Citizen Action Monitor

Providing people with accurate information doesn’t change minds

People holding baseless beliefs get a “rush” when sticking to their guns, even if they know they’re wrong. No 1901 Posted by fw, February 28, 2017 ***** The vaunted human capacity … Continue reading

February 28, 2017

Tell Canada Pension Plan Investment Board to say NO to Kinder Morgan

U.S.-based Kinder Morgan is asking Canadian funders to invest money in its Trans Mountain pipeline to increase capacity to 890,000 barrels a day. No 1900 Posted by fw, February 24, 2017 … Continue reading

February 24, 2017

Go Figure — At Paris climate talks, Trudeau committed to reduce our emissions by 18 million tons by 2030

Now he has approved an LNG plant and Kinder Morgan pipeline increasing emissions by estimated 27 million tons. YIKES! No 1899 Posted by fw, February 23, 2017 “I think the thing … Continue reading

February 23, 2017

Survey says Canadians reject “criticism of Israel is anti-Semitic”, but will we now say negative things about Israel?

Now that it’s clear Israel is not interested in a just peace, will mainstream media say negative things about Israel? No 1898 Posted by fw, February 22, 2017 “So, you know … Continue reading

February 22, 2017

Dimitri Lascaris discusses implications of new survey findings of growing Canadian support for Palestinians

Turns out most Canadians believe criticism of Israel is not anti-Semitic, contrary to politicians’ allegations that BDS supporters are anti-Semitic. No 1897 Posted by fw, February 21, 2017 “A new report … Continue reading

February 21, 2017

Canadian mining company invokes CETA provision to sue Romanians, demanding payment for lost profits

Lawsuit’s huge compensation award could itself become Gabriel Resources’ true goldmine. No 1896 Posted by fw, February 20, 2017 “In the end, trade deals are not about Europeans agreeing with Americans, Canadians or … Continue reading

February 20, 2017

CETA deal signed but not yet sealed and delivered

Leadnow highlights 6 potential ways for Canadian and EU opponents to stop CETA in its tracks. No 1895 Posted by fw, February 17, 2017 I have some bad news, and some … Continue reading

February 17, 2017

Liberal gov’s pro-Israeli bias way out of touch with public’s views, according to latest poll results

E.g., 61% of Canadians see Trudeau gov. as pro-Israel, but 55% of Liberal Party supporters had a negative opinion of Israeli gov. No 1894 Posted by fw, February 16, 2017 “In … Continue reading

February 16, 2017

“How is it possible that a nation of people felt OK with electing a self-confessed sexual assaulter?”

Oh, the irony! Trump bans immigrants who engage in violence against women when he himself boasts about grabbing women “by the pussy”. No 1893 Posted by fw, February 14, 2017 “Today … Continue reading

February 14, 2017

“Donald Trump’s a fucking idiot. If he’s going to believe that our voices are going to be silent…”

Thousands of activists and veterans say they’re returning to Standing Rock, to prepare to block its completion. No 1892 Posted by fw, February 13, 2017 Donald Trump – “I don’t even … Continue reading

February 13, 2017

Petition demanding Trudeau honour electoral reform promise crashes government website multiple times

“It remains unclear if Trudeau will be open to receiving the petition.” No 1891 Posted by fw, February 11, 2017 “Justin Trudeau thinks no one cares about electoral reform? He might … Continue reading

February 11, 2017

“Global warming a Chinese hoax,” tweeted America’s Denier-in-Chief

A survey of evidence reveals devastating climate change impacts worldwide, evidence that Trump wilfully ignores. No 1890 Posted by fw, February 10, 2017 “2016 was a dark year for anyone paying … Continue reading

February 10, 2017

Veil lifted on how a dark money network of US/UK corporate donors is corrupting democratic processes

Funded by dark money, private power threatens to turn government into a kind of corporation, staffed and run by ex-CEOs and lobbyists. No 1889 Posted by fw, February 9, 2017 “Dark … Continue reading

February 9, 2017

World’s economic systems evolved to serve selfish needs of 1%, not ‘real’ needs of ordinary people

That’s why 87% of workers worldwide feel they’re not doing something meaningful for their own wellbeing. No 1888 Posted by fw, February 8, 2017 “A human has only so many minutes … Continue reading

February 8, 2017

Alberta teacher petitions Canada’s Parliament to bar Trump from entering Canada

Joy Gerwien knows Parliament will not bar Trump but wants to send a message. No 1887 Posted by fw, February 7, 2017 Petition e-813, initiated by Joy Gerwien of Okotoks, Alta. … Continue reading

February 7, 2017

Elizabeth May’s criticism of Trudeau on electoral reform and refugees amounts to “do as I say, not as I do”

Her criticism of Trudeau could just as easily apply to her opposition to the Green Party’s adoption of a BDS policy. No 1886 Posted by fw, February 3, 2017 May’s reaction … Continue reading

February 3, 2017

The Trump Gang, hijacking democratic checks and balances, is a runaway train racing toward a cliff

Can anyone restrain this self-obsessed, impulsive bully? asks Ralph Nader. No 1885 Posted by fw, February 2, 2017 “The Trump Gang, hardly two weeks in the White House, is giving strong, … Continue reading

February 2, 2017

High cost of Wind and Solar energy is a “deal killer”, says Gail Tverberg

Wind and solar are like a high-cost placebo — people will think we are treating the problem. No 1884 Posted by fw, February 1, 2017 “In my opinion, the time has … Continue reading

February 1, 2017