Citizen Action Monitor

Trump mocked in latest song “I’m a very stable genius” by comedian singer Randy Rainbow – VIDEO

“The Trump resistance has become sing-a-long-able,” writes a Guardian reporter. No 2342 Posted by fw, July 31 2018 Set to the music of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “I Am The Very … Continue reading

July 31, 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

How a US rightwing plutocrat funded a new age of propaganda warfare that put Trump in the White House

It’s incredibly scary – Minds can be changed, behaviour predicted and controlled, and we don’t know it’s happening to us. No 2185 Posted by fw, March 20, 2018 “The danger … Continue reading

March 20, 2018

The ominous day when real life in Trump’s administration imitated George Orwell’s art, “1984”

By eliminating the official use of seven words, “the uncritical minds of our time will be unable to think unorthodox thoughts” No 2137 Posted by fw, January 5, 2018 “There … Continue reading

January 5, 2018

Fragmented US resistance movements fail to understand the nature of the system they’re up against

“The consequences are frightening because we’re dealing with the possibility of destruction of all life” No 2133 Posted by fw, January 1, 2018 “I think the mainstream media and actually … Continue reading

January 1, 2018

Ralph Nader skewers “Deceiver-in-Chief” Trump and Republicans over “tax cuts” and other lies

Voters who continue to believe Trump and his serial political liars “are entrenching a tyranny over themselves.” No 2129 Posted by fw, December 20, 2017 “Imagine an app that can … Continue reading

December 20, 2017

Paul Street’s dynamite essay on how American democracy is trumped by a deadly complex of forces

The passivity of Americans in the face of the outrageous Trump presidency is “chilling to behold.” No 2112 Posted by fw, December 3, 2017 “The passivity of the American populace … Continue reading

December 3, 2017

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