Citizen Action Monitor

Twelve scandalous observations from an American soothsayer – an endangered species in the U.S.

Paul Street takes aim at Russo-phobia, American democracy, Senate hearings, the news as Mass Distraction, Bernie Sanders, and more. No 1983 Posted by fw, June 14, 2017 “Summer’s here and the … Continue reading

June 14, 2017

Is the United States headed towards tyranny? Pt. 2 of 2

Lessons from history on how citizens can defend themselves against Trump’s assault on truth. No 1970 Posted by fw, June 1, 2017 “At the deepest level, I think we should be … Continue reading

June 1, 2017

Is the United States headed towards tyranny? Pt. 1 of 2

Twenty lessons from history on how citizens can protect themselves against a tyrant’s rule. No 1969 Posted by fw, May 31, 2017 “The point of using the historical examples is to … Continue reading

May 31, 2017

Jim Hansen’s 4 proposed solutions to the fossil fuels CO2 emissions problem. Are they attainable?

Absent a rapid transition to safe, affordable clean energy, we can’t solve the world’s problems. No 1966 Posted by fw, May 28, 2017 “We should put a rising price on carbon…. … Continue reading

May 28, 2017

“The idiots take over in the final days of crumbling civilizations.” – Chris Hedges

“Trump is the king of the idiots. We are his victims.” No 1950 Posted by fw, May 3, 2017 Instead of my usual opening passage, excerpted from a selected article, today … Continue reading

May 3, 2017

America’s ruling class out to sabotage Trump’s inauguration, alleges former US government official

“Explosive” fake evidence claims Russia has videos of “wild sex parties” staged by Trump, says Paul Craig Roberts. No 1867 Posted by fw, January 11, 2017 ********** “There are no facts, … Continue reading

January 11, 2017

With Trump, “The American Dream” becomes America’s worst nightmare

George Carlin: “It’s called ‘The American Dream’ because you have to be asleep to believe it.”  No 1819 Posted by fw, November 11, 2016 And now they’re coming for your Social … Continue reading

November 11, 2016

TPP not dead — US political jockeying exposes how system is played to give more power to corporations

One sure way to stop TPP is for constituents to lock down congressional votes district by district before the election. No 1764 Posted by fw, September 3, 2016 “It would be great … Continue reading

September 3, 2016

America: “In lies we trust”

Video reveals why presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton has earned a reputation as “a cheater and a liar.” No 1754 Posted by fw, August 21, 2016 “Obama’s brilliant demagogy left many eyes … Continue reading

August 21, 2016

“We’re in for one hell of a century and it’s too late for a soft landing,” says Richard Heinberg

Avoiding the worst would require our leaders to publicly admit that “a prolonged shrinkage of the economy is a done deal” No 1741 Posted by fw, August 2, 2016 “Could ‘we … Continue reading

August 2, 2016

Here’s an interview from the Democratic Convention the likes of which you won’t soon see on CBC News

Real News Network allows Bernie supporter to vent her considerable anger at DNC “system” in video that went viral. No 1733 Posted by fw, July 26, 2016 “I don’t give a … Continue reading

July 26, 2016

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

Big Money corrupts US democracy, no longer serves common good

The amount of money and number of lobbyists have gone through the roof, shutting down ability to self-govern. No 1618 Posted by fw, March 20, 2016 “In their new book, ‘Nation on … Continue reading

March 20, 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 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

We’re on the edge of a cliff. It’s time for sustained acts of civil disobedience, says Jill Stein

US Green Party leader, Jill Stein, discusses solutions to America’s problems with Chris Hedges. No 1601 Posted by fw, February 25, 2016 “We do need sustained civil disobedience. And we need … Continue reading

February 25, 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

“We own the world” – That’s America’s unspoken assumption, says Noam Chomsky

When you own everything, you fear everything, military expansion is the path to control, to security. No 1591 Posted by fw, February 10, 2016 “…expansion is the path to security. If … Continue reading

February 10, 2016