Citizen Action Monitor

What’s behind the unproven US allegations of Russian hacking?

Washington and its lapdog corporate media have a long history of lying, so why should we believe them now? No 1860 Posted by fw, December 31, 2016 “…on Thursday, Clapper’s Office … Continue reading

December 31, 2016

Courageous Israeli Jew, Shirly Bahar, on why she supports boycott of Israeli academic institutions

“Supporting non-violent resistance to occupation and oppression marks a political moral obligation to account for the suffering of others.” No 1859 Posted by fw, December 30, 2016 “A daughter of immigrants … Continue reading

December 30, 2016

With his KM pipeline approval, Trudeau has said “screw you” to millennials who brought him to office

“Climate leaders don’t build pipelines.” Trudeau ignores those words at his political peril. No 1858 Posted by fw, December 28, 2016 “When Trudeau approves the $35-billion Petronas LNG project, rubber stamps … Continue reading

December 28, 2016

Current political, economic, social systems have failed us – Is revitalization of the commons a possible solution?

George Monbiot invites readers to explore a wide range of potential solutions, beginning with the commons. No 1857 Posted by fw, December 27, 2016 “In the first of a series of … Continue reading

December 27, 2016

“Democracy cannot work as it is meant to; human nature does not allow it.”

The presumption that voters make informed political decisions is a myth. No 1856 Posted by fw, December 26, 2016 “’Democracy for Realists’, published earlier this year by the social science professors … Continue reading

December 26, 2016

President-elect Trump is purposefully planning to lead the world into a fatally overheated future

Did Trump supporters not realize the criminal nature of promoting global warming by electing this man? No 1855 Posted by fw, December 25, 2016 “President-elect Donald Trump is ignorant of many … Continue reading

December 25, 2016

Fraud has become the new norm in society

Neoliberal capitalism has created the moral conditions and culture that perpetuate systemic fraud within governments and corporations. No 1854 Posted by fw, December 24, 2016 “In Neoliberalism and the Moral Economy … Continue reading

December 24, 2016

Capitalism is already almost dead, the end is inevitable and fast approaching, says economic sociologist

What comes after capitalism is not socialism but “a prolonged period of social entropy or disorder.” No 1853 Posted by fw, December 23, 2016 Wolfgang Streeck, a 70-year-old German sociologist and … Continue reading

December 23, 2016

Celebrity culture: harmless fun or corporate mind control?

Corporations use celebrities as masks to connect with consumers, occupy their minds. No 1852 Posted by fw, December 22, 2016 “Celebrity is not harmless fun – it’s the lieutenant of exploitation. … Continue reading

December 22, 2016

New court challenge to Trudeau’s cabinet approval of Trans Mountain pipeline

Challenge argues National Energy Board failed to consider project’s impact on endangered resident killer whales. No 1851 Posted by fw, December 21, 2016 “The request for judicial review filed with the … Continue reading

December 21, 2016

Canada’s parliamentary system “is totally unsuited to deal with a large controversy”

We need a representative government where voter is boss, not PM, with referendum option on major issues. No 1850 Posted by fw, December 20, 2016 “Our version of a parliamentary system … Continue reading

December 20, 2016

We have just 5.2 years to limit warming to 1.5°C with 66% probability of success, says US prof

Paris emission reduction commitments will do no better than keep global warming to 3.2°C by 2100 No 1849 Posted by fw, December 18, 2016 “The international community must achieve net zero … Continue reading

December 18, 2016

Jobs in Canada on “a slow but steady deterioration” according to recent bank report

In decline:  job quality, youth employment, good paying full-time jobs – On increase: part-timers, self-employed, low-wage dead-end jobs. No 1848 Posted by fw, December 17, 2016 “Despite talk of helping the … Continue reading

December 17, 2016

Corporate globalization has crushed democratic choice, says George Monbiot

The power that once belonged to those of us living in a democracy is slipping away to places out of our reach. No 1847 Posted by fw, December 16, 2016 “…under … Continue reading

December 16, 2016

CETA: Hundreds of Civil society groups in Canada and Europe issue loud clear call for rejection

Will Trudeau heed the call, or will he ignore citizens, cave to the ruling class and ratify CETA? No 1846 Posted by fw, December 14, 2016 “As it stands, CETA is … Continue reading

December 14, 2016

Meet Gramma Tina and the Nanas, a UK anti-fracking group of moms rising up in resistance

Tina is facing £55,000 in court costs, and now prison threatens if she doesn’t pay up. No 1845 Posted by fw, December 13, 2016 “We’re very pleased to bring you the … Continue reading

December 13, 2016

Green Party’s new resolution targeting Israel not perfect, but is meaningful and showed weakness of Israel lobby

Palestinians are excited that a mainstream Canadian political party is moving in the right direction. No 1844 Posted by fw, December 9, 2016 “Promptly following the adoption of that BDS policy … Continue reading

December 9, 2016

Israeli citizens call on Ontario Legislature members “to vote against this patently anti-democratic Motion”

“The Motion is a clear infringement of free speech which would render Ontario a politically backward and repressive province in an important aspect.” No 1843 Posted by fw, December 8, 2016 … Continue reading

December 8, 2016

There is a “trust deficit” that blocks communication about the danger of climate change

“It is not enough to tell people how things stand: we need to generate trust.” – Ugo Bardi tells a story to make his point. No 1842 Posted by fw, December … Continue reading

December 7, 2016