Citizen Action Monitor

Petition drive convinces GM to stop funding climate change denier Heartland Institute

“Climate change is real” says Dan Akerson, GM’s CEO No 448 Posted by fw, March 31, 2012 “Citing its corporate stance that climate change is real, General Motors announced Wednesday that its … Continue reading

March 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

Chicago activists take on a bank, sheriffs and foreclosure agents to block home evictions

Activists’ tactics include eviction blockades, night and day vigils, marches and rallies, and direct action at offices engaged in foreclosures No 447 Posted by fw, March 29, 2012 The Chicago … Continue reading

March 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

How one small community is raising public awareness about climate change issues

Small Ontario community hosts talk by Environmental Commissioner of Ontario No 446 Posted by fw, March 29, 2012 In a November 2011 post I spotlighted Eden Mills, a small Ontario … Continue reading

March 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Employee ownership offers alternative to unions and a real solution for workers and communities

“This is the future of the world of work” No 445 Posted by fw, March 27, 2012 “At a time when many are disillusioned with big banks and big business, … Continue reading

March 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Democratic governments in Italy and Greece gutted — central bankers rule

Public assets, pensions, labour laws targetted No 444 Posted by fw, March 26, 2012 “In September 2011, at a time when the sovereign debt raiders, as some people call them, … Continue reading

March 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Hamilton’s demanding Climate Change Action Charter

Charter a partnership of community organizations and individuals No 443 Posted by fw, March 25, 2012 This post is an update to a September, 2011 post and is presented in three … Continue reading

March 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Trail of election irregularities dating to 2005 raises Elizabeth May’s suspicions

Canada does a poor job of investigating serious election irregularities No 442 Posted by fw, March 24, 2012 “Canadians must not allow allegations of serious election crimes to be swept … Continue reading

March 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

American protesters discovering they don’t have the rights and freedoms they thought they had

Put up a poster and risk felony charge plus detention with $25,000 bail No 441 Posted by fw, March 20, 2012 “The Federally Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of … Continue reading

March 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

BBC’s Panorama of the poorest of the poor in Obama’s America

No 440 Posted by fw, March 19, 2012 With one and a half million American children now homeless, reporter Hilary Andersson, of the BBC’s Panorama television program, meets the school … Continue reading

March 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

SHOCKER: Key players at the highest levels in Canada’s Israel Lobby are backing the candidacy of Thomas Mulcair

Allegation made by Independent Jewish Voices (IJV) No 439 Posted by fw, March 18, 2012 IJV’s allegation supports a concern that I expressed in my February 21, 2012 post: “Given … Continue reading

March 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

OWS: “We are the 99 percent.” Shouldn’t that be “We are the 70 percent”?

No 438 Posted by fw, March 17, 2012 “Occupy Wall Street is a leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions. The one thing we all have in … Continue reading

March 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Women Occupy gives whole new meaning to “Bust Bank of America”

Bank’s CEO Brian Moynihan’s speech gets “busted” No 437 Posted by fw, March 15, 2012 Boyo, has the Women Occupy crowd got its act together with a multifaceted mix of … Continue reading

March 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Palestinian and Israeli women gather in Arab village for Conference against the Occupation

“Practicing Civil Disobedience” was Conference theme No 435 Posted by fw, March 13, 2012 “Banners at the conference center showed slogans like “End the occupation” and “Tear down the wall” … Continue reading

March 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Don’t delay courts’ review of Robocall tainted election results argues Osgoode Hall law professor

Court reviews are the key. They must happen as soon as possible. No 434 Posted by fw, March 12, 2012 “The robocall affair puts us at the brink of crisis … Continue reading

March 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Call for world’s citizens to unite for symbolic March to Jerusalem on March 30 to uphold Palestinian rights

No 433 Posted by fw, March 11, 2012 Join thousands of Palestinians and supporters from all over the world who will be marching on March 30, 2012, to oppose Israeli … Continue reading

March 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Building a Social Movement: What can the African-American Civil Rights Movement teach us? Pt 3: Rosa Parks sits down

And a massive nonviolent campaign strategy takes root No 432 Posted by fw, March 9, 2012 “This is what I wanted to know: when and how would we ever determine … Continue reading

March 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Secrecy prevents disclosure of Elections Canada’s rulings on election complaints

Canadians must insist that politicians hold investigative election officials to account No 431 Posted by fw, March 7, 2012 “But the real problem is that it is not clear that … Continue reading

March 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Harper government “still muzzling publicly funded scientists” say concerned science journalists

Federal scientists still not allowed to speak to reporters without “consent” of media relations officers No 430 Posted by fw, March 6, 2012 “After several unsuccessful attempts to resolve this … Continue reading

March 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

How AIPAC’s thought-control patrol muzzles voices from “unfriendly” sources

“We will not be silenced!” —Cecilie Surasky, Deputy Director, Jewish Voice for Peace No 429 Posted by fw, March 6, 2012 In an angry, defiant email, Ms Surasky recounts examples … Continue reading

March 6, 2012 · Leave a comment