Citizen Action Monitor

VIDEO: More than 15 Israeli military thugs terrorize child, age 8, in bid to find alleged stone throwers

Is this an example of what Ontario MPPs referred to as “nasty, misleading facts” about Israel? No 1919 Posted by fw, March 24, 2017 “This video shows Israeli occupation forces taking … Continue reading

March 24, 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

UN Secretary General’s moral failure reflects denial of the reality of Israel’s practice of Apartheid

Did Antonio Guterres cave in to Trump’s blackmail threat to bankrupt the UN? No 1917 Posted by fw, March 23, 2017 “An objective consideration of Israel’s behavior makes it hard to … Continue reading

March 23, 2017

Orthodox US Jew applauds EKOS poll showing Canadians don’t share Trudeau’s pro-Israel stance

Canadians have been “hoodwinked by their government, and kept in the dark by their press” he writes in The Times of Israel. No 1916 Posted by fw, March 22, 2017 “As … Continue reading

March 22, 2017

Yes Minister: Eighties satirical British sitcom evokes sympathy for Jim Hacker, government minister

In this episode, Hacker discovers that to do the right thing requires that you must not let anybody catch you doing it. No 1914 Posted by fw, March 19, 2017 “I’ll … Continue reading

March 19, 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

The Transition Movement: building alternative, resilient communities from the bottom up, worldwide

Transitioners are warm, open-hearted, welcoming, tolerant, caring, generous, with a positive vision of the future. No 1911 Posted by fw, March 15, 2017 “Transition communities are re-imagining and re-designing the vital … Continue reading

March 15, 2017

The case for removal of the “Insane Clown President”

Even if “We the People” rose in mass rebellion, the alternatives are none too appealing. What then must we do? No 1909 Posted by fw, March 12, 2017 “What about us, … Continue reading

March 12, 2017

Trudeau’s worst nightmare? Big Oil pulling out of Alberta tar sands Big Time

There’s no point building pipelines to bring oil that will never be extracted to ports that will never ship it. No 1908 Posted by fw, March 11, 2017 “Royal Dutch Shell … Continue reading

March 11, 2017

Trudeau may charm fossil fuel fools in Texas, but informed critics back home are not so easily duped

The implicit wager the fossil fuels industry is making is that humanity is going to collectively commit suicide. No 1907 Posted by fw, March 10, 2017 Trudeau …. likes to convey … Continue reading

March 10, 2017

“Neo-liberalism”: a four-letter word meaning “fuck the poor, disadvantaged, oppressed”

In the US, neo-liberalism destroys welfare programs, attacks labor rights, cuts social programs. No 1906 Posted by fw, March 8, 2017 “They don’t want people who are smart enough to sit … Continue reading

March 8, 2017

With Trump, you get an “ethics-free administration” – “they’re going to loot the country”

“The Christian right will fill Trump’s ideological vacuum, because he doesn’t really have an ideology…” No 1905 Posted by fw, March 7, 2017 UPDATE: March 9, 2017 – Thanks to The … Continue reading

March 7, 2017

Continuing addiction to fossil fuels exposes Canadians to supersized risks to our economy and climate

These risks, rarely mentioned by political leaders, are now surging to potentially dangerous levels, alleges researcher. No 1904 Posted by fw, March 6, 2017 “Did you know that: We Canadians are … Continue reading

March 6, 2017

Trump’s state of mind is symptomatic of a “grandiose delusional disorder”

His over-inflated sense of worth, power, and identity prevents him from distinguishing reality from what he wants to be real. No 1903 Posted by fw, March 4, 2017 “… liars, even … Continue reading

March 4, 2017

Ralph Nader slices and dices Trump’s orchestrated speech to rigged applause of Congress

It’s what Trump didn’t talk about that caught Nader’s attention. No 1902 Posted by fw, March 2, 2017 “The bulk of the address was just a rehash of all his promises … Continue reading

March 2, 2017

Tell Canada Pension Plan Investment Board to say NO to Kinder Morgan

U.S.-based Kinder Morgan is asking Canadian funders to invest money in its Trans Mountain pipeline to increase capacity to 890,000 barrels a day. No 1900 Posted by fw, February 24, 2017 … Continue reading

February 24, 2017

Survey says Canadians reject “criticism of Israel is anti-Semitic”, but will we now say negative things about Israel?

Now that it’s clear Israel is not interested in a just peace, will mainstream media say negative things about Israel? No 1898 Posted by fw, February 22, 2017 “So, you know … Continue reading

February 22, 2017

Dimitri Lascaris discusses implications of new survey findings of growing Canadian support for Palestinians

Turns out most Canadians believe criticism of Israel is not anti-Semitic, contrary to politicians’ allegations that BDS supporters are anti-Semitic. No 1897 Posted by fw, February 21, 2017 “A new report … Continue reading

February 21, 2017

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