Citizen Action Monitor

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

Here’s a refreshing vision of an economic model that serves the common good

Unlike the TPP model that primarily serves the avarice of the 1% No 1578 Posted by fw, January 27, 2016 “UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, said recently “we have … Continue reading

January 27, 2016

Bill Rees’ Degrowth Vision – Planned descent toward socially just sustainability for all: Part 1

Earth, we have a problem: Human consumption is overwhelming the replacement and reproductive capacities of nature No 1550 Posted by fw, December 28, 2015 “So, we have a situation in … Continue reading

December 28, 2015

Feel good story about a Free Store that means so much more to its town folk than just a store

Watch a short video profile of this amazing Free Store in Transition Town, Media, Pennsylvania No 1501 Posted by fw, November 6, 2015 Click on the following linked title to … Continue reading

November 6, 2015

US officials use prospect of TTIP approval to bully EU to lift ban on cancer-causing pesticides and tar-sands oil

EU is secretly imposing TTIP treaty provisions before deal has even been approved or signed No 1486 Posted by fw, October 21, 2015 “Hello, international fascism ….The European Union is … Continue reading

October 21, 2015

Obama’s TPP enables corporate investors to terrorize member nations into doing what they’re told

TPP, as well as TTIP and TISA, are “the most criminal treaties in history” No 1485 Posted by fw, October 21, 2015 “As of 5 October 2015, a super-secret 12-nation … Continue reading

October 21, 2015

Strong Towns offers an alternative to conventional but flawed urban planning policies and strategies

The Strong Town approach is heavy on experimentation, small-scale risk-taking, civic engagement, and grassroots action. No 1430 Posted by fw, August 20, 2015 “Our job is to make cities resilient or … Continue reading

August 20, 2015

Want to create strong and resilient communities? Strong Towns USA may just have the answer

Strong Towns, a non-profit, offers a model of development that “makes productive use of all this stuff we’ve built”. No 1429 Posted by fw, August 19, 2015 First comes the 3:00 … Continue reading

August 19, 2015