Citizen Action Monitor

Syria: Obama plays the “morality” card but likely doesn’t care which side used chemical weapons

Special interest groups pressuring Obama to attack Syria No 843 Posted by fw, August 29, 2013 “If this military intervention does take place (probably right after the UN weapons inspectors … Continue reading

August 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Complaint causes You Tube to remove video lampooning Travel Alberta ad promoting visit to tar sands

Vimeo has posted a new version of the satirical video. Watch an embedded version below No 842 Posted by fw, August 28, 2013 This post is a slightly modified version … Continue reading

August 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Video-journalist slams Jewish UK Baroness for attack on musician over Israeli Apartheid remark

In a brilliant compilation video, Anthony Lawson assembles the evidence that exposes the factual correctness of violinist Nigel Kennedy’s anti-Apartheid remark No 841 Posted by fw, August 27, 2013 Here … Continue reading

August 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

New website helps Canadians stay informed about TransCanada Energy East pipeline developments

No 840 Posted by fw, August 26, 2013 Below is a sampling of what’s available on the website. Be sure to Sign the petition encouraging mayors and municipalities to oppose this … Continue reading

August 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Why is a serious discussion about the destructiveness of capitalism off the table for activists?

Capitalism = Ecocide No 839 Posted by fw, August 26, 2013 As a nominal member of the Leadnow.ca community, I recently participated in the kickoff exercise of its major new … Continue reading

August 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Counter TransCanada’s “Energy East” pipeline spin with this fact-filled document

Council of Canadians’ publication provides ANTI-PIPELINE ACTIVISTS with talking points No 838 Posted by fw, August 25, 2013 This post is a slightly modified version — with inline hyperlinks in … Continue reading

August 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

How to turn a democracy into a STASI authoritarian state in 10 easy steps – Juan Cole

“What looks like a democracy is really an authoritarian state ruling on its own behalf and that of 2000 corporations” No 837 Posted by fw, August 22, 2013 To read … Continue reading

August 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

There’s not much hope for the revival of liberty in the land of “clueless Americans” says Paul Craig Roberts

“The worst criminals of our time are the US and UK governments” No 836 Posted by fw, August 22, 2013 “It is fashionable in the US and UK governments and … Continue reading

August 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

The coming of a leaderless climate change movement guided by “elders-of-all-ages”

“What’s underway is…an all-encompassing fight over power, hunger, and the future of humanity on this planet” No 835 Posted by fw, August 20, 2013 “…it’s our job to rally a … Continue reading

August 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

“To live now as we think human beings should live is a marvellous victory” – Howard Zinn

No 834 Posted by fw, August 20, 2013 “To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a … Continue reading

August 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Leadnow community gearing up to defeat Harper’s anti-democratic agenda in 2015 election

Major campaign to get out the vote for electoral reform, climate action and income equality No 833 Posted by fw, August 19, 2013 “Will Prime Minister Harper be able to … Continue reading

August 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Canadian columnist’s scathing indictment of latest round of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

Blasts Harper as a “thoroughgoing fascist and a devoted Zionist” No 832 Posted by fw, August 15, 2013 “The PA holds “power” by virtue of Israel’s sufferance and Mahmoud Abbas … Continue reading

August 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Vietnamese-American’s searing portrait of an American Dreamscape

All is not well in America. No 831 Posted by fw, August 15, 2013 “The American Dream, then, is basically an escape from other people, be they blacks, immigrants or … Continue reading

August 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Black Hole where White House petitions go to die

“There is a “purgatory” where petitions that the Obama administration “doesn’t want to answer can disappear.” No 830 Posted by fw, August 14, 2013 Hands up those who believe Harper … Continue reading

August 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Students encountering major hurdles in trying to kick carbon off campuses

But the dedicated environmentally-conscious ones retain an upbeat and positive outlook No 829 Posted by fw, August 14, 2013 “While the enthusiasm is there, environmentally-conscious students face major hurdles in … Continue reading

August 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Embarrassing revelation – Senate Intelligence Cmte. has always had authority to expose NSA wrongdoing

NSA critic Sen. Ron Wyden says he “didn’t know” of provision that allows public disclosure of information that would serve the public interest. He “didn’t know”? Isn’t it his job … Continue reading

August 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Australian state takes page right out of Harper’s notebook – Guts environmental review process

Energy companies will reap the benefits from easy access to resources. And the cost? —  a 5 percent increase in the world’s carbon budget No 827 Posted by fw, August … Continue reading

August 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

In a capitalist economy, those who own the majority of property set the terms for everyone else

…and in the process, prevent most of the rest of us from setting the terms of how we would like to live No 826 Posted by fw, August 12, 2013 … Continue reading

August 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Getting arrested may be easiest way for citizens to have say in Line 9 convoluted official process

Complaints about process raised by ordinary citizens, City of Hamilton, emergency responders, First Nations Chiefs of Ontario, Council of Canadians, and Hamilton 350 Committee No 825 Posted by fw, August … Continue reading

August 11, 2013 · Leave a comment