Citizen Action Monitor

Republican control of government is disastrous for democracy, says investigative reporter Greg Palast

In 2020 election — before the vote — Kris Kobach, Trump’s “Vote Thief in Chief,” will use census as tool to identify and challenge suspected “non citizens”, effectively stealing their … Continue reading

March 30, 2018

Climate researcher Barry Saxifrage drives another stake through heart of Canada’s climate plan

Saxifrage’s charts reveal a gap between policy and Canada’s climate goal — twice as big as admitted! No 2193 Posted by fw, March 29, 2018 “Canada’s proposed climate plan doesn’t … Continue reading

March 29, 2018

Trudeau has lied to Canadians, deceived us into believing Kinder Morgan will have no adverse effects

Environmental engineer and former Kinder Morgan employee, explains why she opposes pipeline expansion. No 2192 Posted by fw, March 27, 2018 “That is absolutely the worst time to be investing … Continue reading

March 27, 2018

People power of local groups pull off nationwide actions of resistance to Kinder Morgan pipeline

Kudos to Leadnow and 350.org’s support of Indigenous-led resistance, as thousands show up at MP offices. No 2191 Posted by fw, March 27, 2018 “You got the government’s attention: Environment … Continue reading

March 27, 2018

American capitalism’s unbearable poverty depicted with brutal honesty in film Hold Me Down

A day in the life of a 19-year-old single mother who works as a stripper in the South Bronx – Watch film here. No 2189 Posted by fw, March 24, … Continue reading

March 24, 2018

How Cambridge Analytica, aided by 2 Cambridge University academics, radically changed electioneering

The age of computer-based, propagandized message-shaping to match voter personality types is here to stay. No 2188 Posted by fw, March 23, 2018 “Much of the discussion has been on … Continue reading

March 23, 2018

PM Trudeau and Alberta Premier Notley use disputed figures to justify Trans Mountain pipeline

“Either they haven’t read the original report or they do understand and are being wilfully deceptive.” No 2187 Posted by fw, March 22, 2018 “Alberta’s Premier Rachel Notley and Prime … Continue reading

March 22, 2018

At our current rate of transitioning to renewable energy, it will take 400 years to transform the energy system

And, can you guess what percentage of the world’s energy is currently provided by renewables? See answer below. No 2186 Posted by fw, March 21, 2018 “I recently asked a … Continue reading

March 21, 2018

How a US rightwing plutocrat funded a new age of propaganda warfare that put Trump in the White House

It’s incredibly scary – Minds can be changed, behaviour predicted and controlled, and we don’t know it’s happening to us. No 2185 Posted by fw, March 20, 2018 “The danger … Continue reading

March 20, 2018

Annual carbon emissions are 60% higher now than in 1990, affirming abject failure to act decisively

Political expediency continues to trump needed revolutionary change. Could political upheaval spawn hope? asks Kevin Anderson. No 2184 Posted by fw, March 19, 2018 “Today, despite four further IPCC reports, … Continue reading

March 19, 2018

Dozens defy court injunction, stage protest at Kinder Morgan construction zone – RCMP make arrests  

 PM Trudeau underestimated strong opposition to the project, claims Cree Nation member Clayton Thomas-Müller. No 2183 Posted by fw, March 18, 2018 “Burnaby RCMP started arrests after dozens of people … Continue reading

March 18, 2018

Alberta, we have a huge problem! – The oil game has changed around us and the oilsands can’t compete   

The bad news for Alberta’s oilpatch has been building for a decade, and Notley/Trudeau were caught with their eyes wide shut. No 2182 Posted by fw, March 15, 2018 “In … Continue reading

March 15, 2018

As investment in renewables stall, rapid transition from fossil fuels put at risk 

One study estimated a tenfold investment in renewables required to go through the transition fast enough. No 2181 Posted by fw, March 12, 2018 “Just a few years ago, there … Continue reading

March 12, 2018

Graphic videos capture ferocity and damage of latest extreme weather events around the world

What is not being talked about is the link between extreme weather and anthropogenic climate change. No 2180 Posted by fw, March 11, 2018 “While TV weather reports discuss bomb … Continue reading

March 11, 2018

“Humans on collision course with natural world,” warn 20,000 scientists

“Urgent measures necessary to avoid disaster” – We didn’t listen before, why should this time be any different? No 2179 Posted by fw, March 11, 2018 “The first notice started … Continue reading

March 11, 2018

Gideon Levy lifts the veil on the ugly Israeli, in his searing speech to the National Press Club (Transcript included)

Those who think that if you support Israelis blindly you are a friend. No, those are not friends, those are enemies. No 2178 Posted by fw, March 9 / Updated … Continue reading

March 9, 2018

Sarah Woods, one amazing creative woman helping people to engage with the crises we face

Sarah doesn’t tell people what to do about a crisis, she creates space for them to tell their stories. Pure magic! No 2177 Posted by fw, March 8, 2018 “What … Continue reading

March 8, 2018

In the US, freedom means whatever the rich, powerful, and influential say it means, says history prof.

Lawrence Davidson injects a dose of rationality into the corpse of American democracy. No 2176 Posted by fw, March 7, 2018 “… as constitutions came into vogue, freedoms were written … Continue reading

March 7, 2018