Citizen Action Monitor

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

How Ottawa’s grassroots citizen advocacy team plans to get the federal government it wants in October

Ecology Ottawa team wants a government committed to the environment, to clean energy, air, and water No 1396 Posted by fw, July 11, 2015 “Ecology Ottawa volunteers are already going … Continue reading

July 11, 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

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

Pope’s encyclical, “On Care For Our Common Home”, aimed directly at world’s economic and political elites

Pope believes situation so grave that only new “true world political authority” can address these problems No 1374 Posted by fw, June 18, 2015 “While the Argentina-born pope is a … Continue reading

June 18, 2015

Calling all Canadians to support First Nations’ “Pull Together” fundraiser to STOP Northern Gateway pipeline

Over $450,000 raised. Goal is $600,000. Jane Fonda attends rally, donates $10,000 No 1373 Posted by fw, June 17, 2015 “The week of fundraising events, dubbed the Week to End … Continue reading

June 17, 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

Democratic revolution in Spain, empowered citizens celebrate municipal election victories

We must find ways to expand opportunities for direct citizen participation in democracy, says Ada Colau, Barcelona’s new mayor No 1361 Posted by fw, June 6, 2015 “We see very … Continue reading

June 6, 2015

VIDEO — WikiLeaks offers $100,000 reward for copies of secret TPP document chapters

“It is a giant giveaway to monster transnational corporations,” says Thom Hartmann No 1356 Posted by fw, June 02, 2015 In an interview on Democracy Now today, Julian Assange spoke … Continue reading

June 2, 2015

EXCITING BREAKTHROUGH — Citizen platform of Barcelona wins municipal elections

WATCH fascinating background video about Spain’s 15-M Movement, with lessons for citizen activists worldwide No 1349 Posted by fw, May 26, 2015 Breaking News: The radically democratic citizen platform Barcelona … Continue reading

May 26, 2015

Five contemporary movements pushing humanity to change course, to save the planet

We cannot wait for governments or lawmakers to take the lead for us – It’s our turn to lead No 1325 Posted by fw, May 5, 2015 “Today, in 2015, … Continue reading

May 5, 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

Bold new campaign: US progressives seek to overthrow entrenched policies of the wealthy and the powerful

“The game is rigged” said Sen. Elizabeth Warren in her keynote address at the campaign kick-off event No 1323 Posted by fw, May 1, 2015 “The senator was speaking at … Continue reading

May 1, 2015

Will Bolivia’s Evo Morales chart an exit from his Capitalist Bridge to the promised land of Socialism?

Or will a cabal of oligarchs conspire to block all exits from the Bridge? No 1319 Posted by fw, April 26, 2015 “The small Andean nation of Bolivia sits at … Continue reading

April 26, 2015

Towards a more economically secure, ecologically stable, and socially equitable future

Canadian ecologist William Rees details the essentials of a Global Survival Plan No 1318 Posted by fw, April 24, 2015 “We are engaged in a genuine paradigm shift—the abandonment of … Continue reading

April 24, 2015

Citizen advocacy org taking PM Harper’s Office to court for bribing Senator

Democracy Watch asking citizens to contribute to PMO Prosecution Fund – Hold Harper Cons accountable No 1305 Posted by fw, April 10, 2015 “Democracy Watch called for these charges because … Continue reading

April 10, 2015

Determined to address humanity’s deepest crises, U.S. team launches ambitious project

“It’s time to debate what it will take to move the US to a place where outcomes are sustainable, equitable, and democratic” No 1299 Posted by fw, April 3, 2015 … Continue reading

April 3, 2015

Why UN climate negotiation process repeatedly fails to achieve meaningful progress on climate change

George Monbiot proposes a 3-step solution, a key part of which is negotiating a global budget for the extraction of fossil fuels from existing reserves No 1279 Posted by fw, … Continue reading

March 12, 2015