Citizen Action Monitor

Polls reveal US citizens are largely ignored by the media and their political leaders on important issues

No 965 Posted by fw, January 31, 2014 “The media and Washington politicians typically ignore or misrepresent the public views on many matters. These recent polls suggest what a citizen-written … Continue reading

January 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Secret document exposes Harper’s budget cuts as “way to do away with undesirable science”

Tellingly, Harper’s deficit cuts exclude fossil fuel sector where billions in subsidies are doled out No 964 Posted by fw, January 28, 2014 “Seven of Canada’s most prized scientific libraries … Continue reading

January 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

US-produced video ad portrays Harper as selling out tar sands crude to China, making “suckers” of Americans

Hard-hitting anti-Keystone ad to bracket Obama’s state of the union address — Watch ad here No 963 Posted by fw, January 27, 2014 “ ‘Sucker Punch – Keystone Truth — … Continue reading

January 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Harper’s “new anti-Semitism” Knesset speech skewered by U of Toronto adjunct professor on CBC radio

Observing that Israel uses expulsion, occupation, and institutional marginalization to achieve its goals is legitimate criticism, not anti-Semitism No 962 Posted by fw, January 27, 2014 “[Adjunct professor Rima] Berns-McGown’s … Continue reading

January 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Droughts caused by climate change fueled political instability in Syria, leading to civil war

The global implications of this climate-related political instability are staggering No 961 Posted by fw, January 25, 2014 [A 2008 cable from the US embassy in Syria advised that Syria’s … Continue reading

January 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

If global warming is real, how come it’s been so brutally cold across North America?

The question is based on popular misconceptions of how cold weather moves across the planet No 960 Posted by fw, January 25, 2014 “The answer to the oft-asked question of … Continue reading

January 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Blathering Joe Oliver’s self-delusional “facts” about KXL and Canada’s climate change record

Canada’s Energy Minister six times wrong on Keystone XL in 3:30-minute interview No 959 Posted by fw, January 24, 2014 “In an interview lasting less than four minutes, Minister of … Continue reading

January 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Harper’s Knesset speech laced with lies, platitudes, hypocrisy, and deceit

PM either ignores or is astonishingly ignorant of inconvenient historical facts in Gaza and Israeli occupied territories No 958 Posted by fw, January 23, 2014 “Mr. Harper does not speak … Continue reading

January 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Harper’s speech to Israel’s Knesset “firmly condemned” by Canada’s Palestinian supporters

Harper seems to be incapable of pointing out things that Israel needs to correct and improve, says one critic No 957 Posted by fw, January 22, 2014 “Thomas Woodley, president … Continue reading

January 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Environmentalists seek court order to stop Harper Cabinet approval of Northern Gateway pipeline

Gaps in evidence give lie to Joint Review Panel’s claim of “no significant harm” No 956 Posted by fw, January 20, 2014 “The JRP did not have enough evidence to … Continue reading

January 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Explosive climate change documentary series set for US TV release in April

Watch the video trailer here No 954 Posted by fw, January 16, 2014 “While reviewing the segments for technical accuracy as Chief Science Editor, I’ve been blown away by just … Continue reading

January 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ordinary hero’s advice to young activists — “Don’t wait for the masses, because they ain’t coming!”

Immortal words of Franklin McCain, of Greensboro Four fame, dead at 73 No 953 Posted by fw, January 15, 2014 Advice to today’s young rebels As frequent calls for mass … Continue reading

January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Transition Guelph, making a difference one neighbourhood at a time, launches Transition Streets

Learn how you, too, can make a difference in your community No 952 Posted by fw, January 14, 2014 First, this important message about Transition Guelph: Welcome to Transition Guelph … Continue reading

January 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Political leaders prefer to ignore or forget unsettling facts, says philosopher John Gray

As stock markets climb to new highs leaders have decided not to think too much about the fragility of our economic system  No 951 Posted by fw, January 12, 2014 … Continue reading

January 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Calls for radical emissions cuts may be popular but they’re not powerful enough says Naomi Klein

Klein lambasted mainstream environmentalists of 1980s for not taking on dominant pro-market ideology No 950 Posted by fw, January 9, 2014 “Klein used her keynote address to the [Radical Emissions … Continue reading

January 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Video mocking mainstream TV news exposes ongoing dumbing down of Americans

No 949 Posted by fw, January 8, 2014 Forgive me. I just couldn’t resist posting the following 2-minute spoof video. The fact that I found it unbelievably believable was really … Continue reading

January 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Neil McCabe’s Green Plan presentation wins high praise at Radical Emission Reduction Conference

McCabe’s presentation “was critically inspiring” — climate scientist Kevin Anderson, conference convenor No 948 Posted by fw, January 7, 2014 Dublin firefighter Neil McCabe was one of only a few … Continue reading

January 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Awards heaped on Dublin’s Neil McCabe for innovation and leadership in addressing climate change issues

Dublin City Council seconded Neil for 12 months to bring Green Plan to entire fire service and City Council No 947 Posted by fw, January 6, 2014 “Dublin fire fighter, … Continue reading

January 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dublin Fire Station’s model Green Plan slashes CO2 emissions, becomes first carbon neutral station in world

Green Plan dramatically cuts carbon footprint and impact on environment, achieves significant cost savings No 946 Posted by fw, January 5, 2014 While others talk, talk, talk and talk some … Continue reading

January 5, 2014 · Leave a comment