Citizen Action Monitor

“We cannot expect COP-26 to address the human eco-predicament,” declares William Rees

Rees outlines two fundamental barriers that will prevent deep and rapid change proposals emerging from COP-26. No 2792 by fw, October 29, 2021 — “Do not expect significant progress from … Continue reading

October 29, 2021

In defending Israel, Trudeau is criticized for equating far left groups with far right

By equating the two groups, Trudeau is, in effect, defending Israel’s violent, colonial apartheid practices against Palestinians. — No 2791 by fw, October 28, 2021 — “The far right and … Continue reading

October 28, 2021

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

Rise of “populist politicians” in U.S. advances democracy’s decline, says former Trump adviser

Trump will ride his “Big Lie” about “The Stolen Election” right through the 2022 primaries and the 2024 presidential election, says Dr. Fiona Hill. — No 2789 by fw, October … Continue reading

October 25, 2021

Reporter’s call for Trudeau to grow the economy ignores threat to humanity’s very survival

My blunt letter to reporter John Ivison, of the National Post, rebukes his tunnel vision. — No 2788 by fw, October 17, 2021— My letter to John Ivison Dear John … Continue reading

October 17, 2021 · 1 Comment

“I say: Goodbye America; you won’t be missed.” Civil rights lawyer, Guy Saperstein, re his move to France

“I’ve become convinced that America is in terminal decline and that the battle for justice and equity is hopeless.” — No 2787 by fw, October 10, 2021— “My wife and … Continue reading

October 10, 2021

Global energy crunch, exacerbated by supply chain shocks, could spark a major economic shock

Analyst Chis Martenson blames central bankers’ monetary policies and bumbling government mismanagement of COVID pandemic for coming “Dark Winter.” –— No 2786 by fw, October 9, 2021— “While COVID-19 has … Continue reading

October 9, 2021

Forebodings drive a retired engineer-cum-blogger to prepare for the worst to come

Canadian Rob Mielcarski is concerned about planetary overshoot, the high probability of collapse, our inability to share a common reality, and clashes over what we should do. — No 2785 … Continue reading

October 7, 2021

Unrelenting economic growth on a finite planet is laying waste to entire living systems

Meanwhile, governments everywhere are talking about “supercharging our economy.” — No 2784 by fw, October 5, 2021— “There is a box labelled ‘climate’, in which politicians discuss the climate crisis. … Continue reading

October 5, 2021 · 1 Comment

What’s the hell’s up with this fast-growing Evangelical church targeting Toronto millennials?

And what prompted three prospective members of the church to change their minds and drop out? No 2783 by fw, October 3, 2021 Evangelicalism, or evangelical Protestantism, is a worldwide trans-denominational movement … Continue reading

October 3, 2021

How Democrat and Republican parties work together against “We, the People”: Ralph Nader explains

Politicians from both parties exploit voters on behalf of their big corporate bosses. — No 2782 by fw, October 2, 2021— polarized – divided or cause to be divided into … Continue reading

October 2, 2021

Despite incontrovertible evidence, Trump supporters refuse to believe the 2020 election results. How come?

Philosopher of Science, Lee McIntyre, sees deniers of reason as people who gain their sense of personal identity and enhanced feelings of purpose and personal power by adopting the core … Continue reading

September 29, 2021

In Republican Bibles, love, forgiveness and hope, are expressed as vows to predatory capitalism and patriotism

And, according to Mr. Fish, anybody who forsakes these vows “will have their motherfucking heads blown off.” — No 2780 by fw, September 23, 2021 — Understand the GOP Bible, … Continue reading

September 23, 2021

The old wars are over. Welcome to Biden’s new wars

Biden begins his first address to the UN General Assembly with a lie: “…the U.S. is not at war.” — No 2779 by fw, September 22, 2021 — “Joe Biden, … Continue reading

September 22, 2021

Richard Heinberg explores the flawed thinking behind proposed solutions to climate change

He explains why real climate progress will require large numbers of people in wealthy countries to forgo forms of power they currently enjoy. — No 2778 by fw, September 17, … Continue reading

September 17, 2021

“They’re always telling us never to forget 9/11…

… but somehow they never want us to remember our corrosive and savagely carcinogenic domestic and foreign policies…” Mr. Fish — No 2777 by fw, September 12, 2021— Never Forget … Continue reading

September 12, 2021

With stirring words, Patrick Lawrence lifts the curtain on the tragic decline of American democracy

The American people can ignore the call for action, but to their great cost, says Lawrence. — No 2776 by fw, September 8, 2021 — “The generation of ’68, les … Continue reading

September 8, 2021

Climate change poses huge risks for humanity and our planet; ironically, we are part of the problem

There are no direct ways of solving climate change given the rise of a gluttonous human superorganism  expecting simple goals aligned with economic growth. — No 2775 by fw, September … Continue reading

September 6, 2021

Most of us don’t know what we don’t know. This is humanity’s climate predicament

Can Rob Mielcarski, schooled in the laws of thermodynamics and other physics stuff, help us to open our minds to what we don’t know? No 2774 by fw, September 4, … Continue reading

September 4, 2021