Citizen Action Monitor

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

Alberta teacher petitions Canada’s Parliament to bar Trump from entering Canada

Joy Gerwien knows Parliament will not bar Trump but wants to send a message. No 1887 Posted by fw, February 7, 2017 Petition e-813, initiated by Joy Gerwien of Okotoks, Alta. … Continue reading

February 7, 2017

Elizabeth May’s criticism of Trudeau on electoral reform and refugees amounts to “do as I say, not as I do”

Her criticism of Trudeau could just as easily apply to her opposition to the Green Party’s adoption of a BDS policy. No 1886 Posted by fw, February 3, 2017 May’s reaction … Continue reading

February 3, 2017

High cost of Wind and Solar energy is a “deal killer”, says Gail Tverberg

Wind and solar are like a high-cost placebo — people will think we are treating the problem. No 1884 Posted by fw, February 1, 2017 “In my opinion, the time has … Continue reading

February 1, 2017

A tweet about America’s duplicitous Liar-in-Chief stirs remembrance of things past for Rob Hopkins

“Good can overcome ignorance, spite and hate” – Rob’s touching story bears witness to a truth Trump will never know. No 1882 Posted by fw, January 30, 2017 “I want to … Continue reading

January 30, 2017

The ghastly reality of America

“Another lonely man dies of exposure while the world around him shops.” No 1865 Posted by fw, January 9, 2017 “The man died like a baby alone, the cradle of his … Continue reading

January 9, 2017

Courageous Israeli Jew, Shirly Bahar, on why she supports boycott of Israeli academic institutions

“Supporting non-violent resistance to occupation and oppression marks a political moral obligation to account for the suffering of others.” No 1859 Posted by fw, December 30, 2016 “A daughter of immigrants … Continue reading

December 30, 2016

Current political, economic, social systems have failed us – Is revitalization of the commons a possible solution?

George Monbiot invites readers to explore a wide range of potential solutions, beginning with the commons. No 1857 Posted by fw, December 27, 2016 “In the first of a series of … Continue reading

December 27, 2016

We have just 5.2 years to limit warming to 1.5°C with 66% probability of success, says US prof

Paris emission reduction commitments will do no better than keep global warming to 3.2°C by 2100 No 1849 Posted by fw, December 18, 2016 “The international community must achieve net zero … Continue reading

December 18, 2016

Corporate globalization has crushed democratic choice, says George Monbiot

The power that once belonged to those of us living in a democracy is slipping away to places out of our reach. No 1847 Posted by fw, December 16, 2016 “…under … Continue reading

December 16, 2016

“We have retreated into a simplified and often completely fake version of the world” VIDEO

Various social, political and cultural agents have landed us in this seemingly hopeless world situation. No 1831 Posted by fw, November 22, 2016 The following passage is an excerpted, slightly edited … Continue reading

November 22, 2016

With Trump, you get “the naked fist of a very frightening police state come down upon us,” warns Chris Hedges

“We have undergone a corporate coup d’état. The real centers of power are the military industrial complex, Wall Street, the security and surveillance state, and corporate power.” No 1822 Posted … Continue reading

November 12, 2016