Citizen Action Monitor

What is militancy, when is it necessary, why is it good for democracy? A philosophy professor explains

What kind of militancy would it take to defeat Harper? “I like to call militancy a remedial virtue,” says activist, philosophy professor Stephen D’Arcy No 1043 Posted by fw, April … Continue reading

April 30, 2014

New “realistic utopian” communities emerging in Portugal, for healing of nature and regional self-sufficiency

Could the current crisis in Southern Europe help catalyze a global system change? No 1042 Posted by fw, April 29, 2014 “A vision becomes tangible. Here at the edge of … Continue reading

April 29, 2014

US State Department sued for hiding plans to pipe dirty tar sands oil through New England to Maine

State Department fails to respond satisfactorily to FOIA request for public documents about such plans No 1041 Posted by fw, April 29, 2014 “In a statement announcing the lawsuit, the NWF … Continue reading

April 29, 2014

New research confirms ordinary folk have little to no influence over policymaking, while elites have lots of power

Implications of findings clear – “Reduce the power of money in politics” No 1040 Posted by fw, April 27, 2014 “Is the U.S. the democracy it claims to be? A … Continue reading

April 27, 2014

30 peace organizations team up, ask Spanish people to do what US won’t – prosecute Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld

Sign their letter and they will deliver it to Spain No 1039 Posted by fw, April 26, 2014 There are three parts to this post: 1) Request from the peace … Continue reading

April 26, 2014

The only progress Obama made with TPP on his Asian trip was in building opposition to it

Is the White House’s biggest con man ever losing his touch, or are people finally beginning to see through his duplicity? No 1038 Posted by fw, April 25, 2014 Obama’s … Continue reading

April 25, 2014

How activists can be challenged by, and take comfort from, the impermanence of things

“We had better accept that life as we know it is pretty much about impermanence,” says Melissa Viney No 1037 Posted by fw, April 21, 2014 An essential aspect of … Continue reading

April 21, 2014

James Hansen raps US government for failing to protect young people from climate change threat

Executive and legislative branches of government too concerned with short-term politics But an upcoming court hearing could be a turning point for young people No 1036 Posted by fw, April … Continue reading

April 20, 2014

Obama, Kerry, media — misinformed, uninformed about Ukraine and Russia, risk military confrontation, says US prof

For Kerry “to say that all this conflict in Ukraine is due to Putin simply makes a resolution of the problem by denying the problem” No 1035 Posted by fw, … Continue reading

April 19, 2014

Obama blasted as “one of the obstacles to NSA reform, not a vehicle for it”

“Obama likes to parade around as some sort of King Solomon figure,” says Glenn Greenwald No 1034 Posted by fw, April 18, 2014 “…has there been a bigger con man … Continue reading

April 18, 2014

Great News! “Amazing” growth of movement to divest from fossil fuel companies

Starting on a few U.S campuses, campaign has spread to over 500 colleges, universities, cities, states, pension funds, hospitals here and around the world No 1033 Posted by fw, April … Continue reading

April 13, 2014

Harper’s inaction exposed in Pembina Institute’s analysis of Canada’s projected GHG emissions

Alberta is worst offender with emissions projected to increase by nearly 40 per cent No 1032 Posted by fw, April 13, 2014 “Climate policy is a shared responsibility between provincial … Continue reading

April 13, 2014

Harper’s Fair (Unfair) Elections Act attempted coverup of widespread 2011 election fraud

As well, the Act makes voter identification harder and prohibits Elections Canada from encouraging Canadians to vote No 1031 Posted by fw, April 12, 2014 “The Unfair Elections Act is … Continue reading

April 12, 2014

Canada ranks 7th, US 16th on the 2014 Social Progress Index

But neither ranks in Top Ten on SPI’s 2 key dimensions — Basic Human Needs and Foundations of Wellbeing No 1030 Posted by fw, April 10, 2014 Economic growth (GDP) … Continue reading

April 10, 2014

“I have never seen such a level of corruption in politicians, regulators, companies,” says Alberta whistleblower

Jessica Ernst, environmental scientist, former oil and gas industry employee, exposes corruption in the industry No 1029 Posted by fw, April 9, 2014 “I’m an environmental scientist. My whole career … Continue reading

April 9, 2014

Showtime’s gripping climate TV series captures tragedy and triumph of human drama on global scale

Watch entire Episode 1 below — “Years of Living Dangerously” – “Prepare not to be disappointed.” Documentary runs for 8 weeks, premiering Sunday, April 13 at 10:00 PM EDT on … Continue reading

April 8, 2014

The incredible Saru Jayaraman – dynamite activist with few equals

Ms Jayaraman is taking on the US food industry in a knock-down, drag-out fight for a living wage for food workers No 1027 Posted by fw, April 7, 2014 LOOK! … Continue reading

April 7, 2014

Ryerson U students latest  to join Canadian universities’ Boycott Israel movement

Ryerson joins York U, Ottawa U, Carleton U, Regina U, U of Toronto (2 campuses), and Windsor U (under review) No 1026 Posted by fw, April 4, 2014 “Slowly but … Continue reading

April 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

By now, it should be clear that governments, media, and most businesses don’t intend to avert climate catastrophes

“When people say we should adapt to climate change, do they have any idea what that means?” asks George Monbiot No 1025 Posted by fw, April 3, 2014 “When our … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · Leave a comment