Citizen Action Monitor

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

Canada’s system of parliamentary democracy is no closer to democracy than North Korea’s is, argues Rafe Mair

Bottom line, voters transfer their rights to MPs who then transfer your rights to party leaders for their exclusive use. No 1689 Posted by fw, June 1, 2016 “We operate under … Continue reading

June 1, 2016

Naked political opportunism drives US policy toward Israel, says US historian

Hillary Clinton claims a US-Israel alliance based on “shared values”. Sound familiar? No 1631 Posted by fw, March 31, 2016 “Who raises objections to the consequences of U.S. complicity in Israel’s … Continue reading

March 31, 2016

Big Money corrupts US democracy, no longer serves common good

The amount of money and number of lobbyists have gone through the roof, shutting down ability to self-govern. No 1618 Posted by fw, March 20, 2016 “In their new book, ‘Nation on … Continue reading

March 20, 2016

We’re on the edge of a cliff. It’s time for sustained acts of civil disobedience, says Jill Stein

US Green Party leader, Jill Stein, discusses solutions to America’s problems with Chris Hedges. No 1601 Posted by fw, February 25, 2016 “We do need sustained civil disobedience. And we need … Continue reading

February 25, 2016

TPP advocates promise balanced common good versus corporate interests. Really?

Beware — The promise doesn’t hold up under scrutiny of past trade agreements such as NAFTA No 1583 Posted by fw, January 31, 2016 “In simple terms, trade agreements are … Continue reading

January 31, 2016

TPP will likely lock Canada into morally lax power relationships, blocking positive change in key policy areas

“Obama administration has no interest in enforcing labor or environmental laws referred to in TPP agreement.” No 1582 Posted by fw, January 30, 2016 “The [US] Senate approved language saying … Continue reading

January 30, 2016

“I am strongly opposed to the TPP, and I echo calls to reject the agreement” – Elizabeth May, MP

“We cannot let the TPP move forward unless Canadians have signed on.” No 1579 Posted by fw, January 27, 2016 “This deal has serious implications for Canadian democracy, and our … Continue reading

January 27, 2016

The World Economic Forum at Davos “represents everything that is wrong with the world”

It is the purest expression of a world run by an “insular ruling elite” No 1577 Posted by fw, January 26, 2016 “ It’s easy to mock Davos – so … Continue reading

January 26, 2016

Is a stealth global coup d’état of democracy a real and present danger?

Nick Buxton unveils evidence that gatherings such as the WEF at Davos are the future of global governance. No 1575 Posted by fw, January 24, 2016 “The real concern about … Continue reading

January 24, 2016

DEMOCRACY SPRING — Huge U.S. civil disobedience march and sit-in planned for Washington this April

Action will demand Congress get big money out of politics, ensure free and fair elections. No 1568 Posted by fw, January 18, 2016 “It’s time to take mass nonviolent action … Continue reading

January 18, 2016

Is the Trans-Pacific Partnership incompatible with democracy? My letter to Trade Minister Freeland

This is my fourth letter to the Minister’s office. So far auto-responses but no answers to any of the issues I’ve raised. No 1565 Posted by fw, January 13, 2016 … Continue reading

January 13, 2016

You can not have a capitalist democracy, they are radically incompatible, says Noam Chomsky

“The current political-economic system is a form of plutocracy.” No 1563 Posted by fw, January 12, 2016 “During the Q&A period after Noam Chomsky gave a lecture at 1199 SEIU … Continue reading

January 12, 2016

How capitalism creates an extraordinarily corrupt and extraordinarily undemocratic political economy

We have raging stagnation, monopoly, inequality – That’s real world capitalism, a complete full frontal assault on democracy. No 1562 Posted by fw, January 11, 2016 “…when you have a … Continue reading

January 11, 2016

The not so well-kept secret is out – America is a plutonomy where only the rich matter

“It is essential that corporate elites keep the façade of democratic control alive,” writes activist Michael Perino. No 1547 Posted by fw, December 20, 2015 “Several years ago, two leaked … Continue reading

December 20, 2015