Citizen Action Monitor

Big legal battle shaping up in US as more than 200 cities in 15 states pass local ordinances banning fracking

State governments and Big Oil & Gas launching legal challenges to local ordinances No 536 Posted by fw, July 30, 2012 “As evidence of the public health and environmental risks … Continue reading

July 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Pennsylvania legal decision strips oil and gas industry of power to control property, returning it to municipalities

Two Republican judges side with Democrats in this fracking great decision No 535 Posted by fw, July 28, 2012 “Seven municipalities had sued over the sweeping, 5-month-old law, saying it … Continue reading

July 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Blockbuster legal decision: Texas judge asserts all natural resources should be protected under the public trust doctrine

“The case reinforces that the air outside is a ‘Public Trust’ that ought to be managed for quality.” No 534 Posted by fw, July 27, 2012 “It’s long been established … Continue reading

July 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

MP Elizabeth May calls on Canadians to urge Tory MPs to refuse to support second omnibus bill

“I want to celebrate people of integrity who lost much by refusing to be silenced. Conservative MPs who stood up to the Prime Minister…” No 533 Posted by fw, July … Continue reading

July 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Stop Canada’s Ugly TransCanada Corp claim of legal right to a Texas family farm for its tar sands pipeline

Help Julia Trigg Crawford to fight back and block the Keystone XL pipeline No 532 Posted by fw, July 26, 2012 “When TransCanada showed up on her father’s doorstep in … Continue reading

July 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

What makes activist Chris Hedges resist and fight for life even when all the signs around us deny that possibility?

“Fighting for the sanctity of life is always worth it. Because you know, if we don’t fight, then we are finished.” No 531 Posted by fw, July 25, 2012 In … Continue reading

July 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Aljazeera’s video profile of activist Tom Woodley, head of Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East

No 530 Posted by fw, July 24, 2012 “I would like a society where there aren’t these taboos where there aren’t things that you can’t say, where you don’t get … Continue reading

July 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Stop the Pipeline — Join the Movement

No 529 Posted by fw, July 20, 2012 Stop the Pipeline video published on May 24, 2012 by GreenpeaceCanada Together, we can stop the Enbridge Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline Greenpeace is … Continue reading

July 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Tar Sands Hell – A personal narrative by a member of Lubicon Cree First Nation in Alberta

Melina Laboucan-Massimo works tirelessly to get the word out about the devastation in her community No 528 Posted by fw, July 20, 2012 “The poisons that infest these tar sands … Continue reading

July 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Join more than 850,000 others in Greenpeace’s international Save the Arctic campaign

Sign now and demand world leaders declare a global sanctuary around the North Pole No 527 Posted by fw, July 19, 2012 The Arctic ice we all depend on is … Continue reading

July 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

What’s a bear doing on the Shell station roof? With pizzazz, Greenpeace shuts down Shell service stations in UK

Part of worldwide protest campaign to tell Shell to get out of the Arctic No 526 Posted by fw, July 19, 2012 Greenpeace targets Shell pumps, published by IBTimesUK July … Continue reading

July 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

New independent watchdog rips US government agencies for falling behind in protecting public from financial instability

“More aggressive action needed,” says Sheila Bair, Chair of new watchdog organization No 525 Posted by fw, July 18, 2012 “The American public is looking for “a strong, independent voice” … Continue reading

July 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Former head of government financial regulatory agency gives her take on culture of collusion and greed among megabanks

Now a citizen activist, Sheila Bair explains how ordinary citizens can end up on the hook for bankers’ fraudulent trading practices No 524 Posted by fw, July 17, 2012 “[To … Continue reading

July 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

There is hope! We are laying the groundwork for the “Next Great Revolution” – Gar Alperovitz

This is the speech that Obama should be giving, hasn’t, and never will No 523 Posted by fw, July 17, 2012 In his keynote address to the Green Party’s National … Continue reading

July 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Canadian scientists accuse Harper of a “war on knowledge” at protest rally in Ottawa

Mock funeral on Parliament Hill to mark “the death of evidence,” No 522 Posted by fw, July 11, 2012 “It’s not about saving money. It’s about imposing ideology. What’s happening … Continue reading

July 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

U.S. citizens and politicians unite to overturn “Citizens United” ruling

Van Jones explains how they’re doing it No 521 Posted by fw, July 10, 2012 This post is excerpted from Chapter 7 of Van Jones’ new book, Rebuild the Dream, … Continue reading

July 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Brilliant display of creative dissidence in this concert and rally against fracking

No 520 Posted by fw, July 8, 2012 On May 15, 2012, New Yorkers Against Fracking held a concert and rally to raise awareness of the dangers of hydraulic fracking. … Continue reading

July 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Is this what it’s going to take to wake us up to the devastating threat of climate change? – Personal disasters?

Probably. No 519 Posted by fw, July 7, 2012 “I think an event like this can start to wake people up. We expect, given climate change that is happening now … Continue reading

July 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Harper Watch: New blog documents HarperCon actions undermining Canadian democracy

No 518 Posted by fw, July 5, 2012 Thanks to TheAlektra for “Compiling the Harper Government’s crimes against democracy” over at the Harper Watch blog. TheAlektera writes: “I am a … Continue reading

July 5, 2012 · Leave a comment