Citizen Action Monitor

In Greece, signs of Tsipras’ collusion with Greek and international ruling oligarchs, capitulation to EU demands

“Ruling class will be forced to rely ever more heavily on the police and the armed forces to suppress social discontent” No 1390 Posted by fw, July 7, 2015 “Syriza … Continue reading

July 7, 2015

Another revolution of the ultra-rich against the poor is taking place in Greece

The outcome between Greece and its creditors risks turning into a global wave of private ownership of public assets No 1389 Posted by fw, July 6, 2015 “In short, the … Continue reading

July 6, 2015

Stephen Harper, let us count the reasons why we fear and loath you

“Harper has systematically and stealthily sought to change a social democratic country into a neo-con satellite of the US Empire of chaos,” says university professor No 1388 Posted by fw, … Continue reading

July 5, 2015

Student sit-in target leaders’ offices – Mulcair’s staff polite, welcoming — Trudeau’s don’t answer, lock doors

Students press leaders to commit to keeping tar sands oil in the soil No 1387 Posted by fw, July 4, 2015 “Part of a national, student-led day of action targeting … Continue reading

July 4, 2015

SHOCKING ASSERTION — Referendum has been called to give political cover for Syriza’s surrender to the EU

Vote designed to advance capitulation to EU’s demands regardless of ballot result No 1386 Posted by fw, July 3, 2015 “As the EU points a gun to their heads, broad … Continue reading

July 3, 2015

The eurozone is waging financial war on Greece to teach it a lesson, says Michael Hudson

Foreign banks want to bleed Greece when a policy of debt cutting and tax reform would revive the economy No 1385 Posted by fw, July 2, 2015 “Now the European … Continue reading

July 2, 2015

How German and French banks financed Greece’s bankruptcy

The so-called Greek bailout didn’t go to the people, it went to private-sector creditors, German and French banks No 1384 Posted by fw, July 1, 2015 “Today Greece owes its creditors … Continue reading

July 1, 2015

VIDEO shows Israeli thugs using Tasers in violent assault on Freedom Flotilla III ship headed for Gaza

The Israeli “kidnapping” of Marianne of Gothernburg, of Sweden, occurred in international waters No 1383 Posted by fw, June 30, 2015 “At least nine people from the international crew remain … Continue reading

June 30, 2015

Tariq Ali deconstructs what’s going on in this Modern Greek Tragedy, with unkind words for all the players

Suggests partners of Tsipras and Varoufakis call a sex strike till they decide to take on the EU scumbags No 1382 Posted by fw, June 28, 2015 “The suffering Greek … Continue reading

June 28, 2015

Alberta’s new climate plan, promoted as “important first steps”, allows tar sands emissions to keep rising

New emissions rules set relatively moderate fines, allow buying emissions credits from high performers No 1381 Posted by fw, June 28, 2015 “ ‘This is a good first step,” said … Continue reading

June 28, 2015

US UN Ambassador ignores “solid evidence” about events in Ukraine – “It’s much easier for her simply to lie.”

During her recent visit, AMB Samantha Power saluted Ukraine’s racist fascists with German Nazi rallying call No 1380 Posted by fw, June 27, 2015 “Our U.N. Ambassador, Ms. Power, recently … Continue reading

June 27, 2015

As automation gets cheaper than labour costs, developing economies are being hit hardest

Labour-saving robotics reduces production costs, halts flow of US jobs abroad, brings production back home but with fewer jobs No 1379 Posted by fw, June 24, 2015 “Parkdale’s mill in … Continue reading

June 24, 2015

Coming downside of digital revolution – job loss, extreme inequality

“I see 15-20 years from now…the vast majority of jobs start disappearing,” says Stanford technology expert No 1378 Posted by fw, June 23, 2015 “In San Francisco – as elsewhere … Continue reading

June 23, 2015

Immediate global climate action saves lives, avoids significant damage, says new US EPA study

Report warns how costly inaction will be to Americans’ health, environment, society No 1377 Posted by fw, June 23, 2015 “Will the United States benefit from climate action? Absolutely. This … Continue reading

June 23, 2015

Defying embargo, Palestinians finally begin official internal boycott of Israeli products – a first in 20 years

Israeli embargo forces humiliated Palestinians to buy almost $5bn worth of goods and services yearly from their enemy No 1376 Posted by fw, June 21, 2015 “A small demonstration in … Continue reading

June 21, 2015

AMAZING — How a new global movement plans to solve climate, hunger, health, and democracy crises

Regeneration International commits to feed the planet and reverse climate change via regenerative agriculture No 1375 Posted by fw, June 19, 2015 “When literally billions of people, the 99 percent, … Continue reading

June 19, 2015

Pope’s encyclical, “On Care For Our Common Home”, aimed directly at world’s economic and political elites

Pope believes situation so grave that only new “true world political authority” can address these problems No 1374 Posted by fw, June 18, 2015 “While the Argentina-born pope is a … Continue reading

June 18, 2015

Calling all Canadians to support First Nations’ “Pull Together” fundraiser to STOP Northern Gateway pipeline

Over $450,000 raised. Goal is $600,000. Jane Fonda attends rally, donates $10,000 No 1373 Posted by fw, June 17, 2015 “The week of fundraising events, dubbed the Week to End … Continue reading

June 17, 2015

Doonesbury cartoon strip captures the vacuousness of US Network News

Network News for Dummies — So little for the mind No 1372 Posted by fw, June 16, 2015 SEE ALSO This Is What Happens When You Watch Mainstream Media TV … Continue reading

June 16, 2015
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