Citizen Action Monitor

The televised Impeachment Hearings appear not to have eroded Trump’s base. How come?

US historian Paul Street speculates on why damaging evidence during impeachment hearings didn’t weaken base support for the “least ethical president” in US history. No 2553 Posted by fw, December … Continue reading

December 1, 2019

Down and out in America – Shocking documentary puts human face on US poverty

40 million below poverty line; 1.5 million homeless children; forced evictions by armed sheriffs; and more… No 2552 Posted by fw, November 30, 2019 — “Homelessness, hunger and shame: poverty … Continue reading

November 30, 2019

Ralph Nader calls for Trump’s impeachment over his reckless disregard for a worsening climate crisis

Instead of protecting his citizens, Trump is actively aiding and abetting corporate polluters causing climate chaos. No 2551 Posted by fw, November 28, 2019 — “It is time to take … Continue reading

November 28, 2019

Corporate media claim record inequality and rising corporate profits equals “Strong Economy”

Corporate news outlets cherry pick performance measures to hype a “strong economy” while downplaying precarious plight of working class. No 2550 Posted by fw, November 26, 2019 — “Last month, … Continue reading

November 26, 2019

Charts show Alberta’s dirty economy will create a “significant burden” for the rest of Canada

Alberta’s (and Saskatchewan’s) increase in climate pollution is preventing the rest of Canada from meeting its promise to the world. No 2549 Posted by fw, November 23, 2019 “If Alberta … Continue reading

November 23, 2019

YIKES! — World governments to produce 50% more fossil fuels by 2030, exceeding 2°C warming limit

‘We’re in a deep hole over the climate crisis and we need to stop digging,’ warn experts. No 2548 Posted by fw, November 20, 2019 “The world’s nations are on … Continue reading

November 20, 2019

How fake news compromises human rationality, posing a grave threat to reasoned discussion and democracy

“Before democratic politics can begin, we must be able to distinguish between opinions and facts, fake news and objective truth.” No 2547 Posted by fw, November 19, 2019 “’Fake news’ … Continue reading

November 19, 2019

“Human nature and our methods of governance are proving incapable of saving the world.”

William Rees says we need to ‘get real’ about climate science, and delivers 11 key steps leading to an effective “Green New Deal” No 2546 Posted by fw, November 13, … Continue reading

November 13, 2019

“The modern world is deeply addicted to fossil fuels and green energy is no substitute.”

Prof lays out the hard facts to support his claim we’re headed toward catastrophe, and he invites anyone to prove him wrong. No 2545 Posted by fw, November 12, 2019 … Continue reading

November 12, 2019

MUST WATCH — How AI is transforming our world, both for social good and corporate and government evil

FRONTLINE video tells five AI stories – China’s Plan; The Promise of AI; Future of Work; Surveillance Capitalists; and Surveillance State. No 2544 Posted by fw, November 11, 2019 — … Continue reading

November 11, 2019

“Is it too late to stop dangerous climate change?” Scholars submit nine essays in response

Several respondents agree that never giving up matters more than meeting some “too late” deadline.    No 2543 Posted by fw, November 10, 2019 In my prior repost, I featured … Continue reading

November 10, 2019

The heated rhetoric of climate deadlines and threats of human extinction exaggerates what science actually says

Climate change is not a black and white issue, and there’s no absolute truth of what climate change means or demands of us. No 2542 Posted by fw, November 7, … Continue reading

November 7, 2019

BULLYING — An industry that’s created jobs, profits, and, now, a new style of political leadership

Humorist Andy Borowitz traces the roots of America’s commodification of bullying in 5-min video – What a price we’re all paying. No 2541 Posted by fw, November 2, 2019 In … Continue reading

November 2, 2019

FIRE from HELL – In Paradise, last October – And still RAGING this October, elsewhere in California

“And it’s like, what’s next? Can it be worse than that? And the answer is, ‘Yes.’” – Fire Station Captain. No 2540 Posted by fw, October 31, 2019 “On a … Continue reading

October 31, 2019

Videos tell disturbing stories of drought crises in South Africa and Australia

If we now live in a global village, where does our moral responsibility lie in helping our village neighbours? No 2539 Posted by fw, October 30, 2019 It’s not unlike … Continue reading

October 30, 2019

15 Canadian kids seek court protection from a government perceived to be contributing to climate crisis

Government mistakenly believes it can develop fossil fuel resources and concurrently cut emissions. No 2538 Posted by fw, October 30, 2019 “Fifteen children and teenagers from across Canada sued their … Continue reading

October 30, 2019

Away from his packed rallies, Trump has warn out his welcome in the land of the common folk

Boos at the ball park followed by heckles of thousands of protestors in Chicago. Grim days for a president who craves adoring adulation. No 2537 Posted by fw, October 30, … Continue reading

October 30, 2019

Trump greeted with loud boos and chants of “Lock Him Up” at World Series game

Jimmy Fallon mocked the President – “Trump turned to Melania and said, ‘Wow! They really don’t like you.’”   No 2536 Posted by fw, October 29, 2019 Common Dreams’ account … Continue reading

October 29, 2019

Greta is absolutely right – We need a new kind of politics featuring a new way of thinking

Canada will not rise to the climate challenge — There’s popular denial about the scale of change required to prevent an unending emergency. No 2535 Posted by fw, October 28, … Continue reading

October 28, 2019