Citizen Action Monitor

Breathtaking acts of bravery on both sides of Israeli-Palestinian conflict (2 videos)

No 247 Posted by fw on August 16, 2011 Video 1 — Young unarmed Palestinian woman fearlessly confronts armed Israeli soldier This 2:36-minute video, dated Jan 28, 2008, of a … Continue reading

August 16, 2011 · Leave a comment

How to beat a powerful right-wing tribe of climate change deniers

No 246 Posted by fw, August 14, 2011 “For my part, when I see people denying facts and bullying scientists in order to perpetuate the dominance of fossil fuel interests … Continue reading

August 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

America’s “Wasteland” – a visual prose poem by Phil Rockstroh

No 245 Posted by fw, August 13, 2011 This prose poem* has sat in my archive for months. I finally decided to post it as a gift to myself and … Continue reading

August 13, 2011 · Leave a comment

In recognition of Canadians for Peace and Justice in the Middle East (CJPME)

No 244 Posted by fw, August 11, 2011 A few years ago I served as a volunteer with the Montreal-based NGO, Canadians for Peace and Justice in the Middle East. … Continue reading

August 11, 2011 · Leave a comment

Van Jones’ Dream Campaign: Communication breakdowns threaten to turn it into a PR Nightmare

No 242 Posted by fw, August 8, 2011 “The American Dream Movement would seem to be off to a stumbling start. One problem is a lack of coordination between the … Continue reading

August 8, 2011 · Leave a comment

Two new reports: Canada will not only fail to meet revised COP-15 GHG targets, “emissions will soar”

No 241 Posted by fw, August 8, 2011 Thanks to the Progressive Economics Forum and author Marc Lee for an authoritative, factual contribution to the debate about Canada’s Green House … Continue reading

August 8, 2011 · Leave a comment

Phil Rockstroh: “Why do people of the U.S. stand for this culture of exploitation and diminished prospects?”

No 240 Posted by fw, August 6, 2011 “There is so much more at stake than simply a “debate” regarding the alleged debt ceiling. . . .  Given the degraded quality of … Continue reading

August 7, 2011 · Leave a comment

Canada’s dirty tar sands lobby undermining EU climate change policy

No 239 Posted by fw, August 5, 2011 “The Canadian government has undermined independent science, deliberately misled and done everything in its power to undermine and delay the Fuel Quality … Continue reading

August 5, 2011 · Leave a comment

“Why does what’s going on in Europe matter to North Americans?”

No 238 Posted by fw, August 5, 2011 The title of this post is in fact Paul Jay’s opening question to Rob Johnson in a Real News Network interview on … Continue reading

August 5, 2011 · Leave a comment

Does web journalism mean “more and more of us know less and less about what’s going on in the world”?

No 237 Posted by fw, August 5, 2011 “And because more and more of us get our news from the web — which means we read a few bulleted headlines culled from other sources … Continue reading

August 5, 2011 · Leave a comment

“Democracy in an age without facts” — Hannah Arendt Conference at Bard in Oct

No 236 Posted by fw, August 3, 2011 “The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the dedicated communist, but people for whom the distinction between … Continue reading

August 3, 2011 · Leave a comment

BBC radio catches a glimpse of the changing face of citizen activism

No 235 Posted by fw, Aug 1, 2011 BBC political journalist, David Grossman, is a curious fellow. Most recently his curiosity led him to try to find out what impact … Continue reading

August 1, 2011 · Leave a comment