Citizen Action Monitor

Crisis in American democracy: Part 3 – Press’ job — Keep the people stupid

No 335 Posted by fw, November 12, 2011 “All they [the press] want to talk about is the horse race – who’s up or who’s down in the poll, or … Continue reading

November 11, 2011 · Leave a comment

Crisis in American democracy: Part 1 – Introduction

No 333 Posted by fw, November 10, 2011 This is Part 1 of an 11-part transcription of a documentary film based on an academic publication in political science. Now how … Continue reading

November 10, 2011 · Leave a comment

Americans “stand and cheer US Government’s new power to assassinate their fellow citizens” —Glenn Greenwald

No 318 Posted by fw, October 30, 2011 “After several unsuccessful efforts to assassinate its own citizen, the U.S. succeeded today (and it was the U.S.).  It almost certainly was able to find and kill Awlaki with … Continue reading

October 30, 2011 · Leave a comment

We are sanctified by our apathy, for if we do nothing, we cannot reasonably be blamed for anything —Will Self

No 290 Posted by fw, October 1, 2011 “And so we urge them [politicians] on in their corrupt limbo dance while gaily chanting, “How low can you go?” Of course, … Continue reading

October 1, 2011 · Leave a comment

Does web journalism mean “more and more of us know less and less about what’s going on in the world”?

No 237 Posted by fw, August 5, 2011 “And because more and more of us get our news from the web — which means we read a few bulleted headlines culled from other sources … Continue reading

August 5, 2011 · Leave a comment

“Democracy in an age without facts” — Hannah Arendt Conference at Bard in Oct

No 236 Posted by fw, August 3, 2011 “The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the dedicated communist, but people for whom the distinction between … Continue reading

August 3, 2011 · Leave a comment