Citizen Action Monitor

Be wary of pro-economic, pro-climate, “green job” fantasy

Vague definitions of “green jobs” often give energy-intensive, carbon-heavy industries a “green” stamp of approval No 1333 Posted by fw, May 13, 2015 “The concept of “green jobs” has become … Continue reading

May 13, 2015

What economists don’t know about physical limits to growth could kill us

“Only by taking the crash scenario seriously can we take concrete actions to avoid it”, says physicist Tom Murphy in his article, referenced below, Discovering Limits to Growth No 1332 … Continue reading

May 12, 2015

Denmark’s promotion of a cost-free, business-as-usual switch to renewables is delusional

To date, increased efficiency in energy use hasn’t reduced carbon emissions No 1330 Posted by fw, May 10, 2015 “When we look past the cheerleading for a bright renewable future, … Continue reading

May 10, 2015

Facebook’s new Internet.org threatens to become the de facto gatekeeper of the world’s information traffic

Once hooked in, users — and their data — are effectively controlled by Facebook No 1329 Posted by fw, May 10, 2015 “ ‘However they may want to present Internet.org, … Continue reading

May 10, 2015

New book explores Harper’s manipulative, democracy-wrecking, thought control schemes

“Harper’s intentions to remake Canada is based on ideology, not on solid facts or research” No 1328 Posted by fw, May 8, 2015 “[T]he genius in this tome is how … Continue reading

May 8, 2015

Trudeau Libs stiff Canadians with “Yes” C-51 vote – Advocacy group promises payback come October election

OpenMedia.ca urges Canadians to “keep up the fight against C-51 until we win” No 1327 Posted by fw, May 7, 2015 Following their unforgivable betrayal of a couple of hundred … Continue reading

May 7, 2015

What neoliberal capitalists don’t want you to know about how they rule the world

Noam Chomsky explains how we’re all being deceived and what we can do about it No 1326 Posted by fw, May 7, 2015 Neoliberalism is the defining political economic paradigm … Continue reading

May 7, 2015

Five contemporary movements pushing humanity to change course, to save the planet

We cannot wait for governments or lawmakers to take the lead for us – It’s our turn to lead No 1325 Posted by fw, May 5, 2015 “Today, in 2015, … Continue reading

May 5, 2015

Looking for an opportunity to make a difference as a global citizen? — The Pachamama Alliance may be for you

Pachamama’s engagement experience is designed to awaken, educate, and connect a critical mass of “pro-activist” leaders No 1324 Posted by fw, May 4, 2015 Discover how a small group of … Continue reading

May 4, 2015

Bold new campaign: US progressives seek to overthrow entrenched policies of the wealthy and the powerful

“The game is rigged” said Sen. Elizabeth Warren in her keynote address at the campaign kick-off event No 1323 Posted by fw, May 1, 2015 “The senator was speaking at … Continue reading

May 1, 2015