Citizen Action Monitor

NDP leadership candidates graded on Middle East Policy — Ashton and Topp top rankings

Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) performed extensive research to assess the position of each NDP leadership candidate No 424 Posted by fw, February 29, 2012 … Continue reading

February 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Town wins fracking ban lawsuit. Possible company claim for “lost future profits” is mind-boggling

“Nowhere in the legislative history (of the state oil and gas law) is there any suggestion that the legislature intended…to preempt local zoning authority.” —Judge Rumsey No 423 Posted by … Continue reading

February 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Canadians will be less safe, more fearful under Harper’s Omnibus Crime Bill, say critics

“I think fear is at the basis of much of the government’s work here.” -–David Daubney No 422 Posted by fw, February 27, 2012 Critics of the Tory crime bill … Continue reading

February 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

leadnow.ca urges citizens to demand full public inquiry into dirty tricks election practices by Tory operatives

This news casts doubt on legitimacy of Harper’s majority,which it only narrowly won by 6,201 votes in 14 ridings If the public inquiry finds widespread electoral fraud, we could contest … Continue reading

February 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

What Stephen “ethical oil” Harper doesn’t want you to know about tar sands damage

Collateral environmental damage from Canada’s booming oilsands sector may be irreversible and emissions greater No 420 Posted by fw, February 24, 2012 Thanks to Climate and Capitalism for re-posting this … Continue reading

February 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Harper government bungling and stumbling its way towards an Internet Snooping Law

First dubbed the Lawful Access bill, later changed to Protecting Children from Internet Predators, now known to most Canadians as the Internet Snooping Law. No 419 Posted by fw, February … Continue reading

February 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

The New Global Revolutions — Revolutions happen once people realize things are not going to get better anytime soon

Where are the stories about how life is going to get better? We’re in for years of discontent No 418 Posted by fw, February 22, 2012 “What makes the headlines … Continue reading

February 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

I love this story — New Zealanders create model of local food independence eliminating BIG FOOD oligopoly

Ooooby is a New Zealand player in a fast-growing global local-food movement No 417 Posted by fw, February 21, 2012 Hard to believe that something out of New Zealand called … Continue reading

February 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

NDP leadership candidate Thomas Mulcair’s pro-Israeli hard line out of step with Party policy

“I am an ardent supporter of Israel in all situations and in all circumstances.” —Thomas Mulcair No 416 Posted by fw, February 21, 2012 “NDP leadership candidate Thomas Mulcair’s track … Continue reading

February 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Ontario Zero Waste campaigners challenge Energy Minister Bentley over “energy from waste” proposal

Notion that “energy from waste” is fit to be included in Ontario’s Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) is actually unfit for purpose No 415 Posted by fw, February 20, 2012 On January 24, … Continue reading

February 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Political leaders have biggest influence on level of public concern about climate change, US study

Public belief that climate change was a threat peaked in 2006-2007 when politicians in Congress showed the most agreement on the issue. No 414 Posted by fw February 19, 2012 … Continue reading

February 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Elizabeth May’s response to letter re Canada’s federal lobbying law

“Stephen Harper is the most secretive Prime Minister in history, with the most tightly controlled top-down control of government.” No 413 Posted by fw, February 19, 2012 In a recent … Continue reading

February 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Formidable roadblocks to just peace for Palestinians, says pro-Palestinian Israeli activist

“We can’t get there from here,” asserts eminent Israeli activist, Jeff Halper. No 412 Posted by fw, February 19, 2012 “Crucial as it is for keeping the issue alive and … Continue reading

February 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

This April 9-15 100,000 Americans will rise up to train for non-violent direct action. Will you be there?

From April 9-15 we will gather across America, 100,000 strong, in homes, places of worship, campuses and the streets to join together in the work of reclaiming our country. No … Continue reading

February 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Life today in Greece: Heart wrenching personal stories becoming increasingly dire

“The situation really is just one of going day-to-day and just trying to survive” No 410 Posted by fw, February 16, 2012 In the embedded 10-minute video below, Greek Canadian … Continue reading

February 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

What can we learn from “savage austerity measures” being imposed on Greeks? Michael Hudson explains

Neoliberal bankers are pushing Greeks to the breaking point No 409 Posted by fw, February 15, 2012 “Well we should be learning, what the European bankers are learning, and that … Continue reading

February 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Two US peace activists put personal safety on the line as human rights observers in Bahrain

Both women arrested and forcibly deported as US Embassy vice consul remained largely unsympathetic No 408, Posted by fw, February 13, 2012 “I feel an obligation to support people that … Continue reading

February 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

US Occupy movement has lost momentum: Shamus Cooke explains why

Meanwhile, Occupy Movements in Europe and elsewhere surge ahead. Why the difference? No 407 Posted by fw, February 12, 2012 “A healthy debate has finally gripped the Occupy Movement: there … Continue reading

February 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Can 60 members of Congress and 400,000 U.S. citizens stop Arctic drilling?

We’re about to find out if a rising tide of expressed concern alone can win over Obama No 406 Posted by fw, February 9, 2012 “As the Obama Administration moves … Continue reading

February 9, 2012 · Leave a comment