Citizen Action Monitor

Canada and U.S. child poverty rankings near bottom among 31 countries: Social Justice study

No 320 Posted by fw, October 31, 2011 Although Canada ranked 9th overall on a multidimensional measure of social justice, it fell to 24th place on the child poverty dimension … Continue reading

October 31, 2011 · Leave a comment

Politicians’ lexicon of obfuscation sanitizes warfare business —Will Self

No 319 Posted by fw, October 30, 2011 This is my second helping of Will Self, the articulate British wit who writes “to astonish people”. And astonish us he does, … Continue reading

October 30, 2011 · Leave a comment

Americans “stand and cheer US Government’s new power to assassinate their fellow citizens” —Glenn Greenwald

No 318 Posted by fw, October 30, 2011 “After several unsuccessful efforts to assassinate its own citizen, the U.S. succeeded today (and it was the U.S.).  It almost certainly was able to find and kill Awlaki with … Continue reading

October 30, 2011 · Leave a comment

Lawsuit filed against Keystone XL pipeline – Press Release

No 317 Posted by fw, October 29, 2011 For Immediate Release — Tuesday, October 25, 2011 Keystone XL pipeline lawsuit expanded to challenge bogus claim that spills from pipeline are … Continue reading

October 29, 2011 · Leave a comment

A Modern Greek tragedy with an Indignants Chorus of tens of thousands

No 316 Posted by fw, October 28, 2011 “Autumn this year in Greece is darker than in other years — a season of insecurity and distress. The signs of recession … Continue reading

October 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

Make the Occupy Movement a “real threat” — Bring the Assembly meeting process to neighourhoods

No 315 Posted by fw, October 27, 2011 “[Suppose] in Barcelona they go to the city square and they have their gigantic assembly. Suppose they decide, you know what, that’s … Continue reading

October 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

“This isn’t just an occupation, this is a decolonization. We’re here to take back everything they’ve taken from us.” —Ashley Sanders

No 314 Posted by fw, October 27, 2011 “So when people ask you your one demand say “Democracy.” And when they ask you why you’re here, say, “To be here”. … Continue reading

October 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

A Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany writes — I wish to tell you about Gaza

No 313 Posted by fw, October 25, 2011 In a July 2011 post, I wrote an account of my letter of rebuttal in response to a factually-challenged, pro-Israeli letter to the … Continue reading

October 25, 2011 · Leave a comment

Occupy Wall Street – An insider’s perspective on its origins

No 312 Posted by fw, October 25, 2011 “Say what you will about Americans, and one can say many things, this is a country of deeply democratic sensibilities. The idea … Continue reading

October 25, 2011 · Leave a comment

Capitalist free market system drives us to work ourselves to death —Michael Albert

No 311 Posted by fw, October 25, 2011 “You know, the emergence of capitalist markets was a gigantic struggle, a gigantic imposition against the natural inclination of people to behave … Continue reading

October 25, 2011 · Leave a comment

Winnipeg’s anti-capitalist co-op for progressive small businesses and activist organizations

No 310 Posted by fw, October 23, 2011 “In the heart of Winnipeg’s rapidly developing downtown core, the Autonomous Zone — or A-Zone for short — has been a hub … Continue reading

October 23, 2011 · Leave a comment

Protesters’ “Oil Orgy Strip” ridicules UK officials cozying up to Canada’s tar sands

No 309 Posted by fw, October 22, 2011 It was an oily metaphorical pas de deux. Definitely not the classiest or most effective activist protest on record. Nevertheless, there’s no … Continue reading

October 22, 2011 · Leave a comment

Smackdown! — UK students mock Harper MP with ‘Greenwash Propagandist of the Year Award’

No 307 Posted by fw, October 22, 2011 “London, October 20th 2011 – Joe Oliver, Natural Resources Minister, met with staunch opposition at the London School of Economics (LSE) whilst … Continue reading

October 22, 2011 · Leave a comment

Canadian Parliamentary committee on anti-Semitism accused of “misrepresentation of testimony” and “selective fact-finding”

No 307 Posted by fw, October 22, 2011 Following is a copy of an email received yesterday from CJPME (Canadians for Peace and Justice in the Middle East). Except for … Continue reading

October 22, 2011 · Leave a comment

Under Obama “Yes, we can” has become “Well, actually we’re not even going to try”—Wm. Black

No 306 Posted by fw, October 20, 2011 “If he [Obama] continues this way, it’s conceivable the Republicans will nominate someone so bad that he will be reelected, but he … Continue reading

October 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

Campaign to Stop the “Jewish National Fund” from stealing Palestinian land

No 305 Posted by fw, October 18, 2011 WHAT IS THE CAMPAIGN TO STOP THE JEWISH NATIONAL FUND (JNF)? Stop the JNF is an international campaign aimed at ending the … Continue reading

October 18, 2011 · Leave a comment

Ironic News Report “fractures” Natural Gas Company propaganda on fracking

No 304 Posted by fw, October 18, 201 The fossil fuel industry left out a few details in their informational video about the process of drilling for natural gas. Comedian … Continue reading

October 18, 2011 · Leave a comment

Anti-Defamation League seems desperate to silence pro-Palestinian voices on US campuses

No 303 Posted by fw, October 17, 2011 “The Anti-Defamation League is at it again. On Wednesday, October 13, the ADL issued its latest report on student activism, trying this … Continue reading

October 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

“America has turned agnostic” on climate change

No 302 Posted by fw, October 17, 2011 “In 2008, both the Democratic and Republican candidates for president, Barack Obama and John McCain, warned about man-made global warming and supported … Continue reading

October 17, 2011 · Leave a comment