Citizen Action Monitor

Down and out in America – Shocking documentary puts human face on US poverty

40 million below poverty line; 1.5 million homeless children; forced evictions by armed sheriffs; and more… No 2552 Posted by fw, November 30, 2019 — “Homelessness, hunger and shame: poverty … Continue reading

November 30, 2019

Ralph Nader calls for Trump’s impeachment over his reckless disregard for a worsening climate crisis

Instead of protecting his citizens, Trump is actively aiding and abetting corporate polluters causing climate chaos. No 2551 Posted by fw, November 28, 2019 — “It is time to take … Continue reading

November 28, 2019

Corporate media claim record inequality and rising corporate profits equals “Strong Economy”

Corporate news outlets cherry pick performance measures to hype a “strong economy” while downplaying precarious plight of working class. No 2550 Posted by fw, November 26, 2019 — “Last month, … Continue reading

November 26, 2019

YIKES! — World governments to produce 50% more fossil fuels by 2030, exceeding 2°C warming limit

‘We’re in a deep hole over the climate crisis and we need to stop digging,’ warn experts. No 2548 Posted by fw, November 20, 2019 “The world’s nations are on … Continue reading

November 20, 2019

How fake news compromises human rationality, posing a grave threat to reasoned discussion and democracy

“Before democratic politics can begin, we must be able to distinguish between opinions and facts, fake news and objective truth.” No 2547 Posted by fw, November 19, 2019 “’Fake news’ … Continue reading

November 19, 2019

“Human nature and our methods of governance are proving incapable of saving the world.”

William Rees says we need to ‘get real’ about climate science, and delivers 11 key steps leading to an effective “Green New Deal” No 2546 Posted by fw, November 13, … Continue reading

November 13, 2019

“The modern world is deeply addicted to fossil fuels and green energy is no substitute.”

Prof lays out the hard facts to support his claim we’re headed toward catastrophe, and he invites anyone to prove him wrong. No 2545 Posted by fw, November 12, 2019 … Continue reading

November 12, 2019

MUST WATCH — How AI is transforming our world, both for social good and corporate and government evil

FRONTLINE video tells five AI stories – China’s Plan; The Promise of AI; Future of Work; Surveillance Capitalists; and Surveillance State. No 2544 Posted by fw, November 11, 2019 — … Continue reading

November 11, 2019

FIRE from HELL – In Paradise, last October – And still RAGING this October, elsewhere in California

“And it’s like, what’s next? Can it be worse than that? And the answer is, ‘Yes.’” – Fire Station Captain. No 2540 Posted by fw, October 31, 2019 “On a … Continue reading

October 31, 2019

Videos tell disturbing stories of drought crises in South Africa and Australia

If we now live in a global village, where does our moral responsibility lie in helping our village neighbours? No 2539 Posted by fw, October 30, 2019 It’s not unlike … Continue reading

October 30, 2019

15 Canadian kids seek court protection from a government perceived to be contributing to climate crisis

Government mistakenly believes it can develop fossil fuel resources and concurrently cut emissions. No 2538 Posted by fw, October 30, 2019 “Fifteen children and teenagers from across Canada sued their … Continue reading

October 30, 2019

Away from his packed rallies, Trump has warn out his welcome in the land of the common folk

Boos at the ball park followed by heckles of thousands of protestors in Chicago. Grim days for a president who craves adoring adulation. No 2537 Posted by fw, October 30, … Continue reading

October 30, 2019

Trump greeted with loud boos and chants of “Lock Him Up” at World Series game

Jimmy Fallon mocked the President – “Trump turned to Melania and said, ‘Wow! They really don’t like you.’”   No 2536 Posted by fw, October 29, 2019 Common Dreams’ account … Continue reading

October 29, 2019

Greta is absolutely right – We need a new kind of politics featuring a new way of thinking

Canada will not rise to the climate challenge — There’s popular denial about the scale of change required to prevent an unending emergency. No 2535 Posted by fw, October 28, … Continue reading

October 28, 2019

£750,000 – That’s how much Extinction Rebellion needs for its legal defence fund

Please help save the planet — Support the 1800 rebels, arrested during the October Rebellion, with a donation. No 2534 Posted by fw, October 23, 2019 As a “Rebel supporter”, … Continue reading

October 23, 2019

The Extinction Rebellion movement cannot help us with the climate changes that are coming

Re XR’s three demands  – the first is meaningless, the second reflects an ignorance of climate science, and the third is simply naïve. No 2532 Posted by fw, October 17, … Continue reading

October 17, 2019

How is it that humanity has arrived at a path of self-destruction?

It’s past time to think of new ways to approach this existential crisis, says climate policy analyst, David Spratt. No 2531 Posted by fw, October 16, 2019 “Climate change impacts … Continue reading

October 16, 2019

What To Do? about our existential crisis – Richard Heinberg proposes a four-fold strategy —

Encourage resilience building at community level; Leave good ideas lying around; Target innovators and early adopters; and Help people grasp The Big Picture No 2530 Posted by fw, October 13, … Continue reading

October 13, 2019

We’re headed for the biggest crash ever, warns fossil fuels expert, Richard Heinberg

Fossil fuels have propelled global civilization beyond our control and into an era of perpetual overshoot. No 2529 Posted by fw, October 12, 2019 Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow of the … Continue reading

October 12, 2019