Citizen Action Monitor

Biden’s ill-conceived virtual “Summit for Democracy” reflects misunderstanding of “democracy”

The U.S. should start with the reconstruction of its own democracy before preaching to others. — No 2806 by fw, December 12, 2021 — My synopsis of key ideas Professor … Continue reading

December 12, 2021

Although the exposure of corporate wrongdoing has soared in the US, calls for action are muted. How come?

Ralph Nader finds answers in his comparison of government responses to writings in the 1960s with reactions to today’s tomes. –— No 2803 by fw, December5, 2021 — Summary of … Continue reading

December 5, 2021

Rise of “populist politicians” in U.S. advances democracy’s decline, says former Trump adviser

Trump will ride his “Big Lie” about “The Stolen Election” right through the 2022 primaries and the 2024 presidential election, says Dr. Fiona Hill. — No 2789 by fw, October … Continue reading

October 25, 2021

“I say: Goodbye America; you won’t be missed.” Civil rights lawyer, Guy Saperstein, re his move to France

“I’ve become convinced that America is in terminal decline and that the battle for justice and equity is hopeless.” — No 2787 by fw, October 10, 2021— “My wife and … Continue reading

October 10, 2021

How Democrat and Republican parties work together against “We, the People”: Ralph Nader explains

Politicians from both parties exploit voters on behalf of their big corporate bosses. — No 2782 by fw, October 2, 2021— polarized – divided or cause to be divided into … Continue reading

October 2, 2021

With stirring words, Patrick Lawrence lifts the curtain on the tragic decline of American democracy

The American people can ignore the call for action, but to their great cost, says Lawrence. — No 2776 by fw, September 8, 2021 — “The generation of ’68, les … Continue reading

September 8, 2021

Accounts of fascist homicidal violence presented at Hearing of House Select Committee on January 6 riot

No display of seriousness and passion from Committee’s Democrats, while Republicans exhibited fascist tendencies for their Fuhrer. — No 2762 by fw, July 30, 2021 — Here is my summary of … Continue reading

July 30, 2021

U.S. (likely) headed for “Violent Future”, concludes respected author, Richard Heinberg

Heinberg bases his diagnosis on evidence from past and current academic studies and recent events that heighten fear of coming “civil violence” No 2761 by fw, July 29, 2021 “A … Continue reading

July 29, 2021

Thoughts on the weakening of democracy in America over the decades, by Chris Hedges

America’s capitalist-based form of democracy has been eradicated, reconfigured into an oligarchy, controlled by global speculators. — No 2705 Posted by fw, February 1, 2021 — In a recent appearance … Continue reading

February 1, 2021

Critics weigh in with critical take on Biden’s inaugural address and prospects for his administration

Whatever their differences, both Democrats and Republicans represent the same oligarchy. — No 2700 Posted by fw, January 21, 2021 — Below are excerpts from leading online sources with their … Continue reading

January 21, 2021

Chris Hedges and Cornel West discuss the meaning and significance of Jan. 6 mob insurrection

Read a full transcription of the discussion here, organized under nine headings. –- No 2698 Posted by fw, January 13, 2021 — ***** “From time to time, people suggest to … Continue reading

January 13, 2021

Trump betrays followers in video expressing “outrage” over their “violence, lawless attack” on Congress

So what’s next for his unruly mob he has thrown under the bus? An attack on the White House or his Mar A Lago Estate? No 2697 Posted by fw, … Continue reading

January 8, 2021

Canadian Dimitri Lascaris raises troubling questions about the kind of president Joe Biden will be

He’s no saviour, there’s nothing progressive about him, he’s as beholden to the plutocracy as Trump. — No 2681 Posted by fw, November 12, 2020 — “Today, 12 years after … Continue reading

November 12, 2020

Americans and their leaders face ten daunting challenges in the next 4 years, says Dr. Nate Hagens

Biden faces challenge of navigating new existential challenges using failed economic and cultural tactics. — No 2680 Posted by fw, November 9, 2020 — To access links to other posts … Continue reading

November 9, 2020

Bearing witness to the evidence of despair and decay in the United States, by Chris Hedges

Author, activist, dissident, Hedges examines the cultural and social forces that have given rise to extremism in America. — No 2674 Posted by fw, October 25, 2020 — Author, activist … Continue reading

October 25, 2020

Why America has failed to derail Trump’s dictatorial presidency

Trump has intimidated almost everyone with any power or influence into submission or silence, contends Ralph Nader. — No 2669 Posted by fw, October 12, 2020 — “Let’s give dangerous, … Continue reading

October 12, 2020

Regardless of who wins the election, the result will be the same – Consolidation of oligarchic power

Trump is certainly more of a threat to an open society, but a vote for Biden is assuredly not the solution. — No 2658 Posted by fw, September 2, 2020 … Continue reading

September 2, 2020

The US is headed for a descent into civil war and fascism, warns Finian Cunningham

American citizens are being misled by their “fake political representatives” – Little wonder that people have taken to shooting one another. — No 2657 Posted by fw, September 1, 2020 … Continue reading

September 1, 2020

Sure signs of perilous times in America: Trump out to sabotage election; Biden cognitively deteriorating

Historian Paul Street’s analysis of what’s happening, urges anti-Trump Americans to start organizing, hit the streets now. — No 2651 Posted by fw, August 9, 2020 — “It is true … Continue reading

August 9, 2020