Citizen Action Monitor

Yes Minister: Eighties satirical British sitcom evokes sympathy for Jim Hacker, government minister

In this episode, Hacker discovers that to do the right thing requires that you must not let anybody catch you doing it. No 1914 Posted by fw, March 19, 2017 “I’ll … Continue reading

March 19, 2017

Fraud has become the new norm in society

Neoliberal capitalism has created the moral conditions and culture that perpetuate systemic fraud within governments and corporations. No 1854 Posted by fw, December 24, 2016 “In Neoliberalism and the Moral Economy … Continue reading

December 24, 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

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

Saudis need not worry – “no state has the moral authority or will to attack this butchery”, and…

…that includes Canada, the whole of the EU, and the US, all fawning recipients of Saudi largesse. No 1558 Posted by fw, January 5, 2016 “There is, however, one little … Continue reading

January 5, 2016

What twisted moral calculus allows our party leaders to express “friendship and support” for Israel?

Is it simply a matter of wilfully turning a blind eye to Netanyahu’s killing machine, that rages on, to be condoned by our PM’s silence? No 1497 Posted by fw, … Continue reading

November 2, 2015

As economy falters, Canada’s Viceroy of the Oil Patch reinvents himself as a wartime PM

Mentally ill Zehaf-Bibeau saved Harper from having to fight election on economy by gifting him a dicey war No 1291 Posted by fw, March 26, 2015 “Having bet the country … Continue reading

March 26, 2015

How is it that ruling elites can take us in a direction that is so detrimental to most of us?

Leftist intellectuals, educators, and activists are losing the struggle against the propagandists of empire No 1269 Posted by fw, February 22, 2015 “Left progressive intellectuals and activists know that the … Continue reading

February 22, 2015

“When it comes to the Palestinian people, the Holocaust has hardened our hearts and closed our minds.”

“The scale of our own suffering has made us blind to their suffering – which we see as all of their own making.” Robert Cohen, British Jew, writer, reflects on … Continue reading

January 31, 2015

Amanda Lang scandal at CBC catches media star in conflict of interest, working on behalf of Royal Bank of Canada

“CBC, has so far done nothing but bluster and berate its critics”, says George Monbiot No 1237 Posted by fw, January 21, 2015 “The website Canadaland, which exposed Lang’s conflicts … Continue reading

January 21, 2015

Mission Accomplished!

This picture is worth more than a thousand words — and countless deaths No 1221 Posted by fw, January 3, 2015 Image source: Collapse of Industrial Civilization ~ Finding the … Continue reading

January 3, 2015

Truth is dead – Long live deceit

Political language is turned on its head, the truth is expunged, and we are all corrupted No 1113 Posted by fw, August 03, 2014 “As advanced societies are de-politicised, the … Continue reading

August 3, 2014

Fear of Zionist reaction cripples Parliament condemnation of Israel

Political expediency trumps opposition politicians’ moral fibre No 1107 Posted by fw, July 24, 2014 “Unfortunately, there is no alternate viewpoint to Baird’s among Canada’s political leaders…. The sad truth … Continue reading

July 24, 2014

Were students’ rights to freedom of expression violated by vote to defer ratification of BDS results?

And will students be denied the right to implement BDS, a morally just cause? No 1008 Posted by fw, March 15, 2014 In a front page story in yesterday’s Windsor … Continue reading

March 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

UN can and must control two renegade states – US and Israel — warns US prof

Otherwise “their Nazi-like behavior over a prolonged period of years will negate all International laws in favor of those who will impose their power on the weak” No 672 Posted … Continue reading

February 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Toronto G20 Summit: Harper, McGuinty and police fail acid test of moral responsibility – “Let Right Be Done”

Political leaders and police slither through gaping holes in public accountability systems No 516 Posted by fw, July 3, 2012 “…the problem, I think, is so much more at the … Continue reading

July 3, 2012 · Leave a comment