Citizen Action Monitor

Canadian prof ponders Canada’s response to possible outcomes of US presidential election

When American friends talked of moving to Canada after Trump’s 2016 win, Leo Panitch joked we would “build a wall and make you pay for it.” — No 2672 Posted … Continue reading

October 19, 2020

Predicted outcome of Trump-Biden race by Ottawa-based pollster who forecast Trump’s 2016 victory

Erin Kelly on what her artificial intelligence algorithm reveals about latest developments in the race. –— No 2671 Posted by fw, October 18, 2020 – “Back in 2016 not many … Continue reading

October 18, 2020

The first debate was everything the US Empire deserves, and a fair reflection of everything it is

It is good for humanity that the murderous US empire shows its ugly face in these debates. — No 2665 Posted by fw, September 30, 2020 — “So in case … Continue reading

September 30, 2020

“President Trump demonstrated a willingness to lie”, finds New York Times fact-checker of first debate

“Mr. Biden was more truthful, but he did exaggerate and mislead in some of his answers.” — No 2664 Posted by fw, September 30, 2020 — Do American voters even … Continue reading

September 30, 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

The US is headed for a descent into civil war and fascism, warns Finian Cunningham

American citizens are being misled by their “fake political representatives” – Little wonder that people have taken to shooting one another. — No 2657 Posted by fw, September 1, 2020 … Continue reading

September 1, 2020

How an unhinged Alex Jones helped usher in a new and dangerous era in American politics

Jones delivered millions of alienated voters to Trump, voters that he desperately needed to win the 2016 election. — No 2650 Posted by fw, August 5, 2020 — Below is … Continue reading

August 5, 2020

How trafficker in outrageous lies, Alex Jones, built an online platform of millions of followers

Trump tapped into this tailor-made massive audience, and parroted Jones’ extremist rubbish to victory in 2016. —– No 2649 Posted by fw, August 3, 2020 —   “As 2015 drew … Continue reading

August 3, 2020

Slashing satire skewers Trump’s malicious Pandemic Campaign

Despite the levity, Australia’s Giordano Nanni of Juice Media expresses genuine concern for what’s happening in America. — No 2648 Posted by fw, July 31, 2020 — “We’ve had so … Continue reading

July 31, 2020

The Mueller hearing confirms that Americans are living in a fact-free, post-truth era

Both parties filter Mueller’s testimony through their own ideological frames of reference, and viewers’ choice of news source determines the “facts” they get. No 2496 Posted by fw, July 27, … Continue reading

July 27, 2019

Trump’s heartless, “illegal” sanctions on Venezuela caused an estimated 40,000-plus deaths in 2017-2018

The sanctions have “disproportionately harmed the poorest and most vulnerable Venezuelans” No 2465 Posted by fw, April 26, 2019 “Two American economists warn that U.S. sanctions targeting Venezuela ‘are a … Continue reading

April 26, 2019

Scientist profiles Trump’s steadfast followers — Reasons for support border on pathological

How Trump panders to and manipulates the baser instincts and psychoneurological vulnerabilities of his supporters. No 2461 Posted by fw, April 19, 2019 “Whether we want to or not, we … Continue reading

April 19, 2019

Researcher Paul Street speculates on what Trump, the “creeping fascist”, might do if he loses the 2020 election

What strikes Street most are “the silences in the United States’ Orwellian capitalist and white-supremacist media.” No 2442 Posted by fw, March 3, 2019 “Another example of telling television silence … Continue reading

March 3, 2019

Parasitic system drives US stock market to record highs. Ruling class will stop at nothing to expand its wealth

Workers’ wages and working conditions decline, life expectancy falls, drug overdose grows. System reform impossible. No 2360 Posted by fw, August 26, 2018 “Since its low point on March 9, … Continue reading

August 26, 2018

Trump is quietly making the Federal Reserve an instrument for the next Global Meltdown

Collusion among the world’s main central banks and financial institutions is making the risks of 2008 bigger, and the rest of us will suffer for it. No 2359 Posted by … Continue reading

August 24, 2018

The Republican Party is being torn apart, while Democratic dinosaurs act as if nothing has changed

U.S. history prof analyzes the prospects of both parties going into the mid-terms. No 2330 Posted by fw, July 8, 2018 “The secret to the success of people like Trump … Continue reading

July 8, 2018

Has moral degeneracy in Trump administration unleashed fear and loathing in America?

To all those Trump voters – Gaze upon what you have wrought. No 2329 Posted by fw, July 7, 2018 “For all those who in 2016 closed their eyes, held … Continue reading

July 7, 2018

Trump’s attack on Syria prompts “Fuck the USA” reaction from Canadian educator/columnist

Attack built on lies — Jim Miles blasts Trump, Bolton, Mattis; Canadian sycophants singling out Russophobic Chrystia Freedland; and “suck-ups to empire, Britain/France.” No 2199 Posted by fw, April 14, … Continue reading

April 14, 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