Citizen Action Monitor

Economic mobilization can deliver a victory over the climate crisis, says sustainability expert

Paul Gilding is confident his approach to planning an economic mobilization can eliminate net CO2 emissions by 2030. No 2371 Posted by fw, September 14, 2018 “People engaged in the … Continue reading

September 14, 2018

Paris’ new eco-village a model of a low-carbon community for other cities to emulate

Layout encourages walking, mass transit, limited space for cars, resulting in improved air quality. No 2224 Posted by fw, May 28, 2018 “Every so often an environmentally friendly building gives … Continue reading

May 28, 2018

Leadnow’s plan to defeat Doug Ford in June 7, 2018 Ontario election

Leadnow Canada is “Going After Ford”. Take the pledge to help defeat him. No 2209 Posted by fw, April 29, 2018 “The electoral math tells us we can have impact … Continue reading

April 29, 2018

Kinder Morgan suspends pipeline work, gives governments until May 31 to resolve differences

Under attack from BC and Alberta, Trudeau blames his predecessor, Stephen Harper No 2197 Posted by fw, April 9, 2018 “In Calgary Sunday afternoon, Kinder announced it was suspending ‘all non-essential activities … Continue reading

April 9, 2018

Dozens defy court injunction, stage protest at Kinder Morgan construction zone – RCMP make arrests  

 PM Trudeau underestimated strong opposition to the project, claims Cree Nation member Clayton Thomas-Müller. No 2183 Posted by fw, March 18, 2018 “Burnaby RCMP started arrests after dozens of people … Continue reading

March 18, 2018

Sarah Woods, one amazing creative woman helping people to engage with the crises we face

Sarah doesn’t tell people what to do about a crisis, she creates space for them to tell their stories. Pure magic! No 2177 Posted by fw, March 8, 2018 “What … Continue reading

March 8, 2018

David and Goliath story – Small Quebec village wins legal battle over oil and gas company  

Town faced million-dollar lawsuit over new bylaw passed to protect its water from nearby drilling. No 2173 Posted by fw, March 3, 2018 “A small Quebec town that was facing … Continue reading

March 3, 2018

New Money: UK communities hope alternative currencies will boost regional economies

“We’ve given the power to create money to private corporations and people don’t understand that we can have it back” No 1923 Posted by fw, March 30, 2017 “Cities and towns … Continue reading

March 30, 2017

WOW! A showcase of Quebec’s “Social Economy”, which now accounts for 8-10 percent of its GDP

The goal of social ownership is “a sustainable, democratic economy with a market—instead of a market economy.” No 1920 Posted by fw, March 27, 2017 “Welcome to everyday life in Quebec, … Continue reading

March 27, 2017

Youth-run business delivers more than healthy snacks to schools in West Philadelphia

“By designing and developing a sustainable food system, youth take ownership, learn, and build community.” No 1913 Posted by fw, March 17, 2017 “Youth-powered Rebel Ventures is a nonprofit social enterprise … Continue reading

March 17, 2017

The Transition Movement: building alternative, resilient communities from the bottom up, worldwide

Transitioners are warm, open-hearted, welcoming, tolerant, caring, generous, with a positive vision of the future. No 1911 Posted by fw, March 15, 2017 “Transition communities are re-imagining and re-designing the vital … Continue reading

March 15, 2017

“Donald Trump’s a fucking idiot. If he’s going to believe that our voices are going to be silent…”

Thousands of activists and veterans say they’re returning to Standing Rock, to prepare to block its completion. No 1892 Posted by fw, February 13, 2017 Donald Trump – “I don’t even … Continue reading

February 13, 2017

Petition demanding Trudeau honour electoral reform promise crashes government website multiple times

“It remains unclear if Trudeau will be open to receiving the petition.” No 1891 Posted by fw, February 11, 2017 “Justin Trudeau thinks no one cares about electoral reform? He might … Continue reading

February 11, 2017

A tweet about America’s duplicitous Liar-in-Chief stirs remembrance of things past for Rob Hopkins

“Good can overcome ignorance, spite and hate” – Rob’s touching story bears witness to a truth Trump will never know. No 1882 Posted by fw, January 30, 2017 “I want to … Continue reading

January 30, 2017

Can a network of “rebel cities” in the US stand up to Trump?

In Spain, a network of ‘rebel cities’ has launched effective resistance to the conservative central government. No 1879 Posted by fw, January 27, 2017 “In Spain, this network of ‘rebel cities’ … Continue reading

January 27, 2017

Meet Gramma Tina and the Nanas, a UK anti-fracking group of moms rising up in resistance

Tina is facing £55,000 in court costs, and now prison threatens if she doesn’t pay up. No 1845 Posted by fw, December 13, 2016 “We’re very pleased to bring you the … Continue reading

December 13, 2016

“Repeal Bill C-51 now”, say thousands of Canadians to Liberal Minister Ralph Goodale

“We don’t just want C-51 repealed – we want to be a part of the solution.” No 1676 Posted by fw, May 18, 2016 “C-51 has to go. You have huge … Continue reading

May 18, 2016

Trudeau breaks promise, BC community blasts federal minister’s rush to approve LNG project

“Your rushed decision at best is uneducated and at worst grossly negligent.” No 1628 Posted by fw, March 29, 2016 “Credible and thoughtful experts have established that there will be significant … Continue reading

March 29, 2016

America doesn’t have a fracking problem, it has a democracy problem, and citizens are fighting back

Fighting back in courts and in trenches with hundreds engaged in sustained acts of civil disobedience. No 1536 Posted by fw, December 11, 2015 “The people think we have a … Continue reading

December 11, 2015