Citizen Action Monitor

Nawal El Saadawi: “If you are creative you must be dissident. And if you are female you must be a feminine dissident”

No 184 Posted by fw, May 31, 2011 “This is creativity. It is inspired and stimulated by our living our own lives, and not by copying theories of struggle from … Continue reading

May 31, 2011 · Leave a comment

Music and poetry for dissidents: Ravel, Dharker, and McLachlan

No 183 Posted by fw, May 31, 2011 “Those who choose to take an active stand against a regime they regard as immoral in some way or another, to be … Continue reading

May 31, 2011 · Leave a comment

Charles Dobson wants to increase citizen involvement in finding solutions to the big problems we face

No 182, Posted by fw, May 29, 2011 “Experts know the overarching solution to all of the big problems we face. You can find it in the last 10 pages … Continue reading

May 29, 2011 · Leave a comment

“What we love we must protect because that’s what love means.” Let Sandra Steingraber’s words ring out across this continent.

No 180 Posted by fw, May 27, 2011 “Every morning before my kids go to school I fill their water bottles from the same tap before they get on the … Continue reading

May 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

“My Water’s on Fire Tonight” (The Fracking Song)

No 179 Posted by fw, May 23, 2011 Raise on high a glass of your best tap water in a toast to the creative folks at http://explainer.net/ and Studio 20 for My … Continue reading

May 23, 2011 · Leave a comment

Why you can’t “green” capitalism

No 178 Posted by fw, May 21, 2011 Seems like everyone these days is hopping on the green super-train to sustainability. The words “green” and “sustainability” are getting lots of … Continue reading

May 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

How resilience thinking can turn crisis into opportunity

No 177 Posted by fw, May 19, 2011 The following post is taken, in part, from an article, On resilience, by Carl Folke, which appeared in Seed Magazine, 2010. I … Continue reading

May 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

What is resilience in people and ecosystems? (Video)

No 176 Posted by fw, May 19, 2011 Resilience and sustainability are two key terms that are frequently undefined, poorly defined or misunderstood, especially by the public, in popular writings … Continue reading

May 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Freedom Rides and daring leadership of Diane Nash

No 175 Posted by fw, May 15, 2011 “When the Freedom Riders were beaten in Birmingham and the bus was burned and the riders attacked in Anniston [Alabama], it felt … Continue reading

May 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

Economics prof warns U.S. is precipitating another global financial crisis

No 174 Posted by fw, May 14, 2011 Paul Jay, Real News Network Editor: So, in other words, as Standard and Poor’s said: If you don’t take a position on … Continue reading

May 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

“People aren’t stupid, but when it comes to politics they are ignorant, lazy and easily satisfied with pat answers to difficult questions”

No 173 Posted by fw, May 12, 2011 “People aren’t stupid, but when it comes to politics they are ignorant, lazy and easily satisfied with pat answers to difficult questions” That’s one … Continue reading

May 12, 2011 · Leave a comment

Climate scientists warn Earth is in “imminent peril.” So, why the public apathy?

No 172 Posted by fw, May 10, 2011 In her 2008 paper, Atmospheric Trust Litigation, (University of Oregon), Law Professor Mary C. Wood reflected on the dire warnings of “imminent peril” … Continue reading

May 10, 2011 · Leave a comment

Mary C. Wood, creator of road map for citizens to bring lawsuits against government

No 171 Posted by fw, May 8, 2011 “The atmospheric trust litigation part is a road map for citizens to bring suit against their government, (whether) city, state, or federal, … Continue reading

May 8, 2011 · Leave a comment

Youth turn to legal action as means to power, as means to hold leaders accountable for climate change inaction

No 170 Posted by fw, May 8, 2011 Here, in his own words, Alec Loorz explains why he is suing the US government “for making decisions that threaten our right … Continue reading

May 8, 2011 · Leave a comment

One amazing teen: Sued U.S. gov’t on Wed. Kicks off his “Million Kid March” this Sat.

No 169 Posted by fw, May 5, 2011 Back on November 6, 2010, I posted this piece: 16-year-old Alec Loorz organizing “Million Kid March”. The march takes place over Mothers’ Day weekend. … Continue reading

May 5, 2011 · Leave a comment