Citizen Action Monitor

The Mueller hearing confirms that Americans are living in a fact-free, post-truth era

Both parties filter Mueller’s testimony through their own ideological frames of reference, and viewers’ choice of news source determines the “facts” they get. No 2496 Posted by fw, July 27, … Continue reading

July 27, 2019

Is Giuliani telling the truth about ‘truth’? A prof answers with “the truth”

Giuliani’s remark that “truth isn’t truth” is meaningless without knowing the forum and process for determining truth. No 2357 Posted by fw, August 22, 2018 “In most cases there is … Continue reading

August 22, 2018

Trump’s state of mind is symptomatic of a “grandiose delusional disorder”

His over-inflated sense of worth, power, and identity prevents him from distinguishing reality from what he wants to be real. No 1903 Posted by fw, March 4, 2017 “… liars, even … Continue reading

March 4, 2017

“We’re in for one hell of a century and it’s too late for a soft landing,” says Richard Heinberg

Avoiding the worst would require our leaders to publicly admit that “a prolonged shrinkage of the economy is a done deal” No 1741 Posted by fw, August 2, 2016 “Could ‘we … Continue reading

August 2, 2016

How political, corporate and special interests manipulate and distort news and information

Exposé of the methods of unseen spinmeisters who are confusing the truth beyond recognition No 1423 Posted by fw, August 14, 2015 “Complacency in the news media combined with incredibly powerful … Continue reading

August 14, 2015

Harper flunks fact-checking test in first election debate

Results reinforce public perception that Harper plays fast-and-loose with the facts No 1416 Posted by fw, August 07, 2015 “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” ―Aldous Huxley, Complete … Continue reading

August 7, 2015

Stephen Harper: Is he Canada’s worst prime minister ever?

Eleven respected Canadians give the PM two thumbs way down on the fundamentals of governing No 1343 Posted by fw, May 20, 2015 “Given his longevity in power, and in … Continue reading

May 20, 2015

The thugs Harper will be aiding and abetting when he sends our troops to Ukraine

Learn the truth about recent events in Ukraine – the truth rarely seen in Canada’s mainstream media No 1317 Posted by fw, April 23, 2015 According to an April 12, … Continue reading

April 23, 2015

How is it that ruling elites can take us in a direction that is so detrimental to most of us?

Leftist intellectuals, educators, and activists are losing the struggle against the propagandists of empire No 1269 Posted by fw, February 22, 2015 “Left progressive intellectuals and activists know that the … Continue reading

February 22, 2015

The propagandist’s playbook that Israel doesn’t want you to know about

It helps pro-Israel propagandists reframe issues to deceive the media and the public; it was written by a GOP strategist No 1114 Posted by fw, August 04, 2014 “Every one … Continue reading

August 4, 2014

Truth is dead – Long live deceit

Political language is turned on its head, the truth is expunged, and we are all corrupted No 1113 Posted by fw, August 03, 2014 “As advanced societies are de-politicised, the … Continue reading

August 3, 2014

US, Britain, France, Poland, Canada, Germany are the real terrorists in Ukraine by backing illegitimate fascist regime

Mainstream western media aid and abet government lies, distort the truth by blaming Russia No 1052 Posted by fw, May 13, 2014 The Yatsenyuk regime’s anti-terrorism operations in the southern … Continue reading

May 13, 2014

Why our political leaders don’t learn from history

Forgetting to remember is extremely dangerous; neglecting to forgive, unforgivable No 1022 Posted by fw, March 30, 2014 As we reflect on Obama’s Brussels’ call to arms for a US-NATO … Continue reading

March 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Intensive research refutes US claim drone attacks are surgically precise with minimal collateral damage

Report recommends US conduct fundamental re-evaluation of targeted killing practices No 577 Posted by fw September 25, 2012 “Based on extensive interviews with Pakistanis living in the regions directly affected, … Continue reading

September 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Wishful thinking can lead political activists into the quicksand of false beliefs

No 567 Posted by fw September 13, 2012 Any political analysis that is at all reformist in its views is likely to include an element of wishful thinking. And wishful … Continue reading

September 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Obama’s double-talk acceptance speech exposed: Pseudo-populism for general public, unfettered capitalism for ruling elite

Obama, master of the rhetorical sleight of hand No 565 Posted by fw September 8, 2012 Thanks to the activist World Socialist Web Site for exposing President Obama’s acceptance speech for … Continue reading

September 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

“Washington is waging a war against the truth.” – Julian Assange

No 347 Posted by fw, November 28, 2011 “Over the weekend, WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, accepted the award for the award for the Most Outstanding Contribution to Journalism at the … Continue reading

November 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

Crisis in American democracy: Part 5 – America – An Investors’ Democracy

No 337 Posted by fw, November 13, 2011 “In general, you’ll get a block of issues that count to investors. That’s often overseas. I mean a lot of these folks … Continue reading

November 13, 2011 · Leave a comment

Crisis in American democracy: Part 4 – America’s money-driven political system

No 336 Posted by fw, November 12, 2011 Thomas Ferguson has worked for fifteen years to make two claims about democracy in the United States. First, “rule by the people” is … Continue reading

November 12, 2011 · Leave a comment