Citizen Action Monitor

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

With opposition growing on all fronts, Obama’s Fast Track push will be defeated

“There is bi-partisan opposition in Congress and a large movement of movements organized to stop it” No 1240 Posted by fw, January 25, 2015 “The corporate media is reporting that … Continue reading

January 25, 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

New mega-infrastructure projects to rejuvenate global economy threaten Earth’s carrying capacity

Citizens demanding sustainable economies should be alarmed at new approach to global infrastructure development No 1226 Posted by fw, January 10, 2015 “We are at a critical moment where two … Continue reading

January 10, 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

Why is this the age of US citizen mass acquiescence rather than the age of resistance that erupted in the 1880s?

We are witnessing the rebirth of the Gilded Age, with Wall Street and Big Business owning the President and Congress No 1215 Posted by fw, December 25, 2014 “It’s called … Continue reading

December 25, 2014

US now lives under a corporate dictatorship

American rituals and institutions are a façade for global corporate powers. No 1173 Posted by fw, October 25, 2014 “This devolution of the economic system has been accompanied by corporations’ … Continue reading

October 25, 2014

“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

Obama pushing secretive TPP agreement that would corporatize 40 percent of global economy

Trans-Pacific Partnership would handcuff domestic governments of all member countries, including Canada No 871 Posted by fw, October 04, 2013 “The Trans-Pacific Partnership is often referred to by critics as “NAFTA on steroids,” … Continue reading

October 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

What will it take to build an effective revolutionary mass movement?

And what barriers are corporatocracies erecting to thwart these movements? No 866 Posted by fw, October 01, 2013 “The state, in its internal projections, has a vision of the future … Continue reading

October 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

When they learned of secretive TPP meeting, activists rushed to Vancouver to protest

Video: Protesters explain why citizens should be concerned about TPP No 782 Posted by fw, June 18, 2013 “The Trans-Pacific Partnership involves 12 countries around the Pacific (Canada, US, Mexico, … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Leaked document reveals Trans-Pacific Partnership would give corporations power over sovereign states

The way they become more powerful is by tangling sovereign states in a web of trade agreements No 768 Posted by fw, June 6, 2013 “What is the biggest threat … Continue reading

June 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

“Has there been a bigger con man in the White House than Barack Obama?” – Ralph Nader

“Where’s the indignation [of the American people]? Why do they take it? They don’t have to take it.” No 765 Posted by fw, June 4, 2013 “Eight hundred Americans a … Continue reading

June 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Chris Hedge’s bleak picture of America, exhorts citizens to “Rise Up or Die”

“We are left defenseless against corporate power” No 754 Posted by fw, May 23, 2013 “It is time to build radical mass movements that defy all formal centers of power … Continue reading

May 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

The challenge of bringing transparency to an American Corporatocracy

American activists Sheila Krumholz and Danielle Brian talk about the challenges they face as heads of independent watchdog NGOs in the US No 752 Posted by fw, May 21, 2013 … Continue reading

May 21, 2013 · Leave a comment