Citizen Action Monitor

“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

DEMOCRACY SPRING — Huge U.S. civil disobedience march and sit-in planned for Washington this April

Action will demand Congress get big money out of politics, ensure free and fair elections. No 1568 Posted by fw, January 18, 2016 “It’s time to take mass nonviolent action … Continue reading

January 18, 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

The United States is being reduced to a third-rate, sorry excuse for a nation, say two esteemed critics

Witness the corruption and debasement of American society, government and politics No 1532 Posted by fw, December 6, 2015 “Like the pronouncement of the Ministry of Truth in Orwell’s 1984, ignorance … Continue reading

December 6, 2015

How the rich and powerful took over the world and rigged the system

And most people still don’t have a clue what hit them – and is still hitting them. No 1466 Posted by fw, October 2, 2015 “The investors and the, increasingly, … Continue reading

October 2, 2015

US neocons, whose war-mongering has already brought death to millions in Iraq, are at it again

This time they’re threatening “all life on the planet” by demanding regime change in Syria and Moscow No 1451 Posted by fw, September 16, 2015 “The neocons have plunged the U.S. … Continue reading

September 16, 2015

“Our so-called leaders want the legacy of 9/11 to invoke fear of the rise of Islamic terrorism”

But the very actions by the US lays bare the biggest terrorist organization in the world today, the US Empire. No 1449 Posted by fw, September 12, 2015 “The nation was … Continue reading

September 12, 2015

The myth that America’s actions are for the greater good is exposed in new weekly video series

“We need to fight to unmask the Empire every day in order to stop it”, says Abby Martin, series creator No 1447 Posted by fw, September 10, 2015 “Throughout its history … Continue reading

September 10, 2015

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

“Our entire world is at the mercy of an elite business community who run it in secret”, asserts Matt Kennard

For the sake of our own survival, it’s necessary to blow the cover of America’s Masters of the Universe In new book, Kennard takes on America’s powerful big business players … Continue reading

April 10, 2015

American capitalism curbs freedom, impoverishes vast majority, devastates ecosystems

“And it’s driving us crazy”, says US novelist and contributor to major newspapers No 1303 Posted by fw, April 7, 2015 “The facts show that pure unadulterated capitalism not only … Continue reading

April 7, 2015

Absent a mass uprising in the US, we are all doomed to ongoing oligarchic tyranny, says Tariq Ali

Leftist Lion, Ali, analyzes loss of radicalism that was nurtured by the 1960s counterculture Foresees militarized repression by the corporate state at any sign of popular resistance No 1273 Posted … Continue reading

March 5, 2015

Has America gone crazy? That’s the question on the minds of many Europeans

“Americans strike Europeans as baffling, if not frankly brutal”, says US expatriate living in Oslo It’s past time to wake up, America, and look around No 1233 Posted by fw, January … Continue reading

January 17, 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

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

Political elites are sacrificing the most vulnerable among us, at home and abroad, for payoffs and political advantage

The ruling class has won. To reclaim power, citizens will have to mobilize, overthrow the corporate state No 1147 Posted by fw, September 16, 2014 So says Chris Hedges — … Continue reading

September 16, 2014

How the US is able to flout international law of human rights and get away with it

Fear of terrorism, influence of powerful special interest groups on government and media, public ignorance, trump laws No 1145 Posted by fw, September 15, 2014 “The current dismissive attitude toward … Continue reading

September 15, 2014

Truth is dead – Long live deceit

Political language is turned on its head, the truth is expunged, and we are all corrupted No 1113 Posted by fw, August 03, 2014 “As advanced societies are de-politicised, the … Continue reading

August 3, 2014