Citizen Action Monitor

Capitalism is a “blatant failure,” declares Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s new prime minister

Measures used to gauge economic success “have to change” to take into account “people’s ability to actually have a meaningful life”. No 2084 Posted by fw, October 26, 2017 “Jacinda … Continue reading

October 26, 2017

Call for NDP to stand with Palestine — from Canadian academics, community leaders and organizations

Signatories set forth proposals that most Canadians can get behind. No 1982 Posted by fw, June 13, 2017 “… a group of over 80 academics, community leaders and organizations have authored … Continue reading

June 13, 2017

Real News Network creates Global Climate Crisis Bureau to combat misleading corporate TV news

The purpose is to reduce Americans’ climate change knowledge gap, particularly among working people and the poor. No 1974 Posted by fw, June 5, 2017 “A key strategy of our Climate … Continue reading

June 5, 2017

We are consuming ourselves to death under the banner of limitless economic growth

Rethinking economic growth in an age of environmental limits to growth cannot be avoided — Will change be by design or disaster? No 1938 Posted by fw, April 19, 2017 “What … Continue reading

April 19, 2017

How to exploit Trump’s vulnerabilities – Naomi Klein explains in a short video

Once you know exactly what the Trump brand is, it becomes obvious how to mess with it. No 1933 Posted by fw, April 15, 2017 “You’ve probably noticed that Donald Trump … Continue reading

April 15, 2017

Youth-run business delivers more than healthy snacks to schools in West Philadelphia

“By designing and developing a sustainable food system, youth take ownership, learn, and build community.” No 1913 Posted by fw, March 17, 2017 “Youth-powered Rebel Ventures is a nonprofit social enterprise … Continue reading

March 17, 2017

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

Ghastly reality of America – Peace activists arrested for feeding Tampa’s homeless in public park

“The hunger enforcement officers are here. This is their idea of serving the public.” No 1866 Posted by fw, January 10, 2017 “Tampa Food Not Bombs has served the homeless in … Continue reading

January 10, 2017

TPP is slated to become the most harmful trade agreement ever for access to medicines, says MSF president

MSF urges Canada and other TPP negotiating countries to reject this trade treaty No 1545 Posted by fw, December 18, 2015 “MSF expresses its dismay that TPP countries have agreed … Continue reading

December 18, 2015

Representatives of 30 US organizations speak out against TPP

Opponents represent labor, consumer, environmental, family farm, consumer, LGBT, health and faith groups No 1520 Posted by fw, November 20, 2015 “Apparently, the TPP’s proponents resorted to such extreme secrecy … Continue reading

November 20, 2015

“Can you bear the cost of $1,000 for a pill to treat Hepatitis C?,” asks WHO Director-General

Margaret Chan is concerned that the TPP may “close the door to affordable medicines,” wondering, “Is this really progress?” No 1511 Posted by fw, November 14, 2015 “A massive trade … Continue reading

November 14, 2015

Canada’s leading TPP watchdog demands “full public consultation”

US and Japan are already pressuring Trudeau to adopt TPP as soon as possible, claims Maude Barlow No 1503 Posted by fw, November 8, 2015 “Citing concerns about how the … Continue reading

November 8, 2015

TPP exposed — Terms harmful to most Americans, contrary to Obama’s myth-based sales pitch

“TPP would offshore more American jobs, lower our wages, flood us with unsafe imported food and expose our laws to attack in foreign tribunals,” says trade expert. No 1502 Posted by … Continue reading

November 7, 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

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

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

Dozens of Italian cities empower citizen action through city-citizen joint initiatives to improve city life

Innovative co-design approach represents serious shift in thinking in “finding solutions” to manage city projects and urban issues No 1272 Posted by fw, March 4, 2015 “What would it be … Continue reading

March 4, 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