Citizen Action Monitor

“Humans didn’t evolve to see and understand reality in the true sense”

“But why would evolution produce creatures that can’t recognize the truth?” No 2508 Posted by fw, August 20, 2019 To access links to other posts by Nate Hagens about The … Continue reading

August 20, 2019

Dopamine isn’t “bad”; it’s our culture’s high-stimulation temptations that we must be wary of

The problem is a glut of our culture’s trivial pursuits have the potential to overwhelm life-enriching ventures and harm the environment. No 2507 Posted by fw, August 18, 2019 To … Continue reading

August 18, 2019

How dopamine complicates our efforts to transition to sustainable energy and economic pathways

Dopamine, the brain’s chemical messenger, drives our relentless, consumptive, “wanting” behavior. No 2506 Posted by fw, August 17, 2019 To access links to other posts by Nate Hagens about The … Continue reading

August 17, 2019

Not only is the US not a functioning democracy, it’s not a democracy in any meaningful sense of the word

“… there is no way to a decent future without a protracted and massive, death-defying popular uprising,” says Paul Street. No 2503 Posted by fw, August 10, 2019 “The United … Continue reading

August 10, 2019

Evidence over past 12 months suggests climate change impacts are accelerating in frequency and intensity

Are recent record-setting, global weather events warning signs that we are running out of time to take action? No 2500 Posted by fw, August 4, 2019 “The idea of climate … Continue reading

August 4, 2019

Humanity’s explosive rise in fossil carbon burning threatens to blast us off the climate cliff

Charts don’t lie — Climate-damaging energy use is not just rising, it’s outpacing clean, green, climate-safe alternatives. No 2499 Posted by fw, August 2, 2019 “Despite decades of promises to … Continue reading

August 2, 2019

To divert attention from truth, US media spin heartbreaking stories as uplifting tales of caring Americans

These stories are part of media trend to portray dire conditions of life in America as “feel good” news. No 2497 Posted by fw, July 29, 2019 “THIS IS AWESOME!” … Continue reading

July 29, 2019

The Mueller hearing confirms that Americans are living in a fact-free, post-truth era

Both parties filter Mueller’s testimony through their own ideological frames of reference, and viewers’ choice of news source determines the “facts” they get. No 2496 Posted by fw, July 27, … Continue reading

July 27, 2019

The Canary, Britain’s newest alternative online news site, fearlessly goes after The Guardian and BBC

Watch Chris Hedges interview with The Canary’s daring Editor in Chief, Kerry-Anne Mendoza. No 2493 Posted by fw, July 21, 2019 “How we got to this point – and worse, … Continue reading

July 21, 2019

Tree-planting study “fraught with unanswered questions and serious red flags”

The mass use of trees is no miracle cure for climate change; it’s a scheme to avoid system change and extend our addictive overconsumption. No 2492 Posted by fw, July … Continue reading

July 20, 2019

UN’s Human Rights Commissioner’s biased report gives boost to Ottawa’s efforts to overthrow Maduro

Trudeau, Freeland and Canada’s former Venezuelan ambassador met with Michelle Bachelet, partisan author of the report. No 2490 Posted by fw, July 15, 2019 “As part of their effort to … Continue reading

July 15, 2019

Gail Zawacki discards ‘doomer’ label, sees herself now as an informed ‘Themist’ facing dire climate facts

She responds to those who bash Themists for encouraging inaction on climate change.   No 2488 Posted by fw, July 7, 2019 “Overwhelming evidence — that [climate] impacts are faster … Continue reading

July 7, 2019

“Diva of Doom” asks why climate scientists aren’t telling us how bad the prognosis really is

The truth is — “CATACLYSMIC CLIMATE CHANGE IS ALREADY BAKED IN THE CAKE!” No 2487 Posted by fw, July 5, 2019 “Reason #3.  Societal consequences are not in their purview.  They know … Continue reading

July 5, 2019

“We need you to join the race against climate change,” exhorts Dr. James Dyke in his film “The Race Is On”

“Climate change is real and represents a serious risk to everything that we care about, and right now we’re not doing enough.” No 2485 Posted by fw, July 2, 2019 … Continue reading

July 2, 2019

Ottawa contracts “hired gun” to coordinate efforts to oust President Maduro

Is new hire, Allan Culham, Ottawa’s version of Washington’s democracy-crushing Elliott Abrams? No 2482 Posted by fw, June 18, 2019 “The brazenness of Ottawa’s intervention in the South American country’s … Continue reading

June 18, 2019

OTTAWA COMPLICIT? — Horrendous impact of US sanctions on economy and health of Venezuelans

Washington boasts about hardship they have caused — By UN definition, it’s “genocide,” alleges The Lancet. No 2481 Posted by fw, June 17, 2019 “Since 2014, 43 unilateral, coercive measures … Continue reading

June 17, 2019

UK university event tackles climate emergency, draws large audience — A model for Canadian universities?

Two-hour video of the event features short presentations from panel of ‘provocateurs’, and Q&A discussion. No 2479 Posted by fw, June 6, 2019 “Last week I went to an excellent, … Continue reading

June 6, 2019

Vicious Trump administration plans to cut off Venezuelan food program for 6 million low-income families

Calculated strategy is to push the poor to starvation so they will rise up against Maduro. No 2478 Posted by fw, June 4, 2019 “One thing is clear. The U.S. … Continue reading

June 4, 2019

Was CBC’s coverage of Juan Guaidó’s failed coup a propaganda attempt at “Manufacturing Consent”? 3/3

CBC’s propaganda exposed — April 30 broadcast of failed coup in Venezuela riddled with blatant manufactured propaganda. No 2477 Posted by fw, June 1, 2019 “In this post, Part 3, … Continue reading

June 1, 2019