Citizen Action Monitor

People helping people to create resilient communities — an exciting, innovative model of grassroots social change

Leading the way to local resilience solutions in Portland, OR is a new start-up, “Community Supported Everything” No 1190 Posted by fw, November 14, 2014 “When people are faced with a dire … Continue reading

November 14, 2014

Will a program designed to get Canadians “talking politics” inspire more active citizenship in Canada?

Samara, a non-partisan charity founded in 2009, has launched “Democracy Talks” to find out No 1070 Posted by fw, June 9, 2014 “The premise of Democracy Talks is that there … Continue reading

June 9, 2014

Canada ranks 7th, US 16th on the 2014 Social Progress Index

But neither ranks in Top Ten on SPI’s 2 key dimensions — Basic Human Needs and Foundations of Wellbeing No 1030 Posted by fw, April 10, 2014 Economic growth (GDP) … Continue reading

April 10, 2014

What the US is experiencing today is not politics, it is disorder in a dysfunctional culture

One way out of this disorder, this insanity, is for citizens to declare a free America in the space around them No 977 Posted by fw, February 12, 2014 “The … Continue reading

February 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Electrifying Rev. Wm. Barber fires up Moral Monday throng with riveting “mighty low” speech attacking GOP

Want to build a movement in a hurry? – find a charismatic orator like the good Rev. Barber No 973 Posted by fw, February 10, 2014 “Tens of thousands of … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ordinary hero’s advice to young activists — “Don’t wait for the masses, because they ain’t coming!”

Immortal words of Franklin McCain, of Greensboro Four fame, dead at 73 No 953 Posted by fw, January 15, 2014 Advice to today’s young rebels As frequent calls for mass … Continue reading

January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

In a capitalist economy, those who own the majority of property set the terms for everyone else

…and in the process, prevent most of the rest of us from setting the terms of how we would like to live No 826 Posted by fw, August 12, 2013 … Continue reading

August 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bold gutsy action planning tips: Pt 4 of 4 – How to advocate for voting reform and democracy renewal

No 812 Posted by fw, July 17, 2013 In Part 3, Give the Media What They Want, Dave offered three tips on how to exploit what is potentially your group’s … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bold gutsy action planning tips: Pt 3 of 4 – How to give the media what they want

No 811 Posted by fw, July 17, 2013 “We often go into media outreach thinking: How do I get them to cover me? As if they’re offering us something and … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bold gutsy action planning tips: Pt 2 of 4 – How to empower your team members

No 810 Posted by fw, July 17, 2013 “They [Toronto Cyclists Union] have on their website: ‘Join the bike union so we can advocate on your behalf.’ I think that’s … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bold gutsy action planning tips: Pt 1 of 4 – How to attract more members to your team

Video — Toronto artist and organizer Dave Meslin will dazzle you with his innovative ideas No 809 Posted by fw, July 17, 2013 “How do we reach beyond the people … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

It’s our worldview, stupid. It’s time to change it

This film is a clarion call for all those who want to participate in the transition to a new worldview No 775 Posted by fw, June 11, 2013 Without exaggeration, … Continue reading

June 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

UK town’s economic plan envisages significant benefits flowing from increased localization

The report identifies a multi-million pound opportunity to create new jobs, grow new enterprises and help existing businesses to thrive in Totnes & District, UK. No 724 Posted by fw, … Continue reading

April 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Climate justice needs radical demands backed up with nonviolent confrontational tactics asserts Quaker activist

Predictable feel-good rallies featuring platform speeches aren’t good enough anymore No 685 Posted by fw, February 28, 2013 “Predictable civil disobedience and feel-good rallies alone aren’t enough. Climate justice needs radical demands backed up … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Two Quebec activists see few lasting gains from the 2012 “Maple Spring” social upsurge

“We have gone from retreat to retreat. In terms of public policies, there is no change.” No 669 Posted by fw, January 31, 2013 “The Parti québécois [which won with … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

US-based information clearinghouse gives activists the counterpower to stop “King Coal”

CoalSwarm has become the “central nervous system” of the global anti-coal movement No 653 Posted by fw, January 16, 2013 “The purpose of CoalSwarm is to create a collaborative information … Continue reading

January 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Philippines lead negotiator in Doha in tears as he appeals for real action on climate change

“I ask of all of us here, if not us, then who? If not now, then when? If not here, then where? “ —Naderev M. Saño No 630 Posted by … Continue reading

December 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Brilliant, creative pro-Palestinian activism UK-style — Watch this inspirational video

Even skateboarders have found a way to reach out to children and youth in Gaza No 624 Posted by fw, November 29, 2012 Across Britain growing numbers of people are … Continue reading

November 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

“We need YOU to participate in the Occupy change movement” –Activist filmmaker

“All that is required is the willingness to see the world as it is and decide that you were going to be part of the solution.” No 571 Posted by … Continue reading

September 19, 2012 · Leave a comment