Citizen Action Monitor

Alberta Premier Jason Kenny, all bluff and bluster, no savoir-faire in handling KXL termination

The premier has squandered, over a lost cause, what little is left of his credibility. — No 2703 Posted by fw, January 26, 2021 — “On January 20 when the … Continue reading

January 26, 2021

Raging mad Alberta Premier Kenney resorts to denial and blame over pipeline cancelation

Four pipeline realities Kenney ignored, laid bare by Tyee editor Andrew Nikiforuk. — No 2702 Posted by fw, January 25, 2021 — “As Alberta Premier Jason Kenney rants and raves … Continue reading

January 25, 2021

Telus Corp’s subsidiary, Telus Health, aims to privatize Canada’s virtual health care services

The rapid growth of private, for-profit health care, can be attributed to decades of government cuts to social services.— No 2701 Posted by fw, January 23, 2021 — “Under conditions … Continue reading

January 23, 2021

Critics weigh in with critical take on Biden’s inaugural address and prospects for his administration

Whatever their differences, both Democrats and Republicans represent the same oligarchy. — No 2700 Posted by fw, January 21, 2021 — Below are excerpts from leading online sources with their … Continue reading

January 21, 2021

Insurrection, Pandemic, Censorship, and the breakdown of “consensus reality” in the US

“It’s a crazy world out there, and it’s getting crazier. Don’t add to the insanity.” – Richard Heinberg. — No 2699 Posted by fw, January 16, 2021 — “On January … Continue reading

January 16, 2021

Chris Hedges and Cornel West discuss the meaning and significance of Jan. 6 mob insurrection

Read a full transcription of the discussion here, organized under nine headings. –- No 2698 Posted by fw, January 13, 2021 — ***** “From time to time, people suggest to … Continue reading

January 13, 2021

Trump betrays followers in video expressing “outrage” over their “violence, lawless attack” on Congress

So what’s next for his unruly mob he has thrown under the bus? An attack on the White House or his Mar A Lago Estate? No 2697 Posted by fw, … Continue reading

January 8, 2021

Screw the workers, enrich the billionaires — so goes America’s financialized, privatized capitalist economy

It wasn’t always this way. What happened? US professor of economics explains. — No 2696 Posted by fw, January 2, 2021 In a recent one-and-a-half-hour videorecording of a conversation between … Continue reading

January 2, 2021

Republicans and Democrats alike failed to deal effectively with 2020’s pandemic and related economic crises

Their neglect allowed political monopolists to continue to promote their self-interests by supporting private capitalism. — No 2695 Posted by fw, December 30, 2020 — For those who prefer a … Continue reading

December 30, 2020

Climate reality checklist of 20 critical understandings, observations and insights, by Breakthrough, Australia

Draws together current climate research from around the world to help inform and guide the stark choices that now stand before us. —– No 2694 Posted by fw, December 25, … Continue reading

December 25, 2020

Why major parts of the world economic system appear headed for collapse — Gail Tverberg explains

“Today’s economy is like a down escalator on which most citizens are trying to walk up — and really want to get off.” — No 2693 Posted by fw, December … Continue reading

December 24, 2020

Why Biden will not take decisive action to address environmental destruction threatening our very existence

“The problem for a Green New Deal isn’t that it can’t be used to solve environmental problems, but that it won’t be.”  — Rob Urie explains. —– No 2692 Posted … Continue reading

December 14, 2020

“We’re stuck,” tweets Tim Garrett. To put it bluntly, we won’t do what is necessary to save ourselves

Eight years ago Kevin Anderson warned “any contextual interpretation of the science demonstrates that the threshold of 2°C is no longer viable.” — No 2691 Posted by fw, December 8, … Continue reading

December 8, 2020

“The climate crisis is a sure path to extinction, and the unthinkable has already begun,” says LeftyMathProf…

… “I’m estimating 2025, point of no return; 2030, famine; 2035 barbarism; 2040 human extinction.” — No 2690 Posted by fw, December 6, 2020 “We need a revolution soon, but … Continue reading

December 6, 2020

NET ZERO — Everyone, from countries to companies, is talking about it – But what does it really mean?

BEWARE — Turns out that not all Net Zeros are created equal – Some are “greenwashing” with big loopholes to slip through. — No 2689 Posted by fw, December 1, … Continue reading

December 1, 2020

American progressives must understand that liberalism and fascism are partners in U.S. capitalism crime

Fascism uses violence, repression and control to maintain power; Liberal democracies protect the rights of the people “only so long as they comply with capitalism.” No 2688 Posted by fw, … Continue reading

November 30, 2020

SMACKDOWN: Canadian activist rebuts right-wing journalist’s “useful idiots” characterization of him

In his article about “Free Meng” event, National Post’s Ivison demeans Yves Engler and others who support release of Meng. — No 2687 Posted by fw, November 27, 2020 — … Continue reading

November 27, 2020

Bill C-12, Ottawa’s latest iteration of a climate plan, relies on expensive, unproven, unreliable technologies

Ottawa’s focus on market-driven carbon capture and storage solutions will not reduce emissions. –— No 2686 Posted by fw, November 24, 2020 — “Last week, the federal government released its … Continue reading

November 25, 2020

If public reaction to worsening climate change is anything like our reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic…

… there is no way the majority will ever put up with the level of sacrifice required to even slow climate change, much less reverse it. — No 2686 Posted … Continue reading

November 24, 2020