Citizen Action Monitor

Today’s American culture translates what people once cared about into dollars – Nate Hagens (26)

“Our culture has a serious problem,” says Hagens, “we’ve lost some of our humanity.” No 2309 Posted by fw, June 21, 2018 To access links to all other posts in … Continue reading

June 21, 2018

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

“Spellbinding” video lays bare the monumental hypocrisy of the myth of American exceptionalism

“The Nightmare Machine of rapacious exploitation has overthrown humanity’s decency and reason and its bloody inhuman treason flourishes over us. This must be ended.” No 1050 Posted by fw, May … Continue reading

May 10, 2014

Harper’s petrodollar addiction hooks Canadians by one of our baser human desires — GREED

Canada, hooked on junk crude, set to become a global pusher No 940 Posted by fw, December 26, 2013 “More than a decade ago, American political scientist Terry Lynn Karl crudely summed up the … Continue reading

December 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Chris Hedges’ scathing indictment of a venal, morally bankrupt oligarchic ruling class

“…they are creating systems…of exploitation…that, if left unchecked, will ensure the extinction of the human species” No 924 Posted by fw, December 07, 2013 “I think they know it’s going … Continue reading

December 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

“We need YOU to participate in the Occupy change movement” –Activist filmmaker

“All that is required is the willingness to see the world as it is and decide that you were going to be part of the solution.” No 571 Posted by … Continue reading

September 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Former head of government financial regulatory agency gives her take on culture of collusion and greed among megabanks

Now a citizen activist, Sheila Bair explains how ordinary citizens can end up on the hook for bankers’ fraudulent trading practices No 524 Posted by fw, July 17, 2012 “[To … Continue reading

July 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Verizon workers battle corporate greed. Signs of what’s to come.

No 251 Posted by fw, August 18, 2011 “But ask yourself: Why would so many workers risk their livelihood in the midst of a stubborn recession, with more than 9 … Continue reading

August 18, 2011 · Leave a comment

Financial institutions planning to use crisis to privatize and monopolize public assets

No 249 Posted by fw, August 17, 2011 “I think the most pernicious thing that’s happening in America right now is that you see large financial institutions and investment funds … Continue reading

August 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

Exposed — US Corporations prepare “model bills” for adoption by state legislatures

No 224 Posted by fw, July 19, 2011 “In April 2011, some of the biggest corporations in the U.S. met behind closed doors in Cincinnati about their wish lists for … Continue reading

July 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

Two Stories: In one, a Canadian weeps for Canada. In the other, celebrities celebrate GREED!

No 96, Posted by fw December 12, 2010 Passages from two sharply contrasting stories juxtaposed in Canada’s online leftist magazine,, reveal divided ideologies in our nation — progressives vs. neo-conservatives … Continue reading

December 12, 2010 · Leave a comment

Barbara Kingsolver on borders between the haves and the have-nots

No 32, Posted by fw, July 5, 2010 Barbara Kingsolver is so much more than a novelist. She’s a citizen activist. Her activism is indelibly etched in her breathtaking, at … Continue reading

July 5, 2010 · Leave a comment