Citizen Action Monitor

Arrogant Minister Freeland misses the point — CETA is way out-of-step with public opinion

Her narrow focus on the political ignores citizen concerns over a deal that prioritizes corporate interests. No 1806 Posted by fw, October 22, 2016 “Yet to focus exclusively on the political … Continue reading

October 22, 2016

Pro-Palestinian student groups silence pro-Israel bullies on four major US campuses

Pro-Israel lies disguised as facts fail to suppress students’ free speech truths. No 1805 Posted by fw, October 21, 2016 “Students have won major victories for free speech on US campuses … Continue reading

October 21, 2016

The causes of the 2008 crisis remain unresolved, any future downturn will be much worse

There are three possible scenarios: strong recovery, managed depression, mother of all crashes. No 1804 Posted by fw, October 20, 2016 “Can I give you an impression of what the world … Continue reading

October 20, 2016

Team Trudeau resorts to bullying Wallonia region in Belgium to sign CETA, opposed by millions

Trade minister Freeland’s office warns Walloon legislators there would be “consequences” if they reject CETA. No 1803 Posted by fw, October 19, 2016 “Despite its ‘sunny ways,’ the Justin Trudeau government … Continue reading

October 19, 2016

Team Trudeau can’t get the math right on greenhouse gas emissions, says UBC prof

Specifically, Fed’s conclusion that emissions from proposed pipeline expansion would be negligible based on flawed reasoning. No 1802 Posted by fw, October 18, 2016 “Therefore, even in the most conservative estimate, … Continue reading

October 18, 2016

Breakdown in U.S.- Russia relations far worse than a new Cold War, says U.S. expert

Professor of Russian and European Politics rips apart Washington’s spin on escalating war of words. No 1801 Posted by fw, October 17, 2016 “We’re balancing on the edge of a volcano.” … Continue reading

October 17, 2016

Under the guise of peacekeeping, Trudeau’s Canada “is simply adding to the violence of the U.S. empire”

Absent a foreign policy of its own, Canada could be dragged into World War III by its next war-mongering president. No 1800 Posted by fw, October 15, 2016 “With all this … Continue reading

October 15, 2016

Bill McKibben calling all youth to Ottawa, Oct. 24 to give PM Trudeau a “Climate 101” crash course

Bill urges you to join this unprecedented civil disobedience action. “… if we’re even remotely serious about stopping runaway climate change we can’t build any new fossil fuel infrastructure anywhere. The … Continue reading

October 13, 2016

Liberals inch towards TPP ratification, confirming that corporate lobbying efforts are paying off

Leadnow calls for “a massive, strategic public mobilization” to demonstrate the public won’t stand for it. No 1799 Posted by fw, October 12, 2016 “2,266. Two thousand, two hundred and sixty-six. … Continue reading

October 12, 2016

Wake up Mr. Trudeau, CETA predictions of higher incomes, more jobs based on flawed economic modelling

Alternative model warns of CETA’s “high risks” — net losses in employment, incomes and GDP in both Canada and E.U. No 1798 Posted by fw, October 11, 2016 “It is high … Continue reading

October 11, 2016

Palestinian story CBC News didn’t report — Soldier fires flare bomb, killing Palestinian boy, setting his head on fire

Palestinian story CBC News did report – “Palestinian wounds 6, kills 2 in Jerusalem shooting”. No 1797 Posted by fw, October 10, 2016 “Israeli soldiers positioned by military jeeps or on … Continue reading

October 10, 2016

Elizabeth May’s mishandling of the Green’s BDS controversy bound to create disharmony in the Party

Dissension in the ranks could jeopardize May’s call for consensus decision making in December when members revisit the BDS resolution. No 1796 Posted by fw, October 9, 2016 A series of … Continue reading

October 9, 2016

Don’t count on Trudeau to be our environmental saviour, continue the struggle where we left off with Harper

On the climate crisis, political activist Brad Hornick finds a neoliberal hiding inside the PM’s calculated image. No 1795 Posted by fw, October 7, 2016 “The fresh new face Canada showed … Continue reading

October 7, 2016

Further thoughts on the compelling moral case for Canadian politicians to affirm support for BDS

“Sanctions against Israel are not anti-Semitic or anti-Jewish, but anti-colonial,” argues philosophy prof. No 1794 Posted by fw, October 6, 2016 “Moral idiocy — Inability to understand moral principles and values … Continue reading

October 6, 2016

Liberals fail to demonstrate commitment to First Nations and climate change concerns

Trudeau says one thing and then does another and Canadians are not being fooled No 1793 Posted by fw, October 5, 2016 “The Canadian Liberal government led by Prime Minister Justin … Continue reading

October 5, 2016

Charmers Trudeau and Notley can’t spin the math of climate change, says Bill McKibben

They keep trying out new brands of spin to justify continued expansion of pipelines and oil sands production. No 1792 Posted by fw, October 4, 2016 “We’ve already built as much … Continue reading

October 4, 2016

US Green Party VP is crystal clear about its policy towards Israel: there must be a resolution of the occupation

Any resistance by Israel will make it clear to all that the only real solution is a one-state solution. No 1791 Posted by fw, October 3, 2016 In an interview recorded … Continue reading

October 3, 2016

Philosopher John Gray reflects on the many different reasons that impel humans to be violent

“Violence cannot be eradicated: civilization is natural for human beings, but so is barbarism,” he concludes. No 1790 Posted by fw, October 2, 2016 “Hobbes was right. Humans alone among the … Continue reading

October 2, 2016

“Free discussion is being everywhere shut down, so that we will never know who is right”

The law should not criminalize opinions that give offence, but protect those who express them. No 1789 Posted by fw, October 1, 2016 This morning, as I listened to a BBC … Continue reading

October 1, 2016