Citizen Action Monitor

Guelph University Prof questions decision to rush vaccines to treat COVID-19 virus

The vaccines were rushed into use in less than a year while still in Phase 3 clinical trials and without peer-reviewed findings. — No 2721 Posted by fw, March 19, … Continue reading

March 19, 2021

UK university event tackles climate emergency, draws large audience — A model for Canadian universities?

Two-hour video of the event features short presentations from panel of ‘provocateurs’, and Q&A discussion. No 2479 Posted by fw, June 6, 2019 “Last week I went to an excellent, … Continue reading

June 6, 2019

The big question facing students is how to construct a lifestyle given life’s growing complexity – Nate Hagens

Transcript of a wide-ranging, 32-minute interview with this dedicated prof who teaches his students to understand reality as it really is. No 2395 Posted by fw, November 16, 2018 To … Continue reading

November 16, 2018

Can a free online news literacy course teach citizens how to critically consume information?

Equip yourself with the skills to navigate “fake news”, overcome information biases, become a better-informed citizen. No 1868 Posted by fw, January 13, 2017 “The age of ‘truthiness’ is here. It … Continue reading

January 13, 2017

Toronto TPP Town Hall event — remarkable passion and enthusiasm for public engagement on display

The audience was knowledgeable, citing specific issues and their potential impact. No 1705 Posted by fw, June 17, 2016 “The event ran nearly 2 1/2 hours with dozens of speakers from … Continue reading

June 17, 2016

Citizens learning how to present a unified climate justice strategy at Team Trudeau’s consultation meetings

Coalition of activist leaders teach folks how to stay on message, avoid being micro-managed by facilitators. No 1696 Posted by fw, June 8, 2016 Following up on an April 28, 2016 … Continue reading

June 8, 2016

Zionist and right-wingers at Toronto’s York University fail to deligitimate and vilify on-campus BDS movement

Anti-BDS forces use classic McCarthy-like smear tactics in personal attacks on campus colleagues. No 1688 Posted by fw, May 31. 2016 In the following 10-minute embedded video, David McNally, York University … Continue reading

May 31, 2016

Legal expert Michael Geist shares his concerns about the TPP agreement

Right now “we just don’t know enough to know whether or not this [TPP] makes any sense” No 1541 Posted by fw, December 15, 2015 “In the world of cultural … Continue reading

December 15, 2015

Two green thumbs way up for Ecology Ottawa, host of panel discussion on transition to 100% renewable energy

Title of Sept. 16 event: Vancouver’s Green Revolution Comes to Ottawa! No 1434 Posted by fw, August 28, 2015 “The transition to 100% renewable energy means that we will stop using … Continue reading

August 28, 2015

Why political protests, strikes, elections, petitions and referendums have little to no impact on neoliberal power in capitalist states

For Syriza, for Greece, there is an alternative to protests – seize the opportunity to transform the party and the society No 1404 Posted by fw, July 21, 2015 “We … Continue reading

July 21, 2015

“We want a different European Union and we will fight for it in many ways,” says a defiant Tariq Ali

Video of Tariq Ali’s sparkling presentation at this weekend’s Democracy Rising Conference in Athens, Greece No 1403 Posted by fw, July 19, 2015 Tariq Ali picks up right where he … Continue reading

July 19, 2015

Citizen-led experiment yields increases in voter participation, better-informed citizens in Florida precinct

Bottom line — an effective voter education/information campaign matters No 1399 Posted by fw, July 15, 2015 “Dan Isaacson, publisher and editor of The Democratic Voter and The Enlightened Voter, monthly newsletters … Continue reading

July 15, 2015

“Speak up. Don’t let denial go unchallenged”, urges Al Gore at Climate Reality training session

Gore’s upbeat hope is that “renewable energy is going to be really great for our future” No 1395 Posted by fw, July 10, 2015 “After delivering his keynote speech at … Continue reading

July 10, 2015

Al Gore heading to Toronto to lead July 9-10 training event for new Climate Reality Leaders

Canada one of 8 countries chosen to activate public support for national emissions reduction commitments No 1369 Posted by fw, June 14, 2015 ~ Applications to attend must be submitted … Continue reading

June 14, 2015

Looking for an opportunity to make a difference as a global citizen? — The Pachamama Alliance may be for you

Pachamama’s engagement experience is designed to awaken, educate, and connect a critical mass of “pro-activist” leaders No 1324 Posted by fw, May 4, 2015 Discover how a small group of … Continue reading

May 4, 2015

Recent developments give “new hope” to Hamiltonians concerned about climate change

Hamilton residents primed to reduce funding to fossil fuel industry that is damaging the global climate No 1168 Posted by fw, October 20, 2014 “Fossil fuel divestment is the focus … Continue reading

October 20, 2014

United by climate crisis, massive “Movement of Movements” set to target UN, Obama, and corporate power in Sept.

Tens of thousands of activists are expected to attend Peoples Climate March and two-day conference No 1130 Posted by fw, August 27, 2014 “…with the Paris Treaty, a binding international … Continue reading

August 27, 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

Calls for radical emissions cuts may be popular but they’re not powerful enough says Naomi Klein

Klein lambasted mainstream environmentalists of 1980s for not taking on dominant pro-market ideology No 950 Posted by fw, January 9, 2014 “Klein used her keynote address to the [Radical Emissions … Continue reading

January 9, 2014 · Leave a comment