Citizen Action Monitor

“The Girl in the Café”: I treasure this 2005 film, a mix of romance and political drama – Watch it below

The girl, Gina, an activist in her own blunt way, struck me as a prototypical Greta Thunberg, who burst on the scene 13 years later, with her irreverent “blah, blah, … Continue reading

November 26, 2021

Stan Cox’s new book charts “A Path to a Livable Future”

Does humanity have the time and savvy to make the transition, asks Don Fitz, the book’s reviewer? — No 2799 by fw, November 21, 2021 — My Synopsis of Don … Continue reading

November 21, 2021

Canada is in the midst of a deadly COVID-19 upsurge, or on the brink of one

“Learn to live with the virus,” advises right-wing government leaders across Canada, implying the worst of the pandemic is over. — No 2798 by fw, November 16, 2021 — “Canada … Continue reading

November 16, 2021

George Monbiot champions wealth taxes on ultra-rich as best way to prevent environmental collapse

Why do we tolerate the massive environmental impacts of the very rich? Most of our dysfunctions are caused by pandering to the rich. — No 2797 by fw, November 14, … Continue reading

November 14, 2021 · 1 Comment

Satirical video slices and dices deceit of governments’ “Net-Zero by 2050” COP-26 pledges

Fact is, say scientists, that “Net-Zero by 2050” really means we’re “net-fucked by 2050.” — No 2796 by fw, November 10, 2021 — CAUTION: Readers may find the word “fucked” … Continue reading

November 10, 2021 · 1 Comment

G20 leaders conspired to dodge economic commitments at COP-26, asserts Sonali Kolhatkar

Sumptuous feast for G20 elites at Rome summit sends “let-them-eat-cake” contempt for the masses. — No 2795 by fw, November 8, 2021 — “Heads of state from the world’s wealthiest … Continue reading

November 8, 2021

“Today’s leaders refuse to enable the conversation we need to have,” says Andrew Nikiforuk

The reason is simple: bright green lies allow them to avoid talking about a restructuring of the technological society and ending economic growth. — No 2794 by fw, November 6, … Continue reading

November 6, 2021

Why so little conversation among friends and neighbors about all the existential threats we face?

Could we be witnessing the “bystander effect” on a global scale? – Facing a threat, inaction is triggered when people wait to see how others will react. — No 2793 … Continue reading

November 4, 2021

“We cannot expect COP-26 to address the human eco-predicament,” declares William Rees

Rees outlines two fundamental barriers that will prevent deep and rapid change proposals emerging from COP-26. No 2792 by fw, October 29, 2021 — “Do not expect significant progress from … Continue reading

October 29, 2021

In defending Israel, Trudeau is criticized for equating far left groups with far right

By equating the two groups, Trudeau is, in effect, defending Israel’s violent, colonial apartheid practices against Palestinians. — No 2791 by fw, October 28, 2021 — “The far right and … Continue reading

October 28, 2021

Israel declares six Palestinian human rights groups as “terrorist”, absent any supporting evidence

Israel has a long track record of suppressing groups that seek to expose its human rights abuses — No 2790 by fw, October 25, 2021— “On Friday [October 22], Israel’s … Continue reading

October 26, 2021

Rise of “populist politicians” in U.S. advances democracy’s decline, says former Trump adviser

Trump will ride his “Big Lie” about “The Stolen Election” right through the 2022 primaries and the 2024 presidential election, says Dr. Fiona Hill. — No 2789 by fw, October … Continue reading

October 25, 2021

Reporter’s call for Trudeau to grow the economy ignores threat to humanity’s very survival

My blunt letter to reporter John Ivison, of the National Post, rebukes his tunnel vision. — No 2788 by fw, October 17, 2021— My letter to John Ivison Dear John … Continue reading

October 17, 2021 · 1 Comment

“I say: Goodbye America; you won’t be missed.” Civil rights lawyer, Guy Saperstein, re his move to France

“I’ve become convinced that America is in terminal decline and that the battle for justice and equity is hopeless.” — No 2787 by fw, October 10, 2021— “My wife and … Continue reading

October 10, 2021

Global energy crunch, exacerbated by supply chain shocks, could spark a major economic shock

Analyst Chis Martenson blames central bankers’ monetary policies and bumbling government mismanagement of COVID pandemic for coming “Dark Winter.” –— No 2786 by fw, October 9, 2021— “While COVID-19 has … Continue reading

October 9, 2021

Forebodings drive a retired engineer-cum-blogger to prepare for the worst to come

Canadian Rob Mielcarski is concerned about planetary overshoot, the high probability of collapse, our inability to share a common reality, and clashes over what we should do. — No 2785 … Continue reading

October 7, 2021

Unrelenting economic growth on a finite planet is laying waste to entire living systems

Meanwhile, governments everywhere are talking about “supercharging our economy.” — No 2784 by fw, October 5, 2021— “There is a box labelled ‘climate’, in which politicians discuss the climate crisis. … Continue reading

October 5, 2021 · 1 Comment

What’s the hell’s up with this fast-growing Evangelical church targeting Toronto millennials?

And what prompted three prospective members of the church to change their minds and drop out? No 2783 by fw, October 3, 2021 Evangelicalism, or evangelical Protestantism, is a worldwide trans-denominational movement … Continue reading

October 3, 2021

How Democrat and Republican parties work together against “We, the People”: Ralph Nader explains

Politicians from both parties exploit voters on behalf of their big corporate bosses. — No 2782 by fw, October 2, 2021— polarized – divided or cause to be divided into … Continue reading

October 2, 2021