Citizen Action Monitor

Youth-run business delivers more than healthy snacks to schools in West Philadelphia

“By designing and developing a sustainable food system, youth take ownership, learn, and build community.” No 1913 Posted by fw, March 17, 2017 “Youth-powered Rebel Ventures is a nonprofit social enterprise … Continue reading

March 17, 2017

Warning signs of financial crisis ahead as Canadian household debt reaches record high levels

Survey of recent business news reports reveals consensus — “debt will not delay the crisis much longer.” No 1870 Posted by fw, January 15, 2017 “Here, as productivity rose, real wages … Continue reading

January 15, 2017

With his KM pipeline approval, Trudeau has said “screw you” to millennials who brought him to office

“Climate leaders don’t build pipelines.” Trudeau ignores those words at his political peril. No 1858 Posted by fw, December 28, 2016 “When Trudeau approves the $35-billion Petronas LNG project, rubber stamps … Continue reading

December 28, 2016

At COP22, Canada’s Environment Minister, Catherine McKenna, gives Youth Delegation the brush off

“When they sit in these negotiations and they tell us that we can trust them, that’s really difficult to believe.” No 1830 Posted by fw, November 21, 2016 “I do know … Continue reading

November 21, 2016

Pro-Palestinian student groups silence pro-Israel bullies on four major US campuses

Pro-Israel lies disguised as facts fail to suppress students’ free speech truths. No 1805 Posted by fw, October 21, 2016 “Students have won major victories for free speech on US campuses … Continue reading

October 21, 2016

Zionist and right-wingers at Toronto’s York University fail to deligitimate and vilify on-campus BDS movement

Anti-BDS forces use classic McCarthy-like smear tactics in personal attacks on campus colleagues. No 1688 Posted by fw, May 31. 2016 In the following 10-minute embedded video, David McNally, York University … Continue reading

May 31, 2016

McGill Principal’s attack on BDS movement draws stern rebukes, concerns, and corrections

“Clearly, it is only Palestinian rights that excite Principal Fortier’s antipathy, and require singling out for exclusion.” No 1620 Posted by fw, March 22, 2016 “Indeed, I am certain it will … Continue reading

March 22, 2016

As McGill students vote to support BDS, Liberals shamefully vote to support Tory motion to condemn BDS

Main lesson for activists – only effective grassroots organizing will help intensify BDS work in aid of Palestinian cause. No 1602 Posted by fw, February 26, 2016 “So the Boycott, Divestment … Continue reading

February 26, 2016

Paul Jay and Chris Hedges go toe-to-toe in a verbal battle over the significance of Bernie’s campaign

In terms of building a movement, Hedges sees Sanders as an obstructive force; Jay counters that no one else has millions of followers. No 1594 Posted by fw, February 12, 2016 … Continue reading

February 12, 2016

University of Waterloo student group’s call for severing ties with Israeli universities draws Israel Lobby bullying

Tell bullies to butt out — Support the students by signing petition to Waterloo U president. No 1531 Posted by fw, December 5, 2015 “I was very excited to learn … Continue reading

December 5, 2015

In open letter, young Palestinian woman chastises Hillary Clinton “for forgetting us”

“I’m sure you know these things [Israeli atrocities], but you chose to remain silent about them.” No 1514 Posted by fw, November 15, 2015 “As a young Palestinian girl growing … Continue reading

November 15, 2015

“Speak up. Don’t let denial go unchallenged”, urges Al Gore at Climate Reality training session

Gore’s upbeat hope is that “renewable energy is going to be really great for our future” No 1395 Posted by fw, July 10, 2015 “After delivering his keynote speech at … Continue reading

July 10, 2015

Student sit-in target leaders’ offices – Mulcair’s staff polite, welcoming — Trudeau’s don’t answer, lock doors

Students press leaders to commit to keeping tar sands oil in the soil No 1387 Posted by fw, July 4, 2015 “Part of a national, student-led day of action targeting … Continue reading

July 4, 2015

Pro-Palestinian student activists targetted on despicable website run by clandestine scumbags

Website calls on employers to make sure “today’s radicals are not tomorrow’s employees” No 1353 Posted by fw, June 01, 2015 A new website called Canary Mission is publicizing the … Continue reading

June 1, 2015

Will young voters show up at the ballot box in October to help unseat Harper?

Problem is many Millennials, like UBC student Julie Van de Valk, are not inspired by any party or leader No 1302 Posted by fw, April 6, 2015 Van de Valk … Continue reading

April 6, 2015

Trudeau “spineless” say McGill students, rejecting his critical “enough is enough” tweet re Palestinian BDS vote

McGill prof also expressed disappointment that Trudeau “apparently opposes free speech rights of Canadian students” No 1281 Posted by fw, March 16, 2015 “A vote on divestment taking place today … Continue reading

March 16, 2015

“Whose side are you on?” US Divestment Student Network to escalate campaign

This spring, college administrators face a choice, they will have to pick a side, because they have yet to side with us No 1267 Posted by fw, February 21, 2015 … Continue reading

February 21, 2015

Wise beyond his years, it’s hard to believe this indigenous rising star of the youth activist movement is just 14

Watch this video of Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Youth Director, Earth Guardians No 1265 Posted by fw, February 19, 2015 In a recent post. I referred to creating a self worth having, … Continue reading

February 19, 2015

Success of student fossil fuel divestment campaigns best measured by impact they have on students themselves

Paradoxically, campaign failure is a powerful teacher of how the real world works No 1258 Posted by fw, February 13, 2015 “Yet as student groups across Canada call on their … Continue reading

February 13, 2015