Citizen Action Monitor

Ocasio-Cortez’ vision of a Green New Deal is futile if it’s executed within a capitalist system

Any movement that doesn’t confront the power and wealth of the ruling elites will be undermined and eventually destroyed. No 2471 Posted by fw, May 9, 2019 “A Green New … Continue reading

May 9, 2019

Capitalism’s corporate media use ‘Venezuela’ as one-word weapon against rising tide of ‘socialism’

Fox News, NY Times and other corporate news outlets are corrupting the news with their virulent propaganda. No 2432 Posted by fw, February 11, 2019 “Socialism—whatever that means—is in vogue … Continue reading

February 11, 2019

Avi Lewis: “I think what we’re suffering from right now in our country is an impoverished political imagination.”

Steve Paikin: “When the draft Avi movement comes, I’ll be interested to see how you respond to it. Guess what? – It’s coming.” No 1662 Posted by fw, May 4, 2016 … Continue reading

May 4, 2016

The not so well-kept secret is out – America is a plutonomy where only the rich matter

“It is essential that corporate elites keep the façade of democratic control alive,” writes activist Michael Perino. No 1547 Posted by fw, December 20, 2015 “Several years ago, two leaked … Continue reading

December 20, 2015

It’s hard to know what the NDP stands for – other than getting elected

“The idea that they will have any guiding set of principles that reflect the interests of the working class is long gone,” says socialist Herman Rosenfeld. No 1459 Posted by … Continue reading

September 24, 2015

Will Bolivia’s Evo Morales chart an exit from his Capitalist Bridge to the promised land of Socialism?

Or will a cabal of oligarchs conspire to block all exits from the Bridge? No 1319 Posted by fw, April 26, 2015 “The small Andean nation of Bolivia sits at … Continue reading

April 26, 2015

New “realistic utopian” communities emerging in Portugal, for healing of nature and regional self-sufficiency

Could the current crisis in Southern Europe help catalyze a global system change? No 1042 Posted by fw, April 29, 2014 “A vision becomes tangible. Here at the edge of … Continue reading

April 29, 2014

Cure for “bads” of capitalism outlined by economist Richard Wolff in 15-minute video

To cure the “bads” of capitalism, change how the system of production is organized No 698 Posted by fw, March 19, 2013 Employment’s up, wealth’s up, but the benefits of … Continue reading

March 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Quebec Solidaire members found Réseau écosocialiste, the Ecosocialist Network

Réseau aims to strengthen the capacity of Québec solidaire to respond to the ecological crisis of the capitalist system No 697 Posted by fw, March 17, 2013 “The founding of … Continue reading

March 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Has the NDP sold its socialist soul for a shot at power in the 2015 election?

Former NDP election organizer, Michael Laxer, believes it has No 684 Posted by fw, February 25, 2013 “But Resolutionary Socialism has been dealt an even greater blow in that, as … Continue reading

February 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Activists in the social movements have few expectations that the NDP will advance their causes, says Richard Fidler

Fidler’s article raises serious doubts about the NDP’s commitment to social and economic justice issues No 681 Posted by fw, February 19, 2013 “As for activists in the social movements, … Continue reading

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Ecuador’s remarkable transformation towards equitable social and economic rights under Rafael Correa

No 400 Posted by fw, February 2, 2012 “Until recently, Ecuador was very much a banana republic exporting primary products (oil and agricultural products) and people (migrants to the United … Continue reading

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Crisis in American democracy: Part 9 – “True” democracy is a threat to “the system of domination and control”

No 341 Posted by fw, November 17, 2011 In Part 8 of this 11-part series, the focus was on America’s interventionist international policies that primarily served corporate interests. In Part … Continue reading

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