Citizen Action Monitor

Making the case for effective petitioning

Petitioning can help activist groups seeking political and economic change to enhance their campaign organizing skills. No 1600 Posted by fw, February 24, 2016 “The petition is on the surface a … Continue reading

February 24, 2016

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

How to run effective meetings — Excellent start-up tips for small groups, from Transition Network

Effective meetings balance having fun and feeling good, with getting things done No 1224 Posted by fw, January 8, 2015 Running effective meetings by Rob Hopkins of Transition Network For … Continue reading

January 8, 2015

Samara’s “Facilitation Guide” for its Democracy Talks program

No 1071 Posted by fw, June 10, 2014 Following up on yesterday’s post, Will a program designed to get Canadians “talking politics” inspire more active citizenship in Canada? below is a copy … Continue reading

June 10, 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

Join a global team of young leaders to spark a new wave of climate action

  Create a life worth living. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to make a difference No 813 Posted by fw, July 19, 2013 Global Power Shift could be the amazing … Continue reading

July 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

Join more than 850,000 others in Greenpeace’s international Save the Arctic campaign

Sign now and demand world leaders declare a global sanctuary around the North Pole No 527 Posted by fw, July 19, 2012 The Arctic ice we all depend on is … Continue reading

July 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

How Britain’s first community-owned solar power station was created

“It wasn’t all plain sailing. The work load was huge.” No 425 Posted by fw, March 3, 2012 Following is a reposting of Power to the people, a story cited … Continue reading

March 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

New Activist Toolkit hosted by

No 282 Posted by fw, September 20, 2011 “Our wiki-style Toolkit aims to be a space for activist collaboration. Home to a wealth of encyclopedic resources, the content is organized … Continue reading

September 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

Climate Action Network: “It’s time to stand up for clean energy in Ontario”

No 275 Posted by fw, September 14, 2011 Under the banner Clean Energy Ontario, Climate Action Network (CAN) has released a challenge and accompanying grassroots toolkit for Ontarians. But first … Continue reading

September 14, 2011 · Leave a comment