Citizen Action Monitor

Obama’s silence on climate change is a serious ethical, political and leadership failure says legal scholar

By his silence, Obama fails to abide by provisions of international law that have been agreed to by all nations including the U.S. No 559 Posted by fw August 31, … Continue reading

August 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

US Center for Biological Diversity sues Bureau of Land Management for failing to assess fracking risks

Alleges fracking in California threatens to unleash damaging new drilling boom No 558 Posted by fw August 30, 2012 For immediate release, Aug. 29, 2012 Lawsuit Launched to Protect Endangered … Continue reading

August 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Jewish supremacists firebomb Palestinian taxi in West Bank: Netanyahu attempts to salvage damaged public image

Truth be told, the Israeli government sanctions Jewish goons’ terrorist attacks on Palestinians No 557 Posted by fw August 29, 2012 First, a 9:49-minute video about the escalating violence and … Continue reading

August 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Ahmed (9), Youssef (17), Arafat (23), Muhammad (18), Aqil (36) – Gunned down in cold blood by merciless Israeli soldiers

Their crime: A decade of struggle against the infamous Apartheid Wall No 556 Posted by fw August 28, 2012 “Amireh described the killing of Ahmed Moussa: ‘I was close to … Continue reading

August 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

US mainstream media slavishly toe Israeli government line in conflict reports

Don’t bother to correct the record even when confronted with the inconvenient truth No 555 Posted by fw August 27, 2012 I will continue to re-post stories of Israeli injustice … Continue reading

August 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

BBC’s blatant double standard: Israeli lies go unchallenged, Palestinian perspectives ignored or censored

Stories critical of Israel get shot down through fear of official pressure and powerful lobbyists No 554 Posted by fw August 26, 2012 I will continue to re-post stories of … Continue reading

August 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Video: Yet another example of Israeli police brutality against defenseless Palestinian

Even Jewish children and their families begged the police to stop No 553, Posted by fw, August 26, 2012 I will continue to re-post stories of Israeli injustice towards, and … Continue reading

August 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

To what extent do national constitutions protect citizens’ rights to a healthy environment?

Canadian professor summarizes his recent research findings in a paper drawn from his book, including Canada’s dismal performance No 551 Guest post by Helga, August 19, 2012 Recent evidence (e.g. … Continue reading

August 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

One unnamed country nixes proposal to make Ecocide a crime at Rio+20 gathering of world’s top legal minds

And steering committee refuses to disclose final outcome document at closing session No 550 Posted by fw, August 18, 2012 “In these [heated discussion] sessions, I emphasized the need to … Continue reading

August 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Ecocide campaigner Polly Higgins’ startling discovery: Ecocide had been examined for decades as a possible crime

Over 7,000 people took to the streets in Stockholm in 1972 to demand that ecocide be a crime No 549 Posted by fw, August 17, 2012 Almost two years ago … Continue reading

August 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Enbridge’s misleading graphics in its Northern Gateway video ads draw fire from citizens and community groups

Company quickly alters widely distributed ads showing hundreds of kilometres of BC islands missing from proposed tanker route No 548 Posted by fw, August 16, 2012 Enbridge Pipeline and Tankers: … Continue reading

August 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Comparing Ecojustice Canada’s approach to legal environmental action with U.S.’s Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF)

No 547 Posted by fw, August 14, 2012 If you enter the term ‘CELDF’ in my blog’s “Search this site” box it immediately becomes apparent from the relatively large number … Continue reading

August 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

While others talk about income inequality, this Texas-based organization is busy helping low-income earners start-up worker-owned cooperatives

Non-profit center puts those most directly affected by social and economic inequality at the center of its mission. No 546 Posted by fw, August 13, 2012 ”Founded in October 2009 … Continue reading

August 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Two moral cripples vie for U.S. presidency

Romney and Obama dodge emerging allegations, implying moral turpitude No 545 Posted by fw, August 12, 2012 Two recent stories in prominent online news and information publications raise serious concerns … Continue reading

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Hamilton volunteer citizens’ group CATCH Ontario gov. officials and city managers in toxic waste denial

City airport is source of chemical that severely contaminated the Welland River and the Binbrook Conservation Area No 543 Posted by fw, August 7, 2012 This post marks the fourth … Continue reading

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Over $45,000 raised to help Texas family STOP TransCanada from seizing their farm for pipeline

No 542 Posted by fw, August 6, 2012 UPDATE: To my July 26 post: Stop Canada’s Ugly TransCanada Corp claim of legal right to a Texas family farm for its … Continue reading

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Stop the Mega-Quarry: Rural Ontario residents’ winning tactics against U.S.-owned hedge fund

Residents employ multifaceted campaign to thwart billion dollar quarry project No 541 Posted by fw, August 5, 2012 contributor Meg Borthwick explains how Dufferin County residents are fighting back … Continue reading

August 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

U.S. local and national organizations join forces in Washington to launch anti-fracking movement

Rallies to follow in Albany, Philadelphia and other states and regions affected by fracking No 540 Posted by fw, August 4, 2012 I will be watching with considerable interest to … Continue reading

August 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Seventy Braveheart U.S. activists will put their bodies on the line in Tar Sands Blockade against TransCanada

And seventy reasons for the rest of us to be inspired No 539 Posted by fw, August 3, 2012 “If the brutal police response to peaceful protesters in New York, … Continue reading

August 3, 2012 · Leave a comment