Citizen Action Monitor

Dozens defy court injunction, stage protest at Kinder Morgan construction zone – RCMP make arrests  

 PM Trudeau underestimated strong opposition to the project, claims Cree Nation member Clayton Thomas-Müller. No 2183 Posted by fw, March 18, 2018 “Burnaby RCMP started arrests after dozens of people … Continue reading

March 18, 2018

Alberta, we have a huge problem! – The oil game has changed around us and the oilsands can’t compete   

The bad news for Alberta’s oilpatch has been building for a decade, and Notley/Trudeau were caught with their eyes wide shut. No 2182 Posted by fw, March 15, 2018 “In … Continue reading

March 15, 2018

As investment in renewables stall, rapid transition from fossil fuels put at risk 

One study estimated a tenfold investment in renewables required to go through the transition fast enough. No 2181 Posted by fw, March 12, 2018 “Just a few years ago, there … Continue reading

March 12, 2018

Graphic videos capture ferocity and damage of latest extreme weather events around the world

What is not being talked about is the link between extreme weather and anthropogenic climate change. No 2180 Posted by fw, March 11, 2018 “While TV weather reports discuss bomb … Continue reading

March 11, 2018

“Humans on collision course with natural world,” warn 20,000 scientists

“Urgent measures necessary to avoid disaster” – We didn’t listen before, why should this time be any different? No 2179 Posted by fw, March 11, 2018 “The first notice started … Continue reading

March 11, 2018

Gideon Levy lifts the veil on the ugly Israeli, in his searing speech to the National Press Club (Transcript included)

Those who think that if you support Israelis blindly you are a friend. No, those are not friends, those are enemies. No 2178 Posted by fw, March 9 / Updated … Continue reading

March 9, 2018

Sarah Woods, one amazing creative woman helping people to engage with the crises we face

Sarah doesn’t tell people what to do about a crisis, she creates space for them to tell their stories. Pure magic! No 2177 Posted by fw, March 8, 2018 “What … Continue reading

March 8, 2018

In the US, freedom means whatever the rich, powerful, and influential say it means, says history prof.

Lawrence Davidson injects a dose of rationality into the corpse of American democracy. No 2176 Posted by fw, March 7, 2018 “… as constitutions came into vogue, freedoms were written … Continue reading

March 7, 2018

Trudeau’s claim that he can build Kinder Morgan and hit Paris targets is “a lot of bullshit” – David Suzuki

Disillusioned with politics, Suzuki laments that “principle and ideals don’t mean a goddamn thing.” No 2175 Posted by fw, March 6, 2018 “The acclaimed scientist, broadcaster, and Great Canadian has seen it … Continue reading

March 6, 2018

Financial Post’s misleading article on the impact of global warming on polar bears’ plight

Three scientists who reviewed the article stated that it “fundamentally misrepresents research on the topic.” No 2174 Posted by fw, March 5, 2018 “Analysis of Polar bears keep thriving even … Continue reading

March 5, 2018

David and Goliath story – Small Quebec village wins legal battle over oil and gas company  

Town faced million-dollar lawsuit over new bylaw passed to protect its water from nearby drilling. No 2173 Posted by fw, March 3, 2018 “A small Quebec town that was facing … Continue reading

March 3, 2018

Prominent pro-Israel members of federal NDP blocked Palestine Resolution at Convention, says Yves Engler

Engler, an NDP staffer, names names of key party members who blocked the resolution. No 2172 Posted by fw, March 2, 2018 “Does the NDP hierarchy believe that anti-Semitism can … Continue reading

March 2, 2018

Two thumbs way up for’s Katie and Daniel, kicked out of the House of Commons

They interrupted the PM, calling on him to “show the science” on Kinder Morgan pipeline. No 2171 Posted by fw, March 1, 2018 “Today [Feb. 28], my friend Daniel and … Continue reading

March 1, 2018

Revisiting 2016 event when Trudeau misled Canadians about KM pipeline decision-making process

His Trans Mountain approval prompted scientists to question what he meant by “science- and evidence-based decision-making” No 2170 Posted by fw, February 28, 2018 “[On November 29, 2016] Trudeau along … Continue reading

February 28, 2018

Trudeau and Notley’s Orwellian climate plan – “Reduce carbon emissions by increasing them”

Trudeau knows it’s economically and socially irresponsible to build a pipeline now, says prof. No 2169 Posted by fw, February 27, 2018 “Mr. Trudeau and his advisers know that it … Continue reading

February 27, 2018

Paul Street takes a chainsaw to news of Russiagate meddling

He notes eight things you won’t hear from Russia-mad Democrats and their many media minions. No 2168 Posted by fw, February 26, 2018 Note Correction: My list below corrects an … Continue reading

February 26, 2018

Oilsands expansion drives Canada’s climate failure; job and GDP growth unlikely to shift much

Hard evidence from climate researcher’s charts drive stake through heart of Canada’s climate plan. No 2167 Posted by fw, February 25, 2018 “Carbon pollution from oilsands expansion is radically undermining … Continue reading

February 25, 2018

The case for blocking Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline

Allowing the Trans Mountain pipeline to go forward now would sabotage meagre gains made by fed’s carbon scheme. No 2166 Posted by fw, February 23, 2018 “[Canada’s] climate plan was … Continue reading

February 23, 2018

Lacklustre character of federal New Democratic Party on display at 2018 Ottawa convention

Leader Jagmeet Singh’s bland performance signaled continuity of a right-wing ideology. No 2165 Posted by fw, February 22, 2018 “Even many commentators in the corporate media noted the lacklustre character … Continue reading

February 22, 2018