Citizen Action Monitor

Leadnow.ca and ForestEthics target 21 BC Harper MPs at risk if they back Enbridge’s Northern Gateway

They’re calling on BC constituents in the 21 ridings to let these MP’s know they will pay a political price if Harper approves Northern Gateway No 1064 Posted by fw, … Continue reading

May 30, 2014

Meet 6 US moms out to curb the marketing of junk food to kids

In latest action, moms crash McDonald’s shareholder meeting No 1063 Posted by fw, May 29, 2014 “There’s a growing movement of people—especially parents—who are concerned with fast food’s impact on … Continue reading

May 29, 2014

Harper is forcing through “a new law” to steal the next election, alleges Kim Elliott of rabble.ca

Hidden inside the Fair Elections Act are powerful provisions to make it easier for Cons to engage in election fraud Help rabble.ca save Canada from Harper No 1062 Posted by … Continue reading

May 28, 2014

Evolving environmental movement deepening, broadening, more militant — taking bold action to save the planet

Ordinary people are learning they have more power than they realize and are being inspired to use it No 1061 Posted by fw, May 27, 2014 “No longer dominated by … Continue reading

May 27, 2014

“We’re not yet totally screwed,” insists young reporter after two months of reporting on world leaders

Geoff Dembicki finds three trends that give him hope, presents his evidence and asks readers “What do you think?” No 1060 Posted by fw, May 26, 2014 “There’s hope yet for our … Continue reading

May 26, 2014

CNN video shows Israeli soldier gunning down Palestinian teen. US wants investigation. Harper silent

Israel tries to blame Palestinians, but video evidence is irrefutable No 1059 Posted by fw, May 23, 2014 “The evidence, B’Tselem said, raised ‘grave suspicion’ that occupation forces ‘willfully killed … Continue reading

May 23, 2014

Concerned Quebecers on 5-week march across province to oppose TransCanada’s proposed Energy East pipeline

Majority of residents encountered by marchers share feeling of being threatened by Energy East No 1058 Posted by fw, May 22, 2014 “It began on May 10 in Cacouna [Québec] … Continue reading

May 22, 2014

Prepare for much more extreme weather warns Ontario regional task force

Municipalities urged to rapidly reduce emissions No 1057 Posted by fw, May 22, 2014 “Between last decade and the 2040s, the projections show a 50 percent increase in the maximum rainfall in … Continue reading

May 22, 2014

How residents can play an active, hands-on role in transforming the places they live, work, play and share

Starting small can pay big dividends No 1056 Posted by fw, May 18, 2014 “Big, top-down building projects no longer stir the imaginations of North American city dwellers. Now people are … Continue reading

May 18, 2014

Building local economic resilience — Three innovative strategies that build on local strengths and create new economic futures for municipalities

True economic resilience isn’t about just weathering tough times, it’s about building community capacity No 1055 Posted by fw, May 18, 2014 “True economic resilience isn’t about just weathering tough … Continue reading

May 18, 2014

New book portrays sorry state of Canadian democracy

“The tragedy of the Commons is that public good is sacrificed on the altar of short-term political gain,” says former MP Dr. Keith Martin No 1054 Posted by fw, May … Continue reading

May 15, 2014

Canadians stepping up to say no to pipelines, demand climate action from politicians

People are starting to do a very non-Canadian thing — get educated, get organized, and fight back No 1053 Posted by fw, May 13, 2014 “Saturday’s day of action happened … Continue reading

May 13, 2014

US, Britain, France, Poland, Canada, Germany are the real terrorists in Ukraine by backing illegitimate fascist regime

Mainstream western media aid and abet government lies, distort the truth by blaming Russia No 1052 Posted by fw, May 13, 2014 The Yatsenyuk regime’s anti-terrorism operations in the southern … Continue reading

May 13, 2014

Can a citizens’ alliance save the climate and help to defeat Harper in 2015 election?

“The ball is in our court as a civil society to ensure action.” No 1051 Posted by fw, May 12, 2014 “[The] first week of June 2014 will see the … Continue reading

May 12, 2014

“Spellbinding” video lays bare the monumental hypocrisy of the myth of American exceptionalism

“The Nightmare Machine of rapacious exploitation has overthrown humanity’s decency and reason and its bloody inhuman treason flourishes over us. This must be ended.” No 1050 Posted by fw, May … Continue reading

May 10, 2014

Citizens’ lawsuit filed against National Energy Board over rules limiting public input at Kinder Morgan hearings

First Nations lawsuit filed last week charged NEB fail to consult them MUST SEE VIDEO CLIP — At the bottom of this post watch Rachel Maddow lampoon Kinder Morgan for their … Continue reading

May 9, 2014

We live in a self-censoring age — All but a few citizens are culturally conditioned not to notice or care

The attentive few keep the slim hope alive for all for a saner, more tolerant world No 1048 Posted by fw, May 8, 2014 “President Obama makes speeches critiquing foreign … Continue reading

May 8, 2014

Even the world-famous Mondragon workers’ cooperative can’t escape labor-relations problems

Sense of solidarity and identity strained as growing numbers of employees waive stake in company ownership No 1047 Posted by fw, May 7, 2014 As the following brief article illustrates, … Continue reading

May 7, 2014

The aging fossil fuel system is in a death-spiral — A new post-carbon world is rising

The “rise of the new clean, decentralized energy system is happening faster than anyone anticipated” No 1046 Posted by fw, May 6, 2014 “The core driver behind this fossil fuel death-spiral is … Continue reading

May 6, 2014