Citizen Action Monitor

“Organize to Win” success story: How Oakvillegreen helped stop paving of nature trail

No 71 Posted by fw, September 28, 2010 One September day in 2008, Oakville resident John McMullen watched in disbelief as heavy machinery came rumbling down a popular nature trail. … Continue reading

September 28, 2010 · Leave a comment

So you want to fight city hall. Here’s how: Pt 3/3: Going to War

No 70 Posted by fw, September 26, 2010 As in Parts 1 and 2, the content of this three-part series is an adaptation of Liz Benneian’s presentation, Organize to Win. … Continue reading

September 26, 2010 · Leave a comment

So you want to fight city hall. Here’s how: Pt 2/3: Develop an understanding of political decision-making and power politics

No 69 Posted by fw, September 25, 2010 As in Part 1, the content of this three-part series is an adaptation of Liz Benneian’s presentation, Organize to Win. While some … Continue reading

September 25, 2010 · Leave a comment

So you want to fight city hall. Here’s how: Pt 1/3: Build a citizen advocacy organization

No 68 Posted by fw, September 24, 2010 Acknowledgements A double thanks to Liz Benneian, President of the Oakvillegreen Conservation Association (OCA): first, for her inspiring Organize to Win presentation … Continue reading

September 24, 2010 · Leave a comment

Canada’s Transition Communities

No 67 Posted September 23, 2010 IMPORTANT UPDATE, Jan. 7, 2011: Ten *NEW* communities added to the List of Canadian Transition Communities (below). What is a Transition Community? The following … Continue reading

September 23, 2010 · Leave a comment

Leo Murray: Creator of “Wake Up, Freak Out — then Get a Grip”

No 66 Posted by fw, September 16, 2010 “Few people seem to have understood the full implications of the most recent climate science. I am an artist, but I believe … Continue reading

September 16, 2010 · Leave a comment

What’s eating climate activist and artist, Leo Murray?

No 65 Posted by fw, September 16, 2010 The power of one! That’s what my blog is often about – One person struggling to find ways to make a difference, … Continue reading

September 16, 2010 · Leave a comment

Visionary lawyer, Polly Higgins, campaigns to have ‘ecocide’ recognized as international crime

No 64 Posted by fw, September 13, 2010 The following post originally appeared in the July 28, 2010 issue of the Ecologist magazine under the title, Ecocide: Making Environmental Destruction … Continue reading

September 13, 2010 · Leave a comment

The Joy of Music at the Market

No 63 Posted by fw, September 11, 2010 Throw open the windows, turn up the volume, and enjoy 4 minutes of this “flash” performance by the Opera Company of Philadelphia … Continue reading

September 11, 2010 · Leave a comment

“U.S. bankrupt” says economics prof Pt 2/2: “With 500 cooks in Congress making laws, we’re going to end up in a mess”

No 62 Posted by fw, September 09, 2010 In the context of my 6-part transcription of the documentary Overdose: The Next Financial Crisis, which nailed the “The solution is the … Continue reading

September 9, 2010 · Leave a comment

“U.S. bankrupt” says economics prof. Pt 1/2: Fiscal policy is “fiscal childhood abuse”

No 61 Posted by fw, September 08, 2010 In the context of my 6-part transcription of the documentary Overdose: The Next Financial Crisis, which nailed the “The solution is the … Continue reading

September 8, 2010 · Leave a comment