Citizen Action Monitor

Stacy Mitchell: Grassroots financing is underwriting a new crop of neighborhood businesses

No 53 Posted by fw, August 27, 2010 Remember Stacy Mitchell? She was featured in post No 53. Stacy is a senior researcher with the New Rules Project. She directs … Continue reading

August 27, 2010 · Leave a comment

Here’s to Stacy Mitchell and curbing the power of big-box retailers

No 52 Posted by fw, August 27, 2010 I have recently bumped up the New Rules Project to the top of my list of RSS feeds. It’s a rich information … Continue reading

August 27, 2010 · Leave a comment

Canadian activists to launch Boat to Gaza this fall

No 51 Posted by fw, August 26, 2010 The following article, highlighting another ordinary Canadian making an extraordinary difference, first appeared in The Electronic Intifada. To facilitate browsing, I have … Continue reading

August 26, 2010 · Leave a comment

“How to be a Minister of Natural Resources for Dummies”

No 50 Posted by fw, August 26, 2010 Kudos to Climate Action News for this much deserved piece of biting sarcasm. Email addresses for Paradis (Minister of Natural Resources), Harper … Continue reading

August 26, 2010 · Leave a comment

Clayton Ruby: “What we’ve seen here is a picture of the police state to come.”

No 48 Posted by fw, August 24, 2010 The following is my transcription of Part 1 of Paul Jay’s video-recorded interview of Clayton Ruby, first broadcast on the Real News, … Continue reading

August 24, 2010 · Leave a comment

Just Imagine! Windsor-Essex as a Transition County!

No 47 Posted by fw, August 23, 2010 Just Imagine! If Windsor-Essex were part of the Transition Movement, the post below shows the kinds of events its members might be … Continue reading

August 23, 2010 · Leave a comment

Clayton Ruby alleges McGuinty and Harper are both implicated in G20

No 46 Posted by fw, August 22, 2010 “All that is necessary for evil to flourish is for good women and men to say and do nothing.” (My revision of … Continue reading

August 22, 2010 · Leave a comment

How a UK food co-op is taking on the supermarkets and building community resilience

No 45 Posted by fw, August 21, 2010 Stroudco Food Hub is an example of community action as its very best: it’s a co-op of local food producers and consumers, … Continue reading

August 21, 2010 · Leave a comment

Tens of thousands of Aussies protest gov’t inaction on climate change

No 44 Posted by fw, August 16, 2010 Yesterday’s coordinated march by tens of thousands of Australians to protest government inaction on climate change was inspiring and captured my attention. … Continue reading

August 16, 2010 · Leave a comment

Desperately seeking Sandra. The “unaccountable” Windsor MPP Pupatello.

No 43 Posted by fw, August 12, 2010 “Welcome to my website! I hope it serves as a resourceful tool for you in finding the information you are seeking. I … Continue reading

August 12, 2010 · Leave a comment

Windsor’s climate action plan: too little, too late?

No 42 Guest post by Helga Wintal, with background by fw, on August 11, 2010 Background Windsor, Ontario has been a member of Canada’s Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program since … Continue reading

August 11, 2010 · Leave a comment

Clean air victory for concerned St. Catharine residents.

No 41 Posted by fw, August 10, 2010 It’s so encouraging to see a case where citizen action makes a difference. Here’s one recent example that can be entered in … Continue reading

August 10, 2010 · Leave a comment

Mild-mannered Bill McKibben mad as hell. Uses the “f” word

No 40, Posted by fw, August 5, 2010 “We’re hot as hell and we’re not going to take it any more . . . . So what I want to … Continue reading

August 5, 2010 · Leave a comment

I ask Ecojustice — “Are there grounds to take legal action against the feds?”

No 39, Posted August 5, 2010 After reading Andrew Nikiforuk’s devastating July 15 article in The Tyee, What Those Who Killed the Tar Sands Report Don’t Want You to Know, … Continue reading

August 5, 2010 · Leave a comment

For my gardening friends — Climate-friendly gardening tips

No 38, posted by fw, August 5, 2010 Here’s a post for all my gardening friends — both of them! To get your FREE DOWNLOAD of a 12-page guide to … Continue reading

August 5, 2010 · Leave a comment

Lament for Canada’s Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program. Pt 2/2: The “lamentable” evidence

No 37, Posted by fw, Aug 1, 2010 This two-part post is a summary of David Gordon’s research study of Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program. PCP was created to … Continue reading

August 1, 2010 · Leave a comment