Citizen Action Monitor

Remember “We are the World”?

Whatever happened to THAT GREAT CARING America? How far it has fallen. No 2514 Posted by fw, August 30, 2019 USA for Africa was the name under which 44 predominantly … Continue reading

August 30, 2019

Tree-planting study that’s being promoted as “best climate change solution available” has serious flaws

Critic of study says “… we must not fall for illusions about how many billions of tons of CO2 tree-planting will take out of the atmosphere.”  No 2491 Posted by … Continue reading

July 19, 2019

CBC Ombudsperson responds to Helga Wintal’s letter of complaint re National News Venezuelan coverage

Ombudsperson dismisses complaints, concludes CBC is making “appropriate efforts to be accurate, balanced and impartial.” No 2467 Posted by fw, May 3, 2019 Just to recap: On February 19, 2019, … Continue reading

May 3, 2019

Windsor Peace Coalition calls for end to US/Canada campaign to topple Venezuelan government

Humanitarian aid being used to incite civil war and aggression led by Washington, abetted by Ottawa. No 2443 Posted by fw, March 4, 2019 “… on February 23 the US … Continue reading

March 4, 2019

The hype of extravaganzas like COP24 give the false impression of progress towards a carbon-free future

Even PM Trudeau appears to have fallen for the fantasy-land of COP24’s myths of rapidly falling emissions and growing green economy. No 2415 Posted by fw, January 10, 2019 “A … Continue reading

January 11, 2019

Globalization’s demands on capitalism give rise to mechanisms that override states’ jurisdiction

If we value our democracy, we have time to build movements to stop “this onslaught of concentrated capital growth.” No 2368 Posted by fw, September 5, 2018 NOTE — To … Continue reading

September 5, 2018

Representations of what we think we own, including money, are created from thin air – Nate Hagens (4)

What we really own is rooted in this one-time pulse of highly concentrated ores and energies. No 2287 Posted by fw, June 2, 2018 To access links to all other … Continue reading

June 2, 2018

BREAKING — NYC to divest pension funds from fossil fuels, sue Big Oil & Gas for climate change damages

350.org petition PM Trudeau to keep his promise for a “proper review” of  Teck Frontier tar sands mine. Today I received the following email from Bill McKibben and Naomi Klein … Continue reading

January 10, 2018

“Not all arctic polar bears are in trouble, but those that are signal what’s to come” – National Geographic

Starving polar bear comments from viewers of video a sad reflection of the times No 2125 Posted by fw, December 15, 2017 “Our video of a starving polar bear has been seen … Continue reading

December 15, 2017

Degrowth: a way to reduce the growth imperative, while maintaining economic stability. But who’s listening?

Calling for continuous growth is at odds with social well-being and environmental sustainability. No 1997 Posted by fw, July 2, 2017 “Today, the rhetoric in mass media and politics frequently reinforces … Continue reading

July 2, 2017

Jagmeet Singh’s NDP climate plan exposes a shallow grasp of the scale and urgency of the climate crisis

Plan heavy on promises, but fails to detail by how much and by when Canada must reduce its CO2 emissions. No 1988 Posted by fw, June 20, 2017 In my opinion, … Continue reading

June 20, 2017

Trudeau government obsequiously follows US lead in condemning Venezuela at OAS meeting

It’s all about oil, not a Trumped-up charge that Venezuela does not want elections. No 1927 Posted by fw, April 6, 2017 “Outrageous? Shameless? The sheer audacity of what happened a … Continue reading

April 6, 2017

It’s crucial that Jews speak out for Palestinians’ human rights, say British Jews’ network

If Ontario MPPs had known about JfJfP, their motion would have been “Support for Israel and Palestine”. No 1926 Posted by fw, April 3, 2017 JEWS FOR JUSTICE FOR PALESTINIANS (JfJfP) is a … Continue reading

April 3, 2017

“Thus, it is you, Mr. President, who may well have set loose the anti-Semites.”

US prof traces recent outbreak of anti-Semitic acts in US and Canada to violent elements mimicking Trump. No 1910 Posted by fw, March 14, 2017 “This means that he is incapable … Continue reading

March 14, 2017

Providing people with accurate information doesn’t change minds

People holding baseless beliefs get a “rush” when sticking to their guns, even if they know they’re wrong. No 1901 Posted by fw, February 28, 2017 ***** The vaunted human capacity … Continue reading

February 28, 2017

Go Figure — At Paris climate talks, Trudeau committed to reduce our emissions by 18 million tons by 2030

Now he has approved an LNG plant and Kinder Morgan pipeline increasing emissions by estimated 27 million tons. YIKES! No 1899 Posted by fw, February 23, 2017 “I think the thing … Continue reading

February 23, 2017

Veil lifted on how a dark money network of US/UK corporate donors is corrupting democratic processes

Funded by dark money, private power threatens to turn government into a kind of corporation, staffed and run by ex-CEOs and lobbyists. No 1889 Posted by fw, February 9, 2017 “Dark … Continue reading

February 9, 2017

Green Party’s new resolution targeting Israel not perfect, but is meaningful and showed weakness of Israel lobby

Palestinians are excited that a mainstream Canadian political party is moving in the right direction. No 1844 Posted by fw, December 9, 2016 “Promptly following the adoption of that BDS policy … Continue reading

December 9, 2016

Premier Wynne and other anti-BDSers cleverly lampooned to music of West Side Story with updated lyrics

Find out why Ontario’s premier is called “Bulldozer Wynnie”. No 1836 Posted by fw, December 1, 2016 If you liked the song “Gee, Officer Krupke” from West Side Story, you are … Continue reading

December 1, 2016