Citizen Action Monitor

Scientists struggle to motivate US politicians and public to act on climate change

No 300 Posted by fw, October 15, 2011 In the August 2004 issue of Science*, Stephen Pacala and Robert Socolow of Princeton’s Carbon Mitigation Initiative published a paper identifying 15 … Continue reading

October 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

Alberta family’s fight with oil and gas industry captured in acclaimed documentary film, “Wiebo’s War”

No 299 Posted by fw, October 14, 2011 “The problems of Wiebo Ludwig and his family began when they discovered that their farm lay on top of one of the … Continue reading

October 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

“The intoxicating idea of revolution has filled the air.”

No 297 Posted by fw, October 12, 2011 “Overnight the face of political action and political dissent in the United States has undergone a transformation. . . . Suddenly the … Continue reading

October 12, 2011 · Leave a comment

Ecosocialism: Viable and necessary alternative to capitalism?

No 296 Posted by fw, October 11, 2011 “[E]liminating profit and accumulation as the driving forces of the economy will eliminate capitalism’s innate drive to pollute and destroy. While mistaken … Continue reading

October 11, 2011 · Leave a comment

Capitalism on Trial Part 2 – Capitalism on the Brink

No 295 Posted by fw, October 10, 2011 “So what looks to us like a breakdown of capitalism may be simply the most spectacular of its creative destruction at work … Continue reading

October 10, 2011 · Leave a comment

Is the rapidly growing Occupy Movement at risk of being co-opted by the “professional left”?

No 294 Posted by fw, October 8, 2011 “I don’t think any co-option’s happened yet. My hope is that the Occupy Movement will still be independent of that kind of … Continue reading

October 8, 2011 · Leave a comment

To frack or not to frack? UK debates whether to mine for cheap natural gas or develop low-carbon energy technologies

No 293 Posted by fw, October 7, 2011 “In a couple of weeks’ time, a company exploring for gas in Lancashire is going to find out if it will be … Continue reading

October 7, 2011 · Leave a comment

Capitalism on Trial Part 1 – The Morality of Capitalism

No 292 Posted by fw, October 5, 2011 “In this series, I want to put capitalism on trial. In the second program, I’ll probe whether the recent economic crises suggests … Continue reading

October 5, 2011 · Leave a comment

We are sanctified by our apathy, for if we do nothing, we cannot reasonably be blamed for anything —Will Self

No 290 Posted by fw, October 1, 2011 “And so we urge them [politicians] on in their corrupt limbo dance while gaily chanting, “How low can you go?” Of course, … Continue reading

October 1, 2011 · Leave a comment