Citizen Action Monitor

TPP advocates promise balanced common good versus corporate interests. Really?

Beware — The promise doesn’t hold up under scrutiny of past trade agreements such as NAFTA No 1583 Posted by fw, January 31, 2016 “In simple terms, trade agreements are … Continue reading

January 31, 2016

TPP will likely lock Canada into morally lax power relationships, blocking positive change in key policy areas

“Obama administration has no interest in enforcing labor or environmental laws referred to in TPP agreement.” No 1582 Posted by fw, January 30, 2016 “The [US] Senate approved language saying … Continue reading

January 30, 2016

TPP is an ethical flop, trading profits over people

24 of 29 chapters cater to corporate interests: the pro-corporate TPP legislation was written by corporations, for corporations. No 1581 Posted by fw, January 29, 2016 “The TPP is hard … Continue reading

January 29, 2016

If the TPP is an immoral system that can’t be changed, will it do harm? Yes, said ‘citizen’ Chrystia Freeland

“Anyone who works in an immoral system is going to do harm. So change the system,” said Noam Chomsky No 1580 Posted by fw, January 28, 2016 And no one … Continue reading

January 28, 2016

“I am strongly opposed to the TPP, and I echo calls to reject the agreement” – Elizabeth May, MP

“We cannot let the TPP move forward unless Canadians have signed on.” No 1579 Posted by fw, January 27, 2016 “This deal has serious implications for Canadian democracy, and our … Continue reading

January 27, 2016

Here’s a refreshing vision of an economic model that serves the common good

Unlike the TPP model that primarily serves the avarice of the 1% No 1578 Posted by fw, January 27, 2016 “UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, said recently “we have … Continue reading

January 27, 2016

The World Economic Forum at Davos “represents everything that is wrong with the world”

It is the purest expression of a world run by an “insular ruling elite” No 1577 Posted by fw, January 26, 2016 “ It’s easy to mock Davos – so … Continue reading

January 26, 2016

BREAKING: Trade Minister Freeland now says Canada will sign TPP on February 4, 2016

“Tell the Trade Minister right now: do NOT sign the TPP” urges Canada’s Open Media organization. No 1576 Posted by fw, January 25, 2016 On January 12, Minister Freeland said, … Continue reading

January 25, 2016

Is a stealth global coup d’état of democracy a real and present danger?

Nick Buxton unveils evidence that gatherings such as the WEF at Davos are the future of global governance. No 1575 Posted by fw, January 24, 2016 “The real concern about … Continue reading

January 24, 2016

Toronto Choir’s farewell to David Bowie packs an emotional wallop

Goodbye, Star Man – An anthem for activists? Maybe. No 1574 Posted by fw, January 24, 2016 “Led by Choir! Choir! Choir! (the open-to-the-public group) … 500 people gathered at … Continue reading

January 24, 2016

Trudeau breaks promise for complete overhaul of the National Energy Board review process

“Instead of keeping his promise to the people, he’s taking a stand that seems much more appealing to big polluters.” No 1573 Posted by fw, January 22, 2016 “It’s clear … Continue reading

January 22, 2016

A “sham”, says Burnaby BC’s legal counsel about National Energy Board’s review of Kinder Morgan project

“This board is not capable of representing the public interest,” scolded Gregory McDade. No 1572 Posted by fw, January 21, 2016 “McDade, who practically berated the NEB panelists for 40 … Continue reading

January 21, 2016

TPP huge threat to any Canadian law opposed by big multinationals, says Osgood Hall law prof

“The TPP is a threat to our institutions of sovereignty, democracy and the rule of law.” No 1571 Posted by fw, January 21, 2016 “In this article, I offer seven … Continue reading

January 21, 2016

By ratifying TPP, Team Trudeau would saddle Canadians with higher drug prices, warns Michael Geist

Canadians could see increased drug costs of between $850 million and $1.6 billion annually under TPP. No 1570 Posted by fw, January 20, 2016 “The TPP patent provision changes are … Continue reading

January 20, 2016

Paris Agreement jeopardizes pursuit of a low-carbon future, says eminent climate scientist

“The rotwieillers and even their influential handlers threatened and briefed against those daring to make informed comment.” No 1569 Posted by fw, January 19, 2016 “So why was this real … Continue reading

January 19, 2016

DEMOCRACY SPRING — Huge U.S. civil disobedience march and sit-in planned for Washington this April

Action will demand Congress get big money out of politics, ensure free and fair elections. No 1568 Posted by fw, January 18, 2016 “It’s time to take mass nonviolent action … Continue reading

January 18, 2016

“Today, my body was a TV’d massacre” — A keenly distressing, awe-full poem — VIDEO

Rafeef Ziadah, Canadian-Palestinian spoken word artist and activist, recites her word art No 1567 Posted by fw, January 15, 2016 Rafeef’s debut audio CD, Hadeel, is dedicated to Palestinian youth, … Continue reading

January 15, 2016

Is Minister Freeland undervaluing TPP input from “ordinary citizens”?

This citizen would like to see signs that his input is valued as a TPP ‘stakeholder’ in the consultation process No 1566 Posted by fw, January 14, 2016 “Freeland characterized herself … Continue reading

January 14, 2016

Is the Trans-Pacific Partnership incompatible with democracy? My letter to Trade Minister Freeland

This is my fourth letter to the Minister’s office. So far auto-responses but no answers to any of the issues I’ve raised. No 1565 Posted by fw, January 13, 2016 … Continue reading

January 13, 2016