Citizen Action Monitor

Trump mocks Kim Jong-un for not having better things to do with his life

So, what better things is President Trump presently doing with his life? It’s fact-check time, folks. No 2002 Posted by fw, July 7, 2017 [Trump tweets] “North Korea has just … Continue reading

July 7, 2017

What TV news buries about the history of US warmongering against North Korea

1950’s Korean war was a “blessing” to US profiteers in “the business of war” — Today, nuclear armed North Korea is a pretext for a heavily militarized U.S. deterrent against … Continue reading

July 7, 2017

Growing opposition to Trump from US judiciary, legislature, media, and from overseas

But what will matter most is populist intervention from the extraordinary citizens of the US. No 1986 Posted by fw, June 18, 2017 “In this moment, populist intervention is everything, not … Continue reading

June 18, 2017

Operatic ridicule targets Trump – deservedly so!

Were he still alive, Rossini would shout a thunderous ‘BRAVO!’ No 1975 Posted by fw, June 6, 2017 “Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. Ideas … Continue reading

June 6, 2017

France cleverly rebuts Trump’s bogus justification for Paris Accord withdrawal

French President Macron invites American scientists, business people and citizens to “come and work here with us”. No 1972 Posted by fw, June 4, 2017 Below is an abridged repost of … Continue reading

June 4, 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

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

“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

More Americans now believe climate change is real, is caused by human actions, and is dangerous

Is Trump’s heavy hand in punishing climate science and climate scientists contributing to this shift in beliefs? No 1949 Posted by fw, May 2, 2017 “Trump’s presidency is generating a backfire … Continue reading

May 2, 2017

Trump’s embrace of economic ignorance could lead to disaster – Prof Jeffrey Sachs explains

Americans should not be fooled — the emperor has no clothes, and, apparently, no competent economic advisers either. No 1943 Posted by fw, April 25, 2017 “Nearly 100 days after US … Continue reading

April 25, 2017

How to exploit Trump’s vulnerabilities – Naomi Klein explains in a short video

Once you know exactly what the Trump brand is, it becomes obvious how to mess with it. No 1933 Posted by fw, April 15, 2017 “You’ve probably noticed that Donald Trump … Continue reading

April 15, 2017

“There was no Syrian chemical weapons attack”, claims ex-U.S. intelligence officials in memo to Trump

But has Guardian article delivered a crushing blow to ex-U.S. intelligence officials’ claim? No 1930 Posted by fw, April 11, 2017 “Our U.S. Army contacts in the area have told us … Continue reading

April 11, 2017

MUST READ: Glenn Greenwald’s brilliant in-depth analysis of Trump’s bombing attack

It’s hard to think of anything more evil and immoral than bombing to avoid looking weak No 1929 Posted by fw, April 9, 2017 “Ultimately, what is perhaps most depressing about … Continue reading

April 9, 2017

Poison gas attack was pretext for US launching long-planned military intervention in Syria

Did Trump’s abrupt change of mind reflect increasing pressure for war from his military advisers? No 1928 Posted by fw, April 7, 2017 “The claim that this attack is a response … Continue reading

April 7, 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

Trump’s state of mind is symptomatic of a “grandiose delusional disorder”

His over-inflated sense of worth, power, and identity prevents him from distinguishing reality from what he wants to be real. No 1903 Posted by fw, March 4, 2017 “… liars, even … Continue reading

March 4, 2017

Ralph Nader slices and dices Trump’s orchestrated speech to rigged applause of Congress

It’s what Trump didn’t talk about that caught Nader’s attention. No 1902 Posted by fw, March 2, 2017 “The bulk of the address was just a rehash of all his promises … Continue reading

March 2, 2017