Citizen Action Monitor

Did citizen’s social media action fend off Enbridge’s attempt to silence anti-pipeline activist group?

STAND.earth’s office was raided in attempt to collect on $14,000 in court costs awarded to Enbridge in 2014 legal battle. No 2078 Posted by fw, October 19, 2017 “Two sheriffs … Continue reading

October 19, 2017

“The drive toward Internet censorship in the United States is already far advanced”

We are witnessing the “destruction of democratic” rights by political, corporate and media elites to prevent growth of working class discontent. No 2077 Posted by fw, October 18, 2017 “The … Continue reading

October 18, 2017

“Capitalism” — an elusive concept that appears in numerous varieties, says Tim Jackson

Whatever its definition, the question remains: Are any of these varieties of capitalism possible without growth? No 2076 Posted by fw, October 16, 2017 To access all other synopses from … Continue reading

October 16, 2017

The profit motive, entwined with consumer demand, lock us into an ‘Iron Cage’ of consumerism

“It is entirely fanciful to suppose that ‘deep’ emission and resource cuts can be achieved without confronting the structure of market economies.” No 2075 Posted by fw, October 14, 2017 … Continue reading

October 14, 2017

Trump’s rejection of climate change creates a “malignant normality”, it becomes the rule …

“… because what a president does tends to normalize potentially bad, evil or destructive behavior.” No 2074 Posted by fw, October 13, 2017 “… now we have visual evidence in … Continue reading

October 13, 2017

Canada’s Commissioner of Environment flunks feds on climate change performance

Federal government clear on desire, big on promises, short on action. No 2073 Posted by fw, October 12, 2017 “The federal government has been clear in its desire for action … Continue reading

October 12, 2017

“Simple arithmetic reveals stark choices,” forewarns ecological economist Tim Jackson

If we are committed to combat the climate crisis, our current direction is entirely wrong. No 2072 Posted by fw, October 10, 2017 To access all other synopses from Prosperity … Continue reading

October 10, 2017

Could relative decoupling proceed fast enough to achieve real reductions in emissions?

Jackson turns to arithmetic for an answer and finds an economy in 2100 completely different than the one we have now. No 2071 Posted by fw, October 9, 2017 To … Continue reading

October 9, 2017

There’s no historical evidence of absolute decoupling of GDP from resource use between 1990-2008

On the contrary, studies show that material consumption and economic output are very strongly coupled. No 2070 Posted by fw, October 6, 2017 To access all other synopses from Prosperity … Continue reading

October 6, 2017

From an historical perspective, Tim Jackson finds no reliable, conclusive evidence for relative decoupling

The world’s input amount of material and energy resources used in production is not declining as fast as the increase in global growth of the economy. No 2069 Posted by … Continue reading

October 5, 2017

Group of Canadian organizations “champions” implementation of government climate change document

My letter to CEO of Climate Action Network Canada challenges the group’s enthusiastic endorsement of the Pan-Canadian Framework. No 2068 Posted by fw, October 4, 2017 “Based on my selective … Continue reading

October 4, 2017

“I would carpet bomb them.” – Young Israeli’s solution for conflict with Palestinians

Shocking comments from “everyday Israelis” interviewed in Jerusalem by Abby Martin. No 2067 Posted by fw, October 3, 2017 “ “Many of the people Martin speaks to repeat familiar themes … Continue reading

October 3, 2017

“I called the Crash of 2008, I’m calling the Crash of 2018” – Dr. Nafeez Ahmed

Nafeez draws on new research to warn world faces an oil crunch, which will trigger another financial crisis. No 2066 Posted by fw, October 2, 2017 “New scientific research suggests … Continue reading

October 2, 2017

Canada’s environmental NGOs slammed – They need a “kick in the butt,” says activist

Disorganized, strategically ineffective, ill-prepared, disconnected, too Canadian-polite, not on an “at war” footing, and more. No 2065 Posted by fw, October 2, 2017 “Scientists say that if the world is … Continue reading

October 2, 2017