Citizen Action Monitor

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These “Rising Voices” provide a role model of collaborative action No 1090 Posted by fw, July 06, 2014 “There is a long and storied history of community organizing that’s been … Continue reading

July 6, 2014

Massive People’s Climate March promises “weekend to bend the course of history” – New York, Sept. 21-22

Mass grassroots mobilization demands: “A world safe from the ravages of climate change.” No 1089 Posted by fw, July 4, 2014 “This moment will not be just about New York … Continue reading

July 4, 2014 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

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

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

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

Key to building thriving and effective social movements — create a system of alliances

The good news — Studies show global upward trend in proportion of citizens participating in protest action against governments No 890 Posted by fw, October 24, 2013 “Whether we scry … Continue reading

October 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Jewish groups’ attempts to distort facts about ‘Disappearing Palestine’ ad campaign in Vancouver backfire

Launch of pro-Israeli preposterous counter-ads purport to show Jewish, not Palestinian land, has shrunk No 881 Posted by fw, October 17, 2013 In a “Battle of the Ads”, a support-Israel … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Harper “gravely ignored” lawyers’ letter calling for legal action against war crimes suspect Dick Cheney

Cheney scheduled to be keynote speaker at Toronto Global Forum on October 31 No 880 Posted by fw, October 16, 2013 “It is long overdue for Cheney and other Bush … Continue reading

October 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

What will it take to build an effective revolutionary mass movement?

And what barriers are corporatocracies erecting to thwart these movements? No 866 Posted by fw, October 01, 2013 “The state, in its internal projections, has a vision of the future … Continue reading

October 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Reject Obama administration’s “warmongering” argues Dem. Rep. Allan Grayson

Grayson sides with strong public opposition to Syrian attack No 847 Posted by fw, September 6, 2013 “I think that the forces of warmongering and the forces of the military-industrial … Continue reading

September 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

The coming of a leaderless climate change movement guided by “elders-of-all-ages”

“What’s underway is…an all-encompassing fight over power, hunger, and the future of humanity on this planet” No 835 Posted by fw, August 20, 2013 “…it’s our job to rally a … Continue reading

August 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Join a global team of young leaders to spark a new wave of climate action

  Create a life worth living. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to make a difference No 813 Posted by fw, July 19, 2013 Global Power Shift could be the amazing … Continue reading

July 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Opponents call Trans-Pacific Partnership “a deadly weapon against democratic rule”

Video explains how countries are impacted by TPP No 757 Posted by fw, May 29, 2013 “According to the alliance—which includes such groups as Friends of the Earth, Global Trade Watch, Institute for Policy … Continue reading

May 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

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

New video ads oppose Keystone XL pipeline

Bad news — last year supporters of the pipeline outspent opponents 35 to 1 No 713 Posted by fw, April 08, 2013 In addition to two of the video ads shown below, … Continue reading

April 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Rising US national movement plans to relentlessly hound Obama not to authorize KXL pipeline

“The climate crisis should confront President Obama anywhere he goes.” No 710 Posted by fw, April 06, 2013 “Activists intend to keep the pressure on. As Rose Braz, Campaign Director … Continue reading

April 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

“We must reject Keystone XL” insist four energy experts in new video

Watch the video and join tens of thousands of others on Feb. 17 for the Forward on Climate rally in Washington DC No 667 Posted by fw, January 31, 2013 “…approving … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · Leave a comment