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

Anti-Trump exhortations from the magnificent Women’s March on Washington stir a nation to action

Gloria Steinem, Nina Donovan/Ashley Judd, Janet Mock, Cecile Richards, Tamika Mallory, Sophie Cruz, Angela Davis, Janelle Monáe, Madonna, Alicia Keys No 1876 Posted by fw, January 24, 2017 First, Re Nina … Continue reading

January 24, 2017

Women storm Washington: Protest March three times size of Trump’s inaugural gathering

“We will not go from being a nation of immigrants to a nation of ignorance” – fiery America Ferrera to cheering masses. No 1875 Posted by fw, January 23, 2017 America … Continue reading

January 23, 2017

What is BDS? — An explanation by the Palestinian BDS National Committee

The Palestinian BDS committee called for “global citizens” to join the Palestinian struggle because “those in power refused to act”. No 1781 Posted by fw, September 19, 2016 As I explained … Continue reading

September 19, 2016

At People’s Summit, Sanders calls on supporters to be focused on defeating Trump, that is, electing Clinton

Summit’s central purpose was to build political support for a Party about to nominate its most right-wing candidate ever. No 1708 Posted by fw, June 21, 2016 “As Sanders used the … Continue reading

June 21, 2016

Why Bernie Sanders lost big in South Carolina and may not recover

Bernie can’t talk about revolution and movement when his campaign doesn’t look like the movement he claims to represent. No 1605 Posted by fw, March 01, 2016 “But while Bernie Sanders … Continue reading

March 1, 2016

How Avaaz and other pseudo activist NGOs infiltrate and co-opt legitimate grassroots movements

The pseudo “mainstream” climate movement in Paris refused to link climate injustice with imperialism. No 1604 Posted by fw, February 29, 2016 “One particularly pernicious example is the organization Avaaz. The … Continue reading

February 29, 2016

Paul Jay and Chris Hedges go toe-to-toe in a verbal battle over the significance of Bernie’s campaign

In terms of building a movement, Hedges sees Sanders as an obstructive force; Jay counters that no one else has millions of followers. No 1594 Posted by fw, February 12, 2016 … Continue reading

February 12, 2016

DEMOCRACY SPRING — Huge U.S. civil disobedience march and sit-in planned for Washington this April

Action will demand Congress get big money out of politics, ensure free and fair elections. No 1568 Posted by fw, January 18, 2016 “It’s time to take mass nonviolent action … Continue reading

January 18, 2016

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

“Leap Manifesto”, a compelling, positive vision for Canada’s climate and economy

“Manifesto madness” warns Canada’s corporate mouthpiece, the Globe and Mail No 1453 Posted by fw, September 18, 2015 “It lays out a vision – bolder than anything on offer from political … Continue reading

September 18, 2015

Evidence mounting that German-led austerity policies have unwittingly awakened a dormant leftist beast

Neoliberalism’s last stand? — “The Troika may be on the verge of riding General Custer’s horse into battle” No 1393 Posted by fw, July 9, 2015 “It’s not only Greece … Continue reading

July 9, 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

Six lessons activists can learn from Spain’s democratic revolution

Spain’s approach has potential to shake up assumptions about how to run and fund movements and campaigns No 1362 Posted by fw, June 6, 2015 “I traveled to Barcelona and … Continue reading

June 6, 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

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

Tips from new book on how to improve the planning effectiveness of grassroots groups

“We can turn challenges and missteps into opportun­ities to learn lessons, strengthen our efforts,” says Chris Dixon No 1286 Posted by fw, March 20, 2015 “We’re trying to generate forms … Continue reading

March 20, 2015

World’s leading alternative economic and social movements form strategic alliance to take on neoliberals

Can these activist movements find time, energy, resources, and support, to take alternative solutions to new levels? No 1280 Posted by fw, March 14, 2015 “The proliferation of activist initiatives … Continue reading

March 14, 2015