Citizen Action Monitor

Transition from fossil fuels to 100% renewables won’t be as simple as politicians led to believe

The transition would be messy, destabilizing, risky, costly, disruptive, and time-consuming, says policy expert No 1993 Posted by fw, June 27, 2017 “Full decarbonization, it should be remembered, requires that zero-carbon … Continue reading

June 27, 2017

Sweden’s largest pension fund divests from TransCanada, claims it violates Paris Accord

Writing is on the wall for TransCanada (and Trudeau): “pipelines are a climate and financial disaster.” No 1992 Posted by fw, June 25, 2017 “Sweden’s largest pension fund, AP7, announced last … Continue reading

June 25, 2017

Desperate oil industry lobby manipulates data to push bogus claim Canada needs more pipelines

Politicians who buy into this fiction are going to “end up looking really silly”, says energy expert. No 1991 Posted by fw, June 24, 2017 “CAPP [Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers] … Continue reading

June 24, 2017

$2.3 trillion in fossil fuel projects incompatible with global carbon reduction commitments

Blockbuster report ranks companies by their exposure relative to meeting 2.0˚C carbon budget. No 1990 Posted by fw, June 23, 2017 “…about a third of the projects fossils would expect to … Continue reading

June 23, 2017

The President and the Mayor – A tale of mutual denial about sea level rise

Desperation drives people to deny climate change in the hope that denial will pay off in the end. No 1989 Posted by fw, June 22, 2017 “Do you realize the lunacy … Continue reading

June 22, 2017

Growing opposition to Trump from US judiciary, legislature, media, and from overseas

But what will matter most is populist intervention from the extraordinary citizens of the US. No 1986 Posted by fw, June 18, 2017 “In this moment, populist intervention is everything, not … Continue reading

June 18, 2017

Bernie Sanders is an imperialist, fake-socialist company man for the Dems, says Glen Ford

Sanders finds it “impossible to accept” a People’s Party draft-Bernie movement to run for president. Hmm. No 1985 Posted by fw, June 17, 2017 “Leftish Democrats insist they can reform the … Continue reading

June 17, 2017

How our fake democracies fail to serve and honour “the will of the people”

“Socio-economic systems have been designed and developed to deny the manifestation of real democracy”. No 1984 Posted by fw, June 16, 2017 “We in pseudo-democratic countries hear a lot about politicians … Continue reading

June 16, 2017

Twelve scandalous observations from an American soothsayer – an endangered species in the U.S.

Paul Street takes aim at Russo-phobia, American democracy, Senate hearings, the news as Mass Distraction, Bernie Sanders, and more. No 1983 Posted by fw, June 14, 2017 “Summer’s here and the … Continue reading

June 14, 2017

Call for NDP to stand with Palestine — from Canadian academics, community leaders and organizations

Signatories set forth proposals that most Canadians can get behind. No 1982 Posted by fw, June 13, 2017 “… a group of over 80 academics, community leaders and organizations have authored … Continue reading

June 13, 2017

Massive military spending increase signals “Canadian imperialism’s global interests and ambitions”

Aggressive intent behind spending hikes includes reaffirmation of commitment to US imperialism. No 1981 Posted by fw, June 12, 2017 “Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan presented a new defence policy Wednesday … Continue reading

June 12, 2017

Trudeau failing to deliver on his promise of “open by default” government

Access to Information Act used as ‘shield’ against openness, asserts Canada’s Information Commissioner No 1978 Posted by fw, June 9, 2017 “Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is failing to deliver on his … Continue reading

June 9, 2017

Canada must expand its military capacities to play a major role in global conflicts, says Minister Freeland

Freeland’s speech best serves interests of Canada’s ruling class, not “working people.” No 1977 Posted by fw, June 8, 2017 “The speech delivered by Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland in the House … Continue reading

June 8, 2017

Trudeau slammed for deferring action on methane emissions, justifying delay with “bullshit” excuses

The facts and solutions are readily available, but “our pipeline-loving PM” breaks 2 promises and stalls. No 1976 Posted by fw, June 7, 2017 “Now, you’d think a country with a … Continue reading

June 7, 2017

Real News Network creates Global Climate Crisis Bureau to combat misleading corporate TV news

The purpose is to reduce Americans’ climate change knowledge gap, particularly among working people and the poor. No 1974 Posted by fw, June 5, 2017 “A key strategy of our Climate … Continue reading

June 5, 2017

UK Terror Attacks — Allegations emerge that Islamist groups allowed free movement in UK

Authorities were informed in advance of attacker’s “extremist views”, “but nothing was done.” No 1973 Posted by fw, June 5, 2017 “Just two weeks ago, suicide bomber Salman Abedi killed 22 … Continue reading

June 5, 2017

France cleverly rebuts Trump’s bogus justification for Paris Accord withdrawal

French President Macron invites American scientists, business people and citizens to “come and work here with us”. No 1972 Posted by fw, June 4, 2017 Below is an abridged repost of … Continue reading

June 4, 2017

Long-term climate targets are meaningless — “The 2°C target is largely out the window”

We must aim to peak and then reduce emissions as soon and as fast as we can, says Dr. Aaron Thierry. No 1971 Posted by fw, June 3, 2017 “…if we … Continue reading

June 3, 2017

Is the United States headed towards tyranny? Pt. 2 of 2

Lessons from history on how citizens can defend themselves against Trump’s assault on truth. No 1970 Posted by fw, June 1, 2017 “At the deepest level, I think we should be … Continue reading

June 1, 2017