Citizen Action Monitor

Secretive masters of the networked global economy

The US, of course, is at the center of the system. No 1475 Posted by fw, October 9, 2015 “Fast forward to the mid-1990s, when the G-7 nations instructed the Group of … Continue reading

October 9, 2015

Amara Possian defends Leadnow’s “Vote Together” strategy in a debate with Green Party candidate

“This is all very misguided,” argues Green Party’s Dimitri Lascaris. No 1474 Posted by fw, October 8, 2015 “The Canadian federal elections are to be held on October 19. The … Continue reading

October 8, 2015

Mulcair’s ‘Harper lite’ election campaign leaves NDP on track to finish third

Under Mulcair, the NDP has catered to the interests of capitalist ruling elites No 1473 Posted by fw, October 8, 2015 “Mulcair—a former Quebec Liberal cabinet minister and an admirer … Continue reading

October 8, 2015

TPP-Free Zones are being created by communities across the US and EU

Why aren’t Canada’s political, social, labour and environmental NGOs jumping all over this initiative? No 1472 Posted by fw, October 7, 2015 “You can join communities that are rejecting these … Continue reading

October 7, 2015

US-dominated TPP designed primarily to confront China economically and militarily

“Obama was intensively involved in the arm-twisting to get all 11 countries to sign up.” No 1471 Posted by fw, October 7, 2015 “The formation of the TPP is inextricably … Continue reading

October 7, 2015

Why is Harper government silent about alleged secret talks on integration of Canadian-US militaries?

Silence as well from NDP and Liberals who have no objection to further integration of forces. No 1470 Posted by fw, October 6, 2015 “The Canada-US military integration talks are … Continue reading

October 6, 2015

“The NDP is afraid of being associated with this radical document,” says Naomi Klein of Leap Manifesto

Klein, on Democracy Now, talks about the election, Harper, the Leap Manifesto, NDP’s rejection of it, and why the NDP has fallen in the polls No 1469 Posted by fw, … Continue reading

October 5, 2015

Can anti-TPP forces triumph over tyrannical rich and powerful corporate and political policy makers?

“We are winning and can finish the job.” Sheer bravado? Or are there sure signs of cracks in the negotiations? No 1468 Posted by fw, October 4, 2015 “Many of … Continue reading

October 4, 2015

Lampoon of State Dept. talking points on Syria for news propagandists

And even if the talking points are exposed as bullshit, not to worry because audiences will soon forget. No 1467 Posted by fw, October 3, 2015 In this lampoon, history … Continue reading

October 3, 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

TPP free trade deal is really a stealth neoliberal assault on low-earners designed to protect investor rights

By favouring TPP, are Harper, Mulcair and Trudeau selling out Canadian workers to maximize corporate profits? No 1465 Posted by fw, October 1, 2015 “So we can’t say a lot … Continue reading

October 1, 2015

Participatory budgeting, a great way for cities to directly engage residents in spending part of a public budget

Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and even Guelph have already implemented participatory budgeting. No 1464 Posted by fw, September 30, 2015 “PBP is a non-profit organization that empowers people to decide together … Continue reading

September 30, 2015

“People are being left behind big time,” says BC low-earner Laura Cairns

Are the super-rich of the world to blame for Laura being left behind? No 1463 Posted by fw, September 29, 2015 “At 56, Laura Cairns knows what it’s like to … Continue reading

September 29, 2015

Inequality is driving society apart, and now even the super-rich could be in trouble — VIDEO

“You show me a highly unequal society, I will show you either a revolution or a police state.” No 1462 Posted by fw, September 28, 2015 “What is clear is … Continue reading

September 28, 2015

The super-rich get super-richer, the super-poor get left behind — VIDEO

“We were told the super-rich would make us richer too, so why hasn’t that happened?” No 1461 Posted by fw, September 27, 2015 “In programme one of this two-part series, … Continue reading

September 27, 2015

Windsor residents not sufficiently involved in City decision making and planning processes

Two recent public meetings fall far short of involving public in “consultation, input and feedback.” No 1460 Posted by fw, September 27, 2015 On Thursday evening my partner Helga and … Continue reading

September 27, 2015

It’s hard to know what the NDP stands for – other than getting elected

“The idea that they will have any guiding set of principles that reflect the interests of the working class is long gone,” says socialist Herman Rosenfeld. No 1459 Posted by … Continue reading

September 24, 2015

A vote for Harper is a vote for more war, more of his “protective stupidity.”

Harper’s foreign policy established “protective stupidity” — a kind of mass denial of the obvious: recall his attempt to make criticism of Israel an anti-Semitic “thought crime”. No 1458 Posted … Continue reading

September 23, 2015

No Damn Difference election – All three leaders tout right-wing economic policies

In the election debate, each leader presented himself as “most dependable defender of big business.” No 1457 Posted by fw, September 22, 2015 “In a debate purportedly devoted to economic … Continue reading

September 22, 2015

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