Citizen Action Monitor

Climate change is real, it’s happening now, it’s deadly, it will get much worse, warns leaked UN climate report

Report found we already have four times more fossil fuel reserves than could safely be burned if global warming is to be kept to a tolerable level. So why are … Continue reading

August 31, 2014

Climate change unleashes trillions of killer pine beetles threatening to decimate Canada’s pine forests

The first ‘tsunami’ attack was in BC forests; now Alberta’s pines are under attack “What we’re seeing is a harbinger of things to come” No 1133 Posted by fw, August … Continue reading

August 30, 2014

State Dept blindly approves Enbridge scheme to move tar sands oil from Alberta through US bypassing permit process

Groups opposed to tar sands expansion are evaluating legal options to stop this “violation” of public rights Enbridge’s scheme is “on par with the tar sands carrying capacity of the … Continue reading

August 29, 2014

Bill McKibben takes aim at Obama’s lack of political will and failures to take on global warming

Looks to a “Big Movement” to provide “Big Boost” to political will this September in New York No 1131 Posted by fw, August 28, 2014 “As international climate scientists warn … Continue reading

August 28, 2014

United by climate crisis, massive “Movement of Movements” set to target UN, Obama, and corporate power in Sept.

Tens of thousands of activists are expected to attend Peoples Climate March and two-day conference No 1130 Posted by fw, August 27, 2014 “…with the Paris Treaty, a binding international … Continue reading

August 27, 2014

In bold move, Vermont adopts Genuine Progress Indicator, dumps “wrong-headed” Gross Domestic Product measure

Because GPI subtracts environmental costs from economic benefits, policy makers can see ecological limits to economic growth No 1129 Posted by fw, August 26, 2014 “No doubt many of the … Continue reading

August 26, 2014

Long-term Israel-Gaza ceasefire announced — Takes effect this evening, August 26, 2014

Israel agrees to concessions including opening Gaza crossings No 1128 Posted by fw, August 26, 2014 “The question is now ‘What’s next?’ Gaza suffered three wars and are we expecting … Continue reading

August 26, 2014

Ontario branch of Canadian Federation of Students votes to join boycott of Israel

300,000 students lead the way where cowering federal politicians dare not follow Ryerson U president calls on Ontario academic institutions not to “remain complicit” with schools that support “Israeli war … Continue reading

August 21, 2014

At a pro-Palestinian rally in Dublin, a really pissed-off Irish activist demands expulsion of Israeli ambassador — VIDEO

Square-jawed, ex-rugby player, Trevor Horgan, slams “cowardice” of Irish government officials and pro-Israeli lobbyists Calls for a siege of the Israeli embassy in Dublin No 1126 Posted by fw, August … Continue reading

August 19, 2014

Fiery appeal for justice for Palestinians by Norway’s heroic emergency surgeon of Gaza, Dr Mads Gilbert

No 1125 Posted by fw, August 18, 2014 “The heart of the Earth beats in Gaza now. It bleeds, but it beats….The Palestinian people’s resistance in Gaza today is admirable, … Continue reading

August 18, 2014

Shortcomings of the Transition Movement as a mass movement strategy

Transition’s goal is to make society resilient when it should be to change the present social system No 1124 Posted by fw, August 17, 2014 “…movements like the TTM [Transition … Continue reading

August 17, 2014

Will Israeli officials complicit in war crimes against Palestinians ever face investigation in dodgy international justice system?

Could it be that the International Criminal Court is politically biased in its selection of cases for investigation? No 1123 Posted by fw, August 16, 2014 “…states have obligations to … Continue reading

August 16, 2014

Undermining of international humanitarian law allows US and Israel to get away with murder in Gaza

This state of affairs only emboldens Israeli leaders to continue acting in a criminal manner No 1122 Posted by fw, August 15, 2014 “The truth is that today only those … Continue reading

August 15, 2014

How Mark Regev, Israel’s master spin doctor, bamboozles media correspondents

A content analysis of a Regev interview reveals how this enemy of the truth helps Israel get away with murder No 1121 Posted by fw, August 14, 2014 “Political language … Continue reading

August 14, 2014

US law professor summarizes Israel’s extensive war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity

Law professor Marjorie Cohn also considers US complicity in aiding, abetting, assisting Israeli crimes No 1120 Posted by fw, August 09, 2014 “There is growing evidence that Israeli leaders and … Continue reading

August 9, 2014

Capitalism is at war with life on Earth, argues Naomi Klein

Climate change is telling us the current economic model of corporate-dominated global capitalism is failing us No 1119 Posted by fw, August 08, 2014 “Klein’s new book will argue that … Continue reading

August 8, 2014

Supporters of Israel are actually supporters of its moral degeneration, isolation, and possibly, ultimate destruction

So says Noam Chomsky who puts Israel’s “hideous atrocity” in Gaza in historical context No 1118 Posted by fw, August 07, 2014 Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned political dissident, linguist, author, … Continue reading

August 7, 2014

Just whose side will Mahmoud Abbas be on as the talks in Cairo resume?

Of late, Abbas has given the appearance of being in bed with Israeli, US, and Egyptian officials No 1117 Posted by fw, August 07, 2014 As talks in Cairo between … Continue reading

August 7, 2014

Two experts debunk Israel’s justifications of actions targeting Palestinians

Experts dissect — Israel’s “self-defence” claim, apartheid, war crimes, defiance of international law, US complicity No 1116 Posted by fw, August 06, 2014 “[For the past weeks I’ve been looking … Continue reading

August 6, 2014