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

“How is it possible that a nation of people felt OK with electing a self-confessed sexual assaulter?”

Oh, the irony! Trump bans immigrants who engage in violence against women when he himself boasts about grabbing women “by the pussy”. No 1893 Posted by fw, February 14, 2017 “Today … Continue reading

February 14, 2017

“Donald Trump’s a fucking idiot. If he’s going to believe that our voices are going to be silent…”

Thousands of activists and veterans say they’re returning to Standing Rock, to prepare to block its completion. No 1892 Posted by fw, February 13, 2017 Donald Trump – “I don’t even … Continue reading

February 13, 2017

Petition demanding Trudeau honour electoral reform promise crashes government website multiple times

“It remains unclear if Trudeau will be open to receiving the petition.” No 1891 Posted by fw, February 11, 2017 “Justin Trudeau thinks no one cares about electoral reform? He might … Continue reading

February 11, 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

Alberta teacher petitions Canada’s Parliament to bar Trump from entering Canada

Joy Gerwien knows Parliament will not bar Trump but wants to send a message. No 1887 Posted by fw, February 7, 2017 Petition e-813, initiated by Joy Gerwien of Okotoks, Alta. … Continue reading

February 7, 2017

Elizabeth May’s criticism of Trudeau on electoral reform and refugees amounts to “do as I say, not as I do”

Her criticism of Trudeau could just as easily apply to her opposition to the Green Party’s adoption of a BDS policy. No 1886 Posted by fw, February 3, 2017 May’s reaction … Continue reading

February 3, 2017

The Trump Gang, hijacking democratic checks and balances, is a runaway train racing toward a cliff

Can anyone restrain this self-obsessed, impulsive bully? asks Ralph Nader. No 1885 Posted by fw, February 2, 2017 “The Trump Gang, hardly two weeks in the White House, is giving strong, … Continue reading

February 2, 2017

A tweet about America’s duplicitous Liar-in-Chief stirs remembrance of things past for Rob Hopkins

“Good can overcome ignorance, spite and hate” – Rob’s touching story bears witness to a truth Trump will never know. No 1882 Posted by fw, January 30, 2017 “I want to … Continue reading

January 30, 2017

Emotional manipulation, distortion and lies have replaced reason in public discussion — How come?

Two reasons: first, rationality is no longer widely trusted or respected; second, people assume “I’m right! You’re irrational!” No 1881 Posted by fw, January 29, 2017 “The quality of debate in … Continue reading

January 29, 2017

“Our democracies are broken, debased and distrusted,” says George Monbiot

He offers eight proposed solutions for restoring them. No 1880 Posted by fw, January 28, 2017 “Debased and de-based: that’s the condition of our political systems. Corrupted, they no longer fulfil … Continue reading

January 28, 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

Anti-Trump exhortations from the magnificent Women’s March on Washington stir a nation to action

Gloria Steinem, Nina Donovan/Ashley Judd, Janet Mock, Cecile Richards, Tamika Mallory, Sophie Cruz, Angela Davis, Janelle Monáe, Madonna, Alicia Keys No 1876 Posted by fw, January 24, 2017 First, Re Nina … Continue reading

January 24, 2017

Women storm Washington: Protest March three times size of Trump’s inaugural gathering

“We will not go from being a nation of immigrants to a nation of ignorance” – fiery America Ferrera to cheering masses. No 1875 Posted by fw, January 23, 2017 America … Continue reading

January 23, 2017