Citizen Action Monitor

“This madness is about to kill all of us with a climate apocalypse,” says Eric Schechter aka “LeftyMathProf”

To avoid extinction we’ll need two revolutions — long-term one to make the deep changes — quicker one to give us time to develop long-term one. No 2575 Posted by … Continue reading

January 27, 2020

350 Canada’s Green New Deal falls far short of its own goal of listening to “the best available science.”

350 Canada appears to have limited its “listening” to a very narrow range of “best available science.”     No 2574 Posted by fw, January 24, 2020 On March 7, 2019, … Continue reading

January 24, 2020

Trump brags he has been good for the economy; Nobel laureate says nothing could be further from the truth

Nobel laureate in economics, Joseph Stiglitz, has the evidence to prove he’s right, and that Trump is “BIGLY” wrong. No 2573 Posted by fw, January 20, 2020 — “It is … Continue reading

January 20, 2020

Canadian corporate media and political elites voice support for US imperialist control in the Middle East

More to the point, it becomes evident that Canada’s PR image as a “peacekeeping nation” is in tatters. No 2573 Posted by fw, January 19, 2020 “In the two weeks … Continue reading

January 19, 2020

Iranian-Canadian’s article in The Tyee speaks of disappointment with Ottawa’s silence over US attack

Trudeau’s shameful silence signals complicit agreement with a horrendous, dangerous and offensive action. No 2572 Posted by fw, January 17, 2020 “I was 21 when I moved to Canada as … Continue reading

January 17, 2020

Soleimani Assassination — Oh what a tangled web Trump weaved when once again he acted to deceive

Is Trump’s support base large enough, ignorant, fearful and gullible enough, to commit another act of American stupidity by re-electing this “congenital bad boy”? No 2571 Posted by fw, January … Continue reading

January 14, 2020

Nader builds strong case for Trump’s impeachment for his “abuse of the public trust” and more

If the Republican-controlled Senate fails to convict Trump in their Kangaroo court, the voters should vote him out in November.” No 2570 Posted by fw, January 10, 2020 “As the … Continue reading

January 10, 2020

Australia’s firestorms – Heartbreaking photos dare us to look away and turn back to our safe lives

“‘Distressing’ doesn’t even begin to cover the visceral emotions I feel as massive bushfires scorch through Australia” – Linda Solomon Wood No 2570 Posted by fw, January 8, 2020 “‘Distressing’ … Continue reading

January 8, 2020

To maintain its credibility as a regional power, retaliation by Iran is inevitable, leading to US escalation

Dimitri Lascaris, Canadian lawyer, journalist, activist proposes a way out of an Iran-US showdown. No 2569 Posted by fw, January 7, 2020 “Unless the world acts quickly, retaliation by Iran, … Continue reading

January 7, 2020

Trudeau’s cynical appeal for de-escalation is de facto endorsement of Trump’s assassination of Iranian General

And in a hypocritical public comment, Canada’s foreign minister avoided directly addressing Soleimani’s murder, a war crime and act of terrorism. No 2568 Posted by fw, January 6, 2020 “Canada’s … Continue reading

January 6, 2020

Trump’s ordered assassination of General Soleimani “not legally credible,” a “violation of international law”

Trump’s accusations against Soleimani are hearsay, based on dubious word of internationally disgraced American intelligence agencies. No 2567 Posted by fw, January 5, 2020 “America’s lawless arrogance has gone too … Continue reading

January 5, 2020

Our only hope is to paralyze a global system ruled by powerful rightwing elites, advises Chris Hedges

Based on his review of events of 2019, going forward Hedges advises activists to follow the lead of Extinction Rebellion.     No 2566 Posted by fw, January 5, 2020 In … Continue reading

January 5, 2020

EXPOSED — Big Oil co-opts youth climate activists into serving the industry

“Youthwashing” — a new form of propaganda aimed at youth targeted by Alberta tar sands companies. No 2565 Posted by fw, January 2, 2020 “For decades, the fossil fuel industry … Continue reading

January 2, 2020

The Big Picture — 6 hours, 34 videos later, we’re at the end of the beginning. — What To Do Now?

Yes, we’re part of an energy-eating global superorganism, but you still have our own volition, creativity, and ability to impact the future in outsized ways. No 2564 Posted by fw, … Continue reading

December 28, 2019

The Big Picture – What will happen after we hit the limits to expansive economic growth?

Can we knowingly plan an escape from a trending downward spiral of economic growth followed by decline? No 2563 Posted by fw, December 28, 2019 (Set 3: The Big Picture … Continue reading

December 28, 2019

The Big Picture – Our global civilization of billions behaves as a superorganism, always awake, always hungry

It functions as an energy dissipating structure, consuming every single good or service in our global economic system. No 2562 Posted by fw, December 24, 2019 (Set 3: The Big … Continue reading

December 24, 2019

Why is perpetual economic growth the engine of civilization’s inevitable collapse? Tim Garrett explains

Future growth depends on availability of energy and raw materials on a finite planet – and we’re depleting those resources faster than ever. No 2561 Posted by fw, December 21, … Continue reading

December 21, 2019

The Big Picture – Hagens sees the rapid decline of the natural world as a crisis as big as climate change

“There’s no easy way to present this next topic,” warns Hagens, his students insisting he not candy-coat the story. No 2560 Posted by fw, December 19, 2019 – (Set 3: … Continue reading

December 19, 2019

The Big Picture – Nate Hagens identifies dire impacts to Earth’s environment, as “externalities” to price system

Unaware Earth’s environment is a complex adaptive system, apocalyptic climate scenarios exaggerate climate impacts, underestimate economic risks. No 2559 Posted by fw, December 17, 2019 – (Set 3: The Big … Continue reading

December 17, 2019