Citizen Action Monitor

Dr. Nate Hagens uses systems synthesis thinking to foresee what the future “will NOT be” — Pt 1 of 5

Despite Trudeau’s oft-repeated claim, growing the economy is NOT compatible with mitigating climate change. No 2216 Posted by fw, May 11, 2018 (NOTE — This is a revision of the … Continue reading

May 11, 2018

Bill Rees fires back at economist who criticized David Suzuki’s “alleged ignorance of mainstream economics”

Rees rips today’s economic models as “mathematical abstractions containing no useful information”, expecting complex real world to conform to models. No 2213 Posted by fw, May 6, 2018 “In a … Continue reading

May 6, 2018

Don’t give anti-pipeline org. tax dollars to hire students, says CBC News

CBC article mentioned by Dogwood org. as part of “hate mail piling up” in response to its stop KM campaign. No 2207 Posted by fw, April 27, 2018 “The hate … Continue reading

April 27, 2018

Kinder Morgan suspends pipeline work, gives governments until May 31 to resolve differences

Under attack from BC and Alberta, Trudeau blames his predecessor, Stephen Harper No 2197 Posted by fw, April 9, 2018 “In Calgary Sunday afternoon, Kinder announced it was suspending ‘all non-essential activities … Continue reading

April 9, 2018

Dozens defy court injunction, stage protest at Kinder Morgan construction zone – RCMP make arrests  

 PM Trudeau underestimated strong opposition to the project, claims Cree Nation member Clayton Thomas-Müller. No 2183 Posted by fw, March 18, 2018 “Burnaby RCMP started arrests after dozens of people … Continue reading

March 18, 2018

Two thumbs way up for 350.org’s Katie and Daniel, kicked out of the House of Commons

They interrupted the PM, calling on him to “show the science” on Kinder Morgan pipeline. No 2171 Posted by fw, March 1, 2018 “Today [Feb. 28], my friend Daniel and … Continue reading

March 1, 2018

Did Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s BC Wine Boycott just backfire?

“Social media is going wild in support of B.C. vino,” says Dogwood citizen action network. No 2159 Posted by fw, February 7, 2018 “Yesterday Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced a boycott … Continue reading

February 7, 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

Team Trudeau’s “massive loophole” would let carbon polluters escape paying millions in carbon taxes

Don’t let Trudeau pose as a “climate leader.” Help Leadnow blow the whistle on “This sneaky move.” No 2154 Posted by fw, January 30, 2018 Yesterday I received the following … Continue reading

January 30, 2018

Fragmented US resistance movements fail to understand the nature of the system they’re up against

“The consequences are frightening because we’re dealing with the possibility of destruction of all life” No 2133 Posted by fw, January 1, 2018 “I think the mainstream media and actually … Continue reading

January 1, 2018

Duplicitous PM Trudeau slammed for breaking his climate change promise to the world in Paris

Rafe Mair calls the PM to account for choosing LNG and Kinder Morgan over climate and democracy. No 2085 Posted by fw, October 27, 2017 “You have sung such lovely … Continue reading

October 27, 2017

US federal court dismisses Canadian forest company’s SLAPP lawsuit against two environmental NGOs

Victory delivered a “knockout punch” to Resolute Forest Products’ attempt to intimidate Greenpeace and STAND.earth No 2079 Posted by fw, October 19, 2017 “Months ago, Montreal-based Resolute Forest Products, Canada’s … Continue reading

October 19, 2017

Did citizen’s social media action fend off Enbridge’s attempt to silence anti-pipeline activist group?

STAND.earth’s office was raided in attempt to collect on $14,000 in court costs awarded to Enbridge in 2014 legal battle. No 2078 Posted by fw, October 19, 2017 “Two sheriffs … Continue reading

October 19, 2017

Canada’s environmental NGOs slammed – They need a “kick in the butt,” says activist

Disorganized, strategically ineffective, ill-prepared, disconnected, too Canadian-polite, not on an “at war” footing, and more. No 2065 Posted by fw, October 2, 2017 “Scientists say that if the world is … Continue reading

October 2, 2017

On the Road to Extinction

Maybe it’s not all about us. No 2056 Posted by fw, September 18, 2017 This article is reposted with author Elizabeth West’s permission and under her original title and subtitle. … Continue reading

September 18, 2017

The demand for perpetual economic growth, and the madness it provokes, leads to environmental collapse

Environmental destruction is not a by-product of endless consumption – it’s a necessary element. No 2055 Posted by fw, September 17, 2017 “Environmental collapse does not progress by neat increments. … Continue reading

September 17, 2017

Half of Canada’s monitored species (451 of 903) are in decline, with average decline of 83%

“Federal government departments charged with protecting and recovering species repeatedly cut their species-at-risk funding.” No 2054 Posted by fw, September 16, 2017 “When WWF International and the Zoological Society of … Continue reading

September 16, 2017

The environmental movement failed because of our addiction to economic growth

We must either conquer this addition or face the failure of civilization, says Richard Heinberg No 2036 Posted by fw, August 21, 2017 ***** “We will grow our economy while … Continue reading

August 21, 2017

David Suzuki faults politicians and political system for failures of environmental movement

Holds out hope Blue Dot Movement will put “right to healthy environment” in charter of rights and freedoms No 2004 Posted by fw, July 10, 2017 “Politics, of course, is … Continue reading

July 10, 2017