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

Canada’s Charter Rights reveal truckers’ misinformed allegations are “deeply lacking in merit”

Despite truckers’ rallying “Fuck Trudeau” cry, he has little jurisdiction over their demands, and has become a symptom of irrational extremism. — No 2815 by fw, February 11, 2022 — “Prior … Continue reading

February 11, 2022

Israel declares six Palestinian human rights groups as “terrorist”, absent any supporting evidence

Israel has a long track record of suppressing groups that seek to expose its human rights abuses — No 2790 by fw, October 25, 2021— “On Friday [October 22], Israel’s … Continue reading

October 26, 2021

The United States’ nation of protesters won the battle — The right to protest was upheld.

But the enemies of democracy remain: to have a long-term impact, citizens must be organized into politically potent interest groups. No 2635 Posted by fw, June 19, 2020 “Irrational Trump … Continue reading

June 19, 2020

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

Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland aggressively backs Washington-led coup in Venezuela

She ignores inconvenient facts, including – Juan Guaidó is US-groomed, far-right thug; Lima Group plots regime change. No 2426 Posted by fw, February 3, 2019 How does Canada’s Foreign Minister … Continue reading

February 3, 2019

Trudeau government faces massive Quebec class action lawsuit over climate change inaction

The lawsuit begins: “What is the purpose of a government if not to protect the lives and safety of its citizens?” No 2399 Posted by fw, November 30, 2018 “In … Continue reading

November 30, 2018

Can the push to recognize the rights of nature counter unprecedented environmental destruction?

The question is – Will recognizing the rights of nature come to mean much in the implementation? No 2355 Posted by fw, August 18, 2018 “The pace and scale of … Continue reading

August 18, 2018

Gideon Levy lifts the veil on the ugly Israeli, in his searing speech to the National Press Club (Transcript included)

Those who think that if you support Israelis blindly you are a friend. No, those are not friends, those are enemies. No 2178 Posted by fw, March 9 / Updated … Continue reading

March 9, 2018

In the US, freedom means whatever the rich, powerful, and influential say it means, says history prof.

Lawrence Davidson injects a dose of rationality into the corpse of American democracy. No 2176 Posted by fw, March 7, 2018 “… as constitutions came into vogue, freedoms were written … Continue reading

March 7, 2018

David and Goliath story – Small Quebec village wins legal battle over oil and gas company  

Town faced million-dollar lawsuit over new bylaw passed to protect its water from nearby drilling. No 2173 Posted by fw, March 3, 2018 “A small Quebec town that was facing … Continue reading

March 3, 2018

Study reveals evidence of right-wing extremism in Canada predating Trump’s election

Smug Canadians certain that Trump’s hateful politics would not play well here. No 2132 Posted by fw, December 31, 2017 “The world will not soon forget Nov. 8, 2016. It … Continue reading

December 31, 2017

By definition, the US political system is “fascist” – says Ralph Nader

How it became fascist is revealed in this short MUST WATCH VIDEO about the secret 1971 “Powell Memorandum”. No 2128 Posted by fw, December 20, 2017 The Powell memorandum was … Continue reading

December 20, 2017

“The drive toward Internet censorship in the United States is already far advanced”

We are witnessing the “destruction of democratic” rights by political, corporate and media elites to prevent growth of working class discontent. No 2077 Posted by fw, October 18, 2017 “The … Continue reading

October 18, 2017

“The ‘business-as-usual’ scenario can only lead to increasing social problems.” – Peter Joseph

Social control and oppression is structurally codified in the current socioeconomic system. No 2031 Posted by fw, August 15, 2017 “The bottom line is that when we trace the systemic … Continue reading

August 15, 2017

Google censoring Internet searches — progressive, anti-war, and socialist web sites are targetted

Apparently, freedom of speech and thought is now incompatible with corporate control of the Internet. No 2021 Posted by fw, August 02, 2017 “New data compiled by the World Socialist … Continue reading

August 2, 2017

David Suzuki faults politicians and political system for failures of environmental movement

Holds out hope Blue Dot Movement will put “right to healthy environment” in charter of rights and freedoms No 2004 Posted by fw, July 10, 2017 “Politics, of course, is … Continue reading

July 10, 2017

How our fake democracies fail to serve and honour “the will of the people”

“Socio-economic systems have been designed and developed to deny the manifestation of real democracy”. No 1984 Posted by fw, June 16, 2017 “We in pseudo-democratic countries hear a lot about politicians … Continue reading

June 16, 2017

UK Government’s pro-Israel stance is equivalent to supporting the ethnic cleansing of Palestine

“The international community’s conniving inaction has made Israel’s illegal occupation permanent,” says UK author No 1954 Posted by fw, May 10, 2017 “And who – ignoring all reports to the contrary … Continue reading

May 10, 2017