Citizen Action Monitor

Doonesbury cartoon strip captures the vacuousness of US Network News

Network News for Dummies — So little for the mind No 1372 Posted by fw, June 16, 2015 SEE ALSO NBC Nightly News: Network News for Dummies posted February 4, 2013 … Continue reading

June 16, 2015

With the U.S. governed by an uninformed body of citizens, the entire planet is at risk

“We don’t need more voters, we need more informed voters”, says peace activist Rosemarie Jackowski No 1310 Posted by fw, April 13, 2015 “We are drowning in propaganda, red herrings, … Continue reading

April 13, 2015

“Our entire world is at the mercy of an elite business community who run it in secret”, asserts Matt Kennard

For the sake of our own survival, it’s necessary to blow the cover of America’s Masters of the Universe In new book, Kennard takes on America’s powerful big business players … Continue reading

April 10, 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

Has America gone crazy? That’s the question on the minds of many Europeans

“Americans strike Europeans as baffling, if not frankly brutal”, says US expatriate living in Oslo It’s past time to wake up, America, and look around No 1233 Posted by fw, January … Continue reading

January 17, 2015

Why is this the age of US citizen mass acquiescence rather than the age of resistance that erupted in the 1880s?

We are witnessing the rebirth of the Gilded Age, with Wall Street and Big Business owning the President and Congress No 1215 Posted by fw, December 25, 2014 “It’s called … Continue reading

December 25, 2014

“Spellbinding” video lays bare the monumental hypocrisy of the myth of American exceptionalism

“The Nightmare Machine of rapacious exploitation has overthrown humanity’s decency and reason and its bloody inhuman treason flourishes over us. This must be ended.” No 1050 Posted by fw, May … Continue reading

May 10, 2014

We live in a self-censoring age — All but a few citizens are culturally conditioned not to notice or care

The attentive few keep the slim hope alive for all for a saner, more tolerant world No 1048 Posted by fw, May 8, 2014 “President Obama makes speeches critiquing foreign … Continue reading

May 8, 2014

What the US is experiencing today is not politics, it is disorder in a dysfunctional culture

One way out of this disorder, this insanity, is for citizens to declare a free America in the space around them No 977 Posted by fw, February 12, 2014 “The … Continue reading

February 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Video mocking mainstream TV news exposes ongoing dumbing down of Americans

No 949 Posted by fw, January 8, 2014 Forgive me. I just couldn’t resist posting the following 2-minute spoof video. The fact that I found it unbelievably believable was really … Continue reading

January 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Vietnamese-American’s searing portrait of an American Dreamscape

All is not well in America. No 831 Posted by fw, August 15, 2013 “The American Dream, then, is basically an escape from other people, be they blacks, immigrants or … Continue reading

August 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Why more Americans don’t rise up in protest

Activist Mickey Z contemplates five reasons for, and potentially high cost of, American supineness No 801 Posted by fw, July 6, 2013 “…dissent in America is pretty much limited to … Continue reading

July 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Compilation video turns US media “news reports” of XL pipeline job estimates into hilarious mockery

Lying continues to be as American as apple pie No 563 Posted by fw September 5, 2012 With news reporting like that featured in the video below, is it any … Continue reading

September 5, 2012 · 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

How to beat a powerful right-wing tribe of climate change deniers

No 246 Posted by fw, August 14, 2011 “For my part, when I see people denying facts and bullying scientists in order to perpetuate the dominance of fossil fuel interests … Continue reading

August 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

Phil Rockstroh: “Why do people of the U.S. stand for this culture of exploitation and diminished prospects?”

No 240 Posted by fw, August 6, 2011 “There is so much more at stake than simply a “debate” regarding the alleged debt ceiling. . . .  Given the degraded quality of … Continue reading

August 7, 2011 · Leave a comment