Citizen Action Monitor

“We old people are leaving you a frigging mess”, with a climate almost out of control – Jim Hansen

“Young people need to not only understand the problem, they need to understand realistic solutions.” No 1962 Posted by fw, May 22, 2017 “I’m glad to see our young people in … Continue reading

May 22, 2017

Dimitri Lascaris raises “serious questions” about Andrew Weaver’s political orientation

Lascaris’ misgivings began with Mr. Weaver’s criticism of the federal Green’s BDS resolution. No 1956 Posted by fw, May 13, 2017 “Weaver’s conduct during the BDS debate raises a serious question … Continue reading

May 13, 2017

Q: Why do Western politicians support racism in Israel by suppressing free speech in their own countries?

A: They sell their support to high bidders, and no one bids higher than Zionists — says US history prof. No 1951 Posted by fw, May 4, 2017 “It should be … Continue reading

May 4, 2017

“The idiots take over in the final days of crumbling civilizations.” – Chris Hedges

“Trump is the king of the idiots. We are his victims.” No 1950 Posted by fw, May 3, 2017 Instead of my usual opening passage, excerpted from a selected article, today … Continue reading

May 3, 2017

At People’s Climate March, Canadian activist blasts Trudeau’s climate policies and leadership

Crunch the numbers and his vaunted deal with the provinces comes up far short of what we need, says Avi Lewis. No 1948 Posted by fw, May 1, 2017 “So, Canada … Continue reading

May 1, 2017

Trump’s embrace of economic ignorance could lead to disaster – Prof Jeffrey Sachs explains

Americans should not be fooled — the emperor has no clothes, and, apparently, no competent economic advisers either. No 1943 Posted by fw, April 25, 2017 “Nearly 100 days after US … Continue reading

April 25, 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

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

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

The trouble with money – A short video introduction by Thomas Greco

There’s always a growth in the amount of debt over time, but the amount of money doesn’t grow over time. No 1921 Posted by fw, March 28, 2017 ***** “So, we … Continue reading

March 28, 2017

UN Secretary General’s moral failure reflects denial of the reality of Israel’s practice of Apartheid

Did Antonio Guterres cave in to Trump’s blackmail threat to bankrupt the UN? No 1917 Posted by fw, March 23, 2017 “An objective consideration of Israel’s behavior makes it hard to … Continue reading

March 23, 2017

The case for removal of the “Insane Clown President”

Even if “We the People” rose in mass rebellion, the alternatives are none too appealing. What then must we do? No 1909 Posted by fw, March 12, 2017 “What about us, … Continue reading

March 12, 2017

With Trump, you get an “ethics-free administration” – “they’re going to loot the country”

“The Christian right will fill Trump’s ideological vacuum, because he doesn’t really have an ideology…” No 1905 Posted by fw, March 7, 2017 UPDATE: March 9, 2017 – Thanks to The … Continue reading

March 7, 2017

Continuing addiction to fossil fuels exposes Canadians to supersized risks to our economy and climate

These risks, rarely mentioned by political leaders, are now surging to potentially dangerous levels, alleges researcher. No 1904 Posted by fw, March 6, 2017 “Did you know that: We Canadians are … Continue reading

March 6, 2017

Trump’s state of mind is symptomatic of a “grandiose delusional disorder”

His over-inflated sense of worth, power, and identity prevents him from distinguishing reality from what he wants to be real. No 1903 Posted by fw, March 4, 2017 “… liars, even … Continue reading

March 4, 2017

Ralph Nader slices and dices Trump’s orchestrated speech to rigged applause of Congress

It’s what Trump didn’t talk about that caught Nader’s attention. No 1902 Posted by fw, March 2, 2017 “The bulk of the address was just a rehash of all his promises … Continue reading

March 2, 2017

World’s economic systems evolved to serve selfish needs of 1%, not ‘real’ needs of ordinary people

That’s why 87% of workers worldwide feel they’re not doing something meaningful for their own wellbeing. No 1888 Posted by fw, February 8, 2017 “A human has only so many minutes … Continue reading

February 8, 2017