Citizen Action Monitor

My reply to Hedy Fry, federal Liberal MP for Vancouver Centre, re: Stop Kinder Morgan campaign

Canadians have a right to know the “benefits and risks” Cabinet used to make this planet-wrecking decision. No 1841 Posted by fw, December 6, 2016 To make a long email story … Continue reading

December 6, 2016

Green Party of Canada backs new resolution, swiftly denounced by Canada’s pro-Israel lobby

Green vote puts pressure on New Democratic Party (NDP) to take similar position, says Yves Engler. No 1840 Posted by fw, December 6, 2016 “Facing the prospect of a humiliating defeat … Continue reading

December 6, 2016

Facing planet-wrecking 5.9 degrees Celsius global warming by 2100, Trudeau approves Kinder Morgan

It’s inconceivable Trudeau doesn’t know that increasing production of tar sands oil will wreck the planet No 1839 Posted by fw, December 4, 2016 “As Greenpeace said, ‘There are no good … Continue reading

December 4, 2016

Big business, corporate media laud Trudeau for defying public opinion over pipeline approval

Public protests in BC “remain under the control of pro-capitalist environmentalist and First Nations groups”. No 1838 Posted by fw, December 3, 2016 “…despite the Conservatives’ repeated vows of support for … Continue reading

December 3, 2016

Trudeau’s cutesy tweets, photo-ops, and smiles won’t stem the outrage headed his way

Approval of LNG projects, Site C, Kinder Morgan, and Line 3 have laid bare, for all to see, the PM’s duplicity. No 1837 Posted by fw, December 2, 2016 “The contorted … Continue reading

December 2, 2016

Premier Wynne and other anti-BDSers cleverly lampooned to music of West Side Story with updated lyrics

Find out why Ontario’s premier is called “Bulldozer Wynnie”. No 1836 Posted by fw, December 1, 2016 If you liked the song “Gee, Officer Krupke” from West Side Story, you are … Continue reading

December 1, 2016

Wake up Canada: Trudeau’s Infrastructure Bank will be a “long run theft of public dollars”, says U Waterloo prof

The CIB will be a “bargain store…a veritable game show wheel of asset grabs and giveaways.” No 1835 Posted by fw, November 30, 2016 “Both the Liberal government and its Advisory … Continue reading

November 30, 2016

Trudeau flunks review of promises made to First Nations, says Mi’kmaw lawyer

Alliances are forming – the days of individual battles by individual First Nations against pipelines, mining, police racism, abuse are over. No 1834 Posted by fw, November 28, 2016 “It’s been … Continue reading

November 28, 2016

Author, political activist, Yves Engler reviews recent Liberal actions that reinforce Israel’s oppression of Palestinians

The Trudeau government is, in effect, undermining Palestinians’ liberation, strengthening Israel’s expansionism. No 1833 Posted by fw, November 24, 2016 “The Trudeau government’s efforts to undermine Palestinians’ liberation strengthens Canada’s multifaceted … Continue reading

November 24, 2016

CJPME applauds Liberal’s restoration of humanitarian aid for Palestinian refugees

Morally challenged Tories express outrage, logically challenged B’nai Brith demands the impossible – proof of a negative. No 1832 Posted by fw, November 23, 2016 “Canadians might find it disquieting to … Continue reading

November 23, 2016

“We have retreated into a simplified and often completely fake version of the world” VIDEO

Various social, political and cultural agents have landed us in this seemingly hopeless world situation. No 1831 Posted by fw, November 22, 2016 The following passage is an excerpted, slightly edited … Continue reading

November 22, 2016

At COP22, Canada’s Environment Minister, Catherine McKenna, gives Youth Delegation the brush off

“When they sit in these negotiations and they tell us that we can trust them, that’s really difficult to believe.” No 1830 Posted by fw, November 21, 2016 “I do know … Continue reading

November 21, 2016

“The chances of staying to 1.5°C are somewhere between incredibly low and zero” – prof. Kevin Anderson

“If we deliver on the promises that were made in Paris, then we’re talking about 3 to 4°C temperature rise across the century.” No 1829 Posted by fw, November 21, 2016 … Continue reading

November 21, 2016

“The Great CETA Swindle” — Now playing in Ottawa

Adapted by Justin Trudeau and Chrystia Freeland from an original scheme by Stephen Harper & his Corporate Elites. No 1828 Posted by fw, November 20, 2016 With a fast-approaching European Parliament … Continue reading

November 20, 2016

Green Party’s BDS compromise: advocate economic pressure on Israel, while not endorsing BDS movement

“May seems comfortable leading the party forward with this position,” says Tom Woodley of CJPME No 1827 Posted by fw, November 18, 2016 “The proponents of the August resolution, which made … Continue reading

November 18, 2016

“It’s morally irresponsible to argue that Canada has no significant responsibility in relation to climate change.”

“Canada has responsibility historically, it has responsibility in terms of demonstrating leadership, and its emissions do matter,” says prof Kevin Anderson. No 1826 Posted by fw, November 17, 2016 “The emissions … Continue reading

November 17, 2016

1300+ researchers send Trudeau letter criticizing flawed review process on energy projects

Despite protests, Trudeau quietly approved contentious dam project, breaking promise to “rebuild trust” in assessment process. No 1825 Posted by fw, November 15, 2016 “An open letter addressed to Prime Minister … Continue reading

November 15, 2016

With Trump, Americans get a fascist dictatorship with the most right-wing presidential agenda in history

For starters, he confirmed plans to rapidly deport or imprison 2 to 3 million immigrants. No 1824 Posted by fw, November 14, 2016 “The first truth is that the liberty of … Continue reading

November 14, 2016

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