Citizen Action Monitor

In Trump’s America – Clever song marks the election of Trump as the day American democracy died

Watch the animated Founding Fathers in a rousing rendition of “The Day America Died”. No 2590 Posted by fw, February 20, 2020  — The Day America Died A long, long … Continue reading

February 20, 2020

Trump isn’t draining the swamp, he’s flooding it by exploiting the existing divisiveness of US politics

And he drags Americans with him to wallow in a slimepool, sowing raging discord and chaos in his wake.    No 2575 Posted by fw, January 29, 2020 — Under … Continue reading

January 29, 2020

Our only hope is to paralyze a global system ruled by powerful rightwing elites, advises Chris Hedges

Based on his review of events of 2019, going forward Hedges advises activists to follow the lead of Extinction Rebellion.     No 2566 Posted by fw, January 5, 2020 In … Continue reading

January 5, 2020

Not only is the US not a functioning democracy, it’s not a democracy in any meaningful sense of the word

“… there is no way to a decent future without a protracted and massive, death-defying popular uprising,” says Paul Street. No 2503 Posted by fw, August 10, 2019 “The United … Continue reading

August 10, 2019

A decade ago George Carlin hilariously ridiculed “The American Dream”

Today it’s comedian Lee Camp’s turn with a sobering take on America’s 8 most important Myths. No 2337 Posted by fw, July 26, 2018 “No society should function with this … Continue reading

July 26, 2018

The Republican Party is being torn apart, while Democratic dinosaurs act as if nothing has changed

U.S. history prof analyzes the prospects of both parties going into the mid-terms. No 2330 Posted by fw, July 8, 2018 “The secret to the success of people like Trump … Continue reading

July 8, 2018

Has moral degeneracy in Trump administration unleashed fear and loathing in America?

To all those Trump voters – Gaze upon what you have wrought. No 2329 Posted by fw, July 7, 2018 “For all those who in 2016 closed their eyes, held … Continue reading

July 7, 2018

Our documented ‘rights’ may no longer reflect what is ‘right’ – Nate Hagens (35)

“The continuum between rights and right – what is right – is open for discussion,” says Hagens. No 2317 Posted by fw, June 27, 2018 To access links to all … Continue reading

June 27, 2018

What’s good for the environment is likely to be bad for the economy – Nate Hagens (34)

Conversely, what’s good for the economy is likely to be bad for the environment. No 2317 Posted by fw, June 26, 2018 To access links to all other posts in … Continue reading

June 26, 2018

Left vs Right waste time and energy in angry disputes over what they disagree on – Nate Hagens (33)

Will we one day soon appreciate, and hopefully engage with, the issues that most of us agree on? No 2316 Posted by fw, June 26, 2018 To access links to … Continue reading

June 26, 2018

By definition, the US political system is “fascist” – says Ralph Nader

How it became fascist is revealed in this short MUST WATCH VIDEO about the secret 1971 “Powell Memorandum”. No 2128 Posted by fw, December 20, 2017 The Powell memorandum was … Continue reading

December 20, 2017

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

America has lost its freedom to “a collection of anti-science whack jobs straight out of the middle ages”

And things have gotten much worse with the arrival of “Herr Trump”, says author John Atcheson. No 2080 Posted by fw, October 19, 2017 “It’s not news to most people … Continue reading

October 20, 2017

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