Citizen Action Monitor

Wake up Canada: Trudeau’s Infrastructure Bank will be a “long run theft of public dollars”, says U Waterloo prof

The CIB will be a “bargain store…a veritable game show wheel of asset grabs and giveaways.” No 1835 Posted by fw, November 30, 2016 “Both the Liberal government and its Advisory … Continue reading

November 30, 2016

Trudeau flunks review of promises made to First Nations, says Mi’kmaw lawyer

Alliances are forming – the days of individual battles by individual First Nations against pipelines, mining, police racism, abuse are over. No 1834 Posted by fw, November 28, 2016 “It’s been … Continue reading

November 28, 2016

Author, political activist, Yves Engler reviews recent Liberal actions that reinforce Israel’s oppression of Palestinians

The Trudeau government is, in effect, undermining Palestinians’ liberation, strengthening Israel’s expansionism. No 1833 Posted by fw, November 24, 2016 “The Trudeau government’s efforts to undermine Palestinians’ liberation strengthens Canada’s multifaceted … Continue reading

November 24, 2016

CJPME applauds Liberal’s restoration of humanitarian aid for Palestinian refugees

Morally challenged Tories express outrage, logically challenged B’nai Brith demands the impossible – proof of a negative. No 1832 Posted by fw, November 23, 2016 “Canadians might find it disquieting to … Continue reading

November 23, 2016

“We have retreated into a simplified and often completely fake version of the world” VIDEO

Various social, political and cultural agents have landed us in this seemingly hopeless world situation. No 1831 Posted by fw, November 22, 2016 The following passage is an excerpted, slightly edited … Continue reading

November 22, 2016

At COP22, Canada’s Environment Minister, Catherine McKenna, gives Youth Delegation the brush off

“When they sit in these negotiations and they tell us that we can trust them, that’s really difficult to believe.” No 1830 Posted by fw, November 21, 2016 “I do know … Continue reading

November 21, 2016

“The chances of staying to 1.5°C are somewhere between incredibly low and zero” – prof. Kevin Anderson

“If we deliver on the promises that were made in Paris, then we’re talking about 3 to 4°C temperature rise across the century.” No 1829 Posted by fw, November 21, 2016 … Continue reading

November 21, 2016

“The Great CETA Swindle” — Now playing in Ottawa

Adapted by Justin Trudeau and Chrystia Freeland from an original scheme by Stephen Harper & his Corporate Elites. No 1828 Posted by fw, November 20, 2016 With a fast-approaching European Parliament … Continue reading

November 20, 2016

Green Party’s BDS compromise: advocate economic pressure on Israel, while not endorsing BDS movement

“May seems comfortable leading the party forward with this position,” says Tom Woodley of CJPME No 1827 Posted by fw, November 18, 2016 “The proponents of the August resolution, which made … Continue reading

November 18, 2016

“It’s morally irresponsible to argue that Canada has no significant responsibility in relation to climate change.”

“Canada has responsibility historically, it has responsibility in terms of demonstrating leadership, and its emissions do matter,” says prof Kevin Anderson. No 1826 Posted by fw, November 17, 2016 “The emissions … Continue reading

November 17, 2016

1300+ researchers send Trudeau letter criticizing flawed review process on energy projects

Despite protests, Trudeau quietly approved contentious dam project, breaking promise to “rebuild trust” in assessment process. No 1825 Posted by fw, November 15, 2016 “An open letter addressed to Prime Minister … Continue reading

November 15, 2016

With Trump, Americans get a fascist dictatorship with the most right-wing presidential agenda in history

For starters, he confirmed plans to rapidly deport or imprison 2 to 3 million immigrants. No 1824 Posted by fw, November 14, 2016 “The first truth is that the liberty of … Continue reading

November 14, 2016

Democratic Party and media wrongly attribute loss to ignorance, racism, sexism of “white working class”

Elementary analysis of election data dispels such simplistic generalization. No 1823 Posted by fw, November 13, 2016 “Clinton’s electoral defeat is bound up with the nature of the Democratic Party, an … Continue reading

November 13, 2016

With Trump, you get “the naked fist of a very frightening police state come down upon us,” warns Chris Hedges

“We have undergone a corporate coup d’état. The real centers of power are the military industrial complex, Wall Street, the security and surveillance state, and corporate power.” No 1822 Posted … Continue reading

November 12, 2016

With Trump, you get more harm inflicted on global cooperation around climate than any prior president

His most cited comment about global warming — it was a Chinese hoax invented to destroy American jobs. No 1821 Posted by fw, November 11, 2016 “…clearly the Trump team is … Continue reading

November 11, 2016

With Trump, brace yourselves for some serious economic changes in America

“In sum, the American middle class will be crushed,” says MIT prof. No 1820 Posted by fw, November 11, 2016 “All in all, we should expect Trump’s economic agenda to double … Continue reading

November 11, 2016

With Trump, “The American Dream” becomes America’s worst nightmare

George Carlin: “It’s called ‘The American Dream’ because you have to be asleep to believe it.”  No 1819 Posted by fw, November 11, 2016 And now they’re coming for your Social … Continue reading

November 11, 2016

Another broken promise? Trudeau was all for a ban on oil tankers on BC’s North Coast, until he wasn’t

“Betrayal!” “Insulting!” Scolded NDP MP Nathan Cullen, who represents the North Coast. No 1818 Posted by fw, November 10, 2016 “Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s promised ban on crude oil tankers on … Continue reading

November 10, 2016

More Liberal duplicity – Plans to privatize public infrastructure will disproportionately benefit corporate elites

Team Trudeau frames proposals as way to boost middle class; reality is they boost business profits in period of stagnation. No 1817 Posted by fw, November 9, 2016 “Canadian Finance Minister … Continue reading

November 9, 2016