Citizen Action Monitor

Canadian mining company invokes CETA provision to sue Romanians, demanding payment for lost profits

Lawsuit’s huge compensation award could itself become Gabriel Resources’ true goldmine. No 1896 Posted by fw, February 20, 2017 “In the end, trade deals are not about Europeans agreeing with Americans, Canadians or … Continue reading

February 20, 2017

CETA deal signed but not yet sealed and delivered

Leadnow highlights 6 potential ways for Canadian and EU opponents to stop CETA in its tracks. No 1895 Posted by fw, February 17, 2017 I have some bad news, and some … Continue reading

February 17, 2017

Liberal gov’s pro-Israeli bias way out of touch with public’s views, according to latest poll results

E.g., 61% of Canadians see Trudeau gov. as pro-Israel, but 55% of Liberal Party supporters had a negative opinion of Israeli gov. No 1894 Posted by fw, February 16, 2017 “In … Continue reading

February 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

World’s economic systems evolved to serve selfish needs of 1%, not ‘real’ needs of ordinary people

That’s why 87% of workers worldwide feel they’re not doing something meaningful for their own wellbeing. No 1888 Posted by fw, February 8, 2017 “A human has only so many minutes … Continue reading

February 8, 2017

Apocalyptic threat of climate change — Is it game over for the planet?

UK media watchdog urges public backlash against state-corporate economic growth that is killing the planet. No 1883 Posted by fw, January 31, 2017 “And so while political ‘leaders’ refuse to change … Continue reading

January 31, 2017

Can a network of “rebel cities” in the US stand up to Trump?

In Spain, a network of ‘rebel cities’ has launched effective resistance to the conservative central government. No 1879 Posted by fw, January 27, 2017 “In Spain, this network of ‘rebel cities’ … Continue reading

January 27, 2017

Trump ignores seething public outrage, puts profits of fossil fuel industry ahead of our planet’s future

“Trump’s war on the environment, the climate, and clean water protections is a war on all of us.” — Wenonah Hauter. No 1878 Posted by fw, January 26, 2017 “President Donald … Continue reading

January 26, 2017

Unbelievably, Trudeau gives two thumbs way up to Trump’s KXL approval

“What’s worse, Keystone XL has never faced a serious review in Canada,” says Leadnow in call to sign petition. No 1877 Posted by fw, January 25, 2017 “KXL is far from … Continue reading

January 25, 2017

How Western banks are seriously undermining democracy and rule of law – Evidence confirms our worst fears

“The West is condemning itself to living in a cesspool of its own creation if serious reform is not implemented very quickly to restrain and arrest the lawlessness of this … Continue reading

January 16, 2017

Ghastly reality of America – Peace activists arrested for feeding Tampa’s homeless in public park

“The hunger enforcement officers are here. This is their idea of serving the public.” No 1866 Posted by fw, January 10, 2017 “Tampa Food Not Bombs has served the homeless in … Continue reading

January 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

Israeli citizens call on Ontario Legislature members “to vote against this patently anti-democratic Motion”

“The Motion is a clear infringement of free speech which would render Ontario a politically backward and repressive province in an important aspect.” No 1843 Posted by fw, December 8, 2016 … Continue reading

December 8, 2016

CJPME applauds Liberal’s restoration of humanitarian aid for Palestinian refugees

Morally challenged Tories express outrage, logically challenged B’nai Brith demands the impossible – proof of a negative. No 1832 Posted by fw, November 23, 2016 “Canadians might find it disquieting to … Continue reading

November 23, 2016

“The Great CETA Swindle” — Now playing in Ottawa

Adapted by Justin Trudeau and Chrystia Freeland from an original scheme by Stephen Harper & his Corporate Elites. No 1828 Posted by fw, November 20, 2016 With a fast-approaching European Parliament … Continue reading

November 20, 2016

With Trump, you get more harm inflicted on global cooperation around climate than any prior president

His most cited comment about global warming — it was a Chinese hoax invented to destroy American jobs. No 1821 Posted by fw, November 11, 2016 “…clearly the Trump team is … Continue reading

November 11, 2016

Another broken promise? Trudeau was all for a ban on oil tankers on BC’s North Coast, until he wasn’t

“Betrayal!” “Insulting!” Scolded NDP MP Nathan Cullen, who represents the North Coast. No 1818 Posted by fw, November 10, 2016 “Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s promised ban on crude oil tankers on … Continue reading

November 10, 2016