Citizen Action Monitor

We are consuming ourselves to death under the banner of limitless economic growth

Rethinking economic growth in an age of environmental limits to growth cannot be avoided — Will change be by design or disaster? No 1938 Posted by fw, April 19, 2017 “What … Continue reading

April 19, 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

New Money: UK communities hope alternative currencies will boost regional economies

“We’ve given the power to create money to private corporations and people don’t understand that we can have it back” No 1923 Posted by fw, March 30, 2017 “Cities and towns … Continue reading

March 30, 2017

The explosion of debt is the prime cause of recurrent financial and economic crises

Moneyless private currencies and credit clearing exchanges provide ways to bypass the banking system’s control of money and interest-bearing debt. No 1922 Posted by fw, March 29, 2017 “I concluded long … Continue reading

March 29, 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

WOW! A showcase of Quebec’s “Social Economy”, which now accounts for 8-10 percent of its GDP

The goal of social ownership is “a sustainable, democratic economy with a market—instead of a market economy.” No 1920 Posted by fw, March 27, 2017 “Welcome to everyday life in Quebec, … Continue reading

March 27, 2017

Tell Canada Pension Plan Investment Board to say NO to Kinder Morgan

U.S.-based Kinder Morgan is asking Canadian funders to invest money in its Trans Mountain pipeline to increase capacity to 890,000 barrels a day. No 1900 Posted by fw, February 24, 2017 … Continue reading

February 24, 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

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

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