Citizen Action Monitor

Dimitri Lascaris attempts to clarify what his Green Party BDS resolution does/does not mean

Does he succeed? Watch this 36-minute video of a Sept. 7 Town Hall meeting and judge for yourself. No 1787 Posted by fw, September 28, 2016 The single biggest problem in … Continue reading

September 28, 2016

Israel furious over Norwegian fact-based, theatrical video. Compares it to Nazi propaganda.

The video dramatizes a fictitious apology for Norway theatre’s collaboration with Israel’s national theatre. No 1786 Posted by fw, September 27, 2016 Oh, the irony of it. The shameless audacity. The … Continue reading

September 27, 2016

What’s driving pro-Israel / anti-Palestinian bias in Canadian media coverage?

Fear of pro-Israeli backlash reflected in subservience even of a Canadian so-called media watchdog. No 1785 Posted by fw, September 26, 2016 “The main explanation for the biased coverage is a … Continue reading

September 26, 2016

Israel’s ferocious campaign to break the BDS movement is slammed by Israeli human rights activist Miko Peled

“It really comes down to an issue of foreign silencing of free speech,” says Chris Hedges No 1784 Posted by fw, September 25, 2016 In a 24:20-minute video interview, embedded below, … Continue reading

September 25, 2016

Video primer on BDS for Canadians: CJPME launches series of videos on BDS

Watch the first video here — Why BDS? For Canadians — covers the demands of the BDS movement, explains its logic. No 1783 Posted by fw, September 24, 2016 CJPME is delighted … Continue reading

September 24, 2016

Rebuttal of Jeff Wheeldon’s critique of the argument for adoption of BDS as a Green Party policy

And making the case for retaining BDS as a Green Party policy. No 1782 Posted by fw, September 23, 2016 The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it … Continue reading

September 23, 2016

What is BDS? — An explanation by the Palestinian BDS National Committee

The Palestinian BDS committee called for “global citizens” to join the Palestinian struggle because “those in power refused to act”. No 1781 Posted by fw, September 19, 2016 As I explained … Continue reading

September 19, 2016

What does the Green Party’s hotly contested BDS policy resolution actually say? Maybe we should read it

To facilitate an informed discussion, people should read the resolution before they criticize or applaud it. No 1780 Posted by fw, September 18, 2016 I am in the process of reviewing … Continue reading

September 18, 2016

Trudeau flip-flops on election promise to amend Bill C-51 with more oversight, reduced police powers

That was then. This is now. Liberals’ consultation paper indicates police concerns to take precedence over public concerns. No 1779 Posted by fw, September 17, 2016 “Canada’s Liberal government released a … Continue reading

September 17, 2016

“May has lost a lot of support within her own party over what’s taken place so far,” says Quebec’s Green leader

May insists Greens are as united as ever and that she has support from “the vast majority” of party members No 1778 Posted by fw, September 15, 2016 “‘May has lost … Continue reading

September 15, 2016

Philosophy prof makes compelling moral case for Canada’s Green Party to affirm support for BDS

Anyone who opposes non-violent means of struggle against colonial injustice denies the humanity of the oppressed group. No 1777 Posted by fw, September 14, 2016 In a recent article, BDS: A … Continue reading

September 14, 2016

24 Green Party of Canada members defend support for BDS cause, reject Green’s BC leader’s criticism

BREAKING: yesterday three GPC shadow cabinet members were removed for criticizing a provincial party leader. No 1776 Posted by fw, September 14, 2016 “…no Western government has ever applied meaningful pressure … Continue reading

September 14, 2016

Trudeau’s neoliberals take giant step toward TPP ratification with a positive economic impact study

Critic says flawed model used in the study is based on assumption that “all neoliberalism is good”. No 1775 Posted by fw, September 13, 2016 “Sujata Dey, trade campaigner with the … Continue reading

September 13, 2016

NO TPP RENEGOTIATION — Canada agrees to move ahead quickly to adopt the US-led trade pact

A day of infamy — Monday September 12, 2016, the 12 TPP signatories agreed that they will not renegotiate the deal. No 1774 Posted by fw, September 13, 2016 PM Trudeau … Continue reading

September 13, 2016

Trudeau betrays promised new relationship with First Nations, BC Site C Dam construction underway

Today, cross-country Justice for Peace Caravan is in Montreal for a court appeal, then on to Ottawa to deliver petition. No 1773 Posted by fw, September 12, 2016 “On September 12, the … Continue reading

September 12, 2016

Extraordinary UK parliament bill seeks to allow portion of citizens’ taxes to pay for peace, not war

Labor Party MP Ruth Cadbury’s proposal will get second reading in December. No 1772 Posted by fw, September 11, 2016 “Today we are not conscripted to fight; instead, our taxes are … Continue reading

September 11, 2016

On climate change, Team Trudeau reneges on Real Change promises, tilts to oil and gas ruling elite

Recent interviews with Minister McKenna have deteriorated into avoidance, obfuscation and outright nonsense. No 1771 Posted by fw, September 10, 2016 “Justin Trudeau’s October 2015 electoral elevation to power came with … Continue reading

September 10, 2016

Israel committing “genocide” against Palestinian people — allegation affirmed by legal analysis and scholarship

Moreover, Movement for Black Lives policy platform cites US complicity in Israel’s “genocide” and “apartheid”. No 1770 Posted by fw, September 9, 2016 “Despite the outrage of many pro-Israel groups, there … Continue reading

September 9, 2016

Barbaric Israeli forces “kneecap” 18 Palestinian males aged 14 to 27, threaten to “disable all the youths”

Recall PM Trudeau once insisted that “Israel is a country that has values that align with Canadian values.” No 1769 Posted by fw, September 8, 2016 First, consider this related introduction … Continue reading

September 8, 2016