Citizen Action Monitor

“I Like You” – Profound, touching meditations on friendship in the prose and illustrations of a children’s book

Loving friendship — How timely for these troubling times. No 2518 Posted by fw, September 8, 2019 “But what, really, is the meaning and measure of friendship? Like most things … Continue reading

September 8, 2019

In May 2018, 15 people met at a London bar to plan how to save a world headed for extinction

And voila – within months, Extinction Rebellion (XR) was busy meeting with citizen groups to tell them the terrifying truth about the coming climate catastrophe.    No 2510 Posted by … Continue reading

August 24, 2019

Growing fears about climate emergency spurs UK prof’s reset from academia to film maker activist

By keeping his academic climate concerns separate from his private life, Dr. James Dyke found himself in a sort of denial. No 2484 Posted by fw, July 1, 2019 “Given … Continue reading

July 1, 2019

What shortage? Video tour of giant Caracas supermarket reveals packed shelves, exposing US media lies

“The real problem is hoarding and speculation by the wealthy in Venezuela who are taking advantage of the economic crisis created by the US.” No 2439 Posted by fw, February … Continue reading

February 22, 2019

The year is 3019 and geologists retrospectively ponder humanity’s love affair with the automobile

They ask — Why were humans unable to foresee the disastrous consequences of their addiction to automobiles? No 2413 Posted by fw, January 8, 2019 “While biologists have long agreed … Continue reading

January 8, 2019

In this climate crisis, despair may touch us, but it can’t hold us – Because we love, therefore we hope

We’ve never had a fight quite like this, against an enemy that both opposes us and is us, with no clear hope of winning. No 2412 Posted by fw, January … Continue reading

January 7, 2019

Paul’s gift prompts “thoughts of my vast ignorance and the society of illusions and delusions that I was living”

“We are all bruised, aren’t we?  But often times those bruised the most have the most to give.” –Edward Curtin. No 2388 Posted by fw, October 27, 2018 It is … Continue reading

October 27, 2018

How Money can shape and control your life – If you let it

Documentary film reveals how Money is crucial to our wellbeing – Watch this overlooked gem here. No 2344 Posted by fw, August 5, 2018 “An optimistic film steeped in appreciation … Continue reading

August 5, 2018

Don’t repeat Rob Mielcarski’s faux pas by offering to talk about climate change at your school reunion

Despite the depressing subject, Rob suspects his old girlfriends breathed a sigh of relief that they didn’t marry him. No 2340 Posted by fw, July 29 2018 “I offered to … Continue reading

July 29, 2018

In praise of “Adventures In Contentment”, published in 1910, by an author seeking an escape from Success

David Grayson’s book deserves to be celebrated once again as a balm for this current age of turmoil. No 2339 Posted by fw, July 28, 2018 In 1910, Ray Stannard … Continue reading

July 28, 2018

We have a choice to make – Prioritize GROWTH or prioritize LIFE. We can’t do both.

The era of treating capitalism as more important than life is coming to an end one way or another. No 2338 Posted by fw, July 27, 2018 “It doesn’t take … Continue reading

July 27, 2018

American capitalism’s unbearable poverty depicted with brutal honesty in film Hold Me Down

A day in the life of a 19-year-old single mother who works as a stripper in the South Bronx – Watch film here. No 2189 Posted by fw, March 24, … Continue reading

March 24, 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

Did Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s BC Wine Boycott just backfire?

“Social media is going wild in support of B.C. vino,” says Dogwood citizen action network. No 2159 Posted by fw, February 7, 2018 “Yesterday Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced a boycott … Continue reading

February 7, 2018

Carlin strikes again: “America is one big lie and you are a fool for believing in it.” VIDEO

“Bullshit is the glue that binds us as a nation.” No 1995 Posted by fw, June 29, 2017 CAUTION: This video may offend some people. George Carlin is famously known for … Continue reading

June 29, 2017

“HUMAN” – a riveting film on what it means to be human, impelling us to reflect on our lives

HUMAN premiered at the United Nations, now has over 4 million You Tube views. No 1987 Posted by fw, June 19, 2017 “French photojournalist and environmentalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand is obsessed with the large … Continue reading

June 19, 2017

Operatic ridicule targets Trump – deservedly so!

Were he still alive, Rossini would shout a thunderous ‘BRAVO!’ No 1975 Posted by fw, June 6, 2017 “Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. Ideas … Continue reading

June 6, 2017

France cleverly rebuts Trump’s bogus justification for Paris Accord withdrawal

French President Macron invites American scientists, business people and citizens to “come and work here with us”. No 1972 Posted by fw, June 4, 2017 Below is an abridged repost of … Continue reading

June 4, 2017

Yes Minister: Eighties satirical British sitcom evokes sympathy for Jim Hacker, government minister

In this episode, Hacker discovers that to do the right thing requires that you must not let anybody catch you doing it. No 1914 Posted by fw, March 19, 2017 “I’ll … Continue reading

March 19, 2017