Citizen Action Monitor

Evidence-packed article buries Trudeau, discrediting his pretence to care about climate change

Trudeau’s “climate action charade will fool Canadians for only so long”, says climate activist No 2038 Posted by fw, August 23, 2017 “In a June Rolling Stone article, “How to Tell If … Continue reading

August 23, 2017

US Corporate highjacking of civil society; similar pattern set to emerge in post-Brexit Britain

A corporate coup d’état of Britain’s government is secretly destroying civil society protections built up over the generations. No 2035 Posted by fw, August 20, 2017 “In the United States, … Continue reading

August 20, 2017

Contradictions and crises of capitalism – Abby Martin interviews Peter Joseph — VIDEO

Joseph responds to Martin’s questions covering 20 topics, including one on his vision for a “democratized symbiotic ecosystem.” No 2033 Posted by fw, August 17, 2017 ***** Latest transcription updates … Continue reading

August 17, 2017

In October 2014, Peter Joseph issued a challenge — Find solutions to Market Economy problems

Until these questions are answered and problems solved, expect increasing global disorder and breakdown. No 2032 Posted by fw, August 16, 2017 In the following 25:23-minute video, published on October … Continue reading

August 16, 2017

If you haven’t been directly impacted by this hot scary summer, check out what you missed

“What we need is courage and determination in facing up to seemingly insurmountable odds.” No 2027 Posted by fw, August 10, 2017 “No matter what, we must also find the … Continue reading

August 10, 2017

Google censoring Internet searches — progressive, anti-war, and socialist web sites are targetted

Apparently, freedom of speech and thought is now incompatible with corporate control of the Internet. No 2021 Posted by fw, August 02, 2017 “New data compiled by the World Socialist … Continue reading

August 2, 2017

Canada’s pseudo left groups under delusion that right-wing NDP can become party of the left

Fact is, the “NDP was always a right-wing social-democratic party, an instrument for politically controlling and suppressing the working class.” No 2020 Posted by fw, August 01, 2017 With working-class … Continue reading

August 1, 2017

In this advanced technological age, when anything is possible, limits are seen as inconvenient or illusory

Tim Jackson’s title of this section, “Confronting limits” is initially puzzling because his opening paragraphs are about this age without limits. No 2018 Posted by fw, July 29, 2017 “Former … Continue reading

July 29, 2017

We appear to be committed to collapse, because we’re already in it – Paul Kingsnorth, Dark Mountain

At the moment we’re in this momentum which we are powerless to stop — and we don’t know how.” No 2017 Posted by fw, July 27, 2017 “And I was … Continue reading

July 27, 2017

Group of 28 academics ask PM Trudeau if he understands the climate crisis. No reply after 9 weeks.

Their written concerns are framed in the context of Trudeau’s misinformed public statements. No 2016 Posted by fw, July 26, 2017 “We are now facing the profound consequences of overexpansion … Continue reading

July 26, 2017

Is economic growth a measure of “real prosperity”? Tim Jackson says “No” and explains why

The relentless pursuit of GDP growth is a given in rich countries, a panacea for all drags on the economy. No 2015 Posted by fw, July 25, 2017 “Anyone who … Continue reading

July 25, 2017

Pipelines will get built — Alberta’s Premier Rachel Notley’s pledge to oil companies

Declares she has “little time for any conversation that seeks to shut down or significantly limit our oil sands.” No 2014 Posted by fw, July 23, 2017 ***** “Humans have … Continue reading

July 23, 2017

Tim Jackson: In a finite world, what can Prosperity (without growth) possibly mean?

More to the point — How can a bold conception of prosperity be attained? No 2013 Posted by fw, July 22, 2017 “The vision of social progress that drives us … Continue reading

July 22, 2017

“There is no sign of a turning point in our dependence on fossil fuels,” says Canadian expert

And despite growth of renewables, fossil fuel share of global energy supply has barely budged in the last quarter-century. No 2012 Posted by fw, July 21, 2017 ***** “We will … Continue reading

July 21, 2017

“Prosperity Without Growth?” – Tim Jackson on how a report started a conversation whose time had come

Why Number 10 Downing Street ironically “went ballistic” when the report landed on the PM’s desk. No 2010 Posted by fw, July 18, 2017 “‘Number 10 has gone ballistic,’ barked … Continue reading

July 18, 2017

Prof Bill Rees is back, advocating planned de-growth toward a quasi steady state economy

“Perversely, the world community prescribes still greater material growth as the only feasible solution!” No 2009 Posted by fw, July 17, 2017 “Humans have a virtually unlimited capacity for self-delusion, … Continue reading

July 17, 2017

In acts of savage brutality, Israel persecutes 2 million innocent Gazans, with Abbas’ OK

Moral corrosion looms large as Canada and the world look on in silence and in complicity. No 2008 Posted by fw, July 16, 2017 “You have on the one hand … Continue reading

July 16, 2017

“We have to design our economies to live within ecological limits and resource constraints” – Tim Jackson

“Start with the idea of what prosperity is and then ask questions about what kind of economy you need to get there.” No 2007 Posted by fw, July 15, 2017 … Continue reading

July 15, 2017

“Justin Trudeau is looking a lot like the last neo-liberal standing, albeit with his own quirks.”

So, what makes Trudeau a neoliberal? And what makes him a quirky one? – Rick Salutin explains. No 2006 Posted by fw, July 13, 2017 “The neo-liberalism that has ruled … Continue reading

July 13, 2017