Citizen Action Monitor

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

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

AMAZING — How a new global movement plans to solve climate, hunger, health, and democracy crises

Regeneration International commits to feed the planet and reverse climate change via regenerative agriculture No 1375 Posted by fw, June 19, 2015 “When literally billions of people, the 99 percent, … Continue reading

June 19, 2015

Meet 6 US moms out to curb the marketing of junk food to kids

In latest action, moms crash McDonald’s shareholder meeting No 1063 Posted by fw, May 29, 2014 “There’s a growing movement of people—especially parents—who are concerned with fast food’s impact on … Continue reading

May 29, 2014

Canadian AgCan expert, Dr. Thierry Vrain on the gene revolution and future of agriculture — TEDxVIDEO

No 781 Posted by fw, June 18, 2013 Following up on a May 7, 2013 post — Former Ag-Can research scientist warns against genetically engineered food — authored by Dr. Thierry … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Worldwide, people are deciding that the well-being of their local community and its economy lies with them

That’s Rob Hopkins’ central message in new book The Power of Just Doing Stuff No 778 Posted by fw, June 14, 2013 “Something is stirring. People around the world are … Continue reading

June 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Former Ag-Can research scientist warns against genetically engineered food

Dr Thierry Vrain, who once defended GE food, has reversed his position No 739 Posted by fw, May 07, 2013 This is an abridged post of Dr Vrain’s original article, … Continue reading

May 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

I love this story — New Zealanders create model of local food independence eliminating BIG FOOD oligopoly

Ooooby is a New Zealand player in a fast-growing global local-food movement No 417 Posted by fw, February 21, 2012 Hard to believe that something out of New Zealand called … Continue reading

February 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

We need to get the court to protect farmers from Monsanto’s invasion —Farmer Jim Gerritsen

No 361 Posted by fw, December 11, 2011 “Gerritsen heads OSGATA, based in Montrose, Colo., which is leading 83 plaintiffs in the case against Monsanto. The individual farmers, seed companies … Continue reading

December 11, 2011 · Leave a comment

How a UK food co-op is taking on the supermarkets and building community resilience

No 45 Posted by fw, August 21, 2010 Stroudco Food Hub is an example of community action as its very best: it’s a co-op of local food producers and consumers, … Continue reading

August 21, 2010 · Leave a comment

“Lily’s Chickens” — A love story

No 34, Posted by fw, July 15, 2010 “My daughter is in love. She’s only five years old, but this is real. Her beau is shorter than she is, by … Continue reading

July 15, 2010 · Leave a comment