Citizen Action Monitor

The ominous day when real life in Trump’s administration imitated George Orwell’s art, “1984”

By eliminating the official use of seven words, “the uncritical minds of our time will be unable to think unorthodox thoughts” No 2137 Posted by fw, January 5, 2018 “There … Continue reading

January 5, 2018

Federal government scientists have been working in a climate of fear, says newly retired Halifax biologist

“The muzzling of federal government scientists is worse than anyone can imagine.” No 1341 Posted by fw, May 19, 2015 “I am concerned about the bigger policy issues that are essentially … Continue reading

May 19, 2015

We live in a self-censoring age — All but a few citizens are culturally conditioned not to notice or care

The attentive few keep the slim hope alive for all for a saner, more tolerant world No 1048 Posted by fw, May 8, 2014 “President Obama makes speeches critiquing foreign … Continue reading

May 8, 2014

Harper government “still muzzling publicly funded scientists” say concerned science journalists

Federal scientists still not allowed to speak to reporters without “consent” of media relations officers No 430 Posted by fw, March 6, 2012 “After several unsuccessful attempts to resolve this … Continue reading

March 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Julian Assange on why we’re on the verge of a democratic power shift — and other musings

No 215 Posted by fw, July 7, 2011 Quotations from Chairman Assange — July 2, 2011 “Power that is completely unaccountable is silent.”  “We should always see censorship as a … Continue reading

July 7, 2011 · Leave a comment

Harper’s record of gutting dissent gives whole new meaning to “bully pulpit”

No 151 Posted by fw, April 10, 2011 “Over the past five years, exercise of the fundamental freedom of speech in Canada has been curbed and discouraged by a federal … Continue reading

April 10, 2011 · Leave a comment