Citizen Action Monitor

Why our political leaders don’t learn from history

Forgetting to remember is extremely dangerous; neglecting to forgive, unforgivable No 1022 Posted by fw, March 30, 2014 As we reflect on Obama’s Brussels’ call to arms for a US-NATO … Continue reading

March 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Senior citizen tells why she joined Canada’s Leadnow activist community

Senior Jackie DeRoo wants to be part of team that will make big impact in 2015 election and beyond No 1021 Posted by fw, March 29, 2014 “I came of … Continue reading

March 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hundreds of Massachusetts’ students to walk out in protest over state’s fossil fuel plans

Governor Patrick invited to meet with students at March 31 student rally No 1020 Posted by fw, March 28, 2014 “We write to you [Governor Patrick] today as students and … Continue reading

March 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

American political activist, Jim Hightower, finds evidence of popular uprisings across the nation

Are we really witnessing the birth of a full-fledged people’s revolt? No 1019 Posted by fw, March 27, 2014 “To find populism flowering today, take a road trip across any … Continue reading

March 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

VIDEO – With winning smile, brave heart, Indigenous student tells why she’s Idle No More activist

“The idea that some lives matter less than others is the foundation of my activism,” says Erica Violet Lee No 1018 Posted by fw, March 27, 2014 A must-watch video … Continue reading

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PowerShift Atlantic aims to replicate success of strong social movements in fighting for climate justice

PowerShift Atlantic will hold a regional strategy meeting in Halifax this weekend, March 28-31 No 1017 Posted by fw, March 26, 2014 “… three elements — learning organizing and action … Continue reading

March 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

US Sen. Ed Markey introduces bill to prohibit export of tar sands oil — if KXL approved

Second bill would require companies importing oil-sands crude to pay into a trust fund for oil spills No 1016 Posted by fw, March 20, 2014 “Keystone XL is the capstone … Continue reading

March 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

New study gives Obama proof KXL will “significantly exacerbate” the climate problem

So, will he keep his word and reject the pipeline? Or will it be the findings of the new study that are rejected? No 1015 Posted by fw, March 20, … Continue reading

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Climate scientists turn up the volume with all-out WAKE UP blitz

“What We Know” initiative designed to cut through the disinformation campaign on climate change No 1014 Posted by fw, March 20, 2014 “Worried that Americans specifically—despite all available evidence, repeated … Continue reading

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More on UWindsor BDS vote — Electronic Intifada cites “donor threats, Islamophobic backlash” in story

Story alleges “attempt by the school’s president to derail the results of a referendum” No 1013 Posted by fw, March 19, 2014 “PSG [Palestinian Solidary Group] member Hossam Sleiman, who … Continue reading

March 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

MUST READ — Pro-Israel groups fomenting vile anti-Palestine backlash on US campuses

Pressure on US university administrators to silence pro-Palestinian voices on campus No 1012 Posted by fw, March 18, 2014 “At a time when the boycott, divestment and sanction (BDS) movement … Continue reading

March 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Canadian doctor scores hat trick on US senator over Canadian healthcare

Watch the video replay here No 1011 Posted by fw, March 16, 2014 Watch an expert teach a smug U.S. senator about Canadian healthcare  by Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, … Continue reading

March 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

“Stone Cold Justice” — documentary exposes Israeli government’s terror campaign against Palestinian youth

Well-researched program based on interviews with youths, Israeli lawyer, former Israeli soldier and Australian lawyer No 1010 Posted by fw, March 16, 2014 “A documentary [Stone Cold Justice] broadcast on the Australian … Continue reading

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Mondoweiss, US-based progressive Jewish website, reports on UWindsor BDS referendum

Story implies link between Zionist donor and univ. admin. interference in vote ratification No 1009 Posted by fw, March 16, 2014 “The undergraduate referendum does not fall within the purview … Continue reading

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Were students’ rights to freedom of expression violated by vote to defer ratification of BDS results?

And will students be denied the right to implement BDS, a morally just cause? No 1008 Posted by fw, March 15, 2014 In a front page story in yesterday’s Windsor … Continue reading

March 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Company president resorts to intimidation to pressure U of Windsor to “obliterate” BDS referendum

The demand is tantamount to a call for an “obliteration” of free speech No 1007 Posted by fw, March 13, 2014 A page one story running in today’s Windsor Star, … Continue reading

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A lot of senators think Obama is going to approve KXL, says Ralph Nader

Nader on climate change and impenetrable US Congress, and on need to phase out nuclear power as fast as possible No 1006 Posted by fw, March 12, 2014 “…when you … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Independent Jewish Voices weighs in on BDS Referendum at University of Windsor

IJV calls on university president not to pressure Students’ Alliance to withhold ratification of voting results No 1005 Posted by fw, March 12, 2014 “The reaction of the university administration … Continue reading

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Rebuttal to letter arguing U of Windsor BDS referendum violates Students’ Alliance constitution

Letter to Windsor Star urges U of Windsor Students’ Alliance to abort BDS Referendum No 1004 Posted by fw, March 11, 2014 Just to put this post in context, a … Continue reading

March 11, 2014 · Leave a comment