Citizen Action Monitor

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

How our fake democracies fail to serve and honour “the will of the people”

“Socio-economic systems have been designed and developed to deny the manifestation of real democracy”. No 1984 Posted by fw, June 16, 2017 “We in pseudo-democratic countries hear a lot about politicians … Continue reading

June 16, 2017

Twelve scandalous observations from an American soothsayer – an endangered species in the U.S.

Paul Street takes aim at Russo-phobia, American democracy, Senate hearings, the news as Mass Distraction, Bernie Sanders, and more. No 1983 Posted by fw, June 14, 2017 “Summer’s here and the … Continue reading

June 14, 2017

NO TPP RENEGOTIATION — Canada agrees to move ahead quickly to adopt the US-led trade pact

A day of infamy — Monday September 12, 2016, the 12 TPP signatories agreed that they will not renegotiate the deal. No 1774 Posted by fw, September 13, 2016 PM Trudeau … Continue reading

September 13, 2016

What’s plaguing US politics?

How has the Democratic party kept the political system hostage to corporate power? No 1597 Posted by fw, February 18, 2016 “We’re going to explore in this segment the political landscape, … Continue reading

February 18, 2016

In Greece, signs of Tsipras’ collusion with Greek and international ruling oligarchs, capitulation to EU demands

“Ruling class will be forced to rely ever more heavily on the police and the armed forces to suppress social discontent” No 1390 Posted by fw, July 7, 2015 “Syriza … Continue reading

July 7, 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

American capitalism curbs freedom, impoverishes vast majority, devastates ecosystems

“And it’s driving us crazy”, says US novelist and contributor to major newspapers No 1303 Posted by fw, April 7, 2015 “The facts show that pure unadulterated capitalism not only … Continue reading

April 7, 2015

Absent a mass uprising in the US, we are all doomed to ongoing oligarchic tyranny, says Tariq Ali

Leftist Lion, Ali, analyzes loss of radicalism that was nurtured by the 1960s counterculture Foresees militarized repression by the corporate state at any sign of popular resistance No 1273 Posted … Continue reading

March 5, 2015

How US executed a maniacal, savage, and near-perfect takedown of the Russian economy

Counterpunch writer explains how Putin can beat US at its own game, and predicts he will No 1214 Posted by fw, December 21, 2014 “The ruble rout helps to draw … Continue reading

December 21, 2014

British historian warns of the danger of leaving political decisions to technocrats and experts

No 365 Posted by fw, December 14, 2011 In a timely BBC Radio 4 essay, British historian Lisa Jardine warns “We should be wary of leaving political decisions to experts … Continue reading

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