Citizen Action Monitor

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

The environmental movement failed because of our addiction to economic growth

We must either conquer this addition or face the failure of civilization, says Richard Heinberg No 2036 Posted by fw, August 21, 2017 ***** “We will grow our economy while … Continue reading

August 21, 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

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

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

Tim Jackson: In a finite world, what can Prosperity (without growth) possibly mean?

More to the point — How can a bold conception of prosperity be attained? No 2013 Posted by fw, July 22, 2017 To access all other synopses from Prosperity without … Continue reading

July 22, 2017

In acts of savage brutality, Israel persecutes 2 million innocent Gazans, with Abbas’ OK

Moral corrosion looms large as Canada and the world look on in silence and in complicity. No 2008 Posted by fw, July 16, 2017 “You have on the one hand … Continue reading

July 16, 2017

Call for NDP to stand with Palestine — from Canadian academics, community leaders and organizations

Signatories set forth proposals that most Canadians can get behind. No 1982 Posted by fw, June 13, 2017 “… a group of over 80 academics, community leaders and organizations have authored … Continue reading

June 13, 2017

Is Canada’s New Democratic Party split over Israel?

NDP has some explaining to do about activities that legitimize Israeli racism No 1968 Posted by fw, May 29, 2017 “Should a social democratic party’s spokesperson on foreign affairs address the … Continue reading

May 29, 2017

Trump “seems to have a special affinity for the brutal and the barbaric” – Lawrence Davidson

When he praises thugs masquerading as foreign leaders, he defines America’s present and near future. No 1957 Posted by fw, May 15, 2017 “The U.S. president stands at the head of … Continue reading

May 15, 2017

Dimitri Lascaris raises “serious questions” about Andrew Weaver’s political orientation

Lascaris’ misgivings began with Mr. Weaver’s criticism of the federal Green’s BDS resolution. No 1956 Posted by fw, May 13, 2017 “Weaver’s conduct during the BDS debate raises a serious question … Continue reading

May 13, 2017

UK Government’s pro-Israel stance is equivalent to supporting the ethnic cleansing of Palestine

“The international community’s conniving inaction has made Israel’s illegal occupation permanent,” says UK author No 1954 Posted by fw, May 10, 2017 “And who – ignoring all reports to the contrary … Continue reading

May 10, 2017

Green Party leader Elizabeth May appears to be ignoring Party’s sanctions policy against Israel

What, if anything, will get Ms May to act in support of peace and justice for Palestinians? No 1952 Posted by fw, May 7, 2017 In an April 17, 2017 post, … Continue reading

May 7, 2017