Citizen Action Monitor

CBC’s defence of its National News Venezuelan coverage collapses under critical content analysis

The National’s choice of which images and narrative to include and which to exclude created an unbalanced, inaccurate, pro-regime-change storyline. No 2453 Posted by fw, March 31, 2019 Just to … Continue reading

March 31, 2019

CBC responds to Helga Wintal’s letter of complaint re coverage of Venezuelan crisis

“As I am sure you will anticipate, for the most part I respectfully disagree with your criticisms.” —CBC Executive Producer No 2452 Posted by fw, March 18, 2019 Just to … Continue reading

March 18, 2019

Letter to Minister Freeland re false allegation Maduro regime is “exclusively responsible” for blackout

The allegation, posted by Global Affairs Canada, was authored by the Lima Group, of which Canada is a leading member. No 2451 Posted by fw, March 14, 2019 March 14, … Continue reading

March 14, 2019

Venezuelan blackout – Canada blames Maduro regime, but 2010 memo points finger at US-funded coup leaders

Fast forward to March 2019, and the scenario outlined in 2010 memo plays out almost exactly as scripted. No 2450 Posted by fw, March 12, 2019 “We hold the illegitimate … Continue reading

March 12, 2019

Will Chrystia Freeland issue retraction and apology for false allegation against Maduro regime?

On February 23, Ministers Freeland and Bibeau issued a Statement that Maduro forces had “burned aid”. No 2449 Posted by fw, March 11, 2019 “Troubling reports from today indicate that … Continue reading

March 11, 2019

Dimitri Lascaris: Three reasons Trudeau government pushes for regime change in Venezuela

1/ Neoliberal ideology; 2/ Subservience to Washington; 3/ Promote interests of Canada’s mining sector. No 2448 Posted by fw, March 9, 2019 “The legitimacy of President Maduro is still in … Continue reading

March 9, 2019

The Green Deal Movement is hopium, based on a naïve belief we can overcome planetary overshoot    

The biggest failing of the Movement is it demands an entirely misplaced faith in government. No 2447 Posted by fw, March 7, 2019 “Reducing our problem to climate change, then … Continue reading

March 7, 2019

“The Green New Deal is a hollow slogan and grab-bag of demands” — WSWS

It is meant to divert the growing struggle of the working class into the dead end of the Democratic Party. No 2446 Posted by fw, March 6, 2019 “Last month, … Continue reading

March 6, 2019

We may be seeing the emergence of the ‘Trudeau Doctrine’ as a mask for interference in Venezuela

Freeland has justified Canada’s aggressive interference in Venezuela’s affairs by saying “this is our neighbourhood”. No 2445 Posted by fw, March 5, 2019 “Many Canadians are familiar with the Monroe Doctrine . … Continue reading

March 5, 2019

Greed drives corporate Canada to push Ottawa for regime change in Venezuela, says Yves Engler

“Capitalists in the Great White North seek to fill their own pockets and thwart the will of the Venezuelan people.” No 2444 Posted by fw, March 4, 2019 “Ottawa wants … Continue reading

March 4, 2019

Windsor Peace Coalition calls for end to US/Canada campaign to topple Venezuelan government

Humanitarian aid being used to incite civil war and aggression led by Washington, abetted by Ottawa. No 2443 Posted by fw, March 4, 2019 “… on February 23 the US … Continue reading

March 4, 2019

Researcher Paul Street speculates on what Trump, the “creeping fascist”, might do if he loses the 2020 election

What strikes Street most are “the silences in the United States’ Orwellian capitalist and white-supremacist media.” No 2442 Posted by fw, March 3, 2019 “Another example of telling television silence … Continue reading

March 3, 2019