Citizen Action Monitor

Canada’s constitution is on BC’s side of Kinder Morgan pipeline dispute, says legal expert

Horgan is right to be “calm and patient”; Trudeau “seems ignorant of reality”; Notley’s “completely wrong”. No 2200 Posted by fw, April 15, 2018 “ ‘[Rachel Notley’s] completely wrong about … Continue reading

April 15, 2018

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

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

Prominent pro-Israel members of federal NDP blocked Palestine Resolution at Convention, says Yves Engler

Engler, an NDP staffer, names names of key party members who blocked the resolution. No 2172 Posted by fw, March 2, 2018 “Does the NDP hierarchy believe that anti-Semitism can … Continue reading

March 2, 2018

Paul Street takes a chainsaw to news of Russiagate meddling

He notes eight things you won’t hear from Russia-mad Democrats and their many media minions. No 2168 Posted by fw, February 26, 2018 Note Correction: My list below corrects an … Continue reading

February 26, 2018

Oilsands expansion drives Canada’s climate failure; job and GDP growth unlikely to shift much

Hard evidence from climate researcher’s charts drive stake through heart of Canada’s climate plan. No 2167 Posted by fw, February 25, 2018 “Carbon pollution from oilsands expansion is radically undermining … Continue reading

February 25, 2018

World’s elites are maneuvering to save themselves when climate disaster strikes, leaving poor behind

Future despairing disaster scenario for whole world is unfolding right now in Maldives, facing threat of sea level rise. No 2164 Posted by fw, February 21, 2018 Have you ever … Continue reading

February 21, 2018

Here’s what Trudeau and Notley won’t be telling Canadians about a new Kinder Morgan pipeline

KM’s new pipeline will significantly increase our ocean acidification and climate crises, says expert Barry Saxifrage No 2160 Posted by fw, February 8, 2018 “Lost in the heated arguments over … Continue reading

February 8, 2018

“Stunning increase” in temperatures in past 50 years has no equal in Earth’s geological history

Will anything alive today survive the impact of this recent intense global temperature increase? asks Prof. Ugo Bardi. No 2156 Posted by fw, February 4, 2018 “The increase in temperatures … Continue reading

February 4, 2018

Big oil given 70 years to clean up tar sands waste, despite soaring cancer rates in First Nation communities

Will taxpayers be left to pick up the tab if oil companies declare bankruptcy? – Supreme Court to hear case related to that question. No 2155 Posted by fw, January … Continue reading

January 31, 2018

The vision for an economy of tomorrow is not utopian. It’s not a Western post-materialist fantasy

The vision is about taking simple steps towards an economics fit for a meaningful prosperity on a finite planet. No 2152 Posted by fw, January 27, 2018 To access all … Continue reading

January 27, 2018

Will the emergence of a post-growth economy mean the end of capitalism as we have known it?

Jackson calls for a focus on growing the “economy of tomorrow”, don’t waste time on “irresolvable turf wars.” No 2151 Posted by fw, January 26, 2018 To access all other … Continue reading

January 26, 2018

Jackson alleges that today’s growth-driven economy unjustly oppresses human flourishing

If we are to create a prosperity without growth, we must envision a different kind of economy. No 2150 Posted by fw, January 22, 2018 To access all other synopses … Continue reading

January 22, 2018

How do we help people to move beyond the “iron cage of consumerism?”

Consumerism has gutted our sense of common purpose, lost are opportunities for citizens to share a common life. No 2149 Posted by fw, January 20, 2018 To access all other … Continue reading

January 20, 2018

Could “prosperity without growth” provide a framework within which to make sense of our existence?

The role of this framework, this “sacred canopy,” is to keep us from despair when confronted with existential threats. No 2148 Posted by fw, January 19, 2018 To access all … Continue reading

January 19, 2018

Tim Jackson is blunt. Our situation is dire: “Society is faced with a profound dilemma.”

In his final chapter, he recaps key arguments and explains the critical importance of achieving prosperity without growth. No 2147 Posted by fw, January 18, 2018 To access all other … Continue reading

January 18, 2018