Citizen Action Monitor

Indonesia ablaze — the greatest environmental disaster of the 21st Century, ignored by media

This ‘ecopalypse’ is currently producing more CO2 than the US economy. No 1496 Posted by fw, October 31, 2015 “A great tract of the Earth is on fire. It looks as … Continue reading

October 31, 2015

Is TTIP dispute settlement mechanism legal?

Study finds dispute settlement provisions in trade treaties may not be compatible with EU law No 1495 Posted by fw, October 30, 2015 “President of the Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, promised that he … Continue reading

October 30, 2015

Top German lawmaker blasts anti-democratic TTIP deal

Based on agreement’s faltering progress across EU, deal may not be completed by end of Obama presidency. No 1494 Posted by fw, October 29, 2015 “Opposition to the corporate-friendly pact, which has been … Continue reading

October 29, 2015

UN official advises governments how to protect their vital interests in trade negotiations

Provisions of trade treaties are “tantamount to a revolution against law”, says UN legal expert No 1493 Posted by fw, October 28, 2015 “A respected human-rights expert at the United Nations, … Continue reading

October 28, 2015

Harper’s out. Trudeau’s in. So why aren’t Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis breathing more easily?

Trudeau appears to side with most Paris-bound leaders — saying yes to more renewables, but not saying “no” to new fossil fuel projects. No 1492 Posted by fw, October 27, … Continue reading

October 27, 2015

Rise of the new fascists – Private security and military forces to serve and protect the wealthy

The 99 percent of us, without wealth and private police power, face threat of overt repression, complete loss of human rights, legal protections No 1491 Posted by fw, October 26, … Continue reading

October 26, 2015

Real change, eh? Trudeau backtracks on pledge to withdraw Canada from bombing missions

JT dodges withdrawal question, noting merely that his government would act in a “responsible” manner. No 1490 Posted by fw, October 25, 2015 “Trudeau’s unwillingness to commit to a timeframe … Continue reading

October 25, 2015

My open letter to prime minister designate Justin Trudeau – Cancel Canada’s secretive arms deal with Saudi Arabia

End Canada’s morally blind allegiance with a state guilty of barbarous human rights violations and war crimes No 1489 Posted by fw, October 25, 2015 Here is a first draft … Continue reading

October 25, 2015

700-million dollar NAFTA lawsuit against Ontario gov. More trade deals, more lawsuits?

The suit claims Ontario gov. imposed “prohibited” buy-local rules, which the suit says violates NAFTA rules. No 1488 Posted by fw, October 23, 2015 “For the past four years, Texas … Continue reading

October 23, 2015

Say goodbye to vital public services, like water, health, energy, if TTIP, CETA approved

Under CETA, all public services are subject to liberalization unless an explicit exception is made. No 1487 Posted by fw, October 22, 2015 “A new report, Public Services Under Attack, … Continue reading

October 22, 2015

US officials use prospect of TTIP approval to bully EU to lift ban on cancer-causing pesticides and tar-sands oil

EU is secretly imposing TTIP treaty provisions before deal has even been approved or signed No 1486 Posted by fw, October 21, 2015 “Hello, international fascism ….The European Union is … Continue reading

October 21, 2015

Obama’s TPP enables corporate investors to terrorize member nations into doing what they’re told

TPP, as well as TTIP and TISA, are “the most criminal treaties in history” No 1485 Posted by fw, October 21, 2015 “As of 5 October 2015, a super-secret 12-nation … Continue reading

October 21, 2015

When it comes to the climate, Prime Minister elect Trudeau has failed to distinguish himself

“He won’t take the kind of bold action we need and hold campaign promises unless the climate movement forces him to,” says Cam Fenton, 350.org No 1484 Posted by fw, … Continue reading

October 20, 2015

“Trudeau and his Liberals will use their majority to enforce the dictates of the capitalist elite”

And the “Harper lite” NDP got what it deserved – an electoral debacle No 1483 Posted by fw, October 20, 2015 “Trudeau and his Liberals will use their majority to … Continue reading

October 20, 2015

US aims to hand over control of global legal and economic systems to its largest corporations

The TPP, TTIP & TISA will lock in investor rights, ensuring corporations can run wild with little government regulation or impingement. No 1482 Posted by fw, October 18, 2015 “The … Continue reading

October 18, 2015

Scientific community is self-censoring research to conform to views of vested interests

As a result, unsupported assertions contend that economic growth and emission cuts are compatible. No 1481 Posted by fw, October 17, 2015 “[There is an] endemic bias prevalent amongst many … Continue reading

October 17, 2015

Shameful arms deal with despotic Saudi Arabia violates Canada’s export control rules

By willfully ignoring the rules, Canada’s party and union leaders exposed as hypocrites No 1480 Posted by fw, October 15, 2015 “The arms deal, which was secured thanks to strong … Continue reading

October 15, 2015

Mulcair ready to ‘assist’ Trudeau in becoming Canada’s next prime minister

NDP’s election platform pledges to work “with other federalist parties through informal or appropriate stable arrangements to end…Harper’s lost decade.” No 1479 Posted by fw, October 14, 2015 “Canada’s social … Continue reading

October 14, 2015

Let us now compare Holocausts — Do not look away from the graphic images in this photo essay

Successive Canadian governments, through their willful silence, are complicit in horrific Israeli crimes against Palestinians. No 1478 Posted by fw, October 12, 2015 Anyone who might still think that Israel … Continue reading

October 12, 2015