Citizen Action Monitor


This is a list, in chronological order, of posts 2001 to 2200

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 2001  07/07/18 What TV news buries about the history of US warmongering against North Korea
 2002  07/07/17 Trump mocks Kim Jong-un for not having better things to do with his life
 2003  07/09/17 Governments are well known to lie – One way they hide the truth is simply by not mentioning it
 2004  07/10/17 David Suzuki faults politicians and political system for failures of environmental movement
 2005  07/11/17 Sixty years of environmental action and humanity remains in ecological overshoot
 2006  07/13/17 “Justin Trudeau is looking a lot like the last neo-liberal standing, albeit with his own quirks.”
 2007  07/15/17 “We have to design our economies to live within ecological limits and resource constraints” – Tim Jackson
 2008  07/16/17 In acts of savage brutality, Israel persecutes 2 million innocent Gazans, with Abbas’ OK
 2009  07/17/17 Prof Bill Rees is back, advocating planned de-growth toward a quasi steady state economy
 2010  07/18/17 “Prosperity Without Growth?” – Tim Jackson on how a report started a conversation whose time had come
 2011  07/19/17 Delusional Trudeau and Notley ignore facts, cling to oilsands’ pipe dream promises
 2012  07/21/17 “There is no sign of a turning point in our dependence on fossil fuels,” says Canadian expert
 2013  07/22/17 Tim Jackson: In a finite world, what can Prosperity (without growth) possibly mean?
 2014  07/23/17 Pipelines will get built — Alberta’s Premier Rachel Notley’s pledge to oil companies
 2015  07/25/17 Is economic growth a measure of “real prosperity”? Tim Jackson says “No” and explains why
 2016  07/26/17 Group of 28 academics ask PM Trudeau if he understands the climate crisis. No reply after 9 weeks.
 2017  07/27/17 We appear to be committed to collapse, because we’re already in it – Paul Kingsnorth, Dark Mountain
 2018  07/29/17 In this advanced technological age, when anything is possible, limits are seen as inconvenient or illusory
 2019  07/31/17 Our legacy of concern about material limits dates to Malthus’ 1798 Essay on runaway population growth
 2020  08/01/17 Canada’s pseudo left groups under delusion that right-wing NDP can become party of the left
 2021  08/02/17 Google censoring Internet searches — progressive, anti-war, and socialist web sites are targetted
 2022  08/03/17 Kevin Anderson on “our collective stupidity” for stubbornly refusing to mitigate carbon emissions
 2023  08/03/17 We are not wired to plan for the future; we are wired to exploit what we have, says Ugo Bardi
 2024  08/05/17 Are our political leaders gambling with our future by expanding economic growth?
 2025  08/07/17 Policy makers seduced by economists’ claims that climate change can be fixed, economic growth can continue
 2026  08/08/17 Why do we fail to see the connection between economic growth and planet degradation?
 2027  08/10/17 If you haven’t been directly impacted by this hot scary summer, check out what you missed
 2028  08/13/17 Ten years after the 2008 financial crash, the cost to Britain is running into £ trillions
 2029  08/13/17 First Greece, now Britain — Tory government sells off public assets to pay for failed economic plan
 2030  08/14/17 Conventional wisdom holds that economic growth is the surest path to prosperity
 2031  08/15/17 “The ‘business-as-usual’ scenario can only lead to increasing social problems.” – Peter Joseph
 2032  08/16/17 In October 2014, Peter Joseph issued a challenge — Find solutions to Market Economy problems
 2033  08/17/17 Contradictions and crises of capitalism – Abby Martin interviews Peter Joseph — VIDEO
 2034  08/18/17 Queen Elizabeth II asks economists why no one saw the 2008 financial collapse coming
 2035  08/20/17 US Corporate highjacking of civil society; similar pattern set to emerge in post-Brexit Britain
 2036  08/21/17 The environmental movement failed because of our addiction to economic growth
 2037  08/22/17 Kinder Morgan expected Trudeau to break his promise to redo NEB’s review of pipeline project
 2038  08/23/17 Evidence-packed article buries Trudeau, discrediting his pretence to care about climate change
 2039  08/24/17 BLOCKBUSTER research findings: Age of endlessly growing industrial capitalism is over
 2040  08/26/17 Q: What led the world to the brink of economic disaster in 2008? – A: The unrelenting drive for economic growth
 2041  08/27/17 We learned nothing! — Following 2008 disaster, it was back to business-as-usual, as-fast-as-possible
 2042  08/28/17 What if a low-growth, no-growth economy became the new normal?
 2043  08/30/17 Who to blame for a drowned Houston and a drenched Windsor?
 2044  09/05/17 Climate-driven severe weather catastrophes happening worldwide – Are you worried yet?
 2045  09/06/17 “The prevailing vision of prosperity as a continually expanding material paradise has come unravelled”
 2046  09/07/17 Mayor De Blasio tweets Trump — Don’t mess with New York City’s 30,000 DACA recipients
 2047  09/08/17 Jackson weighs suitability of ‘opulence’ and ‘utility’ as measures of societal prosperity
 2048  09/10/17 Attempts to equate prosperity with happiness and life satisfaction fail to measure up
 2049  09/12/17 Solar and wind could scale up to 100% without collapse of global economy or wrecking climate system
 2050  09/13/17 In defining what it means to prosper, capabilities for flourishing offer a good starting point, provided …
 2051  09/14/17 47 years of work on sustainability and “We’re worse off now,” says Jorgen Randers
 2052  09/14/17 “Reducing greenhouse gas emissions should take precedence over economic growth,” says David Suzuki
 2053  09/15/17 All major industrialized countries failing to meet their Paris pledges to cut greenhouse-gas emissions
 2054  09/16/17 Half of Canada’s monitored species (451 of 903) are in decline, with average decline of 83%
 2055  09/17/17 The demand for perpetual economic growth, and the madness it provokes, leads to environmental collapse
 2056  09/18/17 On the Road to Extinction
 2057  09/19/17 World so addicted to fossil fuels, future global carbon emissions will continue to increase
 2058  09/20/17 Chapter 4 of “Prosperity without Growth” — Tim Jackson finds himself on the horns of a dilemma
 2059  09/21/17 Growth of renewables hasn’t stopped rise in CO2 emissions, says Canadian expert
 2060  09/23/17 What drives our insatiable consumer desire for more long after our material needs are met?
 2061  09/24/17 Inspirational voices fire up People’s Congress of Resistance inaugural meeting in Washington DC
 2062  09/28/17 Is economic growth essential for higher life expectancy, lower child mortality and education access?
 2063  09/29/17 Do we need economic growth to keep the economy stable?
 2064  09/30/17 The appeal to decoupling as an escape from the dilemma of growth is “far from convincing,” says Tim Jackson
 2065  10/02/17 Canada’s environmental NGOs slammed – They need a “kick in the butt,” says activist
 2066  10/02/17 “I called the Crash of 2008, I’m calling the Crash of 2018” – Dr. Nafeez Ahmed
 2067  10/03/17 “I would carpet bomb them.” – Young Israeli’s solution for conflict with Palestinians
 2068  10/04/17 Group of Canadian organizations “champions” implementation of government climate change document
 2069  10/05/17 From an historical perspective, Tim Jackson finds no reliable, conclusive evidence for relative decoupling
 2070  10/06/17 There’s no historical evidence of absolute decoupling of GDP from resource use between 1990-2008
 2071  10/09/17 Could relative decoupling proceed fast enough to achieve real reductions in emissions?
 2072  10/10/17 “Simple arithmetic reveals stark choices,” forewarns ecological economist Tim Jackson
 2073  10/12/17 Canada’s Commissioner of Environment flunks feds on climate change performance
 2074  10/13/17 Trump’s rejection of climate change creates a “malignant normality”, it becomes the rule …
 2075  10/14/17 The profit motive, entwined with consumer demand, lock us into an ‘Iron Cage’ of consumerism
 2076  10/16/17 “Capitalism” — an elusive concept that appears in numerous varieties, says Tim Jackson
 2077  10/18/17 “The drive toward Internet censorship in the United States is already far advanced”
 2078  10/19/17 Did citizen’s social media action fend off Enbridge’s attempt to silence anti-pipeline activist group?
 2079  10/19/17 US federal court dismisses Canadian forest company’s SLAPP lawsuit against two environmental NGOs
 2080  10/20/17 America has lost its freedom to “a collection of anti-science whack jobs straight out of the middle ages”
 2081  10/22/17 Capitalism’s structural dynamic “undermines the interests of those it’s supposed to serve”
 2082  10/23/17 ”Consumer culture perpetuates itself precisely because it succeeds so well at failure!”
 2083  10/24/17 The production of novelty through creative destruction sharpens the appetite for novelty in consumers
 2084  10/26/17 Capitalism is a “blatant failure,” declares Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s new prime minister
 2085  10/27/17 Duplicitous PM Trudeau slammed for breaking his climate change promise to the world in Paris
 2086  10/29/17 Insatiable consumer desire aside, people are capable of restraining spending in times of economic crisis
 2087  10/30/17 Why do rich societies with lots of material goods, show few signs of meaningful social participation?
 2088  11/02/17 How fear of social shame drives our relentless pursuit of stuff, threatens promise of a life of true prosperity
 2089  11/03/17 It’s past time for us to shift away from consumer desires towards “an alternative hedonism”
 2090  11/04/17 Over centuries, a borrowed concept of “self-interest” evolved to become a credible tenet of modern economics
 2091  11/05/17 Proof of genetically inherited altruistic behaviour means we can move beyond the selfish gene
 2092  11/07/17 Tim Jackson calls for a systematic re-construction of economics capable of delivering a lasting prosperity
 2093  11/08/17 To avert dangerous global climate change, we must downscale economies of rich nations 4-6% per year
 2094  11/09/17 James Hansen issues a 13-point call for climate change action at COP-23 in Bonn
 2095  11/10/17 American voters are misinforming themselves with fake news lies and inaccuracies
 2096  11/10/17 ICC’s decision to investigate alleged war crimes in Afghanistan is “completely political”
 2097  11/11/17 Thinking in terms of services reveals new ways to decarbonize, dematerialize economic activity
 2098  11/13/17 Work in the employment-rich service sector is not only more fulfilling, it’s material-light
 2099  11/15/17 Jackson assesses the massive investment demands of a transition to a “Prosperity without Growth” economy
 2100  11/16/17 Our debt-based money system is the biggest challenge facing sustainable investment financing
 2101  11/17/17 Foundations for the economy of tomorrow derive from four simple first principles cited in Chapter 8 —
 2102  11/19/17 BLOCKBUSTER 2012 documentary on today’s crises — Alarming truths left unsaid for too long
 2103  11/20/17 WOW! Months after citizen’s angry Town Hall outburst over healthcare, video still captures attention
 2104  11/22/17 COP23 is latest “attempt to forestall our headlong rush towards oblivion,” declares Kevin Anderson
 2105  11/23/17 Jeremy Corbyn sees UK city’s shift to local economic development as a model for the future
 2106  11/25/17 What Canadians should know about the Net Neutrality battle raging in the US
 2107  11/26/17 “I predict that during the next decades, we will increasingly experience ourselves as failing beings.”
 2108  11/27/17 What ‘spirituality’ is not: Thomas Metzinger finds just one meaning of ‘spirituality’ with a “semantic core”
 2109  11/28/17 On the climate change front, the climate science news out of Washington just keeps getting worse
 2110  11/29/17 Why do ordinary people commit evil acts? asks Scottish writer A.L. Kennedy
 2111  12/01/17 “I think there’s a 95% chance that we’ll go to hell in a handcart with about 4°C warming” – Kevin Anderson
 2112  12/03/17 Paul Street’s dynamite essay on how American democracy is trumped by a deadly complex of forces
 2113  12/04/17 Tim Jackson finds “something distinctly odd about our contemporary refusal to question economic growth”
 2114  12/05/17 Can the degrowth movement provide an escape route from the “dilemma of growth”?
 2115  12/06/17 Can eco-modernists provide an escape route from the “dilemma of growth?”
 2116  12/07/17 Two givens: First, “We must reduce in absolute terms the material throughput of the economy”
 2117  12/08/17 “Does sustainable investment increase or diminish growth?” asks Tim Jackson
 2118  12/09/17 A shift towards the services sector of the economy heralds a considerably slower rate of economic growth
 2119  12/10/17 What to do when demand stagnates, unemployment rises, and social instability follows?
 2120  12/11/17 Tim Jackson and Peter Victor find a flaw in Thomas Piketty’s “algebra of inequality” thesis
 2121  12/12/17 Tim Jackson and Peter Victor successfully challenge the conjecture that credit creates a “growth imperative”
 2122  12/12/17 Government has a vital stabilizing role to play during a transition to a post-growth economy, says Jackson
 2123  12/13/17 In his concluding section of Chapter 9, Jackson foresees the emergence of a post-growth macroeconomics
 2124  12/14/17 Do The Math — Global investments in renewables “too little, too late” to meet transition challenge we face
 2125  12/15/17 “Not all arctic polar bears are in trouble, but those that are signal what’s to come” – National Geographic
 2126  12/16/17 What’s wrong with capitalism? — A 2:18-minute video explains how capitalism is killing us
 2127  12/17/17 With Trump, it’s been loss, after loss, as ranks of the oppressed grow – Has HOPE arrived just in time?
 2128  12/20/17 By definition, the US political system is “fascist” – says Ralph Nader
 2129  12/20/17 Ralph Nader skewers “Deceiver-in-Chief” Trump and Republicans over “tax cuts” and other lies
 2130  12/25/17 Trudeau challenged to prove Canada’s “all-of-the-above” climate action plan will meet its climate commitments
 2131  12/27/17 Ed Finn rips Canada’s governments and citizenry for tolerating social impoverishment policies
 2132  12/31/17 Study reveals evidence of right-wing extremism in Canada predating Trump’s election
 2133  01/01/18 Fragmented US resistance movements fail to understand the nature of the system they’re up against
 2134  01/03/18 “The time is now for a mass movement of people saying ‘We want something different.’”
 2135  01/04/18 Faced with “a captured, powerless, inefficient government’, Jackson explores a new role for the state
 2136  01/05/18 How global climate change contributes to more extreme winter weather events
 2137  01/05/18 The ominous day when real life in Trump’s administration imitated George Orwell’s art, “1984”
 2138  01/07/18 In response to the 2008 financial crisis, the protective role of the state privileged powerful corporations
 2139  01/08/18 Towards an understanding of “common pool resources” and the state’s role in supporting the common good
 2140  01/09/18 Tar Sands – Canada’s dirty and dangerous obstacle to a carbon-free global energy system
 2141  01/10/18 Golden Globe’s support for #MeToo a wretched spectacle of identity politics at their worst
 2142  01/13/18 Jackson builds a case for government as a “commitment device” to escape the “iron cage of consumerism’”
 2143  01/14/18 “Governmentality” – the way governments try to produce citizens best suited to fulfill their own policies
 2144  01/15/18 Government is caught in a “dilemma of growth” – It’s time to move beyond this conflicted state, says Jackson
 2145  01/17/18 Tim Jackson outlines four broad policy themes for a post-growth society
 2146  01/17/18 The promise of a governance for prosperity in a much-to-be-desired progressive State
 2147  01/18/18 Tim Jackson is blunt. Our situation is dire: “Society is faced with a profound dilemma.”
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