Citizen Action Monitor

The eurozone is waging financial war on Greece to teach it a lesson, says Michael Hudson

Foreign banks want to bleed Greece when a policy of debt cutting and tax reform would revive the economy No 1385 Posted by fw, July 2, 2015 “Now the European … Continue reading

July 2, 2015

Defying embargo, Palestinians finally begin official internal boycott of Israeli products – a first in 20 years

Israeli embargo forces humiliated Palestinians to buy almost $5bn worth of goods and services yearly from their enemy No 1376 Posted by fw, June 21, 2015 “A small demonstration in … Continue reading

June 21, 2015

Rapid developments in renewables signals movement toward a true-cost, steady state economy

Major added benefit — wind and solar technologies are proving to be big job creators No 1348 Posted by fw, May 25, 2015 “The global economy has run for a … Continue reading

May 25, 2015

Modern capitalism’s death spiral

Capitalism, as a social order and way of life, is in critical condition — To find out why, read this essay No 1314 Posted by fw, April 20, 2015 “In … Continue reading

April 20, 2015

Central banks have used 2008 bailout funds to inflate a new set of Monster Bubbles

Today, all signs point to a new financial meltdown No 1295 Posted by fw, March 31, 2015 “All this time, policymakers have tinkered around the edges with half-hearted measures, but … Continue reading

March 31, 2015

Game changer? Guardian calls on Gates Foundation and Wellcome Trust to divest $70B from fossil fuel industry

“…it is morally and financially misguided to invest in companies dedicated to finding and burning more oil, gas and coal” No 1282 Posted by fw, March 16, 2015 FIRST THINGS … Continue reading

March 16, 2015

BC activists send BDS message to Air Canada and Harper government – Palestinian Lives Matter!

BDS action against Air Canada for signing maintenance agreement with Israeli drone manufacturer No 1275 Posted by fw, March 7, 2015 “A recent study entitled Sleepless in Gaza by Dr. Atef Abu Saif, Al-Azhar … Continue reading

March 7, 2015

Absent an international approach in reforming governance, transition to a just and sustainable world remains unattainable

Locally-based economic alternatives won’t deliver the changes we desperately need No 1260 Posted by fw, February 15, 2015 “At a time when governments are failing abysmally to mitigate climate change, … Continue reading

February 15, 2015

Watch Big Oil’s propaganda video to deflect attention from dire climate impacts of burning fossil fuels

And don’t miss the clever parody, voiceover version, which Big Oil demanded YouTube remove No 1259 Posted by fw, February 14, 2015 “This is what the fossil fuel industry is … Continue reading

February 14, 2015

Success of student fossil fuel divestment campaigns best measured by impact they have on students themselves

Paradoxically, campaign failure is a powerful teacher of how the real world works No 1258 Posted by fw, February 13, 2015 “Yet as student groups across Canada call on their … Continue reading

February 13, 2015

Locally-owned utilities are a rapidly expanding part of Germany’s transition to clean energy

Conventional centralized big power plants are facing record losses to emerging decentralized small providers of renewable energy No 1180 Posted by fw, November 2, 2014 “On any given day, Johannes … Continue reading

November 2, 2014

Fierce grassroots resistance blows $17 billion hole in tar sands revenues

Anti-tar sands campaigns cause delays and cancelled projects, says new report No 1179 Posted by fw, November 2, 2014 “The growing tide of tar sands resistance—seen in blockades, tree sits, … Continue reading

November 2, 2014

The tide is turning on many fronts in the battle against the carbon bullies

Resistance to tar sands pipelines spreading. Tar sands companies mothballing projects. Renewable energy solutions growing No 1156 Posted by fw, October 1, 2014 “We stand in defense of the land, … Continue reading

October 1, 2014

In bold move, Vermont adopts Genuine Progress Indicator, dumps “wrong-headed” Gross Domestic Product measure

Because GPI subtracts environmental costs from economic benefits, policy makers can see ecological limits to economic growth No 1129 Posted by fw, August 26, 2014 “No doubt many of the … Continue reading

August 26, 2014

Ontario branch of Canadian Federation of Students votes to join boycott of Israel

300,000 students lead the way where cowering federal politicians dare not follow Ryerson U president calls on Ontario academic institutions not to “remain complicit” with schools that support “Israeli war … Continue reading

August 21, 2014

Want to learn how to build an effective counterpower movement? Watch this

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

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 “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

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
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