Citizen Action Monitor

Here’s a refreshing vision of an economic model that serves the common good

Unlike the TPP model that primarily serves the avarice of the 1% No 1578 Posted by fw, January 27, 2016 “UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, said recently “we have … Continue reading

January 27, 2016

Bill Rees’ Degrowth Vision – Planned descent toward socially just sustainability for all: Part 1

Earth, we have a problem: Human consumption is overwhelming the replacement and reproductive capacities of nature No 1550 Posted by fw, December 28, 2015 “So, we have a situation in … Continue reading

December 28, 2015

Feel good story about a Free Store that means so much more to its town folk than just a store

Watch a short video profile of this amazing Free Store in Transition Town, Media, Pennsylvania No 1501 Posted by fw, November 6, 2015 Click on the following linked title to … Continue reading

November 6, 2015

US officials use prospect of TTIP approval to bully EU to lift ban on cancer-causing pesticides and tar-sands oil

EU is secretly imposing TTIP treaty provisions before deal has even been approved or signed No 1486 Posted by fw, October 21, 2015 “Hello, international fascism ….The European Union is … Continue reading

October 21, 2015

Obama’s TPP enables corporate investors to terrorize member nations into doing what they’re told

TPP, as well as TTIP and TISA, are “the most criminal treaties in history” No 1485 Posted by fw, October 21, 2015 “As of 5 October 2015, a super-secret 12-nation … Continue reading

October 21, 2015

Strong Towns offers an alternative to conventional but flawed urban planning policies and strategies

The Strong Town approach is heavy on experimentation, small-scale risk-taking, civic engagement, and grassroots action. No 1430 Posted by fw, August 20, 2015 “Our job is to make cities resilient or … Continue reading

August 20, 2015

Want to create strong and resilient communities? Strong Towns USA may just have the answer

Strong Towns, a non-profit, offers a model of development that “makes productive use of all this stuff we’ve built”. No 1429 Posted by fw, August 19, 2015 First comes the 3:00 … Continue reading

August 19, 2015

New study reveals huge gap between Harper’s economic rhetoric and grim reality, says economist Jim Stanford

Economic legacy of Harper government: unemployment, insecurity, debt. It is definitely time for a change No 1410 Posted by fw, July 30, 2015 “If you have been swallowing the rhetoric … Continue reading

July 30, 2015

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

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