Citizen Action Monitor

Corporate globalization has crushed democratic choice, says George Monbiot

The power that once belonged to those of us living in a democracy is slipping away to places out of our reach. No 1847 Posted by fw, December 16, 2016 “…under … Continue reading

December 16, 2016

TPP is an ethical flop, trading profits over people

24 of 29 chapters cater to corporate interests: the pro-corporate TPP legislation was written by corporations, for corporations. No 1581 Posted by fw, January 29, 2016 “The TPP is hard … Continue reading

January 29, 2016

Nobel Laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz heaps scorn on TPP and TTIP

“This is an attempt to increase the power of corporations to control economies and societies.” No 1542 Posted by fw, December 16, 2015 “What they want is stripping away regulations. … Continue reading

December 16, 2015

VIDEO — WikiLeaks offers $100,000 reward for copies of secret TPP document chapters

“It is a giant giveaway to monster transnational corporations,” says Thom Hartmann No 1356 Posted by fw, June 02, 2015 In an interview on Democracy Now today, Julian Assange spoke … Continue reading

June 2, 2015

Absent a mass uprising in the US, we are all doomed to ongoing oligarchic tyranny, says Tariq Ali

Leftist Lion, Ali, analyzes loss of radicalism that was nurtured by the 1960s counterculture Foresees militarized repression by the corporate state at any sign of popular resistance No 1273 Posted … Continue reading

March 5, 2015

Absent an international approach in reforming governance, transition to a just and sustainable world remains unattainable

Locally-based economic alternatives won’t deliver the changes we desperately need No 1260 Posted by fw, February 15, 2015 “At a time when governments are failing abysmally to mitigate climate change, … Continue reading

February 15, 2015

We’re Number 1! We’re Number 1! Canada most sued country in the world thanks to NAFTA

Canada has paid out NAFTA damages totaling over C$172 million. Outstanding claims total over $6 billion. Not content with being Numero Uno, Harper is busy negotiating new trade agreements No … Continue reading

January 24, 2015

Why will no one answer the obvious question about a proposed, secretive EU-US trade deal?

The question is — Why do corporations need a separate Investor-State Dispute Settlement system? No 1232 Posted by fw, January 16, 2015 “The UK government, like that of the US … Continue reading

January 16, 2015

Big money from Wall Street drives Obama’s push to fast track new Pacific Rim free trade deal

And America’s working class will get screwed again, worse even than with NAFTA No 1218 Posted by fw, December 28, 2014 “Barack Obama, Bill Clinton see it in their political … Continue reading

December 28, 2014

Massive public uprising forces EU and British government to address concerns about proposed trade treaty

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership between EU and US would grant corporations power to sue governments No 1183 Posted by fw, November 5, 2014 “Why should they [corporations] be allowed … Continue reading

November 5, 2014

BC citizen activists shocked by Kinder Morgan’s multi-million-dollar lawsuit against them

Company cites citizen obstruction and interference with pipeline test work on Burnaby Mountain “It’s intimidating, it’s bullying, it’s a tactic they are employing,” said residents’ lawyer No 1177 Posted by … Continue reading

October 31, 2014

United by climate crisis, massive “Movement of Movements” set to target UN, Obama, and corporate power in Sept.

Tens of thousands of activists are expected to attend Peoples Climate March and two-day conference No 1130 Posted by fw, August 27, 2014 “…with the Paris Treaty, a binding international … Continue reading

August 27, 2014

Tribunal provides opportunity for victims of corporate violations to be heard and to demand justice

Eight transnational corporations on trial today (June 23) for human rights violations No 1081 Posted by fw, June 23, 2014 “The Tribunal will examine cases that confirm that the United … Continue reading

June 23, 2014

New research confirms ordinary folk have little to no influence over policymaking, while elites have lots of power

Implications of findings clear – “Reduce the power of money in politics” No 1040 Posted by fw, April 27, 2014 “Is the U.S. the democracy it claims to be? A … Continue reading

April 27, 2014

TPP MENACE IS BACK! – Governments on verge of locking in disastrous secret deal giving power to corporations

350.org hopes petition can stop Trans-Pacific Partnership in its tracks No 988 Posted by fw, February 25, 2014 In an email appeal to its supporters, Eduardo Santaela of 350.org urges … Continue reading

February 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Chris Hedges’ scathing indictment of a venal, morally bankrupt oligarchic ruling class

“…they are creating systems…of exploitation…that, if left unchecked, will ensure the extinction of the human species” No 924 Posted by fw, December 07, 2013 “I think they know it’s going … Continue reading

December 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Corporate sponsors “own” COP 19 climate talks in Warsaw

Most astounding, Christiana Figueres, the head of COP 19, welcomed the coal industry as “part of the solution” No 913­­ Posted by fw, November 18, 2013 “This is perhaps the … Continue reading

November 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

“If you pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership, we will not obey,” defiant activists’ message to Washington

Among their actions, activists are organizing municipalities to pass TPP-Free Zone laws No 904­­ Posted by fw, November 6, 2013 “We are in a time of transformational change. The opportunity … Continue reading

November 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

SHOCKER — Governments shaft citizens – Secret sellout to corporations in monstrous assault on democracy

New trade rules surrender control to corporations to sue governments, overrule parliaments, undermine citizen rights No 903­­ Posted by fw, November 5, 2013 “Investor-state rules could be used to smash … Continue reading

November 5, 2013 · Leave a comment