Citizen Action Monitor

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

Absent a mass uprising in the US, we are all doomed to ongoing oligarchic tyranny, says Tariq Ali

Leftist Lion, Ali, analyzes loss of radicalism that was nurtured by the 1960s counterculture Foresees militarized repression by the corporate state at any sign of popular resistance No 1273 Posted … Continue reading

March 5, 2015

Wise beyond his years, it’s hard to believe this indigenous rising star of the youth activist movement is just 14

Watch this video of Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Youth Director, Earth Guardians No 1265 Posted by fw, February 19, 2015 In a recent post. I referred to creating a self worth having, … Continue reading

February 19, 2015

Naomi Klein rightly blames capitalism for climate change, but doesn’t go far enough

Canadian prof’s brilliant review pinpoints some omissions, adds considerable intellectual value of his own No 1231 Posted by fw, January 15, 2015 “Klein doesn’t supply us with an alternate strategic … Continue reading

January 15, 2015

US now lives under a corporate dictatorship

American rituals and institutions are a façade for global corporate powers. No 1173 Posted by fw, October 25, 2014 “This devolution of the economic system has been accompanied by corporations’ … Continue reading

October 25, 2014

DISRUPTION – the official film of the People’s Climate March – Watch It Here

The march is this Sunday, September 21, 2014 in New York City. No 1149 Posted by fw, September 19, 2014 DISRUPTION, a film by Kelly Nyks & Jared P. Scott, … Continue reading

September 19, 2014

Our failing capitalist system presents us with a rare opportunity to save the climate, says Klein in her new book

But – and it’s a big but — “It’s really hard to pry apart the capitalism that we have from the idea of endless growth” No 1148 Posted by fw, … Continue reading

September 17, 2014

Bill McKibben highlights the “tipping point” risks of TransCanada’s proposed Energy East pipeline

But Energy East could also be the “tipping point” of the climate movement, a movement capable of making a tar sands moratorium happen No 1140 Posted by fw, September 7, … Continue reading

September 7, 2014

United by climate crisis, massive “Movement of Movements” set to target UN, Obama, and corporate power in Sept.

Tens of thousands of activists are expected to attend Peoples Climate March and two-day conference No 1130 Posted by fw, August 27, 2014 “…with the Paris Treaty, a binding international … Continue reading

August 27, 2014

Shortcomings of the Transition Movement as a mass movement strategy

Transition’s goal is to make society resilient when it should be to change the present social system No 1124 Posted by fw, August 17, 2014 “…movements like the TTM [Transition … Continue reading

August 17, 2014

Want to learn how to build an effective counterpower movement? Watch this

These “Rising Voices” provide a role model of collaborative action No 1090 Posted by fw, July 06, 2014 “There is a long and storied history of community organizing that’s been … Continue reading

July 6, 2014

Massive People’s Climate March promises “weekend to bend the course of history” – New York, Sept. 21-22

Mass grassroots mobilization demands: “A world safe from the ravages of climate change.” No 1089 Posted by fw, July 4, 2014 “This moment will not be just about New York … Continue reading

July 4, 2014

Evolving environmental movement deepening, broadening, more militant — taking bold action to save the planet

Ordinary people are learning they have more power than they realize and are being inspired to use it No 1061 Posted by fw, May 27, 2014 “No longer dominated by … Continue reading

May 27, 2014