Citizen Action Monitor

Citizens pressed to challenge proposed US legalization of military surveillance of citizens worldwide

“That’s a pretty scary prospect” says hacker activist Jacob Applebaum No 466 Posted by fw, April 29, 2012 “So it’s not only that this data is being collected, but now … Continue reading

April 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

“I am responsible as a human being, as a citizen to act against injustice.” –Former Israeli soldier now protesting for Palestinian rights

“There is a saying that bad things happen when good people are silent.” —Gil Gutglick No 465 Posted by fw, April 26, 2012 “I’m struggling for our society, mine and … Continue reading

April 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Story of Israeli mom who joined Palestinian protest movement against home evictions

Growing number of courageous Israelis taking to the streets No 464 Posted by fw, April 25, 2012 This is Terry Benninga’s story, the story of one “ordinary” woman who stands … Continue reading

April 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

How citizens can protect themselves from widespread domestic government surveillance of their digital data

“If the state asserts it has the right to get your data… they’re going to get it, if they can get it.” No 463 Posted by fw, April 24, 2012 … Continue reading

April 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Harper budget’s bullying “new sanctions” threaten environmental charities

Internal Gov. memo implies “radical” ForestEthics guilty of carrying out “illegitimate charitable activities” No 462 Posted by fw, April 22, 2012 “This is my country. The actions of this PMO … Continue reading

April 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

May 5, 2012 is Climate Impacts Day —’s dramatic 2-min video reveals cause for concern and anger

“The fossil fuel industry in pursuit of evermore profit is making life impossible for many of us. We should be mad.” No 461 Posted by fw, April 21, 2012 “ … Continue reading

April 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Norwegian grandparents spearhead demand for Statoil to withdraw from Harper’s tar sands

Will Norwegian grandparents shame the Canadian Association of Retired People into action? No 460 Posted by fw, April 19, 2012 “Grandparents cannot accept that our grandchildren shall inherit an unsustainable … Continue reading

April 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Israel’s racist Zionist regime will end “sooner than most people think” says son of Israeli 1967 war hero

No 459 Posted by fw, April 17, 2012 “It seems surprising that Israeli soldiers, young men and women, who were raised in what is seemingly a democratic society, are willing … Continue reading

April 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Will direct democracy bring power to the people of Britain? BBC investigates

No 458 Posted by fw, April 13, 2012 Direct democracy is meant to transform British politics, giving voters more power. Voters are meant to exercise that power through devices like … Continue reading

April 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Journalist launches campaign to pressure Canada’s progressive groups to unite to defeat Harper

“Unfortunately social activist groups are not showing the initiative to come together” No 457 Posted by fw, April 13, 2012 In a recent post, I wrote: “Oh, how I would … Continue reading

April 13, 2012 · Leave a comment calls for Canadian Spring on Parliament Hill to denounce corrupt Harper regime

“We have never needed a Canadian Spring more than we need it right now.” No 455 Posted by fw, April 9, 2012 “All this [the F-35 scandal] comes on top … Continue reading

April 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Harper subjects Canada to “austerity measures like those imposed on third world countries” says US financial analyst

“Powers of financial capitalism have created a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world … Continue reading

April 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Harper’s slash and burn budget exposed in eye-popping raw numbers — And we do mean “raw” as in “cruel and unfair”

$13 billion in lost revenue thanks to Harper’s generous corporate tax cuts No 453 Posted by fw, April 8, 2012 Thanks to the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives‘ Trish Hennessy … Continue reading

April 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Harper’s mean-spirited treatment of First Nations at pipeline review gets thumbs down comments from Canadians

Will Harper’s arrogant rule lead to his own self-destruction? Let’s hope so. No 452 Posted by fw, April 7, 2012 A recent story, which appeared in a leading Canadian news … Continue reading

April 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Hedges v. Obama: Advantage Hedges so far based on verbatim court notes

Purpose of court hearing — Are the plaintiffs legally entitled to sue? No 451 Posted by fw, April 3, 2012 “Government lawyers in New York court tell Judge they can’t … Continue reading

April 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

When it comes to bikeway designs the Dutch are on the right path

Netherlands has the most advanced bike infrastructure you’ll ever see No 450 Posted by fw, April 2, 2012 From the Netherlands to America: Translating the World’s Best Bikeway Designs — … Continue reading

April 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Stephen “Ethical Oil” Harper’s Budget Screws Mother Earth

Budget screws the planet for short-term gains No 449 Posted by fw, April 1, 2012 “This is known in the budget as “responsible resource development.” This perverse label includes putting … Continue reading

April 1, 2012 · Leave a comment