Citizen Action Monitor

“Neo-liberalism”: a four-letter word meaning “fuck the poor, disadvantaged, oppressed”

In the US, neo-liberalism destroys welfare programs, attacks labor rights, cuts social programs. No 1906 Posted by fw, March 8, 2017 “They don’t want people who are smart enough to sit … Continue reading

March 8, 2017

Current political, economic, social systems have failed us – Is revitalization of the commons a possible solution?

George Monbiot invites readers to explore a wide range of potential solutions, beginning with the commons. No 1857 Posted by fw, December 27, 2016 “In the first of a series of … Continue reading

December 27, 2016

Corporate globalization has crushed democratic choice, says George Monbiot

The power that once belonged to those of us living in a democracy is slipping away to places out of our reach. No 1847 Posted by fw, December 16, 2016 “…under … Continue reading

December 16, 2016

Why the growing public hostility to neoliberal globalization? – Joseph Stiglitz explains

Staggering income inequality is evident, plutocrats are big winners, rising unemployment of unskilled workers. No 1745 Posted by fw, August 8, 2016 “Fifteen years ago, I wrote a little book, entitled “Globalization … Continue reading

August 8, 2016

Brexit outcome reflects a key failing of modern politics and re-emergence of an unaccountable political class

The referendum was a contest of who could fearmonger more effectively, rather than a contest of compelling ideologies. No 1712 Posted by fw, June 27, 2016 “Increasingly, people are sick of … Continue reading

June 27, 2016

Rise of the new fascists – Private security and military forces to serve and protect the wealthy

The 99 percent of us, without wealth and private police power, face threat of overt repression, complete loss of human rights, legal protections No 1491 Posted by fw, October 26, … Continue reading

October 26, 2015

How the rich and powerful took over the world and rigged the system

And most people still don’t have a clue what hit them – and is still hitting them. No 1466 Posted by fw, October 2, 2015 “The investors and the, increasingly, … Continue reading

October 2, 2015

What neoliberal capitalists don’t want you to know about how they rule the world

Noam Chomsky explains how we’re all being deceived and what we can do about it No 1326 Posted by fw, May 7, 2015 Neoliberalism is the defining political economic paradigm … Continue reading

May 7, 2015

Global crisis of capitalism raises specter of 21st century fascism, says US prof

“The only viable solution to the crisis…is a massive redistribution of wealth and power downward” No 1322 Posted by fw, April 30, 2015 The world capitalist system is arguably experiencing … Continue reading

April 30, 2015

Modern capitalism’s death spiral

Capitalism, as a social order and way of life, is in critical condition — To find out why, read this essay No 1314 Posted by fw, April 20, 2015 “In … Continue reading

April 20, 2015

Professor William Rees offers a whole new approach to sustainability planning: Part 4

Part 4 – It’s time to end the cult of consumerism, which is ecologically destructive, and to return to policies and programs to strengthen community, cooperation, and common interest. No … Continue reading

June 20, 2014