Citizen Action Monitor

Canada’s “Common Causes” NGO activist network failing to live up to its potential

Journalist and activist Nick Fillmore takes a swipe at new progressive voice No 732 Posted by fw, April 30, 2013 “In September, 2012, Common Causes, a loosely-knit network of more than … Continue reading

April 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Stunning video captures Nebraskans’ impassioned plea to stop Keystone XL

No 731 Posted by fw, April 28, 2013 On April 18th, people converged in Nebraska to speak out about the Keystone XL Pipeline at the State Department’s only public comment … Continue reading

April 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Approving Keystone XL would make US more, not less, dependent on oil markets says US economist

For US to be free from the influence of oil markets, it would have to be free from oil No 730 Posted by fw, April 28, 2013 “If we want … Continue reading

April 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dynamic team on a mission to help entrepreneurs build a future of locally owned businesses

“Be A Localist” team busy equipping entrepreneurs with the tools and strategies for local success No 729 Posted by fw, April 26, 2013 BALLE, (bawl-EE) — Business Alliance for Local … Continue reading

April 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sandra Steingraber: “My job is to be a hero. My job is to go out there and stop climate change.”

“My job is not helping people to feel that they can be safe, but rather showing and illuminating people where the paths for activism lie” No 728 Posted by fw, … Continue reading

April 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Harper Regime’s cold callous brutishness captured in chilling video ad

Allegorical silent video reflects Boss Harper’s abject contempt towards those who dare care for the survival of our democracy and our planet No 727 Posted by fw, April 21, 2013 … Continue reading

April 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

In court battle, activists’ small act of property trespass loses to toxic trespass of Big Gas

Waiving $375 fines, activists accept 15 days in jail for civil disobedience. University biology professor and activist, Sandra Steingraber, among those sentenced No 726 Posted by fw, April 20, 2013 … Continue reading

April 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Animated video history of Keystone XL in 109 seconds

Closing frame: While 50,000 KXL protesters march on Washington, Obama golfs in Florida with Tiger Woods and 2 oil execs No 725 Posted by fw, April 20, 2013 Keystone kartoon: … Continue reading

April 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

UK town’s economic plan envisages significant benefits flowing from increased localization

The report identifies a multi-million pound opportunity to create new jobs, grow new enterprises and help existing businesses to thrive in Totnes & District, UK. No 724 Posted by fw, … Continue reading

April 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Animated video highlights UK government’s three lies about carbon emissions

Three sins of factual omission – government is NOT cutting emissions, government is NOT doing everything it can, and consuming more DOES NOT make us happier No 723 Posted by … Continue reading

April 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Citizens urged to force hand of National Energy Board over outrageous Line 9 application rules

Either allow citizens’ applications, or, by rejecting, confirm public input not welcome at review process No 722 Posted by fw, April 17, 2013 “The newly-revealed NEB rules were imposed by … Continue reading

April 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Clever video game publicly embarrasses US corporate tax evaders

Tax Evaders action game is being projected on the sides of buildings of corporate tax evaders and on public overpasses No 721 Posted by fw, April 16, 2013 “To shine … Continue reading

April 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Spain’s activist academics set up economics schools to empower unemployed trapped by austerity policies

Better understanding of one’s economic circumstances contributes to informed and conscious decision making No 720 Posted by fw, April 16, 2013 “The severe crisis crippling Spain is also sparking some … Continue reading

April 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

How the planet’s richest rob its poorest and what we must do about it

The richest 200 people on earth have more wealth than the poorest 3.5 billion. We need to change the rules. No 719 Posted by fw, April 15, 2013 “We have … Continue reading

April 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Powerful global movement is quickly emerging, battling climate change on a thousand fronts

“We know what the future holds unless we resist. And so resist we will.” No 718 Posted by fw, April 14, 2013 “We’ve watched great cultural shifts and organizing successes … Continue reading

April 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Obama’s new budget fails to deliver on promised climate change action

Nothing in his new budget follows through on his rhetoric and promises. And if the budget doesn’t, what will? No 717 Posted by fw, April 14, 2013 “…the budget released … Continue reading

April 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

2.3 million petition kicks off nationwide campaign protesting Obama’s planned cuts to Social Security

Any lessons for Canadian activists in this coalition-led mass mobilization of Americans? No 716 Posted by fw, April 11, 2013 “Today’s White House protest marks the beginning of a mobilization … Continue reading

April 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

McKibben giving up on Obama and the Democrats for “fiddling while the planet burns”

“We probably need to think about how to change the country, not the Democrats” No 715 Posted by fw, April 09, 2013 Bill McKibben has more or less given up … Continue reading

April 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Southern Ontario residents quick to organize in response to “Hidden Quarry” proposal

Concerned Residents Coalition (CRC) will monitor developments and oppose quarry application if necessary No 714 Posted by fw, April 09, 2013 “The CRC aims to ensure that the proposed so-called … Continue reading

April 9, 2013 · Leave a comment