Citizen Action Monitor

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

Was CBC’s coverage of Juan Guaidó’s failed coup a propaganda attempt at “Manufacturing Consent”? 2/3

Can Manufacturing Consent provide criteria by which to evaluate CBC’s coverage as propaganda? No 2476 Posted by fw, May 26, 2019 In Part 1, I asked readers to reflect on … Continue reading

May 26, 2019

Was CBC’s coverage of Juan Guaidó’s failed coup a propaganda attempt at “Manufacturing Consent”? 1/3

Judge for yourself – Watch video of CBC’s coverage; Read detailed description of video; Take a look at brief intro to “Manufacturing Consent” as propaganda model. No 2475 Posted by … Continue reading

May 19, 2019

“What if Seattle is dying and we don’t even know it” – Ruination of Seattle exposed in shocking video

Seattle’s government in denial – City’s website ignores gravity of breakdown. No 2474 Posted by fw, May 17, 2019 “Breaking News leads KOMO News @ 11 p.m. on May 15 … Continue reading

May 17, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez’ vision of a Green New Deal is futile if it’s executed within a capitalist system

Any movement that doesn’t confront the power and wealth of the ruling elites will be undermined and eventually destroyed. No 2471 Posted by fw, May 9, 2019 “A Green New … Continue reading

May 9, 2019

Ottawa reaffirms support for US-led regime change in Venezuela, despite Guaidó’s failed coup attempt

Trudeau makes pitch to Cubans to cloak “savage imperialist aggression in ‘humanitarian’ and ‘democratic’ garb.” No 2470 Posted by fw, May 9, 2019 “In the wake of the failure of … Continue reading

May 9, 2019

Dimitri Lascaris exposes myths perpetrated by US, Canada, EU to support Venezuelan coup attempt

VIDEO: Lascaris’ slams PM Trudeau, Foreign Minister Freeland, and CBC’s Adrienne Arsenault for Manufacturing Consent. No 2469 Posted by fw, May 5, 2019 “The primary basis of his [Guaidó’s] presidency … Continue reading

May 5, 2019

Response to CBC Ombudsperson’s dismissal of complaints re Venezuelan coverage

Criticisms raised by complainants are valid — “CBC’s overall coverage was one-sided and tilted against Maduro,” says Helga Wintal No 2468 Posted by fw, May 4, 2019 “In conclusion, I … Continue reading

May 4, 2019

Greta Thunberg’s moving full speech to UK Parliament — She is one amazing person

“You lied to us. You gave us false hope. You told us that the future was something to look forward to.” No 2466 Posted by fw, April 29, 2019 Below … Continue reading

April 29, 2019

Collapse — The time to act has passed, the harm is done, we are beyond hope

“A myth that many uninformed people hold is that biospheric health will quickly bounce back after we get our act together.” No 2464 Posted by fw, April 25, 2019 “Anyone … Continue reading

April 25, 2019

Trudeau’s congratulatory message to Netanyahu on electoral victory reveals their mutual grand delusion

Informed Canadians will not buy the spin that Canada and Israel “share democratic values, and that Canada ‘supports a two-state solution’. No 2462 Posted by fw, April 20, 2019 “On … Continue reading

April 20, 2019

Scientist profiles Trump’s steadfast followers — Reasons for support border on pathological

How Trump panders to and manipulates the baser instincts and psychoneurological vulnerabilities of his supporters. No 2461 Posted by fw, April 19, 2019 “Whether we want to or not, we … Continue reading

April 19, 2019

On April 10, while US-led group was busy exploring use of military force against Venezuela…

The Lima Group, including Minister Freeland, issued a declaration rejecting “any threat or course of action leading to a military intervention.” No 2460 Posted by fw, April 17, 2019 “The … Continue reading

April 17, 2019

With eyes wide shut, Canada’s Foreign Minister Freeland deceitfully declares new sanctions on Venezuela

Former UN Expert Alfred de Zayas likened sanctions to “medieval sieges,” meant to bring countries “to their knees.” No 2459 Posted by fw, April 16, 2019 “Ottawa imposed sanctions on … Continue reading

April 16, 2019

Forget about Russia disrupting Canada’s democracy, our politicians are creating enough chaos all on their own

Unable to find any federal party worthy of his vote, Jim Miles ponders “What am I to do?” No 2458 Posted by fw, April 15, 2019 “At the recent G7 … Continue reading

April 15, 2019