Citizen Action Monitor

Are Trudeau and Trump on a collision course over Russia and China?

Trudeau endorses anti-Russia, pro-China policy; Trump favours Russia accommodation, thwarting China. No 1873 Posted by fw, January 19, 2017 “Freeland’s appointment [as Foreign Minister] is a clear indication that the Liberal … Continue reading

January 19, 2017

Climate change promises are in shreds as apathy, duplicity and greed hold sway

Saving Our Planet is not terribly important for men of power – the politicians and corporations. No 1872 Posted by fw, January 17, 2017 “Global climate change is the greatest crisis … Continue reading

January 17, 2017

How Western banks are seriously undermining democracy and rule of law – Evidence confirms our worst fears

“The West is condemning itself to living in a cesspool of its own creation if serious reform is not implemented very quickly to restrain and arrest the lawlessness of this … Continue reading

January 16, 2017

Warning signs of financial crisis ahead as Canadian household debt reaches record high levels

Survey of recent business news reports reveals consensus — “debt will not delay the crisis much longer.” No 1870 Posted by fw, January 15, 2017 “Here, as productivity rose, real wages … Continue reading

January 15, 2017

Hard-hitting undercover video exposes UK Labour politician’s false anti-Semitism allegations

Labour MP Joan Ryan’s bogus allegations led to investigation, which had profoundly disturbing effect on falsely accused Palestine supporter. No 1869 Posted by fw, January 14, 2017 “Undercover video shot by … Continue reading

January 14, 2017

Can a free online news literacy course teach citizens how to critically consume information?

Equip yourself with the skills to navigate “fake news”, overcome information biases, become a better-informed citizen. No 1868 Posted by fw, January 13, 2017 “The age of ‘truthiness’ is here. It … Continue reading

January 13, 2017

America’s ruling class out to sabotage Trump’s inauguration, alleges former US government official

“Explosive” fake evidence claims Russia has videos of “wild sex parties” staged by Trump, says Paul Craig Roberts. No 1867 Posted by fw, January 11, 2017 ********** “There are no facts, … Continue reading

January 11, 2017

Ghastly reality of America – Peace activists arrested for feeding Tampa’s homeless in public park

“The hunger enforcement officers are here. This is their idea of serving the public.” No 1866 Posted by fw, January 10, 2017 “Tampa Food Not Bombs has served the homeless in … Continue reading

January 10, 2017

The ghastly reality of America

“Another lonely man dies of exposure while the world around him shops.” No 1865 Posted by fw, January 9, 2017 “The man died like a baby alone, the cradle of his … Continue reading

January 9, 2017

How the fossil fuel industry became the bedrock of a capitalist system that is now an existential threat

Our very survival dictates that we must be part of the struggle to get rid of capitalism — There is no alternative. No 1864 Posted by fw, January 8, 2017 “The … Continue reading

January 8, 2017

“Kill them all.” Public outcry over guilty verdict for Israeli soldier paves way for more genocide of Palestinians

IDF soldier who shot dead wounded Palestinian is no “rotten apple”, he is “a mirror unto mainstream Israel”. No 1863 Posted by fw, January 7, 2017 “The Azaria case was the … Continue reading

January 7, 2017

Introduction to the Waterloo Region Cohousing Ecovillage — for folks seeking sustainable community living

The plan is to build 30 homes combining the advantage of privacy and shared common facilities. No 1862 Posted by fw, January 3, 2017 The Waterloo, Ontario cohousing project is now … Continue reading

January 3, 2017

Even with emission cuts, increasing CO2 concentrations will shatter 450ppm warning limit by early 2030s

Harsh evidence leads to one conclusion – There is no carbon budget left to reduce the speed of emissions’ mitigation. No 1861 Posted by fw, January 2, 2017 “The irresistible inertial … Continue reading

January 2, 2017

What’s behind the unproven US allegations of Russian hacking?

Washington and its lapdog corporate media have a long history of lying, so why should we believe them now? No 1860 Posted by fw, December 31, 2016 “…on Thursday, Clapper’s Office … Continue reading

December 31, 2016

Courageous Israeli Jew, Shirly Bahar, on why she supports boycott of Israeli academic institutions

“Supporting non-violent resistance to occupation and oppression marks a political moral obligation to account for the suffering of others.” No 1859 Posted by fw, December 30, 2016 “A daughter of immigrants … Continue reading

December 30, 2016

With his KM pipeline approval, Trudeau has said “screw you” to millennials who brought him to office

“Climate leaders don’t build pipelines.” Trudeau ignores those words at his political peril. No 1858 Posted by fw, December 28, 2016 “When Trudeau approves the $35-billion Petronas LNG project, rubber stamps … Continue reading

December 28, 2016

Current political, economic, social systems have failed us – Is revitalization of the commons a possible solution?

George Monbiot invites readers to explore a wide range of potential solutions, beginning with the commons. No 1857 Posted by fw, December 27, 2016 “In the first of a series of … Continue reading

December 27, 2016

“Democracy cannot work as it is meant to; human nature does not allow it.”

The presumption that voters make informed political decisions is a myth. No 1856 Posted by fw, December 26, 2016 “’Democracy for Realists’, published earlier this year by the social science professors … Continue reading

December 26, 2016

President-elect Trump is purposefully planning to lead the world into a fatally overheated future

Did Trump supporters not realize the criminal nature of promoting global warming by electing this man? No 1855 Posted by fw, December 25, 2016 “President-elect Donald Trump is ignorant of many … Continue reading

December 25, 2016