Citizen Action Monitor

Why do people know so much about sports, so little about world affairs? asks Chomsky

Because our system of governance and media are not set up to engage people in meaningful discussions of critical issues, or seek public input and participation in decision making. No … Continue reading

August 31, 2015

“Since Israel’s establishment, Canadian policy has gravitated toward the pro-Israel fringe of world politics”

And Mulcair is going out of his way to signal that the NDP will perpetuate blind allegiance to the status quo. No 1436 Posted by fw, August 30, 2015 “The NDP … Continue reading

August 30, 2015

“The NDP’s purge of pro-Palestine candidates can only help Stephen Harper”, says professor Justin Podur

Pro-Israel, anti-Palestine voters will vote Harper, not Mulcair, who talks nonsense about a two-state solution No 1435 Posted by fw, August 29, 2015 “NDP policy is at least a decade out … Continue reading

August 29, 2015

Two green thumbs way up for Ecology Ottawa, host of panel discussion on transition to 100% renewable energy

Title of Sept. 16 event: Vancouver’s Green Revolution Comes to Ottawa! No 1434 Posted by fw, August 28, 2015 “The transition to 100% renewable energy means that we will stop using … Continue reading

August 28, 2015

Mulcair “asked” to offer reinstatement to Morgan Wheeldon and Jerry Natanine by Ontario Civil Liberties Assn

“The NDP’s stance in barring any criticism of Israel is undemocratic and wrong”, says OCLA No 1433 Posted by fw, August 26, 2015 “The NDP’s stance in barring any criticism of … Continue reading

August 26, 2015

NDP dodges request to explain why Wheeldon’s comments were “unacceptable and contrary to NDP policy”

An analysis of the NDP’s reasons for terminating the candidate do not stand up to critical scrutiny. Wheeldon should be reinstated. No 1432 Posted by fw, August 24, 2015 NOTE: Just … Continue reading

August 24, 2015

NDP perpetuates perverse ideas about anti-Semitism promoted by Israel lobby — by barring 2 candidates

Has NDP made a calculated decision that supporting Israel lobby trumps speaking the truth about Israel’s brutal mistreatment of Palestinians? No 1431 Posted by fw, August 21, 2015 “Morgan Wheeldon’s Facebook … Continue reading

August 21, 2015

Strong Towns offers an alternative to conventional but flawed urban planning policies and strategies

The Strong Town approach is heavy on experimentation, small-scale risk-taking, civic engagement, and grassroots action. No 1430 Posted by fw, August 20, 2015 “Our job is to make cities resilient or … Continue reading

August 20, 2015

Want to create strong and resilient communities? Strong Towns USA may just have the answer

Strong Towns, a non-profit, offers a model of development that “makes productive use of all this stuff we’ve built”. No 1429 Posted by fw, August 19, 2015 First comes the 3:00 … Continue reading

August 19, 2015

Proposed new models of capitalism actually inhibit real system change and strengthen the status quo

So-called solutions “burnish the meritocratic façade of corporate America while encouraging people to blame themselves for their failure”. No 1428 Posted by fw, August 18, 2015 “A growing number of people … Continue reading

August 18, 2015

“The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race”, says Stephen Hawking

“In the meantime, Congress is oblivious to these grim scenarios,” argues Ralph Nader. No 1427 Posted by fw, August 17, 2015 “Self-restraint is not a characteristic of the companies developing robotics … Continue reading

August 17, 2015

Call for reinstatement of NDP Nova Scotia candidate forced to resign over alleged anti-Israel comments

“Put the word out there to the national office that this is our community, our candidate and we want him back” No 1425 Posted by fw, August 15, 2015 “A Facebook … Continue reading

August 15, 2015

“Mulcair’s position on Israel/Palestine is the same as what I hear from Israeli representatives”

“What I find is that, first of all, that really isn’t different from Harper’s position”, says Jewish Canadian David Parnas. No 1424 Posted by fw, August 14, 2015 “The trouble is … Continue reading

August 14, 2015

How political, corporate and special interests manipulate and distort news and information

Exposé of the methods of unseen spinmeisters who are confusing the truth beyond recognition No 1423 Posted by fw, August 14, 2015 “Complacency in the news media combined with incredibly powerful … Continue reading

August 14, 2015

British petition demands arrest of Netanyahu upon arrival in UK next month

Nearly 50,000 have already signed, numbers climbing rapidly No 1422 Posted by fw, August 13, 2015 “The British government is expected to respond to the demand as all petitions that get … Continue reading

August 13, 2015

Tell the NDP to support – not silence — candidates who speak the truth about Israel’s ethnic cleansing of Palestinians

Wheeldon was speaking the truth, so why is the NDP doing the dirty work of Harper and Israel? asks Independent Jewish Voices Canada No 1421 Posted by fw, August 12, … Continue reading

August 12, 2015

Bad News – If we don’t change course, industrial civilization will collapse within 30 years

Is there any Good News? – Escalating crises will drive people to change behaviour and policies – We hope! No 1420 Posted by fw, August 12, 2015 “New scientific models … Continue reading

August 12, 2015

NDP caves to smear campaign against Nova Scotia candidate’s anti-Israel comments, accepts his resignation

Readers of CBC story line up in defence of candidate, one saying NDP means the “No Difference Party” No 1419 Posted by fw, August 11, 2015 [Candidate Morgan] Wheeldon is … Continue reading

August 11, 2015

Seventy? Yikes! 70! — That’s the latest count of number of abuses of power by Harper and Cons

“From scams to smears, monkey-wrenching opponents to intimidating public servants like an Orwellian gorilla” No 1418 Posted by fw, August 10, 2015 “His government has piled up dozens of abuses … Continue reading

August 10, 2015