Citizen Action Monitor

Our only hope is to paralyze a global system ruled by powerful rightwing elites, advises Chris Hedges

Based on his review of events of 2019, going forward Hedges advises activists to follow the lead of Extinction Rebellion.     No 2566 Posted by fw, January 5, 2020 In … Continue reading

January 5, 2020

The Big Picture — 6 hours, 34 videos later, we’re at the end of the beginning. — What To Do Now?

Yes, we’re part of an energy-eating global superorganism, but you still have our own volition, creativity, and ability to impact the future in outsized ways. No 2564 Posted by fw, … Continue reading

December 28, 2019

15 Canadian kids seek court protection from a government perceived to be contributing to climate crisis

Government mistakenly believes it can develop fossil fuel resources and concurrently cut emissions. No 2538 Posted by fw, October 30, 2019 “Fifteen children and teenagers from across Canada sued their … Continue reading

October 30, 2019

Greta is absolutely right – We need a new kind of politics featuring a new way of thinking

Canada will not rise to the climate challenge — There’s popular denial about the scale of change required to prevent an unending emergency. No 2535 Posted by fw, October 28, … Continue reading

October 28, 2019

Although millions protested in worldwide climate strike on Sep. 20, “protest alone won’t save our planet”

America’s grim rulers are not moved – Paul Street explains why speaking truth to power is a waste of time. No 2526 Posted by fw, September 29, 2019 “It isn’t … Continue reading

September 29, 2019

“You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. How dare you!” – Greta Thunberg

“We are in the beginning of a mass extinction. And all you can talk about is money and fairytales of eternal economic growth.” No 2523 Posted by fw, September 23, … Continue reading

September 23, 2019

Greta Thunberg’s moving full speech to UK Parliament — She is one amazing person

“You lied to us. You gave us false hope. You told us that the future was something to look forward to.” No 2466 Posted by fw, April 29, 2019 Below … Continue reading

April 29, 2019

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

US grad students don’t despair over GOP tax bill — they organize for a just cause

Grads see union membership as way to oppose Trump’s corporatist agenda and anti-intellectualism. No 2153 Posted by fw, January 29, 2018 “Not surprisingly, when graduate students heard that the Republican … Continue reading

January 29, 2018

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