Citizen Action Monitor

Harper Minister stunned into silence by doctor’s bold verbal assault over cuts to refugee health care

“I don’t believe this Minister deserves my courtesy, or the courtesy of any doctor in this country.” No 515 Posted by fw, June 30, 2012 Chris Keefer, a young, bold … Continue reading

June 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Welcome to the age of ‘wicked’ problems. Or, why fighting climate change is so difficult

We’d be far better off if we understood what wicked problems are. No 514 Posted by fw, June 28, 2012 The term ‘wicked’ in this context is used, not in … Continue reading

June 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Three reasons to keep fighting despite the great failure of collective leadership at the Earth Summit

The leaders who attended Rio+20 have just pledged to pursue “sustained growth”, the primary cause of the biosphere’s losses No 513 Posted by fw, June 27, 2012 “That we have … Continue reading

June 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Jewish Voice for Peace celebrates divestment of Caterpillar shares from leading US pension fund manager

Caterpillar supplied bulldozers that destroyed arable land, razed Palestinian homes, and killed US activist Rachel Corrie No 512 Posted by fw, June 26, 2012 Caterpillar Removed from Pension Fund over … Continue reading

June 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Meetings like Rio+20 are doomed to fail — David Suzuki

“We’re going backwards” No 511 Posted by fw, June 25, 2012 “A meeting like this is doomed to fail because we haven’t left our vested interests outside the door and … Continue reading

June 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Roadmap to Survival 2100 by Prof. Wm. Rees

Introduction to the kinds of policies implicit in a Survival 2100–type project No 510 Posted by fw, June 25, 2012 “…sustainability does, indeed, demand what many scientists (and even politicians) … Continue reading

June 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Rio+20: The epitome of insanity on two fronts

No 509 Posted by fw, June 23, 2012 “Insanity,” said Albert Einstein, “is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” By this definition are humans … Continue reading

June 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Ask Ecuador to grant Assange’s asylum request

RootsAction is asking you to take action No 508 Posted by fw, June 20, 2012 This email message just received from RootsAction — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is asking Ecuador … Continue reading

June 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Debating denialists — an exercise in futility?

Pointing out the fallacious arguments of denialists is like kicking a bee hive: the comments section will fill with lots of angry buzzing. No 507 Posted by fw, June 19, … Continue reading

June 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Workers purchase factory and set up a worker-run cooperative

The priority is not profit, it’s labor and jobs No 506 Posted by fw, June 19, 2012 Congratulations to a group of enterprising Chicago factory workers who have boldly taken … Continue reading

June 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

BC residents organize to stop Texas billionaire from building new tar sands pipeline to coast

Vancouver City Council votes for bylaw to demand more liability insurance for oil tankers No 505 Posted by fw, June 16, 2012 Vancouver City Council may have taken a page … Continue reading

June 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Climate change denier meets his nemesis

No 504 Posted by fw, June 13, 2012 The other day a popular online video news and information program featured an interview with a highly respected climate scientist who talked … Continue reading

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Talking Climate: The gateway to research on climate change communication

At Talking Climate, the best research evid­ence is trans­lated into prac­tical guides on a wide range of topics No 503 Posted by fw, June 11, 2012 Talking Climate: The gateway … Continue reading

June 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Human activity linked to risk of abrupt and irreversible tipping points of our entire biosphere

“It’s pretty clear we’re headed for something big.” No 502 Posted by fw, June 11, 2012 “We can look into the past and we can see that earth has undergone … Continue reading

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Shocking reality of Israeli military courts: study

Imprisonment exposed as a tool to oppress Palestinians No 501 Posted by fw, June 10, 2012 Justice upside down: a new study on Israel’s military courts, submitted by Adri Nieuwhof, June 9, … Continue reading

June 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Canada’s tar sands oil isn’t welcome in America: That’s the message of Sierra Club’s animated video

No 500 Posted by fw, June 09, 2012 It’s Time to Move America Beyond Oil The Sierra Club has just released The Dirtiest Oil on Earth, an animated video on … Continue reading

June 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Leadnow calls on Canadians to find 13 “hero” Tory MPs to help stop Harper’s “Environmental Devastation Act”

June 13 is your chance to stand up for your democracy No 499 Posted by fw, June 9, 2012 Leadnow.ca is looking for 13 Conservative MP heroes The key vote … Continue reading

June 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Once again Windsor Star article misleads public about climate change

No 498 Posted by fw, June 8, 2012 Back on January 31, 2012 I posted a copy of my letter to the editor of the Windsor Star challenging the factual … Continue reading

June 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Thoughts on why the left lost in Wisconsin. What’s next?

The liberal elite has lost its legitimacy among America’s working class who have fled to right-wing populism No 497 Posted by fw, June 8, 2012 “Any left-leaning independent activism strategy … Continue reading

June 8, 2012 · Leave a comment