Citizen Action Monitor

UN recognition of Palestine further isolates U.S., Israel and Canada on world stage

The US’ strong negative reaction to the UN vote underscores the Palestinians’ point that America is simply incapable of being an evenhanded mediator No 625 Posted by fw, November 30, … Continue reading

November 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Brilliant, creative pro-Palestinian activism UK-style — Watch this inspirational video

Even skateboarders have found a way to reach out to children and youth in Gaza No 624 Posted by fw, November 29, 2012 Across Britain growing numbers of people are … Continue reading

November 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Call for urgent military embargo on Israel from 52 international figures

List of Signatories includes Stéphane Hessel, Holocaust survivor and co-drafter of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights No 623 Posted by fw, November 28, 2012 “Israel’s attempt to justify … Continue reading

November 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Are Canadian MPs afraid to speak candidly and factually about Israeli culpability in the Gaza conflict?

Harper MPs toe the pro-Israeli line while other party MPs confine themselves to platitudes No 622 Posted by fw, November 26, 2012 “Conservatives tacitly egged Israel on in its disproportionate … Continue reading

November 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Growing grassroots action out to stop Enbridge plan to pipe tar sands crude through Ontario and Quebec

Awareness-raising events have begun receiving coverage in mainstream media No 621 Posted by fw, November 23, 2012 “Teach-in delivers a clear grass roots message: there is now a strong basis … Continue reading

November 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Ontario citizen activists stop US-backed mega-quarry proposal

“This is a clear demonstration that people can be heard and can make a change.” No 620 Posted by fw, November 22, 2012 Melancthon quarry plan is no more by … Continue reading

November 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Global Power Shift: Campaign to mobilize tens of thousands worldwide to take on climate crisis

Phase 1 is on June 10-17 in Istanbul where young activists will meet, train, and share skills and stories No 619 Posted by fw, November 21, 2012 Global Power Shift … Continue reading

November 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

While Israel has right to defend itself, Palestinians, it seems, only “have the right to die under Israeli rockets”

But dramatic changes in Middle East politics have reduced US influence and isolated Israel more than ever No 618 Posted by fw, November 20, 2012 “If there is not an … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Seven reasons why Obama won’t tell the truth about the slaughter in Gaza

Middle East expert Jonathan Cook helps public to see what’s behind Obama’s perversion of the facts No 617 Posted by fw, November 20, 2012 “There’s no country on earth that … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

GAME CHANGER? Address climate crisis or face legal action: Dutch pressure group gives government ultimatum

Pressure group hopes its Nov. 14 initiative will encourage similar legal action in other countries No 616 Posted by fw, November 17, 2012 “Averting dangerous climate change has become all … Continue reading

November 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Citizens rise up worldwide to protest Israel’s slaughter in Gaza

Inspiring video report of citizens in action features street scenes from Dublin, London, Washington and Egypt No 615 Posted by fw, November 17, 2012 Global demonstrations against Israel’s Operation Pillar … Continue reading

November 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

If you think it’s about time Canadians had a legal right to a healthy environment, read this post

More than 100 countries legally recognize citizens’ right to a healthy environment. So why doesn’t Canada? No 614 Posted by fw, November 16, 2012 Right to a Healthy Environment by Ecojustice Canada … Continue reading

November 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Climate reality – Symphony of science delivers timely message in catchy musical video

No 613 Posted by fw, November 16, 2012 Symphony of Science: Al Gore on Climate Reality, published Nov 14, 2012 by ClimateReality A musical creation about the reality of global climate change … Continue reading

November 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Outrage over reprehensible mainstream media coverage of latest Israeli slaughter of Palestinian civilians

Statement from academics cites pro-Israeli reporting from CBC, Globe and Mail, Montreal Gazette, Toronto Star, BBC, and New York Times No 612 Posted by fw, November 15, 2012 Yesterday, international … Continue reading

November 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Repentant ex-Israeli soldier reveals “scar of memory” of “medieval-style” torture of Palestinians

Yuval Lev now faces virulent backlash and threats of violence from fellow Israelis No 611 Posted by fw, November 14, 2012 “Perhaps to remember and never forget is our real … Continue reading

November 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

Three new planning tools to help communities develop climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies

No 610 Posted by fw, November 13, 2012 New Climate Change Planning Resources For Local Governments by, Alexis Saba, Legal Fellow, Climate Law Blog, October 10, 2012 Three new resources are … Continue reading

November 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Two American leftists pull no punches in their tough assessment of Obama, claiming he needs to be pushed

Plans are afoot to build an anti-poverty movement to do just that — push Obama No 609 Posted by fw, November 12, 2012 “We believe that if [Obama] is not … Continue reading

November 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

We’ll always have eighty-three problems and there’s nothing we can do about it — A Buddhist tale

No 608 Posted by fw, November 9, 2012 There’s a story about a man who came to the Buddha for help. He was unhappy with his life. There was nothing … Continue reading

November 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

“When you organize, when you push, when you create a viable political constituency, you can be heard”

“This [Obama’s victory and Democratic Senate majority] was extraordinary, I will say, up-from-the-bottom set of victories, longshot challenges” No 607 Posted by fw, November 9, 2012 “This was strong organizing, … Continue reading

November 9, 2012 · Leave a comment