Citizen Action Monitor

Two Quebec activists see few lasting gains from the 2012 “Maple Spring” social upsurge

“We have gone from retreat to retreat. In terms of public policies, there is no change.” No 669 Posted by fw, January 31, 2013 “The Parti québécois [which won with … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Woman Nobel Peace Prize winner tells Harper to “Listen up” — Keep dirty oil out of New England

“I am proud to join this call” — Jody Williams, 1997 Nobel Peace Prize winner No 668 Posted by fw, January 31, 2013 “We will be united in telling leaders … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

“We must reject Keystone XL” insist four energy experts in new video

Watch the video and join tens of thousands of others on Feb. 17 for the Forward on Climate rally in Washington DC No 667 Posted by fw, January 31, 2013 “…approving … Continue reading

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TransCanada uses legal sledgehammer to SLAPP down XL pipeline protesters

$5 million lawsuit used to “intimidate and silence activists” No 666 Posted by fw, January 31, 2013 “The suit brought was what is known as a Strategic Lawsuit Against Public … Continue reading

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What will it take to pressure Israel to end Palestinian apartheid and unviable living conditions?

Israeli citizen and pro-Palestinian activist, Jeff Halper, answers the question with his take on Israeli election results No 665 Posted by fw, January 27, 2013 “As the election demonstrates, Israelis … Continue reading

January 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sinking oil prices and pipeline bottleneck cutting into Alberta’s bottom line

Bad news for the Alberta oil industry is good news for environmentalists and activists opposed to the tar sands and pipelines No 664 Posted by fw, January 25, 2013 Absent … Continue reading

January 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Elections confirm that Israeli “is concerned solely with the interests of the chosen people”

There is “not a single Jewish party that has empathy towards Palestinians in its political agenda” No 663 Posted by fw, January 24, 2013 “In Israel there are no hawks … Continue reading

January 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

MURDERED by Israeli thugs, Lubna al-Hanash, 22, fourth-year political science student

Witness testimony contradicts Israeli claim that the woman was trying to hurl a Molotov cocktail at an Israeli vehicle No 662 Posted by fw, January 24, 2013 “An Israeli soldier … Continue reading

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Senior Canadian bureaucrat suspended for launching court case against employer, Justice Dept.

Federal Court justice hearing the case not amused by suspension, saying, “Canada is still a democracy” No 661 Posted by fw, January 22, 2013 It’s such a relief to learn … Continue reading

January 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Growing Canadian and US opposition to plan to pipe dirty tar sands oil from Alberta to Maine

Given disastrous 2010 Enbridge pipeline rupture in Michigan, and company’s “Keystone Cops” response, public has right to be concerned No 660 Posted by fw, January 22, 2013 Thanks to the … Continue reading

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What deters us from acting on the climate change crisis?

We are more likely to yield to short-term pleasures than act in long-term self-interests No 659 Posted by fw, January 21, 2013 “If you’ve ever seen a person purchase a … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Israeli Occupying Forces forcefully arrest Palestinian mom protecting her baby

Arrest part of Israeli policy of illegal, systematic cleansing of Palestinians from the South Hebron Hills area No 658 Posted by fw, January 20, 2013 “The last few months have … Continue reading

January 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Quebec citizen activists gearing up to stop Enbridge tar sands pipeline

This project “is a bad deal for everyone and everything but Enbridge” No 657 Posted by fw, January 19, 2013 “Three years of organized civil resistance prevented the construction of … Continue reading

January 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

While Israeli forces butcher more young Palestinians, Western media distort the facts

BBC, New York Times, Reuters, and Associated Press routinely defer to Israeli military sources for information No 656 Posted by fw, January 18, 2013 ~ Names of Palestinian youths recently … Continue reading

January 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tar Sands Dirty Little Secret — “Petcoke” CO2 emissions being dismissed as ‘negiligible’

In fact, new study claims a ton of petcoke tar sands’ byproduct yields on average 53.6 percent more CO2 than a ton of coal. No 655 Posted by fw, January 17, … Continue reading

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Spain prosecutor seeks ICC investigation of Israeli crimes for 2010 Mavi Marmara attack

But will Western governments thwart efforts to bring Israeli war criminals to justice? No 654 Posted by fw, January 17, 2013 “The prosecutor in the case, Pedro Martínez Torrijos, found … Continue reading

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US-based information clearinghouse gives activists the counterpower to stop “King Coal”

CoalSwarm has become the “central nervous system” of the global anti-coal movement No 653 Posted by fw, January 16, 2013 “The purpose of CoalSwarm is to create a collaborative information … Continue reading

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US scientist talks about barriers to climate change action in America and what to do about them

Scientist Anthony Leiserowitz describes his efforts to do what Superstorm Sandy couldn’t – galvanize communities over what’s arguably the greatest single threat facing humanity No 652 Posted by fw, January 15, 2013 … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Climate change: How bad? Who’s responsible? Where-to now?

“What is required is action on a global scale before it is too late.” No 651 Posted by fw, January 15, 2013 In a concise article, Dr Andrew Glikson provides … Continue reading

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