Citizen Action Monitor

“Trudeau and his Liberals will use their majority to enforce the dictates of the capitalist elite”

And the “Harper lite” NDP got what it deserved – an electoral debacle No 1483 Posted by fw, October 20, 2015 “Trudeau and his Liberals will use their majority to … Continue reading

October 20, 2015

Mulcair ready to ‘assist’ Trudeau in becoming Canada’s next prime minister

NDP’s election platform pledges to work “with other federalist parties through informal or appropriate stable arrangements to end…Harper’s lost decade.” No 1479 Posted by fw, October 14, 2015 “Canada’s social … Continue reading

October 14, 2015

Amara Possian defends Leadnow’s “Vote Together” strategy in a debate with Green Party candidate

“This is all very misguided,” argues Green Party’s Dimitri Lascaris. No 1474 Posted by fw, October 8, 2015 “The Canadian federal elections are to be held on October 19. The … Continue reading

October 8, 2015

Mulcair’s ‘Harper lite’ election campaign leaves NDP on track to finish third

Under Mulcair, the NDP has catered to the interests of capitalist ruling elites No 1473 Posted by fw, October 8, 2015 “Mulcair—a former Quebec Liberal cabinet minister and an admirer … Continue reading

October 8, 2015

“The NDP is afraid of being associated with this radical document,” says Naomi Klein of Leap Manifesto

Klein, on Democracy Now, talks about the election, Harper, the Leap Manifesto, NDP’s rejection of it, and why the NDP has fallen in the polls No 1469 Posted by fw, … Continue reading

October 5, 2015

It’s hard to know what the NDP stands for – other than getting elected

“The idea that they will have any guiding set of principles that reflect the interests of the working class is long gone,” says socialist Herman Rosenfeld. No 1459 Posted by … Continue reading

September 24, 2015

No Damn Difference election – All three leaders tout right-wing economic policies

In the election debate, each leader presented himself as “most dependable defender of big business.” No 1457 Posted by fw, September 22, 2015 “In a debate purportedly devoted to economic … Continue reading

September 22, 2015

Everything you wanted to know about strategic voting Canada 2015… but couldn’t be bothered asking

If you weren’t confused before, this guide to strategic voting might just do it No 1456 Posted by fw, September 21, 2015 “Voting strategically is, however, difficult and uncertain. You … Continue reading

September 21, 2015

“Since Israel’s establishment, Canadian policy has gravitated toward the pro-Israel fringe of world politics”

And Mulcair is going out of his way to signal that the NDP will perpetuate blind allegiance to the status quo. No 1436 Posted by fw, August 30, 2015 “The NDP … Continue reading

August 30, 2015

“The NDP’s purge of pro-Palestine candidates can only help Stephen Harper”, says professor Justin Podur

Pro-Israel, anti-Palestine voters will vote Harper, not Mulcair, who talks nonsense about a two-state solution No 1435 Posted by fw, August 29, 2015 “NDP policy is at least a decade out … Continue reading

August 29, 2015

Mulcair “asked” to offer reinstatement to Morgan Wheeldon and Jerry Natanine by Ontario Civil Liberties Assn

“The NDP’s stance in barring any criticism of Israel is undemocratic and wrong”, says OCLA No 1433 Posted by fw, August 26, 2015 “The NDP’s stance in barring any criticism of … Continue reading

August 26, 2015

NDP dodges request to explain why Wheeldon’s comments were “unacceptable and contrary to NDP policy”

An analysis of the NDP’s reasons for terminating the candidate do not stand up to critical scrutiny. Wheeldon should be reinstated. No 1432 Posted by fw, August 24, 2015 NOTE: Just … Continue reading

August 24, 2015

NDP perpetuates perverse ideas about anti-Semitism promoted by Israel lobby — by barring 2 candidates

Has NDP made a calculated decision that supporting Israel lobby trumps speaking the truth about Israel’s brutal mistreatment of Palestinians? No 1431 Posted by fw, August 21, 2015 “Morgan Wheeldon’s Facebook … Continue reading

August 21, 2015

Call for reinstatement of NDP Nova Scotia candidate forced to resign over alleged anti-Israel comments

“Put the word out there to the national office that this is our community, our candidate and we want him back” No 1425 Posted by fw, August 15, 2015 “A Facebook … Continue reading

August 15, 2015

Tell the NDP to support – not silence — candidates who speak the truth about Israel’s ethnic cleansing of Palestinians

Wheeldon was speaking the truth, so why is the NDP doing the dirty work of Harper and Israel? asks Independent Jewish Voices Canada No 1421 Posted by fw, August 12, … Continue reading

August 12, 2015

NDP caves to smear campaign against Nova Scotia candidate’s anti-Israel comments, accepts his resignation

Readers of CBC story line up in defence of candidate, one saying NDP means the “No Difference Party” No 1419 Posted by fw, August 11, 2015 [Candidate Morgan] Wheeldon is … Continue reading

August 11, 2015

Seventy? Yikes! 70! — That’s the latest count of number of abuses of power by Harper and Cons

“From scams to smears, monkey-wrenching opponents to intimidating public servants like an Orwellian gorilla” No 1418 Posted by fw, August 10, 2015 “His government has piled up dozens of abuses … Continue reading

August 10, 2015

Harper’s desperate 11-week campaign gamble could turn out to be his “Long Goodbye”

Warmth and charisma are not Harper’s strengths; if he continues to avoid media scrutiny and mixing with people, he’ll look ridiculous No 1417 Posted by fw, August 09, 2015 “The … Continue reading

August 9, 2015

Harper flunks fact-checking test in first election debate

Results reinforce public perception that Harper plays fast-and-loose with the facts No 1416 Posted by fw, August 07, 2015 “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” ―Aldous Huxley, Complete … Continue reading

August 7, 2015