Citizen Action Monitor

“We should not take democracy as a given anymore” —Dr Heiner Flassbeck

No 363 Posted by fw, December 13, 2011 “I think it’s extremely dangerous. We should not take democracy as something natural or given. If you look at southern Europe people … Continue reading

December 13, 2011 · Leave a comment

Canada legally quits Kyoto — Shameful Harper government offers “excuses” as “reasons”

No 362 Posted by fw, December 12, 2011 Kent Announces Canada is Legally Leaving the Kyoto Protocol, By Andrea Harden-Donahue, Monday, December 12th, 2011. (The following text is from an … Continue reading

December 12, 2011 · Leave a comment

We need to get the court to protect farmers from Monsanto’s invasion —Farmer Jim Gerritsen

No 361 Posted by fw, December 11, 2011 “Gerritsen heads OSGATA, based in Montrose, Colo., which is leading 83 plaintiffs in the case against Monsanto. The individual farmers, seed companies … Continue reading

December 11, 2011 · Leave a comment

COP17 last dash deal “leaves world on a course for more than 3˚C of warming” —Pembina Inst

No 360 Posted by fw, December 11, 2011 Vancouver — Matt Horne, director of the Pembina Institute’s climate change program, made the following statement in response to the conclusion of … Continue reading

December 11, 2011 · Leave a comment

Obama’s COP17 team “represents the polluters and financial elites.” —Kate Horner, Friends of the Earth

No 359 Posted by fw, December 10, 2011 In a polished Q&A session with Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman, Kate Horner, a policy analyst at Friends of the Earth, responded to … Continue reading

December 10, 2011 · Leave a comment

“Deep cuts now. Get it done!” —Youth delegate, Anjali Appadurai, reprimands COP17 delegates

No 358 Posted by fw, December 10, 2011 On December 9, 2011, Anjali Appadurai, a student at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine, challenged the COP17 conference … Continue reading

December 10, 2011 · Leave a comment

Is Canada’s “commitment” to a new global climate deal just more hot air?

No 357 Posted by fw, December 8, 2011 “Central to bridging differences and bringing countries together into a new agreement is the need for flexibility and creativity. It’s no coincidence … Continue reading

December 8, 2011 · Leave a comment

Building a Social Movement: What can the African-American Civil Rights Movement teach us? Pt 2: Demands of democracy

No 355 Posted by fw, December 6, 2011 Back on September 11, 2011, I posted Part 1 of what was intended to be a multi-part series on what could be … Continue reading

December 6, 2011 · Leave a comment

Greenpeace CEO calls for greater sense of urgency to drive COP17 talks forward

No 354 Posted by fw, December 6, 2011 “Clearly, our political and business leaders seem to be suffering from a common medical condition that they all have a problem hearing. … Continue reading

December 6, 2011 · Leave a comment

Green leader Elizabeth May shatters Harper Government’s “enormous” Kyoto distortions

No 353 Posted by fw, December 4, 2011 “It has been a good week for the Harper Communications Machine. Peter Kent is a very effective spokesperson. The lines and spin … Continue reading

December 4, 2011 · Leave a comment

“We have a dysfunctional economic system coupled to a dysfunctional political system in a kind of a spiral downturn” —Richard Wolff

No 352 Posted by fw, December 2, 2011 On Wednesday, November 30, 2011, central banks, including the U.S. Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank, took coordinated action to prevent … Continue reading

December 2, 2011 · Leave a comment

UK mock trial finds two fictitious CEOs guilty of ‘ecocide’ for extracting oil from Canada’s tar sands

No 351 Posted by fw, December 2, 2011 “It’s very hard to speak out against something that hasn’t been given a name or been recognized. I realized that I was … Continue reading

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How a British biologist blocked American corporations from exploiting human genome research for profit

No 350 Posted by fw, December 1, 2011 “It was about ownership in two senses. One is that they [Celera Genomics] wanted to own the database to which everybody would … Continue reading

December 1, 2011 · Leave a comment