Citizen Action Monitor

“We are becoming the land of the rich and the home of the bribe.”

“It’s time for the next revolution. A revolution that must be led by young people because they have the most at stake.” No 1967 Posted by fw, May 28, 2017 “We … Continue reading

May 28, 2017

Trump “seems to have a special affinity for the brutal and the barbaric” – Lawrence Davidson

When he praises thugs masquerading as foreign leaders, he defines America’s present and near future. No 1957 Posted by fw, May 15, 2017 “The U.S. president stands at the head of … Continue reading

May 15, 2017

Orthodox US Jew applauds EKOS poll showing Canadians don’t share Trudeau’s pro-Israel stance

Canadians have been “hoodwinked by their government, and kept in the dark by their press” he writes in The Times of Israel. No 1916 Posted by fw, March 22, 2017 “As … Continue reading

March 22, 2017

The case for removal of the “Insane Clown President”

Even if “We the People” rose in mass rebellion, the alternatives are none too appealing. What then must we do? No 1909 Posted by fw, March 12, 2017 “What about us, … Continue reading

March 12, 2017

With Trump, you get an “ethics-free administration” – “they’re going to loot the country”

“The Christian right will fill Trump’s ideological vacuum, because he doesn’t really have an ideology…” No 1905 Posted by fw, March 7, 2017 UPDATE: March 9, 2017 – Thanks to The … Continue reading

March 7, 2017

“Our democracies are broken, debased and distrusted,” says George Monbiot

He offers eight proposed solutions for restoring them. No 1880 Posted by fw, January 28, 2017 “Debased and de-based: that’s the condition of our political systems. Corrupted, they no longer fulfil … Continue reading

January 28, 2017

America’s new “Liar in Chief” begins his presidency with a couple of whoppers

Video evidence be damned: Trump insisted “God looked down and said ‘We’re not going to let it rain on your speech.’” No 1874 Posted by fw, January 22, 2017 “Remarkably, President … Continue reading

January 22, 2017

How Western banks are seriously undermining democracy and rule of law – Evidence confirms our worst fears

“The West is condemning itself to living in a cesspool of its own creation if serious reform is not implemented very quickly to restrain and arrest the lawlessness of this … Continue reading

January 16, 2017

“Democracy cannot work as it is meant to; human nature does not allow it.”

The presumption that voters make informed political decisions is a myth. No 1856 Posted by fw, December 26, 2016 “’Democracy for Realists’, published earlier this year by the social science professors … Continue reading

December 26, 2016

Capitalism is already almost dead, the end is inevitable and fast approaching, says economic sociologist

What comes after capitalism is not socialism but “a prolonged period of social entropy or disorder.” No 1853 Posted by fw, December 23, 2016 Wolfgang Streeck, a 70-year-old German sociologist and … Continue reading

December 23, 2016

Canada’s parliamentary system “is totally unsuited to deal with a large controversy”

We need a representative government where voter is boss, not PM, with referendum option on major issues. No 1850 Posted by fw, December 20, 2016 “Our version of a parliamentary system … Continue reading

December 20, 2016

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

Meet Gramma Tina and the Nanas, a UK anti-fracking group of moms rising up in resistance

Tina is facing £55,000 in court costs, and now prison threatens if she doesn’t pay up. No 1845 Posted by fw, December 13, 2016 “We’re very pleased to bring you the … Continue reading

December 13, 2016

With Trump, you get “the naked fist of a very frightening police state come down upon us,” warns Chris Hedges

“We have undergone a corporate coup d’état. The real centers of power are the military industrial complex, Wall Street, the security and surveillance state, and corporate power.” No 1822 Posted … Continue reading

November 12, 2016

Osgoode Hall law prof blasts Team Trudeau for rigging procedures to ram CETA through parliament

International Trade Committee’s Liberal-Conservative alliance conspires to keep critical CETA facts from Canadians. No 1816 Posted by fw, November 8, 2016 “We are faced with an anti-democratic agenda from the Liberals … Continue reading

November 8, 2016

Ten Canadian academics urge Wallonia not to succumb to our politicians’ “scare tactics”

Unlike Canada, Wallonia’s democratic processes have allowed for close and careful consideration of CETA’s flaws. No 1808 Posted by fw, October 23, 2016 “We write after reading news reports this past … Continue reading

October 23, 2016

Trudeau flip-flops on election promise to amend Bill C-51 with more oversight, reduced police powers

That was then. This is now. Liberals’ consultation paper indicates police concerns to take precedence over public concerns. No 1779 Posted by fw, September 17, 2016 “Canada’s Liberal government released a … Continue reading

September 17, 2016

The President who wowed Canada’s Parliament fails to impress Canadian professor

“President Barack Obama, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, has failed to live up to the promises he made and the hopes he raised.” No 1723 Posted by fw, July 11, 2016 … Continue reading

July 11, 2016

Don’t ratify TPP, TTIP and CETA trade agreements, advises UN Independent Expert

These agreements “constitute an attack on the very essence of sovereignty and self-determination.” No 1722 Posted by fw, July 10, 2016 “In this report, I address multiple threats to the international … Continue reading

July 10, 2016