Citizen Action Monitor

President Biden bungles the longest presidential press conference ever

He failed to connect with the people and blew a chance to promote his key agenda items to a myopic media, says Ralph Nader — No 2812 by fw, January … Continue reading

January 23, 2022

Biden’s ill-conceived virtual “Summit for Democracy” reflects misunderstanding of “democracy”

The U.S. should start with the reconstruction of its own democracy before preaching to others. — No 2806 by fw, December 12, 2021 — My synopsis of key ideas Professor … Continue reading

December 12, 2021

The old wars are over. Welcome to Biden’s new wars

Biden begins his first address to the UN General Assembly with a lie: “…the U.S. is not at war.” — No 2779 by fw, September 22, 2021 — “Joe Biden, … Continue reading

September 22, 2021

Biden believes economic sanctions against China and Russia can bring down their governments

  So says renowned US economist Michael Hudson in an interview about his new book titled “Super Imperialism.” — No 2731 Posted by fw, May 16, 2021— “The United States … Continue reading

May 16, 2021

Don’t be fooled by Joe Biden. He’s no FDR, as two NYT journalists would have you believe

His promises have no more weight than those peddled by Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. — No 2728 Posted by fw, May 9, 2021— “Don’t be fooled by Joe Biden. … Continue reading

May 9, 2021

Biden administration slammed – “Everything about it is fake. It’s an Astroturf Administration”

Pressure on press to provide questions in advance of briefings is just the latest in a pile of failures to deliver on promises. — No 2706 Posted by fw, February … Continue reading

February 4, 2021

Thoughts on the weakening of democracy in America over the decades, by Chris Hedges

America’s capitalist-based form of democracy has been eradicated, reconfigured into an oligarchy, controlled by global speculators. — No 2705 Posted by fw, February 1, 2021 — In a recent appearance … Continue reading

February 1, 2021

Alberta Premier Jason Kenny, all bluff and bluster, no savoir-faire in handling KXL termination

The premier has squandered, over a lost cause, what little is left of his credibility. — No 2703 Posted by fw, January 26, 2021 — “On January 20 when the … Continue reading

January 26, 2021

Critics weigh in with critical take on Biden’s inaugural address and prospects for his administration

Whatever their differences, both Democrats and Republicans represent the same oligarchy. — No 2700 Posted by fw, January 21, 2021 — Below are excerpts from leading online sources with their … Continue reading

January 21, 2021

Why Biden will not take decisive action to address environmental destruction threatening our very existence

“The problem for a Green New Deal isn’t that it can’t be used to solve environmental problems, but that it won’t be.”  — Rob Urie explains. —– No 2692 Posted … Continue reading

December 14, 2020

American progressives must understand that liberalism and fascism are partners in U.S. capitalism crime

Fascism uses violence, repression and control to maintain power; Liberal democracies protect the rights of the people “only so long as they comply with capitalism.” No 2688 Posted by fw, … Continue reading

November 30, 2020

Canadian Dimitri Lascaris raises troubling questions about the kind of president Joe Biden will be

He’s no saviour, there’s nothing progressive about him, he’s as beholden to the plutocracy as Trump. — No 2681 Posted by fw, November 12, 2020 — “Today, 12 years after … Continue reading

November 12, 2020

Americans and their leaders face ten daunting challenges in the next 4 years, says Dr. Nate Hagens

Biden faces challenge of navigating new existential challenges using failed economic and cultural tactics. — No 2680 Posted by fw, November 9, 2020 — To access links to other posts … Continue reading

November 9, 2020

Pity all critically-thinking, responsibly-informed American voters faced with “The worst choice ever.”

“Donald Trump is a disaster, but Joe Biden’s party is democratic in name only,” says critic Matt Taibbi. — No 2678 Posted by fw, November 2, 2020 — “Biden’s entire … Continue reading

November 2, 2020

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