Citizen Action Monitor

“The case for the tar sands is crumbling,” declares new report

Grassroots climate movement cited as one of factors contributing to decline No 1352 Posted by fw, May 31, 2015 “The authors warn against growing complacency in the face of an … Continue reading

May 31, 2015

Is climate movement in denial? — Renewables cannot sustain our Western growth-based consumer lifestyles

Alternative growth in the South requires degrowth in the North No 1351 Posted by fw, May 30, 2015 “To be able to successfully develop a different type of growth, the … Continue reading

May 30, 2015

Fact-checking federal NDP and leader Mulcair’s track record may be bump on road to election victory

The good news is that growing public opposition to Harper and Trudeau could lead to NDP government in October No 1350 Posted by fw, May 30, 2015 “The New Democratic … Continue reading

May 30, 2015

EXCITING BREAKTHROUGH — Citizen platform of Barcelona wins municipal elections

WATCH fascinating background video about Spain’s 15-M Movement, with lessons for citizen activists worldwide No 1349 Posted by fw, May 26, 2015 Breaking News: The radically democratic citizen platform Barcelona … Continue reading

May 26, 2015

Rapid developments in renewables signals movement toward a true-cost, steady state economy

Major added benefit — wind and solar technologies are proving to be big job creators No 1348 Posted by fw, May 25, 2015 “The global economy has run for a … Continue reading

May 25, 2015

It is past time for a massive mobilization to pressure political leaders to act decisively on climate change

Plans are now being prepared for this massive mobilization, leading up to and in Paris No 1347 Posted by fw, May 24, 2015 “Strong social forces with the ability to … Continue reading

May 24, 2015

Harper Gov has its head in the oil sands, appears likely to overshoot 2020 and 2030 emission targets

“Inadequate” rating given to Canada’s submission to UN of intended emission targets No 1346 Posted by fw, May 24, 2015 At the bottom of this short post, watch a 44-second … Continue reading

May 24, 2015

Mulcair “forceful”, Trudeau “too wobbly”, Harper “appalling”, strategic voting “silly and pointless”

Best strategy to minimize Harper’s re-election chances in October would be to work on increasing voter turnout No 1345 Posted by fw, May 22, 2015 Karl Nerenberg, a respected journalist with … Continue reading

May 22, 2015

Heartfelt protest letter to big corporations – “We tried so hard to be good, but it didn’t work. You had to take it all.”

“Thanks to a system in which money buys elections, nearly all of our politicians are in your employ.” No 1344 Posted by fw, May 21, 2015 “I had to put … Continue reading

May 21, 2015

Stephen Harper: Is he Canada’s worst prime minister ever?

Eleven respected Canadians give the PM two thumbs way down on the fundamentals of governing No 1343 Posted by fw, May 20, 2015 “Given his longevity in power, and in … Continue reading

May 20, 2015

How Apple makes billions by stealing ideas, evading taxes, exploiting workers, ripping off customers and taxpayers

To add insult to injury, Apple spends untaxed money on stock buybacks that benefit company executives and investors No 1342 Posted by fw, May 19, 2015 “In her revealing book, The … Continue reading

May 19, 2015

Federal government scientists have been working in a climate of fear, says newly retired Halifax biologist

“The muzzling of federal government scientists is worse than anyone can imagine.” No 1341 Posted by fw, May 19, 2015 “I am concerned about the bigger policy issues that are essentially … Continue reading

May 19, 2015

Terminator-in-Chief Harper removes, silences government watchdogs, senior bureaucrats who cross him

Their offense? — They simply reported what they found and refused to back down No 1340 Posted by fw, May 18, 2015 “Forthright government watchdogs have a way of disappearing … Continue reading

May 18, 2015

Here’s just a little of what Stephen Harper doesn’t want you to know about Israel’s crimes against Palestinians

In his 2014 speech to the Knesset, Harper vowed loyalty to Israel No 1339 Posted by fw, May 18, 2015 Against the backdrop of Harper’s vow of loyalty to Israel, … Continue reading

May 18, 2015

The more fascistic and racist the Israeli government becomes, the stronger Harper’s support

Far from being an expression of the “new anti-Semitism”, the Palestinian BDS campaign is the world’s best bet to force peace No 1338 Posted by fw, May 17, 2015 “For all the … Continue reading

May 17, 2015

In defiance of Harper’s warning, Canadians will be on board Freedom Flotilla III boats heading for Gaza

“When our government sides with the oppressor, the responsibility falls on us to act” No 1337 Posted by fw, May 16, 2015 “Concerned people will continue to sail as long … Continue reading

May 16, 2015

Harper’s proposed RCMP crime cover-up legislation exposed by Canada’s Information Commissioner

Legislation, hidden deep in omnibus bill, would effectively allow Harper Cons to rewrite law, absolve Mounties of wrongdoing No 1336 Posted by fw, May 16, 2015 “This precedent basically would … Continue reading

May 16, 2015

Canadian socialist takes swipe at Alberta’s incoming NDP government and surging federal NDP

“Like social democratic parties the world over, the NDP has lurched to the right over the past three decades” No 1335 Posted by fw, May 16, 2015 “Since its founding … Continue reading

May 16, 2015

Alberta’s NDP victory contributes to delusion that elections can transform capitalism into just, sustainable society

NDP Premier Rachel Notley supports Energy East and may provide the oil industry, and the rest of the world, with a friendlier fossil-fuel face No 1334 Posted by fw, May … Continue reading

May 14, 2015