Citizen Action Monitor

Transition from fossil fuels to 100% renewables won’t be as simple as politicians led to believe

The transition would be messy, destabilizing, risky, costly, disruptive, and time-consuming, says policy expert No 1993 Posted by fw, June 27, 2017 “Full decarbonization, it should be remembered, requires that zero-carbon … Continue reading

June 27, 2017

Sweden’s largest pension fund divests from TransCanada, claims it violates Paris Accord

Writing is on the wall for TransCanada (and Trudeau): “pipelines are a climate and financial disaster.” No 1992 Posted by fw, June 25, 2017 “Sweden’s largest pension fund, AP7, announced last … Continue reading

June 25, 2017

Desperate oil industry lobby manipulates data to push bogus claim Canada needs more pipelines

Politicians who buy into this fiction are going to “end up looking really silly”, says energy expert. No 1991 Posted by fw, June 24, 2017 “CAPP [Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers] … Continue reading

June 24, 2017

$2.3 trillion in fossil fuel projects incompatible with global carbon reduction commitments

Blockbuster report ranks companies by their exposure relative to meeting 2.0˚C carbon budget. No 1990 Posted by fw, June 23, 2017 “…about a third of the projects fossils would expect to … Continue reading

June 23, 2017

The President and the Mayor – A tale of mutual denial about sea level rise

Desperation drives people to deny climate change in the hope that denial will pay off in the end. No 1989 Posted by fw, June 22, 2017 “Do you realize the lunacy … Continue reading

June 22, 2017

Jagmeet Singh’s NDP climate plan exposes a shallow grasp of the scale and urgency of the climate crisis

Plan heavy on promises, but fails to detail by how much and by when Canada must reduce its CO2 emissions. No 1988 Posted by fw, June 20, 2017 In my opinion, … Continue reading

June 20, 2017

“HUMAN” – a riveting film on what it means to be human, impelling us to reflect on our lives

HUMAN premiered at the United Nations, now has over 4 million You Tube views. No 1987 Posted by fw, June 19, 2017 “French photojournalist and environmentalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand is obsessed with the large … Continue reading

June 19, 2017

Growing opposition to Trump from US judiciary, legislature, media, and from overseas

But what will matter most is populist intervention from the extraordinary citizens of the US. No 1986 Posted by fw, June 18, 2017 “In this moment, populist intervention is everything, not … Continue reading

June 18, 2017

Bernie Sanders is an imperialist, fake-socialist company man for the Dems, says Glen Ford

Sanders finds it “impossible to accept” a People’s Party draft-Bernie movement to run for president. Hmm. No 1985 Posted by fw, June 17, 2017 “Leftish Democrats insist they can reform the … Continue reading

June 17, 2017

How our fake democracies fail to serve and honour “the will of the people”

“Socio-economic systems have been designed and developed to deny the manifestation of real democracy”. No 1984 Posted by fw, June 16, 2017 “We in pseudo-democratic countries hear a lot about politicians … Continue reading

June 16, 2017

Twelve scandalous observations from an American soothsayer – an endangered species in the U.S.

Paul Street takes aim at Russo-phobia, American democracy, Senate hearings, the news as Mass Distraction, Bernie Sanders, and more. No 1983 Posted by fw, June 14, 2017 “Summer’s here and the … Continue reading

June 14, 2017

Call for NDP to stand with Palestine — from Canadian academics, community leaders and organizations

Signatories set forth proposals that most Canadians can get behind. No 1982 Posted by fw, June 13, 2017 “… a group of over 80 academics, community leaders and organizations have authored … Continue reading

June 13, 2017

Massive military spending increase signals “Canadian imperialism’s global interests and ambitions”

Aggressive intent behind spending hikes includes reaffirmation of commitment to US imperialism. No 1981 Posted by fw, June 12, 2017 “Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan presented a new defence policy Wednesday … Continue reading

June 12, 2017

Our chances of avoiding climate crisis are slim to none, says leading climate scientist

Kevin Anderson explains why wealthy countries must be carbon free by 2035 or many people will die. No 1980 Posted by fw, June 11, 2017 “What we see is the carbon … Continue reading

June 11, 2017

Comparing Canada’s climate change action with Britain’s – No contest, Brits win hands down

Brit’s legislated process for climate policies is a winner; Canada doesn’t have one and we keep failing badly. No 1979 Posted by fw, June 9, 2017 “The current Liberal government is … Continue reading

June 9, 2017

Trudeau failing to deliver on his promise of “open by default” government

Access to Information Act used as ‘shield’ against openness, asserts Canada’s Information Commissioner No 1978 Posted by fw, June 9, 2017 “Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is failing to deliver on his … Continue reading

June 9, 2017

Canada must expand its military capacities to play a major role in global conflicts, says Minister Freeland

Freeland’s speech best serves interests of Canada’s ruling class, not “working people.” No 1977 Posted by fw, June 8, 2017 “The speech delivered by Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland in the House … Continue reading

June 8, 2017

Trudeau slammed for deferring action on methane emissions, justifying delay with “bullshit” excuses

The facts and solutions are readily available, but “our pipeline-loving PM” breaks 2 promises and stalls. No 1976 Posted by fw, June 7, 2017 “Now, you’d think a country with a … Continue reading

June 7, 2017

Operatic ridicule targets Trump – deservedly so!

Were he still alive, Rossini would shout a thunderous ‘BRAVO!’ No 1975 Posted by fw, June 6, 2017 “Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. Ideas … Continue reading

June 6, 2017