Citizen Action Monitor

Harper’s Bill C-51 trumps freedom, protects oil industry interests, under guise of confronting terrorism

Dare we hope that Canadians will finally realize that fears of Harper’s C-51 are not exaggerated? No 1270 Posted by fw, February 25, 2015 “With the introduction of Canada’s so-called … Continue reading

February 27, 2015

How is it that ruling elites can take us in a direction that is so detrimental to most of us?

Leftist intellectuals, educators, and activists are losing the struggle against the propagandists of empire No 1269 Posted by fw, February 22, 2015 “Left progressive intellectuals and activists know that the … Continue reading

February 22, 2015

GOOD NEWS — Canada’s tar sands oil could be banned from Europe

This action could speed the shift to low carbon economies in the EU and Canada Canada has threatened trade retaliation if the EU taxed tar sands oil at higher rate because they … Continue reading

February 21, 2015

“Whose side are you on?” US Divestment Student Network to escalate campaign

This spring, college administrators face a choice, they will have to pick a side, because they have yet to side with us No 1267 Posted by fw, February 21, 2015 … Continue reading

February 21, 2015

BREAKING — Hana Gan, 36, Canadian mom, single parent­, pregnant, denied exit at Israeli airport, now in hiding

Gan’s allegedly abusive Israeli father placed a No Exit order on her and her children, destroyed children’s passports So, how will Canada’s pro-Israeli PM Harper handle this incident? No 1266 … Continue reading

February 20, 2015

Wise beyond his years, it’s hard to believe this indigenous rising star of the youth activist movement is just 14

Watch this video of Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Youth Director, Earth Guardians No 1265 Posted by fw, February 19, 2015 In a recent post. I referred to creating a self worth having, … Continue reading

February 19, 2015

RCMP report warns of risk to fossil fuel industry from “small but violent-prone faction” of environmental groups

“…the RCMP document treats climate change as a hoax perpetrated by environmentalists,” counters Greenpeace No 1264 Posted by fw, February 18, 2015 “‘There is a growing, highly organized and well-financed … Continue reading

February 18, 2015

In open letter to P.M., Ralph Nader blasts Harper’s anti-terror Bill as “gross overreaction”

“Your exaggerated expressions exceed the paranoia of … Dick Cheney,” says Nader of Harper’s “apoplectic oratory” No 1263 Posted by fw, February 18, 2015 “You may think that Canadians will … Continue reading

February 18, 2015

The Absurdity Awareness Support Group confronts life’s absurdities

Prescription for absurdists — I can’t go on. I will go on. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. No 1262 Posted by fw, February 17, 2015 “It would be in … Continue reading

February 17, 2015

In this dark age, creating a self worth having is best done by considering one’s place in the biosphere as a whole

“Whenever we stop drugging or deluding ourselves, we become aware that we live now on a knife-edge” No 1261 Posted by fw, February 17, 2015 “The natural world is not … Continue reading

February 17, 2015

Absent an international approach in reforming governance, transition to a just and sustainable world remains unattainable

Locally-based economic alternatives won’t deliver the changes we desperately need No 1260 Posted by fw, February 15, 2015 “At a time when governments are failing abysmally to mitigate climate change, … Continue reading

February 15, 2015

Watch Big Oil’s propaganda video to deflect attention from dire climate impacts of burning fossil fuels

And don’t miss the clever parody, voiceover version, which Big Oil demanded YouTube remove No 1259 Posted by fw, February 14, 2015 “This is what the fossil fuel industry is … Continue reading

February 14, 2015

Success of student fossil fuel divestment campaigns best measured by impact they have on students themselves

Paradoxically, campaign failure is a powerful teacher of how the real world works No 1258 Posted by fw, February 13, 2015 “Yet as student groups across Canada call on their … Continue reading

February 13, 2015

National Academy of Sciences rejects geoengineering as solution to climate change

Geoengineering technologies are immature, expensive, futile, and risky No 1257 Posted by fw, February 12, 2015 “‘Geoengineering presumes that we can apply a dramatic technological fix to climate disruption,’ said Ben Schreiber, Friends … Continue reading

February 12, 2015

Harper’s anti-terror Bill C-51 is really about creating a secret police. It’s the “death of freedom”, says Elizabeth May

Harper wants Canadians to think we must be very, very afraid. That we must not question any law to fight “terrorism” No 1256 Posted by fw, February 11, 2015 “We … Continue reading

February 11, 2015

“It is hard to create large enough quantities of new renewables. We have practically nowhere to go”

Gail Tverberg’s latest analysis of our energy options confirms difficult challenges ahead No 1255 Posted by fw, February 9, 2015 “Now we have practically nowhere to go. Natural gas cannot … Continue reading

February 9, 2015

Climate scientist, now Green Party MLA, Dr Andrew Weaver wins libel decision against National Post

Public can celebrate victory for truth in news reporting about climate science No 1254 Posted by fw, February 9, 2015 “’Justice Emily Burke said in her Feb. 5, 2015 “Reasons … Continue reading

February 9, 2015

100,000 plus Canadians demand climate impacts be included in review of Energy East pipeline project

National Energy Board risks losing “all credibility and legitimacy” if impacts and community voices are ignored No 1253 Posted by fw, February 7, 2015 Canada ‘Can’t Hide’ From Climate Impacts … Continue reading

February 7, 2015

Climate change debate with deniers going nowhere

It’s time for climate scientists to wise up and move on No 1252 Posted by fw, February 5, 2015 “In many ways, we seem to be learning to use different … Continue reading

February 5, 2015