Citizen Action Monitor

Reporter’s call for Trudeau to grow the economy ignores threat to humanity’s very survival

Read my critical letter in reply to reporter John Ivison, of the National Post, who wrote the article. — No 2788 by fw, October 17, 2021— My letter to John … Continue reading

October 17, 2021

“I say: Goodbye America; you won’t be missed.” Civil rights lawyer, Guy Saperstein, re his move to France

“I’ve become convinced that America is in terminal decline and that the battle for justice and equity is hopeless.” — No 2787 by fw, October 10, 2021— “My wife and … Continue reading

October 10, 2021

Global energy crunch, exacerbated by supply chain shocks, could spark a major economic shock

Analyst Chis Martenson blames central bankers’ monetary policies and bumbling government mismanagement of COVID pandemic for coming “Dark Winter.” –— No 2786 by fw, October 9, 2021— “While COVID-19 has … Continue reading

October 9, 2021

Forebodings drive a retired engineer-cum-blogger to prepare for the worst to come

Canadian Rob Mielcarski is concerned about planetary overshoot, the high probability of collapse, our inability to share a common reality, and clashes over what we should do. — No 2785 … Continue reading

October 7, 2021

What’s the hell’s up with this fast-growing Evangelical church targeting Toronto millennials?

And what prompted three prospective members of the church to change their minds and drop out? No 2783 by fw, October 3, 2021 Evangelicalism, or evangelical Protestantism, is a worldwide trans-denominational movement … Continue reading

October 3, 2021

How Democrat and Republican parties work together against “We, the People”: Ralph Nader explains

Politicians from both parties exploit voters on behalf of their big corporate bosses. — No 2782 by fw, October 2, 2021— polarized – divided or cause to be divided into … Continue reading

October 2, 2021

Despite incontrovertible evidence, Trump supporters refuse to believe the 2020 election results. How come?

Philosopher of Science, Lee McIntyre, sees deniers of reason as people who gain their sense of personal identity and enhanced feelings of purpose and personal power by adopting the core … Continue reading

September 29, 2021

In Republican Bibles, love, forgiveness and hope, are expressed as vows to predatory capitalism and patriotism

And, according to Mr. Fish, anybody who forsakes these vows “will have their motherfucking heads blown off.” — No 2780 by fw, September 23, 2021 — Understand the GOP Bible, … Continue reading

September 23, 2021

The old wars are over. Welcome to Biden’s new wars

Biden begins his first address to the UN General Assembly with a lie: “…the U.S. is not at war.” — No 2779 by fw, September 22, 2021 — “Joe Biden, … Continue reading

September 22, 2021

Richard Heinberg explores the flawed thinking behind proposed solutions to climate change

He explains why real climate progress will require large numbers of people in wealthy countries to forgo forms of power they currently enjoy. — No 2778 by fw, September 17, … Continue reading

September 17, 2021

“They’re always telling us never to forget 9/11…

… but somehow they never want us to remember our corrosive and savagely carcinogenic domestic and foreign policies…” Mr. Fish — No 2777 by fw, September 12, 2021— Never Forget … Continue reading

September 12, 2021

With stirring words, Patrick Lawrence lifts the curtain on the tragic decline of American democracy

The American people can ignore the call for action, but to their great cost, says Lawrence. — No 2776 by fw, September 8, 2021 — “The generation of ’68, les … Continue reading

September 8, 2021

Climate change poses huge risks for humanity and our planet; ironically, we are part of the problem

There are no direct ways of solving climate change given the rise of a gluttonous human superorganism  expecting simple goals aligned with economic growth. — No 2775 by fw, September … Continue reading

September 6, 2021

Most of us don’t know what we don’t know. This is humanity’s climate predicament

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 2774 by fw, September 4, … Continue reading

September 4, 2021

Humanity is on a “death march to extinction” warn authors of new book, “Bright Green Lies”

The mainstream environmental movement has been telling us “lies and fantasies” about how to solve the climate crisis — No 2773 by fw, August 30, 2021— In today’s repost, Chris … Continue reading

August 30, 2021

Eradication of the virus on a global scale is humanity’s only viable strategy to combat COVID-19

The key elements of containing and ultimately eradicating the pandemic are: universal testing, contact tracing, safe isolation of infected patients, strict travel restrictions, and shutdown of all schools and nonessential … Continue reading

August 22, 2021

Oxford University study offers more proof that combatting Delta variant cannot rely solely on vaccinations

If vaccinated people can still spread COVID-19, high immunization levels will not stop the virus, dashing hopes for herd immunity. — No 2771 by fw, August 20, 2021 — “A … Continue reading

August 20, 2021

Why is it that what we think we know for sure just ain’t so? Nate Hagens explains

We engage mostly in common talk that just doesn’t capture the entangled reality of our modern complex societies. — No 2770 by fw, August 19, 2021 — “Our minds deal … Continue reading

August 19, 2021

The Delta variant is a “Frankenstein”, not one we can learn to live with, because it’s constantly evolving

Delta “is almost like a whole new COVID virus,” its “multiple spike protein mutations allow it to enter the body’s cells with greater ease and evade the body’s immune system.” … Continue reading

August 18, 2021