Citizen Action Monitor

The year is circa 2393. A historian narrator living in China recounts the events that led to the Great Collapse of Western Civilization

Such is the premise of a fascinating new book — The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future No 1155 Posted by fw, September 30, 2014 This post … Continue reading

September 30, 2014

BC municipal leaders, acting in concert, press provincial and federal governments to put environment ahead of economy

Vancouver, Victoria, Burnaby resolutions target Kinder Morgan and National Energy Board over pipelines No 1154 Posted by fw, September 29, 2014 It is so refreshing to see this burst of … Continue reading

September 29, 2014

David Suzuki’s campaign to enshrine right to healthy environment in Canada’s Constitutional Charter

Blue Dot Tour will visit 20 cities across Canada, beginning Sept 24, 2014 in St John’s, NL, ending Nov 9 in Vancouver No 1153 Posted by fw, September 29, 2014 … Continue reading

September 29, 2014

Guess which smaller Canadian communities are leading the fight against climate change

Would you believe Dawson Creek, BC, Guelph, ON, Varennes, QC, T’Sou-ke First Nation, BC, Bridgewater, NS? No 1153 Posted by fw, September 28, 2014 “DeSmog Canada reached out to experts across … Continue reading

September 28, 2014

Huge win for Burnaby BC in legal battle to stop Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion

National Energy Board strikes down KM’s bid to forbid city from blocking test drilling Company still has legal right to “enter into and on the subject lands and complete the … Continue reading

September 27, 2014

“Strategic voting is misguided and counterproductive,” says Canada’s National Director of United Steelworkers

Ken Neumann lays out his reasons to not “vote strategically” No 1151 Posted by fw, September 26, 2014 “I profoundly believe that elections should be about what we are for … Continue reading

September 26, 2014

Power-packed panel calls for urgent action on climate change — VIDEO

Senator Bernie Sanders, McKibben, Klein, Hedges, Sawant talk climate change for almost 2 hours “Our strategy and tactics must be different…. We will have to speak the language of … … Continue reading

September 23, 2014

DISRUPTION – the official film of the People’s Climate March – Watch It Here

The march is this Sunday, September 21, 2014 in New York City. No 1149 Posted by fw, September 19, 2014 DISRUPTION, a film by Kelly Nyks & Jared P. Scott, … Continue reading

September 19, 2014

Our failing capitalist system presents us with a rare opportunity to save the climate, says Klein in her new book

But – and it’s a big but — “It’s really hard to pry apart the capitalism that we have from the idea of endless growth” No 1148 Posted by fw, … Continue reading

September 17, 2014

Political elites are sacrificing the most vulnerable among us, at home and abroad, for payoffs and political advantage

The ruling class has won. To reclaim power, citizens will have to mobilize, overthrow the corporate state No 1147 Posted by fw, September 16, 2014 So says Chris Hedges — … Continue reading

September 16, 2014

US only has 5 years to drastically cut its CO2 emissions or face runaway climate change, says new study

Failure by decision makers to include future carbon emission commitments, relying solely on annual emissions count, has resulted in underestimates Bottom line, to reduce emissions, US has to transition quickly … Continue reading

September 15, 2014

How the US is able to flout international law of human rights and get away with it

Fear of terrorism, influence of powerful special interest groups on government and media, public ignorance, trump laws No 1145 Posted by fw, September 15, 2014 “The current dismissive attitude toward … Continue reading

September 15, 2014

Obama’s abrupt about-face – the president now champions increased oil production, climate change be damned

The lure of energy independence, huge economic benefits, and enhanced power, too tempting to resist? No 1144 Posted by fw, September 14, 2014 Can 200,000 or more protesters at the … Continue reading

September 14, 2014

Obama’s ISIL speech “A combination of unbearable self-praise, slight megalomania,” says peace activist

Obama’s bizarre logic amounts to — No, we kill people because we think it is wrong to kill people… No 1142 Posted by fw, September 11, 2014 “The last 2 … Continue reading

September 11, 2014

Send Stephen Harper a message – Dare him to show up at the UN climate summit on Sept. 23 in New York is daring Harper to try to defend Canada’s climate record before the world. Sign on to this campaign. Let’s do this! No 1141 Posted by fw, September 10, 2014 … Continue reading

September 10, 2014

Bill McKibben highlights the “tipping point” risks of TransCanada’s proposed Energy East pipeline

But Energy East could also be the “tipping point” of the climate movement, a movement capable of making a tar sands moratorium happen No 1140 Posted by fw, September 7, … Continue reading

September 7, 2014

Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dream — Canadian climate action and unity for our future

Joseph Boutilier just days away from completing his remarkable unicycle journey from Victoria BC to Ottawa He’ll arrive on Parliament Hill at noon on Monday, September 15. Be there if … Continue reading

September 6, 2014

First Nations’ clans out in force to fracture BC Premier’s dangerous and dirty LNG pipedreams

Resistance to fracking and LNG plans also growing among BC’s residents and municipal councils No 1138 Posted by fw, September 5, 2014 “The fight against fracking, fracked gas pipelines and … Continue reading

September 5, 2014

It’s capitalism, stupid, not fossil fuels, that is root cause of climate change, says Naomi Klein in new book

“This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate” argues threat of climate change demands immediate action No 1137 Posted by fw, September 4, 2014 Naomi Klein’s new book, This Changes Everything, … Continue reading

September 4, 2014