Citizen Action Monitor

Naked political opportunism drives US policy toward Israel, says US historian

Hillary Clinton claims a US-Israel alliance based on “shared values”. Sound familiar? No 1631 Posted by fw, March 31, 2016 “Who raises objections to the consequences of U.S. complicity in Israel’s … Continue reading

March 31, 2016

Controversial documentary gives a voice to seldom heard people in Palestine and Israel

John Pilger’s film Palestine is Still the Issue tries to discover why peace is so elusive. No 1630 Posted by fw, March 30, 2016 “In 1977, the award-winning journalist and filmmaker, … Continue reading

March 30, 2016

Trudeau’s claim that Israel’s values align with Canada’s values offends me

To make such an astonishing declaration is to align Canada with a vile villainy. No 1629 Posted by fw, March 30, 2016 Monday’s post, Impunity defines PM Trudeau’ s willingness to … Continue reading

March 30, 2016

Trudeau breaks promise, BC community blasts federal minister’s rush to approve LNG project

“Your rushed decision at best is uneducated and at worst grossly negligent.” No 1628 Posted by fw, March 29, 2016 “Credible and thoughtful experts have established that there will be significant … Continue reading

March 29, 2016

Impunity defines PM Trudeau’s willingness to criticize Israel

And how will he find out when criticism of Israel is warranted? Certainly not from mainstream media. No 1627 Posted by fw, March 28, 2016 “Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada will be … Continue reading

March 28, 2016

Dion asks UN to review appointment of Canadian prof as Special Rapporteur on Palestine

Seeks reassurance prof has track record “that can advance peace.” Dare one ask what the pro-Israel Liberal record is for advancing peace in the region? No 1626 Posted by fw, March … Continue reading

March 28, 2016

Liberals were all for openness and transparency in government until they weren’t

Irony of ironies – Liberals won’t be open about how to be more open. No 1625 Posted by fw, March 27, 2016 “Trudeau promised to reform access to information rules during … Continue reading

March 27, 2016

Trudeau’s Liberals break another campaign promise, won’t close $750M tax loophole for rich

“It’s not in our plan” to touch stock options in future budgets either, said Finance Minister. No 1624 Posted by fw, March 27, 2016 “Despite a campaign promise, Morneau confirmed Tuesday … Continue reading

March 27, 2016

Liberals’ budget puts interests of the ruling elites ahead of middle class

Claim that budget plan will rekindle high-growth of post-world-war years is a “pipe-dream.” No 1623 Posted by fw, March 25, 2016 “In his budget speech, Finance Minister Bill Morneau claimed the … Continue reading

March 25, 2016

“All hell will break loose” — Bleak vision of planet’s future predicted by climate scientist James Hansen

“…the study predicts a much more accelerated rate of sea level rise of several meters, beyond that which humanity is capable of adapting to.” No 1622 Posted by fw, March 24, … Continue reading

March 24, 2016

Effort to legally block Saudi arms deal is filed by University of Montreal law professor and students

Government should respect its own law. As well, the deal might result in breaching human rights in another country, says prof. No 1621 Posted by fw, March 22, 2016 “Law professor … Continue reading

March 22, 2016

McGill Principal’s attack on BDS movement draws stern rebukes, concerns, and corrections

“Clearly, it is only Palestinian rights that excite Principal Fortier’s antipathy, and require singling out for exclusion.” No 1620 Posted by fw, March 22, 2016 “Indeed, I am certain it will … Continue reading

March 22, 2016

“Today’s Republican Party is one of the most dangerous organizations in human history.” – Noam Chomsky

“…[their] refusal to want to believe the evidence of historical facts involves lethal consequences.” No 1619 Posted by fw, March 21, 2016 “With terrifying clarity, the author and philosopher Noam Chomsky … Continue reading

March 21, 2016

Big Money corrupts US democracy, no longer serves common good

The amount of money and number of lobbyists have gone through the roof, shutting down ability to self-govern. No 1618 Posted by fw, March 20, 2016 “In their new book, ‘Nation on … Continue reading

March 20, 2016

“Go Ahead, Make My Day, Condemn Me” — CJPME head dares Trudeau to condemn him for BDS promotion

“The three stated goals of the BDS movement align virtually perfectly with Canada’s official principles on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” No 1617 Posted by fw, March 19, 2016 “‘I’ve realized that being … Continue reading

March 19, 2016

World on course for more than 3°C of warming, warns terrifying fact check of Paris climate deal

Paris deal gives impression global warming is being addressed — In fact, measures fall far short to avoid runaway climate change. No 1616 Posted by fw, March 18, 2016 “Like the … Continue reading

March 18, 2016

“The more I dug into the TPP, the more trouble I found” – Michael Geist

Over a 50-day period, Geist has built a strong case against TPP ratification. No 1615 Posted by fw, March 15, 2016 “Nearly two-and-a-half months ago, I started a daily examination of … Continue reading

March 15, 2016

Canadian Chamber of Commerce stupidly calls on Trudeau government to move quickly to ratify TPP

That’s ‘stupidity’, says Michael Geist, because TPP cannot take effect until both US and Japan are on board. No 1614 Posted by fw, March 14, 2016 “The U.S. opposition makes it … Continue reading

March 14, 2016

Trudeau and Obama agree on TPP benefits, stop short of pledging implementation

“The TPP would advance objectives of shared prosperity, creating jobs, protecting workers and the environment and promoting sustainable economic development.” Really? No 1613 Posted by fw, March 13, 2016 “Prime Minister Trudeau … Continue reading

March 13, 2016