Citizen Action Monitor

Trudeau gov. boasts of $65M Yemen aid, but is silent about $240M arms for countries bombing Yemen

“It’s a bit like helping pay for somebody’s crutches after you’ve helped break their legs,” says research org. No 2211 Posted by fw, April 30, 2018 “When Global Affairs Canada … Continue reading

April 30, 2018

Don’t give anti-pipeline org. tax dollars to hire students, says CBC News

CBC article mentioned by Dogwood org. as part of “hate mail piling up” in response to its stop KM campaign. No 2207 Posted by fw, April 27, 2018 “The hate … Continue reading

April 27, 2018

American capitalism’s unbearable poverty depicted with brutal honesty in film Hold Me Down

A day in the life of a 19-year-old single mother who works as a stripper in the South Bronx – Watch film here. No 2189 Posted by fw, March 24, … Continue reading

March 24, 2018

Gideon Levy lifts the veil on the ugly Israeli, in his searing speech to the National Press Club (Transcript included)

Those who think that if you support Israelis blindly you are a friend. No, those are not friends, those are enemies. No 2178 Posted by fw, March 9 / Updated … Continue reading

March 9, 2018

In the US, freedom means whatever the rich, powerful, and influential say it means, says history prof.

Lawrence Davidson injects a dose of rationality into the corpse of American democracy. No 2176 Posted by fw, March 7, 2018 “… as constitutions came into vogue, freedoms were written … Continue reading

March 7, 2018

Prominent pro-Israel members of federal NDP blocked Palestine Resolution at Convention, says Yves Engler

Engler, an NDP staffer, names names of key party members who blocked the resolution. No 2172 Posted by fw, March 2, 2018 “Does the NDP hierarchy believe that anti-Semitism can … Continue reading

March 2, 2018

Trudeau and Notley’s Orwellian climate plan – “Reduce carbon emissions by increasing them”

Trudeau knows it’s economically and socially irresponsible to build a pipeline now, says prof. No 2169 Posted by fw, February 27, 2018 “Mr. Trudeau and his advisers know that it … Continue reading

February 27, 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

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

Ralph Nader skewers “Deceiver-in-Chief” Trump and Republicans over “tax cuts” and other lies

Voters who continue to believe Trump and his serial political liars “are entrenching a tyranny over themselves.” No 2129 Posted by fw, December 20, 2017 “Imagine an app that can … Continue reading

December 20, 2017

With Trump, it’s been loss, after loss, as ranks of the oppressed grow – Has HOPE arrived just in time?

Can “Poor People’s Campaign – a National Call for Moral Revival” turn the tide? No 2127 Posted by fw, December 17, 2017 “It has been one defeat after another for … Continue reading

December 17, 2017

Why do ordinary people commit evil acts? asks Scottish writer A.L. Kennedy

Kennedy explains the causes of harmful behaviour and suggests ways we can encourage good behaviour. No 2110 Posted by fw, November 29, 2017 “In short, we know the recipe for … Continue reading

November 29, 2017

What ‘spirituality’ is not: Thomas Metzinger finds just one meaning of ‘spirituality’ with a “semantic core”

‘Incorruptibility’ is the semantic core of a truly philosophical concept of spirituality. No 2108 Posted by fw, November 27, 2017 “A further aspect that is important for an enlightened, secularized … Continue reading

November 27, 2017

“I predict that during the next decades, we will increasingly experience ourselves as failing beings.”

“We will experience ourselves as beings who collectively and stubbornly act against better knowledge” – Thomas Metzinger. No 2107 Posted by fw, November 26, 2017 “In the external world, climate … Continue reading

November 26, 2017

WOW! Months after citizen’s angry Town Hall outburst over healthcare, video still captures attention

Articulate New Jersey husband, father blasts GOP Congressman — “Just sit on down. You’re done!” No 2103 Posted by fw, November 20, 2017 “I’m not done yet! I’ve got the … Continue reading

November 20, 2017

America has lost its freedom to “a collection of anti-science whack jobs straight out of the middle ages”

And things have gotten much worse with the arrival of “Herr Trump”, says author John Atcheson. No 2080 Posted by fw, October 19, 2017 “It’s not news to most people … Continue reading

October 20, 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

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