Citizen Action Monitor

How Western banks are seriously undermining democracy and rule of law – Evidence confirms our worst fears

“The West is condemning itself to living in a cesspool of its own creation if serious reform is not implemented very quickly to restrain and arrest the lawlessness of this … Continue reading

January 16, 2017

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

Fraud has become the new norm in society

Neoliberal capitalism has created the moral conditions and culture that perpetuate systemic fraud within governments and corporations. No 1854 Posted by fw, December 24, 2016 “In Neoliberalism and the Moral Economy … Continue reading

December 24, 2016

Capitalism is already almost dead, the end is inevitable and fast approaching, says economic sociologist

What comes after capitalism is not socialism but “a prolonged period of social entropy or disorder.” No 1853 Posted by fw, December 23, 2016 Wolfgang Streeck, a 70-year-old German sociologist and … Continue reading

December 23, 2016

Wake up Canada: Trudeau’s Infrastructure Bank will be a “long run theft of public dollars”, says U Waterloo prof

The CIB will be a “bargain store…a veritable game show wheel of asset grabs and giveaways.” No 1835 Posted by fw, November 30, 2016 “Both the Liberal government and its Advisory … Continue reading

November 30, 2016

The causes of the 2008 crisis remain unresolved, any future downturn will be much worse

There are three possible scenarios: strong recovery, managed depression, mother of all crashes. No 1804 Posted by fw, October 20, 2016 “Can I give you an impression of what the world … Continue reading

October 20, 2016

Wake up Mr. Trudeau, CETA predictions of higher incomes, more jobs based on flawed economic modelling

Alternative model warns of CETA’s “high risks” — net losses in employment, incomes and GDP in both Canada and E.U. No 1798 Posted by fw, October 11, 2016 “It is high … Continue reading

October 11, 2016

Video primer on BDS for Canadians: CJPME launches series of videos on BDS

Watch the first video here — Why BDS? For Canadians — covers the demands of the BDS movement, explains its logic. No 1783 Posted by fw, September 24, 2016 CJPME is delighted … Continue reading

September 24, 2016

What is BDS? — An explanation by the Palestinian BDS National Committee

The Palestinian BDS committee called for “global citizens” to join the Palestinian struggle because “those in power refused to act”. No 1781 Posted by fw, September 19, 2016 As I explained … Continue reading

September 19, 2016

Extraordinary UK parliament bill seeks to allow portion of citizens’ taxes to pay for peace, not war

Labor Party MP Ruth Cadbury’s proposal will get second reading in December. No 1772 Posted by fw, September 11, 2016 “Today we are not conscripted to fight; instead, our taxes are … Continue reading

September 11, 2016

Why the growing public hostility to neoliberal globalization? – Joseph Stiglitz explains

Staggering income inequality is evident, plutocrats are big winners, rising unemployment of unskilled workers. No 1745 Posted by fw, August 8, 2016 “Fifteen years ago, I wrote a little book, entitled “Globalization … Continue reading

August 8, 2016

We are on the brink of experiencing the next financial crisis, says leading financial authority

Satyajit Das, former banker, now risk consultant, warned about the risks of financial derivatives years before the Great Meltdown of 2008. No 1706 Posted by fw, June 19, 2016 “My accountant … Continue reading

June 19, 2016

The end of capitalism: Part 4

After reviewing all the options, prof Harvey sees only one alternative to the threat of growing economic inequality – end capitalism. No 1704 Posted by fw, June 16, 2016 “Three years … Continue reading

June 16, 2016

The end of capitalism: Part 3

US and China tinker with capitalism but there’s no fix. Welcome to the brave new world of “fictitious capital” where anything goes. No 1703 Posted by fw, June 15, 2016 “Three … Continue reading

June 15, 2016

What a post growth economy might look like

The challenge we face is that our existing institutions are so busy pursuing growth that they’re not thinking of alternatives. No 1695 Posted by fw, June 7, 2016 “I think the … Continue reading

June 7, 2016

If we continue with a growth-based economic system, we will be flirting with collapse

Canadian prof makes a compelling case for transition to a steady state, no-growth economy. No 1694 Posted by fw, June 6, 2016 “I had the privilege recently of speaking with Peter … Continue reading

June 6, 2016

How Wall Street transformed America into a kleptocracy, a nation ruled by “blood-sucking leeches”

“The most corrupt era in American history” captured in Michael Hudson’s new book, Killing the Host No 1611 Posted by fw, March 07, 2016 kleptocracy –literally, “rule by thieves” — a … Continue reading

March 7, 2016

Listen up, Mr. Trudeau, the best economist in the world just trashed the TPP

“The idea is to roll back the Enlightenment and restore feudalism,” says Dr. Michael Hudson of TPP. No 1608 Posted by fw, March 04, 2016 “Michael Hudson is the best economist … Continue reading

March 4, 2016

Gutless Liberal government supports Tory motion to condemn Canadian organizations that support Israel boycott

CJPME responds with “Boycott Israel” campaign of sticky notes to attach to Israel products in local stores. No 1598 Posted by fw, February 19, 2016 “Boycotting is legal – it is … Continue reading

February 19, 2016