Citizen Action Monitor

Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence’s hunger strike and accompanying protests grab headlines here and abroad

Will Harper blink? No 641 Posted by fw, December 27, 2012 Here’s a sample of the opening salvos from four recent media reports that Chief Spence and the IdleNoMore movement … Continue reading

December 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters’ passionate defence of Palestinian people in his UN address

“I am looking only to shed some light on the predicament of a beleaguered people.” No 640 Posted by fw, December 22, 2012 Among many topics touched on in his … Continue reading

December 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

“Roadmap to Apartheid” — New documentary film compares apartheid/bantustan South Africa and Israeli-Palestinian situation

“When I traveled through the West Bank, I was looking at bantustans—totally unviable, impossible states. In many respects, it struck me as being significantly worse than apartheid.” —Allister Sparks No 639 … Continue reading

December 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Renowned climate scientist outlines challenges humans will face on a warming earth

“Fundamentally, we are not on a path toward a 2 degree world.” No 638 Posted by fw, December 21, 2012 “The opportunity to limit the rise in average global temperatures … Continue reading

December 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Citizen activists and Colorado governor clash over municipal fracking ban

Governor Hickenlooper told citizens the state will support any lawsuit by fracking companies to kill fracking ban No 637 Posted by fw, December 20, 2012 “The oil and gas industry … Continue reading

December 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Burlington City Council passes resolution disapproving transport of tar sands oil across Vermont

Copies of resolution sent to Harper and Enbridge, among others. Is this the opening volley of battles to follow? No 636 Posted by fw, December 19, 2012 Burlington is Vermont’s … Continue reading

December 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Enbridge on track to complete plan to pipe tar sands oil east – How will grassroots activists respond?

In sellout to Mammon, federal and provincial parties, including Quebec’s PQ government and union, appear to be onside with a plan promising to be a revenue and job generator No … Continue reading

December 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

“EXXON HATES YOUR CHILDREN” – Watch mocking video ad on TV this Friday

No 634 Posted by fw, December 13, 2012 THIS AD WILL BEGIN AIRING THIS FRIDAY! Find out when and where to watch ********** Email from David Turnbull, Oil Change International, … Continue reading

December 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Transcript of William Rees’ 2010 lecture “Is Humanity Inherently Unsustainable?”

No 633 Posted by fw, December 13, 2012 Thanks to Alex Smith, host of Radio Ecoshock, for providing a transcript of William Rees’ April 15, 2010 popular lecture: Is Humanity … Continue reading

December 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

William Rees is back with an update to his hugely popular 2010 lecture “Is Humanity Inherently Unsustainable?”

If you really want to understand why it’s so damn difficult to transition from the mess we’ve created to the path of global sustainability, watch Professor Rees’ updated video presentation. … Continue reading

December 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Private sector takes center stage at Doha climate talks as wealthy governments claim “We’re broke”

Use of private sector to repackage and channel capital leads to serious challenges in transparency and public accountability No 631 Posted by fw, December 9, 2012 “Private sector money flows … Continue reading

December 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Philippines lead negotiator in Doha in tears as he appeals for real action on climate change

“I ask of all of us here, if not us, then who? If not now, then when? If not here, then where? “ —Naderev M. Saño No 630 Posted by … Continue reading

December 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Israeli violations of ceasefire agreement continue with impunity

Gazan fishermen and farmers attacked, threatened, intimidated by Israeli military No 629 Posted by fw, December 8, 2012 “Please join us in sending a message to President Obama and Secretary … Continue reading

December 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Community action — A way out of pit of climate change doom and gloom says Rob Hopkins

Sitting with the pain of awareness while engaged in solutions-focused, positive action No 627 Posted by fw, December 7, 2012 “For the past six years I have been part of … Continue reading

December 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Genocidal Israelis now quite willing to see Palestinians put out of the way, says US historian

Wherever the Israelis and their Zionist cohorts are leading us, it is not into the light, it is to someplace very, very dark. No 626 Posted by fw, December 3, … Continue reading

December 3, 2012 · Leave a comment