Citizen Action Monitor

Big oil given 70 years to clean up tar sands waste, despite soaring cancer rates in First Nation communities

Will taxpayers be left to pick up the tab if oil companies declare bankruptcy? – Supreme Court to hear case related to that question. No 2155 Posted by fw, January … Continue reading

January 31, 2018

ICC’s decision to investigate alleged war crimes in Afghanistan is “completely political”

The ICC has become a white man’s “Western, racist, imperial tool” targeting Africa, says Francis Boyle, international law prof. No 2096 Posted by fw, November 10, 2017 “The ICC prosecutor’s … Continue reading

November 10, 2017

US federal court dismisses Canadian forest company’s SLAPP lawsuit against two environmental NGOs

Victory delivered a “knockout punch” to Resolute Forest Products’ attempt to intimidate Greenpeace and STAND.earth No 2079 Posted by fw, October 19, 2017 “Months ago, Montreal-based Resolute Forest Products, Canada’s … Continue reading

October 19, 2017

Did citizen’s social media action fend off Enbridge’s attempt to silence anti-pipeline activist group?

STAND.earth’s office was raided in attempt to collect on $14,000 in court costs awarded to Enbridge in 2014 legal battle. No 2078 Posted by fw, October 19, 2017 “Two sheriffs … Continue reading

October 19, 2017

Growing opposition to Trump from US judiciary, legislature, media, and from overseas

But what will matter most is populist intervention from the extraordinary citizens of the US. No 1986 Posted by fw, June 18, 2017 “In this moment, populist intervention is everything, not … Continue reading

June 18, 2017

Keystone XL: Trump approves permit, but fight far from over, says defiant Bill McKibben

Sign the petition today to tell Trudeau to reject Trump’s climate denial. No 1918 Posted by fw, March 24, 2017 “Prime Minister Trudeau has said that “only communities can grant permission” … Continue reading

March 24, 2017

Construction of Keystone XL looks like a slam dunk, right? Not so fast.

There are three potential gamechangers that could stuff TransCanada’s slam dunk. No 1912 Posted by fw, March 16, 2017 “Almost a full decade since first applying for a presidential permit, TransCanada … Continue reading

March 16, 2017

“Global warming a Chinese hoax,” tweeted America’s Denier-in-Chief

A survey of evidence reveals devastating climate change impacts worldwide, evidence that Trump wilfully ignores. No 1890 Posted by fw, February 10, 2017 “2016 was a dark year for anyone paying … Continue reading

February 10, 2017

New court challenge to Trudeau’s cabinet approval of Trans Mountain pipeline

Challenge argues National Energy Board failed to consider project’s impact on endangered resident killer whales. No 1851 Posted by fw, December 21, 2016 “The request for judicial review filed with the … Continue reading

December 21, 2016

CETA: Hundreds of Civil society groups in Canada and Europe issue loud clear call for rejection

Will Trudeau heed the call, or will he ignore citizens, cave to the ruling class and ratify CETA? No 1846 Posted by fw, December 14, 2016 “As it stands, CETA is … Continue reading

December 14, 2016

Meet Gramma Tina and the Nanas, a UK anti-fracking group of moms rising up in resistance

Tina is facing £55,000 in court costs, and now prison threatens if she doesn’t pay up. No 1845 Posted by fw, December 13, 2016 “We’re very pleased to bring you the … Continue reading

December 13, 2016

Trudeau betrays promised new relationship with First Nations, BC Site C Dam construction underway

Today, cross-country Justice for Peace Caravan is in Montreal for a court appeal, then on to Ottawa to deliver petition. No 1773 Posted by fw, September 12, 2016 “On September 12, the … Continue reading

September 12, 2016

Israel committing “genocide” against Palestinian people — allegation affirmed by legal analysis and scholarship

Moreover, Movement for Black Lives policy platform cites US complicity in Israel’s “genocide” and “apartheid”. No 1770 Posted by fw, September 9, 2016 “Despite the outrage of many pro-Israel groups, there … Continue reading

September 9, 2016

New report documents Israel’s cruel treatment, illegal imprisonment of Palestinian children in 2014-15

Illegality of Israel’s behavior and the political context in which it occurred is examined. No 1731 Posted by fw, July 24, 2016 ********** Trudeau Says His Government Willing to Criticize Canada’s … Continue reading

July 24, 2016

Don’t ratify TPP, TTIP and CETA trade agreements, advises UN Independent Expert

These agreements “constitute an attack on the very essence of sovereignty and self-determination.” No 1722 Posted by fw, July 10, 2016 “In this report, I address multiple threats to the international … Continue reading

July 10, 2016

Saudi arms deal violates international law, says legal scholar

Sale violates “the obligation to respect and ensure the respect of human rights and international humanitarian law” No 1642 Posted by fw, April 16, 2016 “When you find yourself in a … Continue reading

April 16, 2016

A “sham”, says Burnaby BC’s legal counsel about National Energy Board’s review of Kinder Morgan project

“This board is not capable of representing the public interest,” scolded Gregory McDade. No 1572 Posted by fw, January 21, 2016 “McDade, who practically berated the NEB panelists for 40 … Continue reading

January 21, 2016

TPP huge threat to any Canadian law opposed by big multinationals, says Osgood Hall law prof

“The TPP is a threat to our institutions of sovereignty, democracy and the rule of law.” No 1571 Posted by fw, January 21, 2016 “In this article, I offer seven … Continue reading

January 21, 2016

By ratifying TPP, Team Trudeau would saddle Canadians with higher drug prices, warns Michael Geist

Canadians could see increased drug costs of between $850 million and $1.6 billion annually under TPP. No 1570 Posted by fw, January 20, 2016 “The TPP patent provision changes are … Continue reading

January 20, 2016