Citizen Action Monitor

“Counterpower” by Tim Gee — Pt 4: How Physical Counterpower helps movements win

No 382 Posted by fw, December 28, 2011 This series is based on Tim Gee’s Counterpower: Making Change Happen. Gee conceives of Counterpower as the ability of the powerless to … Continue reading

December 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

“Counterpower” by Tim Gee — Pt 3: How Economic Counterpower helps movements win

No 381 Posted by fw, December 27, 2011 This series is based on Tim Gee’s Counterpower: Making Change Happen. Gee conceives of Counterpower as the ability of the powerless to … Continue reading

December 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

“Counterpower” by Tim Gee — Pt 2: How Idea Counterpower helps movements win

No 380 Posted by fw, December 27, 2011 Just to recap – This series, based on Tim Gee’s Counterpower: Making Change Happen, really began with a review of his book. … Continue reading

December 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

“Counterpower” by Tim Gee — Pt 1: Activists, improve your campaigns with Counterpower”

No 379 Posted by fw, December 24, 2011 In a previous post, I wrote: There’s much talk these days – particularly from the left — about the need to build … Continue reading

December 24, 2011 · Leave a comment

European Union protests Israeli displacement, demolition policies in the Occupied West Bank

No 378 Posted by fw, December 23, 2011 European Union Protests Israeli Policies in the Occupied West Bank by ICAHD, Dec 23, 2011 Israeli demolition of Palestinian homes (About ICAHD … Continue reading

December 23, 2011 · Leave a comment

Still amusing ourselves to death?

No 377 Posted by fw, December 23, 2011 This headline on page C4 in the Entertainment section of today’s Windsor Star caught my attention – Lopez sizzles You Tube with … Continue reading

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Will Republican efforts to force Obama to make hasty Keystone XL decision backfire?

No 376 Posted by fw, December 23, 2011 “Speaker Boehner is trying to satisfy Big Oil’s lobbyists and some of the GOP’s top corporate donors by forcing the president to … Continue reading

December 23, 2011 · Leave a comment

If Occupiers hope to bring about a “World Revolution” they must mobilize the global South

No 375 Posted by fw, December 21, 2011 “It’s easy enough to explain why the global South hasn’t joined Occupy. But why should we care? First, because the extractive processes … Continue reading

December 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

Durban’s legacy: A more complex, unstable geopolitical climate order emerges — Part 2

No 374 Posted by fw, December 20, 2011 “Recent climate conferences have demonstrated just how bankrupt and crass our geopolitical alliances have become. Perhaps Durban represents the first step towards … Continue reading

December 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

Durban’s legacy: A more complex, unstable geopolitical climate order emerges — Part 1

No 373 Posted by fw, December 19, 2011 Nikolas Kozloff, a New York-based writer specializing in political and environmental topics, attempts to unravel Durban’s COP17 legacy. He foresees a more … Continue reading

December 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

Canadian Boat to Gaza – Looking back. Looking forward.

No 372 Posted by fw, 2011 The following is a slightly modified version of a December 15, 2011 email from the Canadian Boat to Gaza Steering Committee. Looking back On … Continue reading

December 18, 2011 · Leave a comment

Australian reporter and lawyer exposé of Israeli abuse of Palestinian child prisoners prod government action

No 371 Posted by fw, December 18, 2011 Every so often a story comes along that rekindles hope that activists’ efforts are making a difference. An email yesterday from Sonja … Continue reading

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Unyielding young Egyptian protesters refuse to succumb to military brutality — Video

No 370 Posted by fw, December 17, 2011 “At least nine people have been killed in Egypt and more than 350 injured in the past two days of clashes between … Continue reading

December 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

Alberta’s emission reductions two-thirds short of target —Pembina Institute Report

No 369 Posted by fw, December 17, 2011 New report finds Alberta must strengthen emissions rules to meet climate commitments, Pembina Institute Media Release, December 16, 2011 CALGARY — In … Continue reading

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“No one has the political will, courage or imagination to deal with the Eurozone crisis” —Ilene Grabel

No 368 Posted by fw, December 16, 2011 “I think the even bigger problem is this kind of institutional lacuna. There isn’t actually a space in the global economy for … Continue reading

December 16, 2011 · Leave a comment

How Wall Street’s strength potentially leads to an overt form of political dictatorship —John Weeks

No 367 Posted by fw, December 15, 2011 “Economic power need not translate automatically into political power. But if you don’t control it, it will. At the moment, the financial … Continue reading

December 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

“I think an America beyond capitalism is a real possibility” — Gar Alperovitz

No 366 Posted by fw, December 15, 2011 “As the Occupy Wall Street movement continues to protest record levels of wealth and income inequality, we turn to an author who … Continue reading

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British historian warns of the danger of leaving political decisions to technocrats and experts

No 365 Posted by fw, December 14, 2011 In a timely BBC Radio 4 essay, British historian Lisa Jardine warns “We should be wary of leaving political decisions to experts … Continue reading

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Rocky Anderson for President – Blasts two dominant parties for sustaining “corrupt system”

No 364 Posted by fw, December 14, 2011 A new political party has entered the fray as an alternative to Democrats and Republicans ahead of the 2012 elections. On Monday, … Continue reading

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