Citizen Action Monitor

Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund spearheads “massive disobedience” to U.S. law

No 142 Posted by fw, March 30, 2011 Following up on the three previous posts, which featured video recordings and transcripts of a 2009 talk by Mari Margil about the … Continue reading

March 30, 2011 · Leave a comment

Amazing Legal Defense Fund takes on Big Corporations, declaring Nature has Rights. Pt 3/3: Who speaks for the trees?

No 141 Posted by fw, March 24, 2011 “The Lorax asked, ‘Who speaks for the trees?’ The people of Ecuador, Blaine, Barnstead, Nottingham, and a dozen other communities have answered, … Continue reading

March 24, 2011 · Leave a comment

Amazing Legal Defense Fund takes on Big Corporations, declaring Nature has Rights. Pt 2/3: A way out of “the box”

No 140 Posted by fw, March 23, 2011 Continuing with Part 2 of Mari Margil’s talk to the Bioneers in October 2009, followed by my transcript: TRANSCRIPT Blaine’s ordinances At … Continue reading

March 23, 2011 · Leave a comment

Amazing Legal Defense Fund takes on Big Corporations, declaring Nature has Rights. Pt 1/3: Meet Mari Margil

No 139 Posted by fw, March 23, 2011 “What I’m about to say should come as no surprise to the people in this room. Our planet is dying. And our … Continue reading

March 23, 2011 · Leave a comment

New book examines Harper’s agenda to remake Canada “by stealth”. Should Canadians be concerned?

No 138 Posted by fw, March 22, 2011 This morning, I received the following heads-up email from my friend, Marjorie. Dear Friends, I highly recommend a newly published and timely book, Rogue … Continue reading

March 22, 2011 · 1 Comment

Leadnow.ca releases budget priorities from 75 conversations with Canadians

No 137 Posted by fw, March 22, 2011 Following up on a March 5, 2011 post in this blog — Youth-driven organization aims to change the face of federal politics in Canada … Continue reading

March 22, 2011 · Leave a comment

Now here’s how to fire up a crowd!

No 136 Posted by fw, March 15 , 2011 Within minutes the Madison, Wisconsin crowd were on their feet cheering and chanting, fired up by the diminutive gentleman from Cleveland. … Continue reading

March 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

“Government can track your every move and statement”

No 135 Posted by fw, March 14, 2011 ” . . . software is now . . . the crucial building block, the component out of which everything else is … Continue reading

March 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

U.S. Senator: New Facebook policy “will place users at great risk”

No 134 Posted by fw, March 13, 2011 Echoing the concerns of Eben Moglen — “Centralized services like Facebook can kill you ” — U.S. Senator Al Franken is taking … Continue reading

March 13, 2011 · Leave a comment

Eben Moglen: “Centralized services like Facebook can kill you”

No 133 Posted by fw, March 10, 2011 “If we are going to build systems of communication for future politics, we’re going to have to build them under the assumption … Continue reading

March 11, 2011 · Leave a comment

Felix Finkbeiner, 13, says “Stop talking. Start planting.”

No 132 Posted by fw, March 9, 2011 “We children think we can plant a trillion trees in 10 years. I don’t have much hope that adults will do something. … Continue reading

March 9, 2011 · 2 Comments

Calgary’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

No 131 Posted by fw, March 8, 2011 Thanks to the Pembina Institute for the heads-up on Calgary’s greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation plans, and for its own excellent related research … Continue reading

March 8, 2011 · Leave a comment

“Is humanity inherently unsustainable?”: Link to full transcript and mp3 audio of Prof Rees’ lecture

No 130 Posted March 7, 2011 This is an important update to my 13-part series on Univ of British Columbia Biology / Ecology Professor William Rees’ lecture, Is humanity inherently … Continue reading

March 7, 2011 · Leave a comment

Youth-driven organization aims to change the face of federal politics in Canada

No 129 Posted by fw, March 5, 2011 Jamie Biggar and Adam Shedletzky. Remember their names. This dynamic duo, along with a multi-partisan network of volunteers and advisers with a … Continue reading

March 5, 2011 · Leave a comment

Did I just hear Hillary praise Al Jazeera and trash US media?

No 128 Posted by fw, March 4, 2011 Don’t believe me? Watch it here — Here’s how Democracy Now reported the story: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has surprised … Continue reading

March 4, 2011 · Leave a comment

For James Travers, a great Canadian political columnist, dead at 62.

No 127 Posted March 4, 2011 Late last night I received from my friend Marjorie the following email, a copy of one that she had sent to the Toronto Star … Continue reading

March 4, 2011 · Leave a comment

What the FRACK! Fracking hell: the true cost of America’s gas rush

No 126 Posted by fw, March 3, 2011 “Fracking is currently taking America by storm. In Pennsylvania alone, government estimates predict that 3,000-4,000 new wells will be drilled each year … Continue reading

March 4, 2011 · Leave a comment

Talk about sustainable energy, sure, but use numbers, not adjectives

No 125 Posted by fw, March 2, 2011 A couple of years ago, British physicist, David MacKay was so fed up with the ‘twaddle’ about sustainable energy that was being … Continue reading

March 3, 2011 · 1 Comment
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