Citizen Action Monitor

Contradictions and crises of capitalism – Abby Martin interviews Peter Joseph — VIDEO

Joseph responds to Martin’s questions covering 20 topics, including one on his vision for a “democratized symbiotic ecosystem.” No 2033 Posted by fw, August 17, 2017 Peter Joseph is an American-born … Continue reading

August 17, 2017

In October 2014, Peter Joseph issued a challenge — Find solutions to Market Economy problems

Until these questions are answered and problems solved, expect increasing global disorder and breakdown. No 2032 Posted by fw, August 16, 2017 In the following 25:23-minute video, published on October … Continue reading

August 16, 2017

“The ‘business-as-usual’ scenario can only lead to increasing social problems.” – Peter Joseph

Social control and oppression is structurally codified in the current socioeconomic system. No 2031 Posted by fw, August 15, 2017 “The bottom line is that when we trace the systemic … Continue reading

August 15, 2017

Conventional wisdom holds that economic growth is the surest path to prosperity

But in following that path for decades, we have not gained prosperity, we have lost it. No 2030 Posted by fw, August 14, 2017 For newcomers to this blog, I … Continue reading

August 14, 2017

First Greece, now Britain — Tory government sells off public assets to pay for failed economic plan

Citizens are left to shoulder the burden of government incompetence. No 2029 Posted by fw, August 13, 2017 “Back in March 2016 I wrote a piece for the European Financial … Continue reading

August 13, 2017

Ten years after the 2008 financial crash, the cost to Britain is running into £ trillions

What hard lessons did civil society learn, and what plans are afoot to transform the banking sector? Are there lessons here for Canada’s civil society? No 2028 Posted by fw, … Continue reading

August 13, 2017

If you haven’t been directly impacted by this hot scary summer, check out what you missed

“What we need is courage and determination in facing up to seemingly insurmountable odds.” No 2027 Posted by fw, August 10, 2017 “No matter what, we must also find the … Continue reading

August 10, 2017

Why do we fail to see the connection between economic growth and planet degradation?

Simple: a growing economy is all we know. No 2026 Posted by fw, August 08, 2017 “Beyond the limits.” That’s the title of Tim Jackson’s seventh and final section of … Continue reading

August 8, 2017

Policy makers seduced by economists’ claims that climate change can be fixed, economic growth can continue

Twenty-five years of failed UN-led climate change negotiating has brought humanity to a precipice. No 2025 Posted by fw, August 07, 2017 “Running out of planet.” That’s the title Tim … Continue reading

August 7, 2017

Are our political leaders gambling with our future by expanding economic growth?

Tim Jackson says that when resource scarcities kick in on our finite planet, it will be too late for adjustments. No 2024 Posted by fw, August 05, 2017 To recap, … Continue reading

August 5, 2017

We are not wired to plan for the future; we are wired to exploit what we have, says Ugo Bardi

What then should we do? Adopt a stoic viewpoint? — Make the best of what’s in our power and take the rest as it comes? No 2023 Posted by fw, … Continue reading

August 3, 2017

Kevin Anderson on “our collective stupidity” for stubbornly refusing to mitigate carbon emissions

We’re just clever enough to understand the problem but too stupid, selfish and weak to respond. No 2022 Posted by fw, August 03, 2017 “Meticulous and diligent research has furnished … Continue reading

August 3, 2017

Google censoring Internet searches — progressive, anti-war, and socialist web sites are targetted

Apparently, freedom of speech and thought is now incompatible with corporate control of the Internet. No 2021 Posted by fw, August 02, 2017 “New data compiled by the World Socialist … Continue reading

August 2, 2017

Canada’s pseudo left groups under delusion that right-wing NDP can become party of the left

Fact is, the “NDP was always a right-wing social-democratic party, an instrument for politically controlling and suppressing the working class.” No 2020 Posted by fw, August 01, 2017 With working-class … Continue reading

August 1, 2017

Our legacy of concern about material limits dates to Malthus’ 1798 Essay on runaway population growth

Tim Jackson explains what Malthus failed to see, why population growth did not outpace food supply. No 2019 Posted by fw, July 31, 2017 “[Former US President] Reagan’s remarks [about … Continue reading

July 31, 2017

In this advanced technological age, when anything is possible, limits are seen as inconvenient or illusory

Tim Jackson’s title of this section, “Confronting limits” is initially puzzling because his opening paragraphs are about this age without limits. No 2018 Posted by fw, July 29, 2017 “Former … Continue reading

July 29, 2017

We appear to be committed to collapse, because we’re already in it – Paul Kingsnorth, Dark Mountain

At the moment we’re in this momentum which we are powerless to stop — and we don’t know how.” No 2017 Posted by fw, July 27, 2017 “And I was … Continue reading

July 27, 2017

Group of 28 academics ask PM Trudeau if he understands the climate crisis. No reply after 9 weeks.

Their written concerns are framed in the context of Trudeau’s misinformed public statements. No 2016 Posted by fw, July 26, 2017 “We are now facing the profound consequences of overexpansion … Continue reading

July 26, 2017

Is economic growth a measure of “real prosperity”? Tim Jackson says “No” and explains why

The relentless pursuit of GDP growth is a given in rich countries, a panacea for all drags on the economy. No 2015 Posted by fw, July 25, 2017 “Anyone who … Continue reading

July 25, 2017