,” says George Monbiot

He offers eight proposed solutions for restoring them. No 1880 Posted by fw, January 28, 2017 “Debased and de-based: that’s the condition of our political systems. Corrupted, they no longer fulfil … Continue reading

January 28, 2017

America’s new “Liar in Chief” begins his presidency with a couple of whoppers

Video evidence be damned: Trump insisted “God looked down and said ‘We’re not going to let it rain on your speech.’” No 1874 Posted by fw, January 22, 2017 “Remarkably, President … Continue reading

January 22, 2017

How Western banks are seriously undermining democracy and rule of law – Evidence confirms our worst fears

“The West is condemning itself to living in a cesspool of its own creation if serious reform is not implemented very quickly to restrain and arrest the lawlessness of this … Continue reading

January 16, 2017

“Democracy cannot work as it is meant to; human nature does not allow it.”

The presumption that voters make informed political decisions is a myth. No 1856 Posted by fw, December 26, 2016 “’Democracy for Realists’, published earlier this year by the social science professors … Continue reading

December 26, 2016

Capitalism is already almost dead, the end is inevitable and fast approaching, says economic sociologist

What comes after capitalism is not socialism but “a prolonged period of social entropy or disorder.” No 1853 Posted by fw, December 23, 2016 Wolfgang Streeck, a 70-year-old German sociologist and … Continue reading

December 23, 2016

Canada’s parliamentary system “is totally unsuited to deal with a large controversy”

We need a representative government where voter is boss, not PM, with referendum option on major issues. No 1850 Posted by fw, December 20, 2016 “Our version of a parliamentary system … Continue reading

December 20, 2016