Citizen Action Monitor

“Capitalism” — an elusive concept that appears in numerous varieties, says Tim Jackson

Whatever its definition, the question remains: Are any of these varieties of capitalism possible without growth? No 2076 Posted by fw, October 16, 2017 To access all other synopses from … Continue reading

October 16, 2017

The profit motive, entwined with consumer demand, lock us into an ‘Iron Cage’ of consumerism

“It is entirely fanciful to suppose that ‘deep’ emission and resource cuts can be achieved without confronting the structure of market economies.” No 2075 Posted by fw, October 14, 2017 … Continue reading

October 14, 2017

Canada’s Commissioner of Environment flunks feds on climate change performance

Federal government clear on desire, big on promises, short on action. No 2073 Posted by fw, October 12, 2017 “The federal government has been clear in its desire for action … Continue reading

October 12, 2017

“I would carpet bomb them.” – Young Israeli’s solution for conflict with Palestinians

Shocking comments from “everyday Israelis” interviewed in Jerusalem by Abby Martin. No 2067 Posted by fw, October 3, 2017 “ “Many of the people Martin speaks to repeat familiar themes … Continue reading

October 3, 2017

“I called the Crash of 2008, I’m calling the Crash of 2018” – Dr. Nafeez Ahmed

Nafeez draws on new research to warn world faces an oil crunch, which will trigger another financial crisis. No 2066 Posted by fw, October 2, 2017 “New scientific research suggests … Continue reading

October 2, 2017

Canada’s environmental NGOs slammed – They need a “kick in the butt,” says activist

Disorganized, strategically ineffective, ill-prepared, disconnected, too Canadian-polite, not on an “at war” footing, and more. No 2065 Posted by fw, October 2, 2017 “Scientists say that if the world is … Continue reading

October 2, 2017

Growth of renewables hasn’t stopped rise in CO2 emissions, says Canadian expert

Rapid expansion of renewables no reason to be hopeful about curbing climate crisis. No 2059 Posted by fw, September 21, 2017 “I read lots of articles these days pointing to … Continue reading

September 21, 2017

On the Road to Extinction

Maybe it’s not all about us. No 2056 Posted by fw, September 18, 2017 This article is reposted with author Elizabeth West’s permission and under her original title and subtitle. … Continue reading

September 18, 2017

The demand for perpetual economic growth, and the madness it provokes, leads to environmental collapse

Environmental destruction is not a by-product of endless consumption – it’s a necessary element. No 2055 Posted by fw, September 17, 2017 “Environmental collapse does not progress by neat increments. … Continue reading

September 17, 2017

“Reducing greenhouse gas emissions should take precedence over economic growth,” says David Suzuki

Despite adoption of energy-efficient, low carbon sources, economic growth will likely cancel out these advances. No 2052 Posted by fw, September 14, 2017 “The Pan-Canadian Framework marks the first time Canada’s first … Continue reading

September 14, 2017

47 years of work on sustainability and “We’re worse off now,” says Jorgen Randers

“What went wrong?” asks this Norwegian professor of climate strategy. No 2051 Posted by fw, September 14, 2017 “Jorgen Randers’ speech at the Summer School at the Club of Rome … Continue reading

September 14, 2017

Climate-driven severe weather catastrophes happening worldwide – Are you worried yet?

In Ontario, local governments are bearing brunt of financial burden from severe weather events. No 2044 Posted by fw, September 5, 2017 “Houston, we have a problem, and so do … Continue reading

September 5, 2017

Who to blame for a drowned Houston and a drenched Windsor?

There’s more than enough blame to go around. — My letter to the editor of the Windsor Star. No 2043 Posted by fw, August 30, 2017 Today I sent a … Continue reading

August 30, 2017

Evidence-packed article buries Trudeau, discrediting his pretence to care about climate change

Trudeau’s “climate action charade will fool Canadians for only so long”, says climate activist No 2038 Posted by fw, August 23, 2017 “In a June Rolling Stone article, “How to Tell If … Continue reading

August 23, 2017

US Corporate highjacking of civil society; similar pattern set to emerge in post-Brexit Britain

A corporate coup d’état of Britain’s government is secretly destroying civil society protections built up over the generations. No 2035 Posted by fw, August 20, 2017 “In the United States, … Continue reading

August 20, 2017

Contradictions and crises of capitalism – Abby Martin interviews Peter Joseph — VIDEO

Joseph responds to Martin’s questions covering 20 topics, including one on his vision for a “democratized symbiotic ecosystem.” No 2033 Posted by fw, August 17, 2017 ***** Latest transcription updates … Continue reading

August 17, 2017

In October 2014, Peter Joseph issued a challenge — Find solutions to Market Economy problems

Until these questions are answered and problems solved, expect increasing global disorder and breakdown. No 2032 Posted by fw, August 16, 2017 In the following 25:23-minute video, published on October … Continue reading

August 16, 2017

If you haven’t been directly impacted by this hot scary summer, check out what you missed

“What we need is courage and determination in facing up to seemingly insurmountable odds.” No 2027 Posted by fw, August 10, 2017 “No matter what, we must also find the … Continue reading

August 10, 2017

Google censoring Internet searches — progressive, anti-war, and socialist web sites are targetted

Apparently, freedom of speech and thought is now incompatible with corporate control of the Internet. No 2021 Posted by fw, August 02, 2017 “New data compiled by the World Socialist … Continue reading

August 2, 2017