Citizen Action Monitor

Constitutional challenge launched to stop Harper government spying on Canadians

Canadians urged to show their support for this court challenge by BC Civil Liberties Association No 901­­ Posted by fw, October 31, 2013 “Making headlines around the world, the activities of … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

DARK MAIL — New email technology for public use promises to be NSA’s worst nightmare

Dark Mail will look just like ordinary mail but with ensured secure messaging power No 900 Posted by fw, October 31, 2013 “What we’ve learned is that we need to … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Canada’s NDP Party surrenders to “rule by the rich”

As NDP adopts more of Harper’s policies, it can no longer be counted on to provide “out of the box” thinking on the grave problems we face No 899 Posted … Continue reading

October 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Disaster Capitalism vulture exploits Superstorm Sandy reconstruction

Disaster Capitalism exemplified — Politician boasts of his part in bringing natural gas pipeline to region hit by Sandy No 898 Posted by fw, October 29, 2013 “He [US House … Continue reading

October 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Emission reductions in Ontario municipalities offset on national level by increases in Alberta tar sands

Ontario university prof develops new tool to help municipalities identify future climate risks No 897 Posted by fw, October 29, 2013 “ ‘Municipalities are not locations where major mitigation measures … Continue reading

October 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Glenn Greenwald speculates on implications of latest of Snowden’s shocking NSA revelations

Most shocking – unapologetic US gov. seems bent on strengthening NSA legislation, disguising it as “reform” No 896 Posted by fw, October 28, 2013 To get a sense of the … Continue reading

October 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Russell Brand interview highlights the urgency and gravity of our problems

Demanding change to systems leading us to the brink hardly qualifies as a “utopian vision” No 895 Posted by fw, October 28, 2013 “Demanding a change because our current system … Continue reading

October 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

UK’s Russell Brand, the firebrand, calls for revolution in video interview gone viral

WOW! This is one passionate rebel with a cause No 894 Posted by fw, October 27, 2013 “It’s not that I’m not voting out of apathy. I’m not voting out … Continue reading

October 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Verizon goes to court to reverse Internet free and open protections

Telecom seeks more control over Internet to allow introduction of special access tolls No 893 Posted by fw, October 27, 2013 Kudos to Common Cause for presenting a comic book … Continue reading

October 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

CETA — What it is and why it’s bad for Canada

Harper set to release CETA details on Tuesday, hoping to deflect attention from Senate scandal No 892 Posted by fw, October 26, 2013 “The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) … Continue reading

October 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Toronto Transmit Commission’s ban on “Disappearing Palestine” ad based on bogus claims

Ad sponsor, Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East, ready to go to court over issue No 891 Posted by fw, October 25, 2013 “TTC spokesman Brad Ross … Continue reading

October 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Key to building thriving and effective social movements — create a system of alliances

The good news — Studies show global upward trend in proportion of citizens participating in protest action against governments No 890 Posted by fw, October 24, 2013 “Whether we scry … Continue reading

October 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

British poll shows more people thought Snowden’s revelations were “bad rather than good thing”

Public seems to have accepted government collection of personal data a given in today’s world No 889 Posted by fw, October 24, 2013 “A recent [poll] asked respondents whether the British … Continue reading

October 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Gas company loses bid for extension of injunction to halt New Brunswick fracking protests

First Nations’ Chiefs call on N.B. premier to suspend gas exploration pending search for peaceful solution No 888 Posted by fw, October 23, 2013 “The Assembly of First Nations’ Chiefs … Continue reading

October 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

To make US a Christian fundamentalist nation is main goal of radical right-wing Republicans

Radicals lost round one. Will they push for a new fight in the new year? No 887 Posted by fw, October 20, 2013 “Today’s struggle to return us all to … Continue reading

October 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Greenwald-Omidyar startup news venture promises independent, ferocious, investigative journalism

Publication will target general audiences, offering a full mix of content No 886 Posted by fw, October 20, 2013 “At the core of NewCo will be a different plan for … Continue reading

October 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Israel’s top leaders and ordinary citizens incite vicious racist persecution of African migrants

Watch the alarming video the NY Times commissioned, but then rejected No 885 Posted by fw, October 20, 2013 “When Israeli government ministers incite angry mobs, calling Africans ‘cancer,’ they … Continue reading

October 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Harper chooses paramilitary RCMP assault over negotiation with Elsipogtog Mi’kmaq

As the news of the assault broke, people across Canada mobilized to show solidarity for the besieged blockade No 884 Posted by fw, October 18, 2013 To see a video … Continue reading

October 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

US debt crisis was contrived consequence of “crazy political battles”

We need a globalized currency to reduce global dependence on US dollar No 883 Posted by fw, October 17, 2013 “…it’s time to end the world economy’s dependence on the … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · Leave a comment