Citizen Action Monitor

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

Extreme wealth inequality in America exposed in 2 min. 17 sec.

No 395 Posted by fw, January 27, 2012 Did you know that U.S. corporations paid 47.4 percent of profits in taxes in 1961 and just 11.1 percent of profits in … Continue reading

January 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

“Hold Obama’s feet to the fire and present him with a set of progressive demands” —Ralph Nader

No 393 Posted by fw, January 26, 2012 “Responding to President Obama’s State of the Union address, longtime consumer advocate and former Presidential candidate Ralph Nader says Obama’s criticism of … Continue reading

January 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

“No one has the political will, courage or imagination to deal with the Eurozone crisis” —Ilene Grabel

No 368 Posted by fw, December 16, 2011 “I think the even bigger problem is this kind of institutional lacuna. There isn’t actually a space in the global economy for … Continue reading

December 16, 2011 · Leave a comment

“I think an America beyond capitalism is a real possibility” — Gar Alperovitz

No 366 Posted by fw, December 15, 2011 “As the Occupy Wall Street movement continues to protest record levels of wealth and income inequality, we turn to an author who … Continue reading

December 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

Rocky Anderson for President – Blasts two dominant parties for sustaining “corrupt system”

No 364 Posted by fw, December 14, 2011 A new political party has entered the fray as an alternative to Democrats and Republicans ahead of the 2012 elections. On Monday, … Continue reading

December 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

“We have a dysfunctional economic system coupled to a dysfunctional political system in a kind of a spiral downturn” —Richard Wolff

No 352 Posted by fw, December 2, 2011 On Wednesday, November 30, 2011, central banks, including the U.S. Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank, took coordinated action to prevent … Continue reading

December 2, 2011 · Leave a comment

Under Obama “Yes, we can” has become “Well, actually we’re not even going to try”—Wm. Black

No 306 Posted by fw, October 20, 2011 “If he [Obama] continues this way, it’s conceivable the Republicans will nominate someone so bad that he will be reelected, but he … Continue reading

October 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

Global financial system at risk: Caused by economic power in handful of banks + flash trading

No 259 Posted by fw, August 23, 2011 Small stock market investors beware! Notice how much more volatile the stock markets are now? We’ve moved from investing to trading. So … Continue reading

August 23, 2011 · Leave a comment

Global economic forecast dire, no viable pushback from the left

No 254 Posted by fw, August 19, 2011 “I think we’re in a moment where the forces of austerity have gained the upper hand. . . . with the debt … Continue reading

August 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

Financial institutions planning to use crisis to privatize and monopolize public assets

No 249 Posted by fw, August 17, 2011 “I think the most pernicious thing that’s happening in America right now is that you see large financial institutions and investment funds … Continue reading

August 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

Economics Prof Richard Wolff: Debt showdown is “Political Theater” — WOW! interview

No 234 Posted by fw, July 28, 2011 “This is theater. This is political theater in which the two parties are posturing for the election coming next year, using this … Continue reading

July 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

It’s a “fake debt crisis,” says Executive Director of economic think tank

No 230 Posted by fw, July 26, 2011 “Given that we’re on The Real News Network, we should talk about the fake debt crisis first, right? I don’t think that … Continue reading

July 26, 2011 · Leave a comment

Prof Michael Hudson: Phony debt crisis lets Obama back GOP’s pro-rich plan

No 229 Posed by fw, July 26, 2011 “Obama really believes in trickle-down economics. He believes that Wall Street are job creators, not downsizers and outsourcers and foreclosures. That’s the … Continue reading

July 26, 2011 · Leave a comment

Economist Michael Hudson: How the Greek people could stiff the bankers

No 216 Posted by fw, July 11, 2011 “Look this debt that you say we owe and have to pay off by privatizing our assets, you knew that we rioted. … Continue reading

July 11, 2011 · Leave a comment

Is America doomed by its $14 trillion debt crisis? A BBC perspective

No 207 Posted by fw, June 28, 2011 “[America’s] debt crisis is a fascinating crisis because it is about so much more than money. It is a test of a … Continue reading

June 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

“U.S. bankrupt” says economics prof Pt 2/2: “With 500 cooks in Congress making laws, we’re going to end up in a mess”

No 62 Posted by fw, September 09, 2010 In the context of my 6-part transcription of the documentary Overdose: The Next Financial Crisis, which nailed the “The solution is the … Continue reading

September 9, 2010 · Leave a comment

“U.S. bankrupt” says economics prof. Pt 1/2: Fiscal policy is “fiscal childhood abuse”

No 61 Posted by fw, September 08, 2010 In the context of my 6-part transcription of the documentary Overdose: The Next Financial Crisis, which nailed the “The solution is the … Continue reading

September 8, 2010 · Leave a comment