Citizen Action Monitor

George Monbiot champions wealth taxes on ultra-rich as best way to prevent environmental collapse

Why do we tolerate the massive environmental impacts of the very rich? Most of our dysfunctions are caused by pandering to the rich. — No 2797 by fw, November 14, … Continue reading

November 14, 2021 · 1 Comment

Satirical video slices and dices deceit of governments’ “Net-Zero by 2050” COP-26 pledges

Fact is, say scientists, that “Net-Zero by 2050” really means we’re “net-fucked by 2050.” — No 2796 by fw, November 10, 2021 — CAUTION: Readers may find the word “fucked” … Continue reading

November 10, 2021 · 1 Comment

G20 leaders conspired to dodge economic commitments at COP-26, asserts Sonali Kolhatkar

Sumptuous feast for G20 elites at Rome summit sends “let-them-eat-cake” contempt for the masses. — No 2795 by fw, November 8, 2021 — “Heads of state from the world’s wealthiest … Continue reading

November 8, 2021

“Today’s leaders refuse to enable the conversation we need to have,” says Andrew Nikiforuk

The reason is simple: bright green lies allow them to avoid talking about a restructuring of the technological society and ending economic growth. — No 2794 by fw, November 6, … Continue reading

November 6, 2021

Why so little conversation among friends and neighbors about all the existential threats we face?

Could we be witnessing the “bystander effect” on a global scale? – Facing a threat, inaction is triggered when people wait to see how others will react. — No 2793 … Continue reading

November 4, 2021

“We cannot expect COP-26 to address the human eco-predicament,” declares William Rees

Rees outlines two fundamental barriers that will prevent deep and rapid change proposals emerging from COP-26. No 2792 by fw, October 29, 2021 — “Do not expect significant progress from … Continue reading

October 29, 2021

In defending Israel, Trudeau is criticized for equating far left groups with far right

By equating the two groups, Trudeau is, in effect, defending Israel’s violent, colonial apartheid practices against Palestinians. — No 2791 by fw, October 28, 2021 — “The far right and … Continue reading

October 28, 2021

Israel declares six Palestinian human rights groups as “terrorist”, absent any supporting evidence

Israel has a long track record of suppressing groups that seek to expose its human rights abuses — No 2790 by fw, October 25, 2021— “On Friday [October 22], Israel’s … Continue reading

October 26, 2021

Rise of “populist politicians” in U.S. advances democracy’s decline, says former Trump adviser

Trump will ride his “Big Lie” about “The Stolen Election” right through the 2022 primaries and the 2024 presidential election, says Dr. Fiona Hill. — No 2789 by fw, October … Continue reading

October 25, 2021

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

My blunt letter to reporter John Ivison, of the National Post, rebukes his tunnel vision. — No 2788 by fw, October 17, 2021— My letter to John Ivison Dear John … Continue reading

October 17, 2021 · 1 Comment

“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