Citizen Action Monitor

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

“Holy shit we’re about to die and we better do something fast.”

“If a giant oak tree is about to collapse on to your little house, you don’t say that you are at risk of a housing change.” No 2457 Posted by … Continue reading

April 14, 2019

The dream of switching from gas-powered to electric vehicles is just that – a dream

Compared with gas-driven cars, battery-driven electric cars currently face practical limits on their utility. No 2455 Posted by fw, April 4, 2019 “… the dream of switching from petroleum-powered vehicles … Continue reading

April 4, 2019

Removal of Wilson-Raybould, Philpott reveals Trudeau’s crippling flaw, inability to be self-critical, self-aware

PM’s self-confirming bias and misguided moral judgement are a reflection of an unexceptional intellect. No 2454 Posted by fw, April 3, 2019 My post of December 14, 2018, titled PM … Continue reading

April 3, 2019

CBC’s defence of its National News Venezuelan coverage collapses under critical content analysis

The National’s choice of which images and narrative to include and which to exclude created an unbalanced, inaccurate, pro-regime-change storyline. No 2453 Posted by fw, March 31, 2019 Just to … Continue reading

March 31, 2019

Venezuelan blackout – Canada blames Maduro regime, but 2010 memo points finger at US-funded coup leaders

Fast forward to March 2019, and the scenario outlined in 2010 memo plays out almost exactly as scripted. No 2450 Posted by fw, March 12, 2019 “We hold the illegitimate … Continue reading

March 12, 2019

Will Chrystia Freeland issue retraction and apology for false allegation against Maduro regime?

On February 23, Ministers Freeland and Bibeau issued a Statement that Maduro forces had “burned aid”. No 2449 Posted by fw, March 11, 2019 “Troubling reports from today indicate that … Continue reading

March 11, 2019

Dimitri Lascaris: Three reasons Trudeau government pushes for regime change in Venezuela

1/ Neoliberal ideology; 2/ Subservience to Washington; 3/ Promote interests of Canada’s mining sector. No 2448 Posted by fw, March 9, 2019 “The legitimacy of President Maduro is still in … Continue reading

March 9, 2019

The Green Deal Movement is hopium, based on a naïve belief we can overcome planetary overshoot    

The biggest failing of the Movement is it demands an entirely misplaced faith in government. No 2447 Posted by fw, March 7, 2019 “Reducing our problem to climate change, then … Continue reading

March 7, 2019

“The Green New Deal is a hollow slogan and grab-bag of demands” — WSWS

It is meant to divert the growing struggle of the working class into the dead end of the Democratic Party. No 2446 Posted by fw, March 6, 2019 “Last month, … Continue reading

March 6, 2019

Greed drives corporate Canada to push Ottawa for regime change in Venezuela, says Yves Engler

“Capitalists in the Great White North seek to fill their own pockets and thwart the will of the Venezuelan people.” No 2444 Posted by fw, March 4, 2019 “Ottawa wants … Continue reading

March 4, 2019

Researcher Paul Street speculates on what Trump, the “creeping fascist”, might do if he loses the 2020 election

What strikes Street most are “the silences in the United States’ Orwellian capitalist and white-supremacist media.” No 2442 Posted by fw, March 3, 2019 “Another example of telling television silence … Continue reading

March 3, 2019

Letter to PM Trudeau – Why I am ashamed of your government’s support of regime change in Venezuela

Your government, which claims to value human rights, threatens the human rights of Venezuelans by advancing its own selfish interests. No 2441 Posted by fw, February 26, 2019 “The Canadian … Continue reading

February 26, 2019

Trudeau critical of human rights violations in Venezuela, but ignores outrages of Lima Group members

Members Colombia and Brazil routinely violate human rights in their own countries, claims Amnesty International. No 2440 Posted by fw, February 25, 2019 “As Lima Group members Columbia and Brazil … Continue reading

February 25, 2019

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