Citizen Action Monitor

Can a network of “rebel cities” in the US stand up to Trump?

In Spain, a network of ‘rebel cities’ has launched effective resistance to the conservative central government. No 1879 Posted by fw, January 27, 2017 “In Spain, this network of ‘rebel cities’ … Continue reading

January 27, 2017

What does the Green Party’s hotly contested BDS policy resolution actually say? Maybe we should read it

To facilitate an informed discussion, people should read the resolution before they criticize or applaud it. No 1780 Posted by fw, September 18, 2016 I am in the process of reviewing … Continue reading

September 18, 2016

The only options we have left to mitigate climate change are all radical: Naomi Klein

Canada-led Paris talks set 1.5° C temperature target, but plans from Vancouver meeting of premiers aren’t on target. No 1612 Posted by fw, March 11, 2016 “What we got in Paris … Continue reading

March 11, 2016

Listen up, Mr. Trudeau, the best economist in the world just trashed the TPP

“The idea is to roll back the Enlightenment and restore feudalism,” says Dr. Michael Hudson of TPP. No 1608 Posted by fw, March 04, 2016 “Michael Hudson is the best economist … Continue reading

March 4, 2016

Can a letter to PM Trudeau from coalition of 55 groups spark decisive, positive action on climate change?

Coalition lays out six bold policy initiatives, including a transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050 No 1603 Posted by fw, February 27, 2016 “Ahead of the feds’ March 3 climate … Continue reading

February 27, 2016

We’re on the edge of a cliff. It’s time for sustained acts of civil disobedience, says Jill Stein

US Green Party leader, Jill Stein, discusses solutions to America’s problems with Chris Hedges. No 1601 Posted by fw, February 25, 2016 “We do need sustained civil disobedience. And we need … Continue reading

February 25, 2016

What’s plaguing US politics?

How has the Democratic party kept the political system hostage to corporate power? No 1597 Posted by fw, February 18, 2016 “We’re going to explore in this segment the political landscape, … Continue reading

February 18, 2016

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

America doesn’t have a fracking problem, it has a democracy problem, and citizens are fighting back

Fighting back in courts and in trenches with hundreds engaged in sustained acts of civil disobedience. No 1536 Posted by fw, December 11, 2015 “The people think we have a … Continue reading

December 11, 2015

In an act of defiant civil disobedience, activists will be in the streets of Paris on 12/12 at 12 noon

Dangerous warming is not far off in the distance, it is already costing thousands of lives and livelihoods No 1534 Posted by fw, December 9, 2015 “By taking to the … Continue reading

December 9, 2015

“This is really a total fraud,” says climate scientist James Hansen about COP21

What Obama is proposing is “totally ineffectual.” No 1529 Posted by fw, December 4, 2015 “Remarkably, [COP21] is not much different than Kyoto except that, here, they’re not even requiring … Continue reading

December 4, 2015

Climate change denier groups face investigation by Canada’s Competition Bureau

Call for “thorough, rigorous inquiry of the denier groups and their climate science misrepresentations.” No 1527 Posted by fw, December 3, 2015 “In its application, Ecojustice states that climate science … Continue reading

December 3, 2015

“tell them what it’s like to see the entire ocean level with the land”

“tell them we are afraid … we are nothing without our islands” No 1526 Posted by fw, December 2, 2015 “I am definitely a supporter of the divestment movement. I … Continue reading

December 2, 2015

“We’re not going down this failed path anymore,” declares Bernie Sanders in TPP Senate speech

“Since 2001 we have lost 60,000 manufacturing facilities in America, a lot of it is attributable to trade.” No 1515 Posted by fw, November 16, 2015 “Since 2001 we have … Continue reading

November 16, 2015

New York City declared a TPP-Free Zone by Council-approved resolution

Congress urged not to grant President Obama permission to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement. No 1509 Posted by fw, November 12, 2015 17 of the 19 Whereas clauses … Continue reading

November 12, 2015

Call for adoption of BDS sanctions against Israel by US AFL-CIO

Pronouncement cites litany of “human rights violations arising from the occupation of the Palestinian Territories by the state of Israel.” No 1499 Posted by fw, November 4, 2015 “BE IT RESOLVED … Continue reading

November 4, 2015

Harper’s out. Trudeau’s in. So why aren’t Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis breathing more easily?

Trudeau appears to side with most Paris-bound leaders — saying yes to more renewables, but not saying “no” to new fossil fuel projects. No 1492 Posted by fw, October 27, … Continue reading

October 27, 2015

No time for small steps — We need to “leap” to the next economy, says Naomi Klein

Klein proposes a series interlocking policies to make the transformative leap. No 1448 Posted by fw, September 11, 2015 “I’ve been in rooms filled with incredible activists including here in Australia … Continue reading

September 11, 2015

Standing ovation for Naomi Klein’s tour de force presentation in Australia — VIDEO

An hour of no holds barred, gut-wrenching, impolite truth-telling. No 1446 Posted by fw, September 10, 2015 “The task is clear: to create a culture of care-taking, in which no one … Continue reading

September 10, 2015