Citizen Action Monitor

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

How Cambridge Analytica, aided by 2 Cambridge University academics, radically changed electioneering

The age of computer-based, propagandized message-shaping to match voter personality types is here to stay. No 2188 Posted by fw, March 23, 2018 “Much of the discussion has been on … Continue reading

March 23, 2018

How a US rightwing plutocrat funded a new age of propaganda warfare that put Trump in the White House

It’s incredibly scary – Minds can be changed, behaviour predicted and controlled, and we don’t know it’s happening to us. No 2185 Posted by fw, March 20, 2018 “The danger … Continue reading

March 20, 2018

Paul Street’s dynamite essay on how American democracy is trumped by a deadly complex of forces

The passivity of Americans in the face of the outrageous Trump presidency is “chilling to behold.” No 2112 Posted by fw, December 3, 2017 “The passivity of the American populace … Continue reading

December 3, 2017

Democratic Party and media wrongly attribute loss to ignorance, racism, sexism of “white working class”

Elementary analysis of election data dispels such simplistic generalization. No 1823 Posted by fw, November 13, 2016 “Clinton’s electoral defeat is bound up with the nature of the Democratic Party, an … Continue reading

November 13, 2016

“Today’s Republican Party is one of the most dangerous organizations in human history.” – Noam Chomsky

“…[their] refusal to want to believe the evidence of historical facts involves lethal consequences.” No 1619 Posted by fw, March 21, 2016 “With terrifying clarity, the author and philosopher Noam Chomsky … Continue reading

March 21, 2016

Why Bernie Sanders lost big in South Carolina and may not recover

Bernie can’t talk about revolution and movement when his campaign doesn’t look like the movement he claims to represent. No 1605 Posted by fw, March 01, 2016 “But while Bernie Sanders … Continue reading

March 1, 2016

What’s plaguing US politics?

How has the Democratic party kept the political system hostage to corporate power? No 1597 Posted by fw, February 18, 2016 “We’re going to explore in this segment the political landscape, … Continue reading

February 18, 2016

Paul Jay and Chris Hedges go toe-to-toe in a verbal battle over the significance of Bernie’s campaign

In terms of building a movement, Hedges sees Sanders as an obstructive force; Jay counters that no one else has millions of followers. No 1594 Posted by fw, February 12, 2016 … Continue reading

February 12, 2016

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

US 2016 presidential race will give voters choice between two right-wingers committed to protect Wall Street’s interests

“What will unfold over the next 19 months is a travesty of democracy”, says analyst Patrick Martin No 1309 Posted by fw, April 12, 2015 “The financial oligarchy selects the … Continue reading

April 12, 2015

Big money from Wall Street drives Obama’s push to fast track new Pacific Rim free trade deal

And America’s working class will get screwed again, worse even than with NAFTA No 1218 Posted by fw, December 28, 2014 “Barack Obama, Bill Clinton see it in their political … Continue reading

December 28, 2014

Two American leftists pull no punches in their tough assessment of Obama, claiming he needs to be pushed

Plans are afoot to build an anti-poverty movement to do just that — push Obama No 609 Posted by fw, November 12, 2012 “We believe that if [Obama] is not … Continue reading

November 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

“When you organize, when you push, when you create a viable political constituency, you can be heard”

“This [Obama’s victory and Democratic Senate majority] was extraordinary, I will say, up-from-the-bottom set of victories, longshot challenges” No 607 Posted by fw, November 9, 2012 “This was strong organizing, … Continue reading

November 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Fifty-three US organizations unite — Pledge to fight two critical threats to their democracy

Organizations announced they would be jointly working to mobilize after Election Day No 604 Posted by fw, November 3, 2012 More than fifty U.S. organizations have formed a coalition to … Continue reading

November 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

The politics of flagrant lying in U.S. elections

Campaigns make a tactical decision that even when something is false sometimes they’re just going to keep repeating it No 566 Posted by fw September 10, 2012 “By the time … Continue reading

September 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Obama’s double-talk acceptance speech exposed: Pseudo-populism for general public, unfettered capitalism for ruling elite

Obama, master of the rhetorical sleight of hand No 565 Posted by fw September 8, 2012 Thanks to the activist World Socialist Web Site for exposing President Obama’s acceptance speech for … Continue reading

September 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

U.S. citizens and politicians unite to overturn “Citizens United” ruling

Van Jones explains how they’re doing it No 521 Posted by fw, July 10, 2012 This post is excerpted from Chapter 7 of Van Jones’ new book, Rebuild the Dream, … Continue reading

July 10, 2012 · 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