Citizen Action Monitor

Has Canada’s Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland already tweeted away her TPP sellout?

Liberals used to be against NAFTA until they were for it. No 1525 Posted by fw, November 30, 2015 “The Globe and Mail reported on November 18 that the new, … Continue reading

November 30, 2015

Exposé — Postmedia newspapers are shilling for pro-petroleum industry lobbyists, says journalist

Rafe Mair asks Postmedia’s president about “deals” for oil-boosting spin in its newspapers. No 1524 Posted by fw, November 29, 2015 “Being a curious sort of bugger, I followed through … Continue reading

November 29, 2015

The US media cannot be trusted to present the truth, or anything approaching the truth

Media expert’s clever test reveals truth about US media lies. No 1523 Posted by fw, November 25, 2015 “…the evidence should be obvious and incontrovertible that the mainstream corporate media … Continue reading

November 25, 2015

TPP prediction shocker by reporter Roger Jordan —

“There is little doubt that Trudeau will soon give Obama what he wants in regards to the TPP” No 1522 Posted by fw, November 21, 2015 “There is little doubt … Continue reading

November 21, 2015

Obama views Canada’s support for TPP as a done deal

Trudeau, however, maintained that a final decision will not be made ahead of planned parliamentary hearings. No 1521 Posted by fw, November 20, 2015 “U.S. President Barack Obama says he … Continue reading

November 20, 2015

Representatives of 30 US organizations speak out against TPP

Opponents represent labor, consumer, environmental, family farm, consumer, LGBT, health and faith groups No 1520 Posted by fw, November 20, 2015 “Apparently, the TPP’s proponents resorted to such extreme secrecy … Continue reading

November 20, 2015

TPP is “the worst trade agreement for access to medicines in developing countries”

TPP’s generous intellectual property protections could still complicate efforts to control drug costs in Canada. No 1519 Posted by fw, November 19, 2015 “While not as bad as feared, this … Continue reading

November 19, 2015

Refugee tragedy — Faced with government apathy, volunteers from around the world step up to help

Short video captures harrowing journey to Europe by more than 800,000 asylum seekers No 1518 Posted by fw, November 18, 2015 “We have apathy by European governments, but volunteers have … Continue reading

November 18, 2015

TPP approval will force Canada to change digital policies to conform to “Made in America” standards

“Attempts to preserve Canadian law were unsuccessful,” says legal expert Michael Geist No 1517 Posted by fw, November 17, 2015 “As Canadians assess the 6,000-page agreement, the implications for digital … Continue reading

November 17, 2015

“Die, you son of a bitch, die!” scream Israeli thugs at bloodied Palestinian boy

Ahmed Manasra, 13, didn’t die — but video shows he was subjected to shrieking interrogation and bullying. No 1516 Posted by fw, November 17, 2015 “We’ve lost. On the day … Continue reading

November 17, 2015

“We’re not going down this failed path anymore,” declares Bernie Sanders in TPP Senate speech

“Since 2001 we have lost 60,000 manufacturing facilities in America, a lot of it is attributable to trade.” No 1515 Posted by fw, November 16, 2015 “Since 2001 we have … Continue reading

November 16, 2015

In open letter, young Palestinian woman chastises Hillary Clinton “for forgetting us”

“I’m sure you know these things [Israeli atrocities], but you chose to remain silent about them.” No 1514 Posted by fw, November 15, 2015 “As a young Palestinian girl growing … Continue reading

November 15, 2015

Spanish judge starts legal process for arrest of Netanyahu and other key Israeli officials

Seven found guilty of crimes against humanity for role in 2010 raid on Gaza-bound ship, Mavi Marmara. No 1513 Posted by fw, November 15, 2015 “An investigation was launched after … Continue reading

November 15, 2015

Maclean’s editorial and university prof celebrate the TPP as a great deal — Great for whom?

Maclean’s editors “ignore how the TPP and similar agreements they promote extend state-designated monopolies.” No 1512 Posted by fw, November 14, 2015 “The hypocrisy of ‘free market’ advocates is astounding. … Continue reading

November 14, 2015

“Can you bear the cost of $1,000 for a pill to treat Hepatitis C?,” asks WHO Director-General

Margaret Chan is concerned that the TPP may “close the door to affordable medicines,” wondering, “Is this really progress?” No 1511 Posted by fw, November 14, 2015 “A massive trade … Continue reading

November 14, 2015

New York City declared a TPP-Free Zone by Council-approved resolution

Congress urged not to grant President Obama permission to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement. No 1509 Posted by fw, November 12, 2015 17 of the 19 Whereas clauses … Continue reading

November 12, 2015

Black American seeks asylum in Canada, finds life in US too dangerous

“The United States has always been a terrible country to live in. I have no intention of going back,” says Kyle Canty No 1508 Posted by fw, November 12, 2015 … Continue reading

November 12, 2015

Trudeau government likely to approve TPP, a deal even worse than expected, says Toronto Star columnist

“We shall see what Trudeau does. He has surprised before. But the odds are that this deal, however bad, is done.” No 1507 Posted by fw, November 11, 2015 “Until … Continue reading

November 11, 2015

Battered by increasingly aggressive NAFTA lawsuits, will Canada fare any better under TPP?

Under NAFTA, Canada has been hit by 70 percent of all NAFTA investor lawsuits. Yikes! No 1506 Posted by fw, November 10, 2015 “When the North American Free Trade Agreement … Continue reading

November 10, 2015