Citizen Action Monitor

The case for blocking Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline

Allowing the Trans Mountain pipeline to go forward now would sabotage meagre gains made by fed’s carbon scheme. No 2166 Posted by fw, February 23, 2018 “[Canada’s] climate plan was … Continue reading

February 23, 2018

Lacklustre character of federal New Democratic Party on display at 2018 Ottawa convention

Leader Jagmeet Singh’s bland performance signaled continuity of a right-wing ideology. No 2165 Posted by fw, February 22, 2018 “Even many commentators in the corporate media noted the lacklustre character … Continue reading

February 22, 2018

World’s elites are maneuvering to save themselves when climate disaster strikes, leaving poor behind

Future despairing disaster scenario for whole world is unfolding right now in Maldives, facing threat of sea level rise. No 2164 Posted by fw, February 21, 2018 Have you ever … Continue reading

February 21, 2018

How UK politicians can build a political as well as a scientific case for action on climate change

While UK politicians know what needs to be done, most constituents are not asking them to do anything about climate change No 2163 Posted by fw, February 19, 2018 “Overall, … Continue reading

February 19, 2018

Exposé — Canada’s oil industry “captures” governments, serves private not public interests   

“When that happens, democracy stops being democratic,” says former leader of Alberta’s Liberal Party. No 2161 Posted by fw, February 11, 2018 “Numerous times when the federal government has said … Continue reading

February 11, 2018

Will Canada’s leftist Leap movement have any impact on an NDP party being built by Jagmeet Singh?

Leap’s Avi Lewis believes progressives are ready for an NDP party that will embrace “something bolder.” No 2158 Posted by fw, February 6, 2018 “A revolution is coming to Ottawa … Continue reading

February 6, 2018

Team Trudeau’s “massive loophole” would let carbon polluters escape paying millions in carbon taxes

Don’t let Trudeau pose as a “climate leader.” Help Leadnow blow the whistle on “This sneaky move.” No 2154 Posted by fw, January 30, 2018 Yesterday I received the following … Continue reading

January 30, 2018

US grad students don’t despair over GOP tax bill — they organize for a just cause

Grads see union membership as way to oppose Trump’s corporatist agenda and anti-intellectualism. No 2153 Posted by fw, January 29, 2018 “Not surprisingly, when graduate students heard that the Republican … Continue reading

January 29, 2018

How do we help people to move beyond the “iron cage of consumerism?”

Consumerism has gutted our sense of common purpose, lost are opportunities for citizens to share a common life. No 2149 Posted by fw, January 20, 2018 To access all other … Continue reading

January 20, 2018

Tim Jackson is blunt. Our situation is dire: “Society is faced with a profound dilemma.”

In his final chapter, he recaps key arguments and explains the critical importance of achieving prosperity without growth. No 2147 Posted by fw, January 18, 2018 To access all other … Continue reading

January 18, 2018

The promise of a governance for prosperity in a much-to-be-desired progressive State

“The progressive State is the basis for a renewed vision of governance, the foundation for a lasting prosperity.” No 2146 Posted by fw, January 17, 2018 To access all other … Continue reading

January 17, 2018

Tim Jackson outlines four broad policy themes for a post-growth society

He underscores the importance of input from constituents in the process of government policymaking. No 2145 Posted by fw, January 17, 2018 To access all other synopses from Prosperity without … Continue reading

January 17, 2018

Golden Globe’s support for #MeToo a wretched spectacle of identity politics at their worst

Hollywood millionaire celebrities devote entire evening to feeling sorry for themselves, says WSWS news source. No 2141 Posted by fw, January 10, 2018 “This year’s Golden Globe Awards, with its … Continue reading

January 10, 2018

Towards an understanding of “common pool resources” and the state’s role in supporting the common good

“Common pool resources” consist of natural or human-made systems, such as forests, water, the atmosphere and irrigation systems. No 2139 Posted by fw, January 8, 2018 To access all other … Continue reading

January 8, 2018

In response to the 2008 financial crisis, the protective role of the state privileged powerful corporations

Ordinary citizens now perceive the state as corrupted by private interests and impotent to act in the public interest. No 2138 Posted by fw, January 7, 2018 To access all … Continue reading

January 7, 2018

The ominous day when real life in Trump’s administration imitated George Orwell’s art, “1984”

By eliminating the official use of seven words, “the uncritical minds of our time will be unable to think unorthodox thoughts” No 2137 Posted by fw, January 5, 2018 “There … Continue reading

January 5, 2018

“The time is now for a mass movement of people saying ‘We want something different.’”

“We actually know what we need to do; it’s a question of how we do it.” – Stewart Wallis No 2134 Posted by fw, January 3, 2018 “The time is … Continue reading

January 3, 2018

Study reveals evidence of right-wing extremism in Canada predating Trump’s election

Smug Canadians certain that Trump’s hateful politics would not play well here. No 2132 Posted by fw, December 31, 2017 “The world will not soon forget Nov. 8, 2016. It … Continue reading

December 31, 2017

Ed Finn rips Canada’s governments and citizenry for tolerating social impoverishment policies

Where “free market” ideology rules, life is a “free-for-all brawl” that does not look kindly on those at the bottom. No 2131 Posted by fw, December 27, 2017 “The horrific … Continue reading

December 27, 2017