Citizen Action Monitor

Be wary of hype, Canadian cleantech companies not yet at a scale where they can be profitable

Although the industry produced $6.7 billion in export revenue in 2015, global market share fell 12% over 8-year span. No 1940 Posted by fw, April 21, 2017 ***** As far as … Continue reading

April 21, 2017

How to talk about climate change at a party – Or maybe not

“Reality is uninhabited by humans. You are going to be very lonely in Reality.” – Anonymous comment. No 1939 Posted by fw, April 20, 2017 “This is a real conversation that … Continue reading

April 20, 2017

We are consuming ourselves to death under the banner of limitless economic growth

Rethinking economic growth in an age of environmental limits to growth cannot be avoided — Will change be by design or disaster? No 1938 Posted by fw, April 19, 2017 “What … Continue reading

April 19, 2017

Al Gore is back with “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”

Guardian review says it ends “with a sort of forced positivity” – Watch the official trailer here. No 1937 Posted by fw, April 19, 2017 “An Inconvenient Sequel is more a … Continue reading

April 19, 2017

Trudeau’s pipe dream to ship carbon worldwide is a disaster for the planet, says Bill McKibben

“Trump’s a creep, a danger, unpleasant to look at, but at least he’s not a stunning hypocrite.” No 1936 Posted by fw, April 18, 2017 “Trudeau says all the right things, … Continue reading

April 18, 2017

Today is Palestinian Prisoners Day – Over 1,000 prisoners launched a mass hunger strike

As an aside – When will Elizabeth May take her Green Party’s “targeted sanctions against Israel” for a test drive? No 1935 Posted by fw, April 17, 2017 “In a statement … Continue reading

April 17, 2017

Despite 22 UN COP meetings, CO2 is now increasing 60 percent faster than it was at the first COP in 1995

Ignoring the math and physics, PM Trudeau recklessly pushes Canada’s CO2 levels higher. Will it take the judiciary to save us? No 1934 Posted by fw, April 16, 2017 “The primary … Continue reading

April 16, 2017

How to exploit Trump’s vulnerabilities – Naomi Klein explains in a short video

Once you know exactly what the Trump brand is, it becomes obvious how to mess with it. No 1933 Posted by fw, April 15, 2017 “You’ve probably noticed that Donald Trump … Continue reading

April 15, 2017

Toronto’s Jewish Defence League — violent, racist, fascist thugs, reports Yves Engler

JDL Toronto is building neo-fascist alliances to export its toxic politics to US — People should be concerned. No 1932 Posted by fw, April 13 2017 ***** “…if you have any … Continue reading

April 13, 2017

Ticking Bomb: New mathematical formula predicts a classic apocalypse for Earth

Continuing our greed-induced dominant neoliberal economic systems are a sure path to human extinction. No 1931 Posted by fw, April 12 2017 “At the moment, our future appears set for a … Continue reading

April 12, 2017

“There was no Syrian chemical weapons attack”, claims ex-U.S. intelligence officials in memo to Trump

But has Guardian article delivered a crushing blow to ex-U.S. intelligence officials’ claim? No 1930 Posted by fw, April 11, 2017 “Our U.S. Army contacts in the area have told us … Continue reading

April 11, 2017

MUST READ: Glenn Greenwald’s brilliant in-depth analysis of Trump’s bombing attack

It’s hard to think of anything more evil and immoral than bombing to avoid looking weak No 1929 Posted by fw, April 9, 2017 “Ultimately, what is perhaps most depressing about … Continue reading

April 9, 2017

Poison gas attack was pretext for US launching long-planned military intervention in Syria

Did Trump’s abrupt change of mind reflect increasing pressure for war from his military advisers? No 1928 Posted by fw, April 7, 2017 “The claim that this attack is a response … Continue reading

April 7, 2017

Trudeau government obsequiously follows US lead in condemning Venezuela at OAS meeting

It’s all about oil, not a Trumped-up charge that Venezuela does not want elections. No 1927 Posted by fw, April 6, 2017 “Outrageous? Shameless? The sheer audacity of what happened a … Continue reading

April 6, 2017

It’s crucial that Jews speak out for Palestinians’ human rights, say British Jews’ network

If Ontario MPPs had known about JfJfP, their motion would have been “Support for Israel and Palestine”. No 1926 Posted by fw, April 3, 2017 JEWS FOR JUSTICE FOR PALESTINIANS (JfJfP) is a … Continue reading

April 3, 2017

Documented truth behind Israeli occupation of Palestine exposed by Israeli historian, activist, Ilan Pappé

Pappé’s research also exposes biased tunnel vision, naivete of some Ontario MPPs. No 1925 Posted by fw, April 2, 2017 “You’ve basically gone into the archives, the Israeli State archives and … Continue reading

April 2, 2017

Israel employs bogus mythologies to disguise its “get rid of them” policies and violence

These mythologies appear to have occupied the minds of some Ontario MPPs. No 1924 Posted by fw, March 31, 2017 “I really think the biggest myth of all has to do … Continue reading

March 31, 2017

New Money: UK communities hope alternative currencies will boost regional economies

“We’ve given the power to create money to private corporations and people don’t understand that we can have it back” No 1923 Posted by fw, March 30, 2017 “Cities and towns … Continue reading

March 30, 2017

The explosion of debt is the prime cause of recurrent financial and economic crises

Moneyless private currencies and credit clearing exchanges provide ways to bypass the banking system’s control of money and interest-bearing debt. No 1922 Posted by fw, March 29, 2017 “I concluded long … Continue reading

March 29, 2017