Citizen Action Monitor

How capitalism creates an extraordinarily corrupt and extraordinarily undemocratic political economy

We have raging stagnation, monopoly, inequality – That’s real world capitalism, a complete full frontal assault on democracy. No 1562 Posted by fw, January 11, 2016 “…when you have a … Continue reading

January 11, 2016

Public review of TPP is badly needed, but will a meaningful process be forthcoming from Team Trudeau?

PM has so far been anything but clear about what a public review might look like. No 1561 Posted by fw, January 10, 2016 “In truth, the TPP cannot be … Continue reading

January 10, 2016

Canadians want a more participative democracy – Is Team Trudeau listening?

“People expect the government to include them early and often in the design of policy and programming choices that affect them.” No 1560 Posted by fw, January 8, 2016 “Justin … Continue reading

January 8, 2016

Trudeau government fails to meet TPP promise to “ensure Canadians are consulted”

Canada’s TPP website invites public input, provides a contact email address, but omits other relevant details. No 1559 Posted by fw, January 7, 2016 “With respect to their promise to … Continue reading

January 7, 2016

Saudis need not worry – “no state has the moral authority or will to attack this butchery”, and…

…that includes Canada, the whole of the EU, and the US, all fawning recipients of Saudi largesse. No 1558 Posted by fw, January 5, 2016 “There is, however, one little … Continue reading

January 5, 2016

Why was Foreign Affairs Minister Dion’s response to Saudi’s mass executions so lamentably lame?

Interviews with three experts by US alternative news source may provide some answers. No 1557 Posted by fw, January 4, 2016 Here is a copy of yesterday’s news release on … Continue reading

January 4, 2016

Investigative journalists blow lid off US government’s secretive under-the-table assistance to jihadist groups

It turns out the US ruling aristocracy and the royal Sauds, an emerging global dictatorship, is, to a large extent, ruling the world together. No 1556 Posted by fw, January … Continue reading

January 3, 2016

Ontario Gov. Act slaps down SLAPP lawsuits against citizens’ free speech on public matters

Act targets individuals or businesses that use strategic lawsuits to silence critics. No 1555 Posted by fw, January 2, 2016 “Ontario has passed the Protection of Public Participation Act, 2015, … Continue reading

January 2, 2016

From an 18th century age of enlightenment to a 21st century age of endarkenment – What went wrong?

Why is no one questioning the rise of new-age nonsense in the name of science? No 1554 Posted by fw, January 1, 2016 “The enlightenment was a beautiful thing. People … Continue reading

January 1, 2016