Citizen Action Monitor

Letter of complaint to CBC Ombudsperson re CBC News – The National’s coverage of Venezuelan crisis

Reporting since early February has not presented an accurate, fair, balanced and impartial analysis of events. No 2437 Posted by fw, February 19, 2019 “I am writing to complain about … Continue reading

February 19, 2019

Humanity’s climate predicament – Most of us don’t know what we don’t know

Can Rob Mielcarski, schooled in the laws of thermodynamics and other physics stuff, help us to open our minds to what we don’t know? No 2436 Posted by fw, February … Continue reading

February 18, 2019

What the Green New Deal and other Good News fantasies do not explain about our climate predicament

“It’s a really good idea for citizens to understand that geology, biology, and thermodynamics caused our predicament.”   No 2435 Posted by fw, February 17, 2019 “… given that most are not … Continue reading

February 17, 2019

January 23, 2019 will long be remembered as a day of ignominy for Washington and Ottawa

On January 23, 2019 Juan Guaidó declared himself to be the ‘acting President’ of Venezuela and was immediately recognized by Washington and Ottawa. No 2434 Posted by fw, February 15, 2019 “On … Continue reading

February 15, 2019

How US policy was used to treat Venezuela as an extension of the US economy for the benefit of US investors

To prevent Venezuela from using oil revenues to benefit its people, the US held Venezuela hostage in ways that concentrated its oil wealth in the hands of a pro-US oligarchy. … Continue reading

February 12, 2019

Capitalism’s corporate media use ‘Venezuela’ as one-word weapon against rising tide of ‘socialism’

Fox News, NY Times and other corporate news outlets are corrupting the news with their virulent propaganda. No 2432 Posted by fw, February 11, 2019 “Socialism—whatever that means—is in vogue … Continue reading

February 11, 2019

Canadian prof slams Canada for its role in fomenting right-wing led uprising against Venezuela

Most shocking is Ottawa’s official lies and corporate media’s suppression of cause of Venezuela’s economic and civil collapse. No 2431 Posted by fw, February 10, 2019 “… it is not … Continue reading

February 10, 2019

Damning indictment of Ottawa’s recent steps to overturn Venezuela’s elected government

Science for Peace: “Our Ministry of Foreign Affairs has openly worked for rejection of the authority of the elected Maduro government.” No 2430 Posted by fw, February 9, 2019 “Science … Continue reading

February 9, 2019

Opposition grows to US-led coup attempt in Venezuela, exposing imperialists’ scheming

Governments, political parties, 500 luminaries, and citizen action groups push back against those plotting imperialist intervention. No 2429 Posted by fw, February 8, 2019 “People are strengthening resistance to imperialist … Continue reading

February 8, 2019

Fact-checking Canada’s media coverage of Venezuela exposes neglect, double standards, and false claims

Activists decry Canada’s interference in Venezuela and media’s effort to “manufacture consent” for Canadian imperialism. No 2428 Posted by fw, February 7, 2019 “The corporate media is wholeheartedly behind the … Continue reading

February 7, 2019

My letter to Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Freeland on her perversion of the truth about Venezuela

“You have revealed your utter contempt for the intelligence of responsibly informed Canadians – and there are thousands of us.” No 2427 Posted by fw, February 6, 2019 My recent … Continue reading

February 6, 2019

Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland aggressively backs Washington-led coup in Venezuela

She ignores inconvenient facts, including – Juan Guaidó is US-groomed, far-right thug; Lima Group plots regime change. No 2426 Posted by fw, February 3, 2019 How does Canada’s Foreign Minister … Continue reading

February 3, 2019

Why is Canada so politically paralyzed over the need to take decisive action on climate change?

Law Prof. Chris Tollefson analyzes Canada’s Petro paralysis in his reviews of three recent books. No 2424 Posted by fw, January 28, 2019 “This entire hot mess [Petro paralysis] is … Continue reading

January 28, 2019

“It is madness pretending that Trans Mountain’s expansion is financially or economically viable”

Even if Trudeau won’t take his head out of the oilsands, the fact remains, rapid oilsands growth is unsupportable. No 2423 Posted by fw, January 26, 2019 “Effectively, there are … Continue reading

January 26, 2019

Under Trudeau, Ottawa’s love affair with Israel has intensified, says Dr. Ramzy Baroud

“Nothing exemplifies Trudeau’s duplicitous policies more than his horrific record on Palestine” No 2420 Posted by fw, January 19, 2019 “It has been argued that Canada’s foreign policy and its UN voting … Continue reading

January 20, 2019

PM Trudeau has an enormous capacity for doublespeak, spouting hypocritical, ahistorical fallacies

With actions that speak louder than words, he has joined world leaders who pay lip service to indigenous concerns, ecological impacts, and climate science. No 2418 Posted by fw, January … Continue reading

January 16, 2019

Climate change may not pose imminent threat, but we should still be concerned, says mental health therapist

With eventual realization that there’s no way out, rising social anger and violent backlash could collapse global economy and human civilization itself. No 2417 Posted by fw, January 15, 2019 … Continue reading

January 15, 2019

Record number of US citizens want to get out of Trump’s America – Gallup poll

And when asked where they want to go, most, 26 percent, said Canada. No 2414 Posted by fw, January 9, 2019 “While Donald Trump has spent much of his presidency … Continue reading

January 9, 2019

The year is 3019 and geologists retrospectively ponder humanity’s love affair with the automobile

They ask — Why were humans unable to foresee the disastrous consequences of their addiction to automobiles? No 2413 Posted by fw, January 8, 2019 “While biologists have long agreed … Continue reading

January 8, 2019