Citizen Action Monitor

FINALLY! Truckers to face “state of emergency” response, declares Ontario Premier Ford

Severe fines up to $100,000, jail time, and possible loss of driver licences for non-compliance. — No 2816 by fw, February 11, 2022 — “Ontario is declaring a state of emergency … Continue reading

February 11, 2022

Caring of the elderly: Canada needs a radically different approach to long-term care

Burlington, Ontario councillor Paul Sharman sees the US P.A.C.E. program as a way to keep seniors out of care facilities and in their own homes. — No 2811 by fw, … Continue reading

January 11, 2022

Charts show Alberta’s dirty economy will create a “significant burden” for the rest of Canada

Alberta’s (and Saskatchewan’s) increase in climate pollution is preventing the rest of Canada from meeting its promise to the world. No 2549 Posted by fw, November 23, 2019 “If Alberta … Continue reading

November 23, 2019

Canada’s constitution is on BC’s side of Kinder Morgan pipeline dispute, says legal expert

Horgan is right to be “calm and patient”; Trudeau “seems ignorant of reality”; Notley’s “completely wrong”. No 2200 Posted by fw, April 15, 2018 “ ‘[Rachel Notley’s] completely wrong about … Continue reading

April 15, 2018

Mayor De Blasio tweets Trump — Don’t mess with New York City’s 30,000 DACA recipients

De Blasio, and other progressive city leaders, are leading a nationwide revolt against neoliberal policies. No 2046 Posted by fw, September 7, 2017 “The city of New York announced Tuesday … Continue reading

September 7, 2017

Growing opposition to Trump from US judiciary, legislature, media, and from overseas

But what will matter most is populist intervention from the extraordinary citizens of the US. No 1986 Posted by fw, June 18, 2017 “In this moment, populist intervention is everything, not … Continue reading

June 18, 2017

France cleverly rebuts Trump’s bogus justification for Paris Accord withdrawal

French President Macron invites American scientists, business people and citizens to “come and work here with us”. No 1972 Posted by fw, June 4, 2017 Below is an abridged repost of … Continue reading

June 4, 2017

Green Party’s BDS compromise: advocate economic pressure on Israel, while not endorsing BDS movement

“May seems comfortable leading the party forward with this position,” says Tom Woodley of CJPME No 1827 Posted by fw, November 18, 2016 “The proponents of the August resolution, which made … Continue reading

November 18, 2016

Revisiting a 2015 failed attempt by European leaders to hold Israel accountable for occupation violations

“It is highly unlikely that the EU will ever impose the level of pressure necessary to change Benjamin Netanyahu’s calculus…” said reporter at the time. No 1813 Posted by fw, November … Continue reading

November 5, 2016

US Green Party VP is crystal clear about its policy towards Israel: there must be a resolution of the occupation

Any resistance by Israel will make it clear to all that the only real solution is a one-state solution. No 1791 Posted by fw, October 3, 2016 In an interview recorded … Continue reading

October 3, 2016

What does the Green Party’s hotly contested BDS policy resolution actually say? Maybe we should read it

To facilitate an informed discussion, people should read the resolution before they criticize or applaud it. No 1780 Posted by fw, September 18, 2016 I am in the process of reviewing … Continue reading

September 18, 2016

Extraordinary UK parliament bill seeks to allow portion of citizens’ taxes to pay for peace, not war

Labor Party MP Ruth Cadbury’s proposal will get second reading in December. No 1772 Posted by fw, September 11, 2016 “Today we are not conscripted to fight; instead, our taxes are … Continue reading

September 11, 2016

Toronto TPP Town Hall event — remarkable passion and enthusiasm for public engagement on display

The audience was knowledgeable, citing specific issues and their potential impact. No 1705 Posted by fw, June 17, 2016 “The event ran nearly 2 1/2 hours with dozens of speakers from … Continue reading

June 17, 2016

What’s plaguing US politics?

How has the Democratic party kept the political system hostage to corporate power? No 1597 Posted by fw, February 18, 2016 “We’re going to explore in this segment the political landscape, … Continue reading

February 18, 2016

“I am strongly opposed to the TPP, and I echo calls to reject the agreement” – Elizabeth May, MP

“We cannot let the TPP move forward unless Canadians have signed on.” No 1579 Posted by fw, January 27, 2016 “This deal has serious implications for Canadian democracy, and our … Continue reading

January 27, 2016

“We’re not going down this failed path anymore,” declares Bernie Sanders in TPP Senate speech

“Since 2001 we have lost 60,000 manufacturing facilities in America, a lot of it is attributable to trade.” No 1515 Posted by fw, November 16, 2015 “Since 2001 we have … Continue reading

November 16, 2015

New York City declared a TPP-Free Zone by Council-approved resolution

Congress urged not to grant President Obama permission to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement. No 1509 Posted by fw, November 12, 2015 17 of the 19 Whereas clauses … Continue reading

November 12, 2015

Obama ridicules Republican presidential candidates, leaves crowd in stitches — VIDEO

They seem to “occupy a different reality”, quipped the president. No 1498 Posted by fw, November 4, 2015 “Tweaking Republicans who question climate change, Mr. Obama likened it to having … Continue reading

November 4, 2015

“The Eurozone is a failed monetary union, exiting this union is inevitable,” says Syriza MP

“There will be no debt relief if Greece remains in the EU” No 1402 Posted by fw, July 18, 2015 “What’s happening now is that the torture is being protracted … Continue reading

July 18, 2015