Citizen Action Monitor

Is America doomed by its $14 trillion debt crisis? A BBC perspective

No 207 Posted by fw, June 28, 2011 “[America’s] debt crisis is a fascinating crisis because it is about so much more than money. It is a test of a … Continue reading

June 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

Journalists grill US State Dept spokesperson about Gaza Flotilla

No 206 Posted by fw, June 26, 2011 At a U.S. State Department briefing on Friday, June 24, Matt Lee of Associated Press sparked a round of questioning by asking why the … Continue reading

June 26, 2011 · Leave a comment

Was Huxley right — Will our “infinite appetite” for pleasurable distractions be our downfall?

No 205 Posted by fw, June 23, 2011 DON’T MISS THE CARTOON THAT FOLLOWS THE TEXT (Oh, the irony of it — a cartoon!) Foreword from Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public … Continue reading

June 23, 2011 · Leave a comment

“I have had all I can stand, Fox TV, and I can’t stand no more!”

No 204 Posted by fw, June 21, 2011 Right about now I could use a motivational charge and who better to boost my morale than the electric Van Jones in … Continue reading

June 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

U.S. Christian activist risks conversation with U.S.-born face of Israeli occupation

No 203 Posted by fw, June 21, 2011 “I was 12 inches from him and simply asked him his name because I could tell he understood English. (Soldiers are ordered … Continue reading

June 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

The Woman, the Rabbi, the Goat and the Cow – Allegorical story about what Israel is doing to Palestinians

No 202 Posted by fw, June 20, 2011 Jeff Halper, the remarkable Israeli political activist and founder of The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) likes to tell the allegorical … Continue reading

June 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

Activist Ray McGovern tells why he will be aboard U.S. boat to Gaza

No 201 Posted by fw, June 19, 2011 “I also have been cautioned by a source with access to very senior staffers at the National Security Council that not only … Continue reading

June 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

Names of delegates aboard Canadian boat to Gaza

No 200 Posted by fw, June 19, 2011 As editor of Citizen Action Monitor, it is an honour to publish the names of the citizen activists who will be aboard … Continue reading

June 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

“The Lonesome Death of Rachel Corrie” by Billy Bragg

No 199 Posted by fw, June 19, 2011 As Freedom Flotilla II prepares to set sail for Gaza — In respectful remembrance — Rachel Aliene Corrie (April 10, 1979 – March 16, 2003) Here … Continue reading

June 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

Has the Pembina Institute found a chink in Canada’s Tar Sands’ armour?

No 198 Posted by fw, June 18, 2011 “[T]here’s been growing scrutiny from the international investment community on oilsands operations. There are increasing numbers of shareholder resolutions on the oilsands … Continue reading

June 18, 2011 · Leave a comment

Environment Hamilton: Not-for-profit citizen action group exhibits winning formula

No 197 Posted by fw, June 17, 2011 ABOUT ENVIRONMENT HAMILTON (EH) Overview from the website Environment Hamilton’s Mission: EH was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 2001 to help Hamiltonians to develop … Continue reading

June 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

Wales, NY, latest to adopt community rights ordinance banning “fracking”

No 196 Posted by fw, June 16, 2011 “We are very pleased to announce our first ordinance adopted in New York State.  It bans corporations from natural gas drilling and … Continue reading

June 16, 2011 · Leave a comment

Four Nobel Women’s Initiative: Gaza Flotilla II letter to Ban Ki-moon

No 195 Posted by fw, June 16, 2011 Nobel Women’s Initiative: Gaza Flotilla II letter to Ban Ki-moon June 10, 2011 RE: Inspection and sealing of Freedom Flotilla II cargo … Continue reading

June 16, 2011 · Leave a comment

Get involved: International “Stop Tar Sands” day of action, Sat. June 18

No 194 Posted by fw, June 16, 2011 Want to get involved in the biggest international event in support of shutting down the tar sands in history? Need to find … Continue reading

June 16, 2011 · Leave a comment

The scary trials and tribulations of being a citizen activist in Amerika

No 193 Posted by fw, June 14, 2011 Amerika – according to http://en.wiktionary.org, the term ‘Amerika’ is used pejoratively to imply that the U.S. is fascist. The term is frequently associated … Continue reading

June 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

“Next Up”: Leadership program for young Canadians committed to social and environmental justice

No 192 Posted by fw, June 12, 2011 “If you’re young and want to change the world, or your part of it, and live in B.C., where do you go … Continue reading

June 12, 2011 · Leave a comment

The story that made me weep for America

No 191 Posted by fw, June 10, 2011 This heartbreaking image is from a video that accompanied Democracy Now’s poignant story, Dale Maharidge’s Chronicles of Widely Ignored U.S. Working Poor Inspire … Continue reading

June 10, 2011 · Leave a comment

Canada’s premier energy summit releases its report. Is there a glaring omission?

No 190 Posted by fw, June 10, 2011 About the Equinox Summit: Energy 2030 During the week of June 5-9, the Waterloo Global Science Initiative (WSGI), based in Waterloo, Ontario, … Continue reading

June 10, 2011 · Leave a comment

“We are coming to Washington to stay”: Nation-wide people’s occupation of D.C.’s Freedom Plaza, Oct 6, 2011

No 189 Posted by fw, June 9, 2011 This could be the start of something big, SOMETHING REALLY BIG — the birth of a new nation-wide social movement in the … Continue reading

June 9, 2011 · Leave a comment