Citizen Action Monitor

Mocking Harper’s MP robots – This video deserves to go viral

To mock Harper’s MPs as robots is an insult to robots No 1412 Posted by fw, July 31, 2015 “One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is … Continue reading

July 31, 2015

With words and images, Montreal Simon skewers Harper’s delusional self-promotion as Canada’s saviour

Will Canadians vote to follow Harper — into the abyss of their own creation? No 1411 Posted by fw, July 31, 2015 “With an election call coming as early as … Continue reading

July 31, 2015

New study reveals huge gap between Harper’s economic rhetoric and grim reality, says economist Jim Stanford

Economic legacy of Harper government: unemployment, insecurity, debt. It is definitely time for a change No 1410 Posted by fw, July 30, 2015 “If you have been swallowing the rhetoric … Continue reading

July 30, 2015

In shameful betrayal of leftist values, Syriza signs military agreement with Israel, ignoring its massacres of Gazans

Inexcusable capitulation towards Israel, reneges on anti-militarist foreign policy No 1409 Posted by fw, July 29, 2015 “In a joint press conference in Jerusalem with the Israeli prime minister, Greek … Continue reading

July 29, 2015

Just when you think the conflict-of-interest stench from the Harper camp can’t get any worse, it gets worse

Harper rewarded failed company with millions in taxpayer dollars for Arctic construction project. Company is run by party insider, facility will be built in Environment Minister Aglukkaq’s home riding No … Continue reading

July 28, 2015

Dutch court orders state to cut emissions by 25% within 5 years to protect citizens from climate change

“The Dutch court’s ruling should encourage courts around the world to tackle climate change now.” No 1407 Posted by fw, July 28, 2015 “A court in The Hague has ordered … Continue reading

July 28, 2015

“We have a global crisis, an emergency that calls for global cooperation to reduce emissions as rapidly as practical”

Given the urgency, James Hansen tells why duplicitous politicians prefer wrong metric to track CO2 emissions No 1406 Posted by fw, July 27, 2015 “Why have policymakers turned away from … Continue reading

July 27, 2015

Why political protests, strikes, elections, petitions and referendums have little to no impact on neoliberal power in capitalist states

For Syriza, for Greece, there is an alternative to protests – seize the opportunity to transform the party and the society No 1404 Posted by fw, July 21, 2015 “We … Continue reading

July 21, 2015

“We want a different European Union and we will fight for it in many ways,” says a defiant Tariq Ali

Video of Tariq Ali’s sparkling presentation at this weekend’s Democracy Rising Conference in Athens, Greece No 1403 Posted by fw, July 19, 2015 Tariq Ali picks up right where he … Continue reading

July 19, 2015

“The Eurozone is a failed monetary union, exiting this union is inevitable,” says Syriza MP

“There will be no debt relief if Greece remains in the EU” No 1402 Posted by fw, July 18, 2015 “What’s happening now is that the torture is being protracted … Continue reading

July 18, 2015

Merkel breaks heart of Palestinian girl, reducing her to tears when told she can’t remain in Germany to fulfill her dreams

Video clip of highly emotional exchange goes viral No 1401 Posted by fw, July 17, 2015 “ ‘I have goals like anyone else. I want to study like them … … Continue reading

July 17, 2015

A mantra for those who prefer not to read the headlines

The value of this mantra is that you become fully conscious of just how distant you are from the horrors around you No 1400 Posted by fw, July 16, 2015 … Continue reading

July 16, 2015

Citizen-led experiment yields increases in voter participation, better-informed citizens in Florida precinct

Bottom line — an effective voter education/information campaign matters No 1399 Posted by fw, July 15, 2015 “Dan Isaacson, publisher and editor of The Democratic Voter and The Enlightened Voter, monthly newsletters … Continue reading

July 15, 2015

How neoliberal governments use austerity as a weapon to weaken people’s power to resist

They monetize and privatize everything, resulting in reduced access to life’s basic necessities, including health care, education, clean air and water, even undermining our democracy No 1398 Posted by fw, July … Continue reading

July 14, 2015

Signs of global ecosystem collapse are more severe, more frequent, harder to ignore

Environmental reporter reviews worldwide evidence of collapse, concludes, “All is not well, not by a long shot” No 1397 Posted by fw, July 13, 2015 “Signals of planetary stress are … Continue reading

July 13, 2015

How Ottawa’s grassroots citizen advocacy team plans to get the federal government it wants in October

Ecology Ottawa team wants a government committed to the environment, to clean energy, air, and water No 1396 Posted by fw, July 11, 2015 “Ecology Ottawa volunteers are already going … Continue reading

July 11, 2015

“Speak up. Don’t let denial go unchallenged”, urges Al Gore at Climate Reality training session

Gore’s upbeat hope is that “renewable energy is going to be really great for our future” No 1395 Posted by fw, July 10, 2015 “After delivering his keynote speech at … Continue reading

July 10, 2015


Text of proposal submitted to creditors offers to implement more stringent austerity terms than those rejected in referendum vote No 1394 Posted by fw, July 10, 2015 “Close confidant of … Continue reading

July 10, 2015

Evidence mounting that German-led austerity policies have unwittingly awakened a dormant leftist beast

Neoliberalism’s last stand? — “The Troika may be on the verge of riding General Custer’s horse into battle” No 1393 Posted by fw, July 9, 2015 “It’s not only Greece … Continue reading

July 9, 2015