Citizen Action Monitor

Saudi arms screwup: One misleading explanation after another risks eroding public trust in Trudeau and Dion

“Sale has the potential to expose Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as a phony”, warns Murray Dobbin. No 1657 Posted by fw, April 29, 2016 “Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion has been … Continue reading

April 29, 2016

Life and Death in Palestine: Information gift for a Premier — Day 9

Ignoring its own founding rights, U.S. has aided Israel in denying those same human rights and dignity to Palestinians. No 1656 Posted by fw, April 29, 2016 As a reminder, scholar … Continue reading

April 29, 2016

The People’s Climate Plan launched by dozens of national and grassroots organizations

Goal is to flood Trudeau’s “public consultation” process with pro-clean energy, anti-pipeline feedback. No 1655 Posted by fw, April 28, 2016 To find out how to amplify your voice in the … Continue reading

April 28, 2016

Life and Death in Palestine: Information gift for a Premier — Day 8

Open season on Palestinians — pregnant mother of two and brother, 16, gunned down at Israeli checkpoint. No 1654 Posted by fw, April 28, 2016 As a reminder, scholar and educator … Continue reading

April 28, 2016

Life and Death in Palestine: Information gift for a Premier — Day 7

Palestinian youth reportedly in critical condition after being run down by young Israeli settler. No 1653 Posted by fw, April 27, 2016 As a reminder, scholar and educator Herbert Thelen inspired … Continue reading

April 27, 2016

Are Liberals about to break promised moratorium on tanker traffic off BC coast?

It’s premature to say Northern Gateway pipeline is dead, says Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau. No 1652 Posted by fw, April 26, 2016 “Reverse course on controversial pipeline at your own … Continue reading

April 27, 2016

Life and Death in Palestine: Information gift for a Premier — Day 6

Alarming rise in Palestinian children seized and prosecuted by Israel. No 1651 Posted by fw, April 26, 2016 As a reminder, scholar and educator Herbert Thelen inspired this protest project: “To … Continue reading

April 26, 2016

Life and Death in Palestine: Information gift for a Premier — Day 5

Survivor of 1948 Israeli-led expulsion of Palestinians to tell her story in upcoming Canadian tour. No 1650 Posted by fw, April 25, 2016 As a reminder, scholar and educator Herbert Thelen … Continue reading

April 25, 2016

Puzzled about the difference between CO2 emissions and CO2 levels? — You’re not alone

Confusion leads people to a mistaken belief that CO2 levels in the atmosphere can be stabilized if new emissions are flat. No 1649 Posted by fw, April 24, 2016 On March … Continue reading

April 24, 2016

Life and Death in Palestine: Information gift for a Premier — Day 4

Israelis and their supporters are in the process of learning the price of following the dictates of “Netanyahu’s mind.” No 1648 Posted by fw, April 22, 2016 As a reminder, scholar … Continue reading

April 22, 2016

Life and Death in Palestine: Information gift for a Premier — Day 3

US accuses Israel of ‘excessive use of force’ in human rights report No 1647 Posted by fw, April 21, 2016 As a reminder, scholar and educator Herbert Thelen inspired this protest … Continue reading

April 21, 2016

Life and Death in Palestine: Information gift for a Premier — Day 2

Israeli Minster Calls for “Civil Targeted Killings” of BDS Leaders No 1646 Posted by fw, April 21, 2016 Yesterday, Day 2 of my campaign to email a letter a day to … Continue reading

April 21, 2016

Life and death in Palestine: Information gift for a Premier — Day 1

Israel policy of expelling Palestinians from West Bank No 1645 Posted by fw, April 20, 2016 Yesterday I sent the following email letter to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne. It follows hard … Continue reading

April 20, 2016

Dear Premier Wynne, your trade mission to Israel is reprehensible

It legitimizes seven decades of Israel’s crimes against Palestinians in the Occupied Territories. No 1644 Posted by fw, April 19, 2016 Yesterday I sent the following email letter to Ontario Premier … Continue reading

April 19, 2016

Building turbines and pipelines compatible? — Do Liberals have any idea what they’re talking about?

Trudeau insists there’s evidence to support economic growth while concurrently reducing harmful emissions. No 1643 Posted by fw, April 18, 2016 “John Stone, a former climatologist with Environment Canada, and vice-chair … Continue reading

April 18, 2016

Saudi arms deal violates international law, says legal scholar

Sale violates “the obligation to respect and ensure the respect of human rights and international humanitarian law” No 1642 Posted by fw, April 16, 2016 “When you find yourself in a … Continue reading

April 16, 2016

Dion’s “Secret” memo “a gem of hair-splitting, parsing, wilful blindness, and justification” for Saudi arms deal

The Liberals were all for “principled foreign policy” until they were elected. No 1641 Posted by fw, April 15, 2016 “Well. If further proof was needed that the sunny new regime … Continue reading

April 15, 2016

Premier Wynne’s trade delegation to Israel legitimizes seven decades of military brutality

Canadian blogger’s pursuit of “a fair and balanced public policy towards Israelis and Palestinians” doesn’t cut it. No 1640 Posted by fw, April 14, 2016 “To act ignorantly when knowledge is … Continue reading

April 14, 2016

Saudi Arabia “is a key military ally to counter ISIS”, claims Global Affairs Canada. Really?

“The worst Islamic extremism and terrorism of the past two decades has tracked back to Saudi Arabia” – The Guardian. No 1639 Posted by fw, April 13, 2016 “The document goes on … Continue reading

April 13, 2016