Citizen Action Monitor

The President who wowed Canada’s Parliament fails to impress Canadian professor

“President Barack Obama, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, has failed to live up to the promises he made and the hopes he raised.” No 1723 Posted by fw, July 11, 2016 … Continue reading

July 11, 2016

How Wall Street transformed America into a kleptocracy, a nation ruled by “blood-sucking leeches”

“The most corrupt era in American history” captured in Michael Hudson’s new book, Killing the Host No 1611 Posted by fw, March 07, 2016 kleptocracy –literally, “rule by thieves” — a … Continue reading

March 7, 2016

Why the US economy has not recovered, will not recover

Successive duplicitous US governments have abandoned everyone except the rich. No 1596 Posted by fw, February 17, 2016 “The US economy died when middle class jobs were offshored and when the … Continue reading

February 17, 2016

The not so well-kept secret is out – America is a plutonomy where only the rich matter

“It is essential that corporate elites keep the façade of democratic control alive,” writes activist Michael Perino. No 1547 Posted by fw, December 20, 2015 “Several years ago, two leaked … Continue reading

December 20, 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

Stock market boom is really a bubble – and it will burst

Distinguished economist explains what’s going on in the UK and US stock markets No 991 Posted by fw, February 27, 2014 “In the longer run, however, the best way to … Continue reading

February 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Deep State: Shocking revelations of a rogue government operating in Washington

Deep State, the state within a state, is “hiding mostly in plain sight” No 985 Posted by fw, February 23, 2014 “Yes, there is another government concealed behind the one … Continue reading

February 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

America, once proud land of the free, home of the brave, now land of the throw-away underclass

America, capitalist empire that now monetizes irrelevant people by privatizing the prison system No 967 Posted by fw, February 02, 2014 “Work is meaning for all of us. And it’s … Continue reading

February 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

These are hard times for many in US, so why no uprising?

The answer is complex, but three reasons stand out, says Robert Reich No 966 Posted by fw, February 01, 2014 “Middle incomes are sinking, the ranks of the poor are … Continue reading

February 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

US debt crisis was contrived consequence of “crazy political battles”

We need a globalized currency to reduce global dependence on US dollar No 883 Posted by fw, October 17, 2013 “…it’s time to end the world economy’s dependence on the … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

US Budget deal outcome destroys all social gains won by workers during twentieth century

Tea Party Republicans dropped Obamacare demands in exchange for gutting of social programs No 882 Posted by fw, October 17, 2013 “There was not a single mass organization that denounced … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Why a Messiah of Peace in the White House would likely be crucified if s/he tried to transition to a non-violent society

In America’s military-industrial-finance complex, waging war becomes a necessity for institutional survival No 700 Posted by fw, March 19, 2013 Tragically, the American people are unwittingly complicit in the evil … Continue reading

March 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Will co-op businesses be the basis of the next wave of the American economy?

“To transform society, co-ops have to be part of a political movement,” contends Professor Sam Gindin of York University No 683 Posted by fw, February 24, 2013 “So if you … Continue reading

February 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Peter Joseph believes ours is a Culture in Decline. And he believes his series of videos may help save us

In Episode 1 of Joseph’s multipart video series he examines US democracy and asks, “What Democracy?” No 642 Posted by fw, December 30, 2012 “…where everything is based on advantage … Continue reading

December 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Former head of government financial regulatory agency gives her take on culture of collusion and greed among megabanks

Now a citizen activist, Sheila Bair explains how ordinary citizens can end up on the hook for bankers’ fraudulent trading practices No 524 Posted by fw, July 17, 2012 “[To … Continue reading

July 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

There is hope! We are laying the groundwork for the “Next Great Revolution” – Gar Alperovitz

This is the speech that Obama should be giving, hasn’t, and never will No 523 Posted by fw, July 17, 2012 In his keynote address to the Green Party’s National … Continue reading

July 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Banks, corrupt politicians and mainstream media have convinced people there are no alternatives to austerity

But there are many alternatives. Just don’t look to mainstream media for them No 473 Posted by fw, May 10, 2012 “The finance sector has started a lot of think … Continue reading

May 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

The New Global Revolutions — Revolutions happen once people realize things are not going to get better anytime soon

Where are the stories about how life is going to get better? We’re in for years of discontent No 418 Posted by fw, February 22, 2012 “What makes the headlines … Continue reading

February 22, 2012 · Leave a comment