Citizen Action Monitor

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

By now it must be obvious — Trump’s real plan is to make America ungovernable – Richard Heinberg explains

Where are these trends of political polarization and radicalization leading – Violent breakup or cathartic renewal? — No 2685 Posted by fw, November 22, 2020 — Richard Heinberg is a … Continue reading

November 22, 2020

Why all forms of democracy fail, including Citizen’s Assemblies

“Not the answer we asked for. That’s democracy for you, it seldom produces the results you might want.” — No 2684 Posted by fw, November 20, 2020 — Tim Watkins, the … Continue reading

November 20, 2020

Everything you need to know about face masks

CBC Marketplace tested over 20 different masks — Shows us best masks to wear, masks to avoid. — No 2683 Posted by fw, November 14, 2020 — “Months into the … Continue reading

November 14, 2020

Trump pockets “election defense” donations that he could use “to finance a post-election political career”

Behold the cruel irony of a Trump supporter holding a sign: “The Left will try to STEAL this election!” — No 2682 Posted by fw, November 13, 2020 — “As … Continue reading

November 13, 2020

Canadian Dimitri Lascaris raises troubling questions about the kind of president Joe Biden will be

He’s no saviour, there’s nothing progressive about him, he’s as beholden to the plutocracy as Trump. — No 2681 Posted by fw, November 12, 2020 — “Today, 12 years after … Continue reading

November 12, 2020

Americans and their leaders face ten daunting challenges in the next 4 years, says Dr. Nate Hagens

Biden faces challenge of navigating new existential challenges using failed economic and cultural tactics. — No 2680 Posted by fw, November 9, 2020 — To access links to other posts … Continue reading

November 9, 2020

Sixteen reasons why Democratic leaders almost blew the election

Instead of engaging in serious self-scrutiny, the Democrats are already looking for scapegoats to blame, asserts Ralph Nader. — No 2679 Posted by fw, November 7, 2020 — BREAKING — … Continue reading

November 7, 2020

Pity all critically-thinking, responsibly-informed American voters faced with “The worst choice ever.”

“Donald Trump is a disaster, but Joe Biden’s party is democratic in name only,” says critic Matt Taibbi. — No 2678 Posted by fw, November 2, 2020 — “Biden’s entire … Continue reading

November 2, 2020

Dark humor for Americans seeking answers for a government without a clue

Stephan Pastis, creator of Pearls Before Swine, lets his comic strip characters reflect his own world view. — No 2677 Posted by fw, November 1, 2020 — Pearls Before Swine … Continue reading

November 1, 2020

“I can’t foresee any of the vaccine candidates offering a lifetime immunity,” says Canadian epidemiologist

COVID will mutate, requiring different vaccine formulations and probably boosters throughout our lifetime. —– No 2676 Posted by fw, October 30, 2020 — “First of all, in the general population … Continue reading

October 30, 2020

Nine killer facts about capitalism you need to know – Chris Hedges explains

Until citizens have an electoral system that’s not dependent on corporate money, capitalists will continue to practice legalized fraud. — No 2675 Posted by fw, October 28, 2020 — In … Continue reading

October 28, 2020

Bearing witness to the evidence of despair and decay in the United States, by Chris Hedges

Author, activist, dissident, Hedges examines the cultural and social forces that have given rise to extremism in America. — No 2674 Posted by fw, October 25, 2020 — Author, activist … Continue reading

October 25, 2020

Electric vehicles will not help get us to zero carbon emissions — U of Toronto researcher explains

“What we should also be focused on is whether anyone should use a private vehicle at all.” — No 2673 Posted by fw, October 22, 2020 — “California recently announced … Continue reading

October 22, 2020

Canadian prof ponders Canada’s response to possible outcomes of US presidential election

When American friends talked of moving to Canada after Trump’s 2016 win, Leo Panitch joked we would “build a wall and make you pay for it.” — No 2672 Posted … Continue reading

October 19, 2020