Citizen Action Monitor

Can a citizens’ alliance save the climate and help to defeat Harper in 2015 election?

“The ball is in our court as a civil society to ensure action.” No 1051 Posted by fw, May 12, 2014 “[The] first week of June 2014 will see the … Continue reading

May 12, 2014

The only progress Obama made with TPP on his Asian trip was in building opposition to it

Is the White House’s biggest con man ever losing his touch, or are people finally beginning to see through his duplicity? No 1038 Posted by fw, April 25, 2014 Obama’s … Continue reading

April 25, 2014

Great News! “Amazing” growth of movement to divest from fossil fuel companies

Starting on a few U.S campuses, campaign has spread to over 500 colleges, universities, cities, states, pension funds, hospitals here and around the world No 1033 Posted by fw, April … Continue reading

April 13, 2014

The incredible Saru Jayaraman – dynamite activist with few equals

Ms Jayaraman is taking on the US food industry in a knock-down, drag-out fight for a living wage for food workers No 1027 Posted by fw, April 7, 2014 LOOK! … Continue reading

April 7, 2014

American political activist, Jim Hightower, finds evidence of popular uprisings across the nation

Are we really witnessing the birth of a full-fledged people’s revolt? No 1019 Posted by fw, March 27, 2014 “To find populism flowering today, take a road trip across any … Continue reading

March 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

PowerShift Atlantic aims to replicate success of strong social movements in fighting for climate justice

PowerShift Atlantic will hold a regional strategy meeting in Halifax this weekend, March 28-31 No 1017 Posted by fw, March 26, 2014 “… three elements — learning organizing and action … Continue reading

March 26, 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

More activist groups abandon “do nothing” COP 19, vowing “We’ll be back!” next year

“We don’t want promises. We don’t want empathy. We want solidarity.” No 917 Posted by fw, November 21, 2013 The COP-OUT should have happened years ago, but better late than … Continue reading

November 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Al Gore, dedicated to unleashing global movement demanding action on climate change

Gore’s Climate Reality Project exists to forge bedrock of impassioned global support for urgent action No 909­­ Posted by fw, November 15, 2013 The Climate Reality Project is a global … Continue reading

November 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

“If you pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership, we will not obey,” defiant activists’ message to Washington

Among their actions, activists are organizing municipalities to pass TPP-Free Zone laws No 904­­ Posted by fw, November 6, 2013 “We are in a time of transformational change. The opportunity … Continue reading

November 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Key to building thriving and effective social movements — create a system of alliances

The good news — Studies show global upward trend in proportion of citizens participating in protest action against governments No 890 Posted by fw, October 24, 2013 “Whether we scry … Continue reading

October 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

What will it take to build an effective revolutionary mass movement?

And what barriers are corporatocracies erecting to thwart these movements? No 866 Posted by fw, October 01, 2013 “The state, in its internal projections, has a vision of the future … Continue reading

October 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

The coming of a leaderless climate change movement guided by “elders-of-all-ages”

“What’s underway is…an all-encompassing fight over power, hunger, and the future of humanity on this planet” No 835 Posted by fw, August 20, 2013 “…it’s our job to rally a … Continue reading

August 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Historian’s account of stunning early success of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement

Stubborn, arrogant Netanyahu presumes world will continue to accept Israel’s criminal behaviour No 821 Posted by fw, July 30, 2013 “…the BDS movement is only eight years old. We can … Continue reading

July 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

How Egyptians blew their chances for peaceful revolutionary reform

The mostly likely outcome now — renewed military dictatorship and/or civil war No 802 Posted by fw, July 7, 2013 In a concise, cogent analysis, Professor Lawrence Davidson compares the … Continue reading

July 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

“We hold true to our vision of a healthy and just world, and we are building the self-empowering movement to make it happen.”

Tim DeChristopher impresses as an articulate, thoughtful leader in the climate movement No 756 Posted by fw, May 27, 2013 “We will not be misled into thinking we are alone. … Continue reading

May 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Canada’s “Common Causes” NGO activist network failing to live up to its potential

Journalist and activist Nick Fillmore takes a swipe at new progressive voice No 732 Posted by fw, April 30, 2013 “In September, 2012, Common Causes, a loosely-knit network of more than … Continue reading

April 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Powerful global movement is quickly emerging, battling climate change on a thousand fronts

“We know what the future holds unless we resist. And so resist we will.” No 718 Posted by fw, April 14, 2013 “We’ve watched great cultural shifts and organizing successes … Continue reading

April 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

2.3 million petition kicks off nationwide campaign protesting Obama’s planned cuts to Social Security

Any lessons for Canadian activists in this coalition-led mass mobilization of Americans? No 716 Posted by fw, April 11, 2013 “Today’s White House protest marks the beginning of a mobilization … Continue reading

April 11, 2013 · Leave a comment