Citizen Action Monitor

Central banks have used 2008 bailout funds to inflate a new set of Monster Bubbles

Today, all signs point to a new financial meltdown No 1295 Posted by fw, March 31, 2015 “All this time, policymakers have tinkered around the edges with half-hearted measures, but … Continue reading

March 31, 2015

Is it true that no one wants to halt economic growth in order to reduce carbon emissions?

If it is true, who specifically wants economic growth to continue and why? No 1294 Posted by fw, March 30, 2015 “Six years of pedal-to-the-metal monetary policy and government deficit … Continue reading

March 30, 2015

How the Leftist rulers of France, Greece, and Brazil betrayed their followers

“In the end the people will re-pay them turning their backs and rejecting their pleas to re-elect them ‘for another chance’” No 1293 Posted by fw, March 28, 2015 “Over … Continue reading

March 28, 2015

Comedian Scott Vrooman slams leader of federal liberal party — “Justin Trudeau. He says stuff, but does he mean stuff?”

“Does the word ‘liberal’ describe you anymore?” wonders Vrooman No 1292 Posted by fw, March 27, 2015 “Recently a group of students pressed Justin Trudeau on his support for C-51 and he … Continue reading

March 27, 2015

As economy falters, Canada’s Viceroy of the Oil Patch reinvents himself as a wartime PM

Mentally ill Zehaf-Bibeau saved Harper from having to fight election on economy by gifting him a dicey war No 1291 Posted by fw, March 26, 2015 “Having bet the country … Continue reading

March 26, 2015

The sorry state of Canada’s democracy

History could judge the Harper era as an experiment in revealing how vulnerable democracies are to political sociopaths No 1289 Posted by fw, March 24, 2015 “It’s not just the … Continue reading

March 24, 2015

Lawyer offers Canadians 4 ways to protect themselves from Harper’s anti-terrorism Bill C-51

C-51 enhances state’s spying powers, exposing Canadians to privacy violations and rights abuses No 1288 Posted by fw, March 23, 2015 “And if you follow these simple precautions terrorists will … Continue reading

March 23, 2015

Tips from new book on how to improve the planning effectiveness of grassroots groups

“We can turn challenges and missteps into opportun­ities to learn lessons, strengthen our efforts,” says Chris Dixon No 1286 Posted by fw, March 20, 2015 “We’re trying to generate forms … Continue reading

March 20, 2015

Heroic Israeli journalist calls for “general elections to choose a new Israeli people”

“The country urgently needs that [new Israeli people]. It won’t be able to stand another term for Benjamin Netanyahu,” says Gideon Levy No 1285 Posted by fw, March 19, 2015 … Continue reading

March 19, 2015

“The climate change genie is out of the bottle and a failure to act could clearly cost us our prosperity”

Renowned Canadian policy adviser says “climate change disruptions are pounding the hell out of our infrastructure” No 1284 Posted by fw, March 18, 2015 “Everybody knows about it, people are … Continue reading

March 18, 2015

UPDATE – Video of Israeli police taking kids of Hana Gan, trapped, pregnant, Canadian mom

No response from Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, NDP MP, and no news coverage by Canada’s mainstream or alternative media. How come? No 1283 Posted by fw, March 17, 2015 … Continue reading

March 17, 2015

Game changer? Guardian calls on Gates Foundation and Wellcome Trust to divest $70B from fossil fuel industry

“…it is morally and financially misguided to invest in companies dedicated to finding and burning more oil, gas and coal” No 1282 Posted by fw, March 16, 2015 FIRST THINGS … Continue reading

March 16, 2015

Trudeau “spineless” say McGill students, rejecting his critical “enough is enough” tweet re Palestinian BDS vote

McGill prof also expressed disappointment that Trudeau “apparently opposes free speech rights of Canadian students” No 1281 Posted by fw, March 16, 2015 “A vote on divestment taking place today … Continue reading

March 16, 2015

World’s leading alternative economic and social movements form strategic alliance to take on neoliberals

Can these activist movements find time, energy, resources, and support, to take alternative solutions to new levels? No 1280 Posted by fw, March 14, 2015 “The proliferation of activist initiatives … Continue reading

March 14, 2015

Why UN climate negotiation process repeatedly fails to achieve meaningful progress on climate change

George Monbiot proposes a 3-step solution, a key part of which is negotiating a global budget for the extraction of fossil fuels from existing reserves No 1279 Posted by fw, … Continue reading

March 12, 2015

Canada’s 3 opposition parties agree on NDP-sponsored bill, the Climate Change Accountability Act

The bill commits to reduce Canadian domestic greenhouse gas emissions to level at least 80% below 1990 level by 2050 No 1278 Posted by fw, March 10, 2015 “The [Harper] … Continue reading

March 10, 2015

“We should raise the axe and cut off his head” – Israeli Foreign Minister calls for beheading of those disloyal to Israel

Were the equivalent of Lieberman’s violent incitement against Palestinians to occur in Canada, would it be considered a violation of Harper’s anti-terrorism Bill C-51? In related news, there have been … Continue reading

March 10, 2015

Viewing audience of 175 million watch surprisingly candid documentary about China’s debilitating air pollution problem

Labour of love for producer who now knows what it’s like to feel a mother’s fear for her newborn daughter No 1276 Posted by fw, March 9, 2015 ********** UPDATE: … Continue reading

March 9, 2015

BC activists send BDS message to Air Canada and Harper government – Palestinian Lives Matter!

BDS action against Air Canada for signing maintenance agreement with Israeli drone manufacturer No 1275 Posted by fw, March 7, 2015 “A recent study entitled Sleepless in Gaza by Dr. Atef Abu Saif, Al-Azhar … Continue reading

March 7, 2015