Citizen Action Monitor

Whither the Left – or Wither the Left – in Canadian politics?

Liberals are closet neoliberals; NDP is in limbo; Greens, having embraced the Leap Manifesto, have potential to fill a vacuum on the left. No 1762 Posted by fw, August 31, 2016 … Continue reading

August 31, 2016

Could Elizabeth May’s devout Anglican Christian beliefs have influenced her anti-BDS position?

Whatever her beliefs, May appears not to be on board with Anglicans who are rethinking their acceptance of Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land. No 1761 Posted by fw, August 30, 2016 … Continue reading

August 30, 2016

Ever-vigilant Zionists, out to expose anti-Semites, breed new strains of anti-Semitism

Protections they demand from anti-Semitic bigotry should also be demanded for Palestinians against Israeli bigotry. No 1760 Posted by fw, August 29, 2016 “It has been 71 years since the end … Continue reading

August 29, 2016

Canada’s Green Party in crisis, two progressive members blame Elizabeth May for aggressively opposing BDS

Question now is: Will other parties be even more resistant to popular pressure to sanction Israel over occupation of Palestinian land? No 1759 Posted by fw, August 28, 2016 Participants at … Continue reading

August 28, 2016

The perils of not-for-profit, confrontational political activism in Canada

Shit Harper Did group didn’t have the expertise and financial resources at hand when Revenue Canada came calling. No 1758 Posted by fw, August 26, 2016 “A few months before the … Continue reading

August 26, 2016

Recent reports claim that economic growth can continue without emission increases. Don’t believe it.

Critical analyses of these reports reveal the claims unproven, but Trudeau/Obama ignore the evidence and gamble with our ecological safety. No 1757 Posted by fw, August 24, 2016 “Most ecological economists … Continue reading

August 24, 2016

Elizabeth May’s decision to stay on as leader “is good news for the Party”, says party member Dimitri Lascaris

As author of the divisive BDS resolution, he remains hopeful “she will see the wisdom and support for BDS.” Really? No 1756 Posted by fw, August 23, 2016 “I’m hopeful that … Continue reading

August 23, 2016

30-year reign of free trade, open markets, small government and privatization are over — Neoliberalism is dead

Joseph Stiglitz explains why “Neoliberalism is dead in both developing and developed countries.” No 1755 Posted by fw, August 22, 2016 “Stiglitz went on to argue that one of the central … Continue reading

August 22, 2016

America: “In lies we trust”

Video reveals why presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton has earned a reputation as “a cheater and a liar.” No 1754 Posted by fw, August 21, 2016 “Obama’s brilliant demagogy left many eyes … Continue reading

August 21, 2016

US doesn’t care if its “sonofabitch school of foreign policy” means cooperating with bastards as long as they’re “our bastards”

Washington’s neo-con foreign policies are calculated to remake the world to serve US ruling class. No 1753 Posted by fw, August 19, 2016 “The end of the Cold War did not … Continue reading

August 19, 2016

The Four Levels of Activism: a personal narrative by a burnt out activist

“It is exhausting to try to change the world by re-localizing and re-skilling your local community.” No 1752 Posted by fw, August 18, 2016 “When we say we should live an … Continue reading

August 18, 2016

Deadly combination — By 2040 fossil fuels provide 80% of global energy, global economy 40% larger

Talking about what we’ll do about climate change by some future date is delusional, we need to take urgent action on all fronts right now, says US prof. No 1751 … Continue reading

August 16, 2016

Political activist Yves Engler blasts Canadian progressives for failing to expose acts of Canadian imperialism

His first target is Elizabeth May, beginning with her protection of racist Jewish National Fund and Israel from censure. No 1750 Posted by fw, August 15, 2016 “May and Green Party … Continue reading

August 15, 2016

My response to the Green Party’s request for feedback on the party’s adoption of the pro-BDS resolution

Party leaders probably won’t like what I had to say. No 1749 Posted by fw, August 12, 2016 To act ignorantly when knowledge is available, to deny realities that patently exist … Continue reading

August 12, 2016

Deeply rooted factional politics in Palestinian society is jeopardizing their own salvation

“There can never be a free Palestine without Palestinians first freeing themselves from factional repression,” says Ramzy Baroud. No 1748 Posted by fw, August 11, 2016 “But the truth is, for … Continue reading

August 11, 2016

B’nai B’rith Organization of Canada launches personal smear attack against Green Party member

“B’nai B’rith has no regard for the truth”, says Dimitri Lascaris, author of Green’s approved resolution in support of BDS. No 1747 Posted by fw, August 10, 2016 “Well, until I … Continue reading

August 10, 2016

Green Party of Canada adopts policy resolution supporting Palestinian BDS movement

But party leader Elizabeth May says she “will continue to express personal opposition to BDS.” No 1746 Posted by fw, August 9, 2016 “In a historic move, delegates at the Green … Continue reading

August 9, 2016

Why the growing public hostility to neoliberal globalization? – Joseph Stiglitz explains

Staggering income inequality is evident, plutocrats are big winners, rising unemployment of unskilled workers. No 1745 Posted by fw, August 8, 2016 “Fifteen years ago, I wrote a little book, entitled “Globalization … Continue reading

August 8, 2016

Trudeau’s assault on human rights reviewed by social justice advocate

“Trudeau will not be able to cover up the mess he and his team are making in Ottawa much longer.” No 1744 Posted by fw, August 7, 2016 “What’s that smell … Continue reading

August 7, 2016