Citizen Action Monitor

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

Chris Hill, ex-marine, leader of ultra-right militia in Georgia, warns of civil war in America by 2021

“There is no doubt in my mind we are stumbling towards an armed conflict inside the United States of America.” No 2640 Posted by fw, July 5, 2020 — “As … Continue reading

July 5, 2020