Citizen Action Monitor

Global crisis of capitalism raises specter of 21st century fascism, says US prof

“The only viable solution to the crisis…is a massive redistribution of wealth and power downward” No 1322 Posted by fw, April 30, 2015 The world capitalist system is arguably experiencing … Continue reading

April 30, 2015

GAME CHANGER – CO2 emissions must ramp down to zero immediately

“We have already surpassed the cumulative emission limit” No 1321 Posted by fw, April 28, 2015 “In the lead up to the forthcoming Paris talks, policy makers through their willful … Continue reading

April 28, 2015

It’s inevitable that we will have less total energy in our renewable future, says Richard Heinberg

The fact is, “There’s just no good comprehensive renewable substitute for oil” No 1320 Posted by fw, April 27, 2015 “If we look realistically at the challenge, it seems inevitable … Continue reading

April 27, 2015

Will Bolivia’s Evo Morales chart an exit from his Capitalist Bridge to the promised land of Socialism?

Or will a cabal of oligarchs conspire to block all exits from the Bridge? No 1319 Posted by fw, April 26, 2015 “The small Andean nation of Bolivia sits at … Continue reading

April 26, 2015

Towards a more economically secure, ecologically stable, and socially equitable future

Canadian ecologist William Rees details the essentials of a Global Survival Plan No 1318 Posted by fw, April 24, 2015 “We are engaged in a genuine paradigm shift—the abandonment of … Continue reading

April 24, 2015

The thugs Harper will be aiding and abetting when he sends our troops to Ukraine

Learn the truth about recent events in Ukraine – the truth rarely seen in Canada’s mainstream media No 1317 Posted by fw, April 23, 2015 According to an April 12, … Continue reading

April 23, 2015

Canadian Jewish group slams Harper’s threat to criminalize criticism of Israel

81 Canadian organizations have endorsed IJV’s statement No 1316 Posted by fw, April 23, 2015 “[I]n October 2014 the Canadian government passed changes to the criminal code in Bill C-13 … Continue reading

April 23, 2015

Trudeau-Harper coalition outcome in 2015 election? Bad news for Leadnow’s “Vote Together” strategy?

Why would any progressive vote for a Liberal who is not committed to rejecting Harper? No 1315 Posted by fw, April 21, 2015 “[W]hen he closes the door to a … Continue reading

April 21, 2015

Modern capitalism’s death spiral

Capitalism, as a social order and way of life, is in critical condition — To find out why, read this essay No 1314 Posted by fw, April 20, 2015 “In … Continue reading

April 20, 2015

“Like it or not, we are living in the twilight period of democracy itself” – Tariq Ali on the New World Disorder

“If what we’re being told is that change isn’t possible, that the only conceivable system is the present one, we’re going to be in trouble. Ultimately, it won’t be accepted.” … Continue reading

April 18, 2015

Dutch foundation and 900 co-plaintiffs file lawsuit against State for failing to cut emissions to curb climate change

It’s first case in world in which human rights are used as legal basis to protect citizens against climate change Is it time for Canada’s environmental organizations to take similar … Continue reading

April 15, 2015

We Canadians need to pressure the Liberal Party to join the ‘no’ side on C-51, says Elizabeth May

C-51 still needs to be brought back to the House for Third Reading, so there is still time to stop it No 1311 Posted by fw, April 14, 2015 “We … Continue reading

April 14, 2015

With the U.S. governed by an uninformed body of citizens, the entire planet is at risk

“We don’t need more voters, we need more informed voters”, says peace activist Rosemarie Jackowski No 1310 Posted by fw, April 13, 2015 “We are drowning in propaganda, red herrings, … Continue reading

April 13, 2015

US 2016 presidential race will give voters choice between two right-wingers committed to protect Wall Street’s interests

“What will unfold over the next 19 months is a travesty of democracy”, says analyst Patrick Martin No 1309 Posted by fw, April 12, 2015 “The financial oligarchy selects the … Continue reading

April 12, 2015

Canadian Senator Mike Duffy’s diaries reveal sleaze in the not-so-hallowed-halls of Parliament

And it ain’t over til the fat Senator sings No 1308 Posted by fw, April 11, 2015 There’s even a shaggy dog story in the squalid details presented in this … Continue reading

April 11, 2015

Fact-checking Harper’s Finance Minister, “Shady” Joe Oliver, could become a full-time occupation

Let’s take a nostalgic stroll through Joe’s “FantasyLand” No 1307 Posted by fw, April 11, 2015 A tip of the hat to PressProgress for tipping us off to Joe’s delusional … Continue reading

April 11, 2015

“Our entire world is at the mercy of an elite business community who run it in secret”, asserts Matt Kennard

For the sake of our own survival, it’s necessary to blow the cover of America’s Masters of the Universe In new book, Kennard takes on America’s powerful big business players … Continue reading

April 10, 2015

Citizen advocacy org taking PM Harper’s Office to court for bribing Senator

Democracy Watch asking citizens to contribute to PMO Prosecution Fund – Hold Harper Cons accountable No 1305 Posted by fw, April 10, 2015 “Democracy Watch called for these charges because … Continue reading

April 10, 2015

Canadians want political action on carbon pollution, a say in energy decision-making, and more – New Poll

Protecting the climate more important than pipelines and tarsands, say 61% of Canadians No 1304 Posted by fw, April 9, 2015 “Canadians are looking for political leadership. We will bring … Continue reading

April 9, 2015