Citizen Action Monitor

Apocalyptic threat of climate change — Is it game over for the planet?

UK media watchdog urges public backlash against state-corporate economic growth that is killing the planet. No 1883 Posted by fw, January 31, 2017 “And so while political ‘leaders’ refuse to change … Continue reading

January 31, 2017

A tweet about America’s duplicitous Liar-in-Chief stirs remembrance of things past for Rob Hopkins

“Good can overcome ignorance, spite and hate” – Rob’s touching story bears witness to a truth Trump will never know. No 1882 Posted by fw, January 30, 2017 “I want to … Continue reading

January 30, 2017

Emotional manipulation, distortion and lies have replaced reason in public discussion — How come?

Two reasons: first, rationality is no longer widely trusted or respected; second, people assume “I’m right! You’re irrational!” No 1881 Posted by fw, January 29, 2017 “The quality of debate in … Continue reading

January 29, 2017

“Our democracies are broken, debased and distrusted,” says George Monbiot

He offers eight proposed solutions for restoring them. No 1880 Posted by fw, January 28, 2017 “Debased and de-based: that’s the condition of our political systems. Corrupted, they no longer fulfil … Continue reading

January 28, 2017

Can a network of “rebel cities” in the US stand up to Trump?

In Spain, a network of ‘rebel cities’ has launched effective resistance to the conservative central government. No 1879 Posted by fw, January 27, 2017 “In Spain, this network of ‘rebel cities’ … Continue reading

January 27, 2017

Trump ignores seething public outrage, puts profits of fossil fuel industry ahead of our planet’s future

“Trump’s war on the environment, the climate, and clean water protections is a war on all of us.” — Wenonah Hauter. No 1878 Posted by fw, January 26, 2017 “President Donald … Continue reading

January 26, 2017

Unbelievably, Trudeau gives two thumbs way up to Trump’s KXL approval

“What’s worse, Keystone XL has never faced a serious review in Canada,” says Leadnow in call to sign petition. No 1877 Posted by fw, January 25, 2017 “KXL is far from … Continue reading

January 25, 2017

Anti-Trump exhortations from the magnificent Women’s March on Washington stir a nation to action

Gloria Steinem, Nina Donovan/Ashley Judd, Janet Mock, Cecile Richards, Tamika Mallory, Sophie Cruz, Angela Davis, Janelle Monáe, Madonna, Alicia Keys No 1876 Posted by fw, January 24, 2017 First, Re Nina … Continue reading

January 24, 2017

Women storm Washington: Protest March three times size of Trump’s inaugural gathering

“We will not go from being a nation of immigrants to a nation of ignorance” – fiery America Ferrera to cheering masses. No 1875 Posted by fw, January 23, 2017 America … Continue reading

January 23, 2017

America’s new “Liar in Chief” begins his presidency with a couple of whoppers

Video evidence be damned: Trump insisted “God looked down and said ‘We’re not going to let it rain on your speech.’” No 1874 Posted by fw, January 22, 2017 “Remarkably, President … Continue reading

January 22, 2017

Are Trudeau and Trump on a collision course over Russia and China?

Trudeau endorses anti-Russia, pro-China policy; Trump favours Russia accommodation, thwarting China. No 1873 Posted by fw, January 19, 2017 “Freeland’s appointment [as Foreign Minister] is a clear indication that the Liberal … Continue reading

January 19, 2017

Climate change promises are in shreds as apathy, duplicity and greed hold sway

Saving Our Planet is not terribly important for men of power – the politicians and corporations. No 1872 Posted by fw, January 17, 2017 “Global climate change is the greatest crisis … Continue reading

January 17, 2017

How Western banks are seriously undermining democracy and rule of law – Evidence confirms our worst fears

“The West is condemning itself to living in a cesspool of its own creation if serious reform is not implemented very quickly to restrain and arrest the lawlessness of this … Continue reading

January 16, 2017

Warning signs of financial crisis ahead as Canadian household debt reaches record high levels

Survey of recent business news reports reveals consensus — “debt will not delay the crisis much longer.” No 1870 Posted by fw, January 15, 2017 “Here, as productivity rose, real wages … Continue reading

January 15, 2017

Hard-hitting undercover video exposes UK Labour politician’s false anti-Semitism allegations

Labour MP Joan Ryan’s bogus allegations led to investigation, which had profoundly disturbing effect on falsely accused Palestine supporter. No 1869 Posted by fw, January 14, 2017 “Undercover video shot by … Continue reading

January 14, 2017

Can a free online news literacy course teach citizens how to critically consume information?

Equip yourself with the skills to navigate “fake news”, overcome information biases, become a better-informed citizen. No 1868 Posted by fw, January 13, 2017 “The age of ‘truthiness’ is here. It … Continue reading

January 13, 2017

America’s ruling class out to sabotage Trump’s inauguration, alleges former US government official

“Explosive” fake evidence claims Russia has videos of “wild sex parties” staged by Trump, says Paul Craig Roberts. No 1867 Posted by fw, January 11, 2017 ********** “There are no facts, … Continue reading

January 11, 2017

Ghastly reality of America – Peace activists arrested for feeding Tampa’s homeless in public park

“The hunger enforcement officers are here. This is their idea of serving the public.” No 1866 Posted by fw, January 10, 2017 “Tampa Food Not Bombs has served the homeless in … Continue reading

January 10, 2017

The ghastly reality of America

“Another lonely man dies of exposure while the world around him shops.” No 1865 Posted by fw, January 9, 2017 “The man died like a baby alone, the cradle of his … Continue reading

January 9, 2017