Citizen Action Monitor

Climate-driven severe weather catastrophes happening worldwide – Are you worried yet?

In Ontario, local governments are bearing brunt of financial burden from severe weather events. No 2044 Posted by fw, September 5, 2017 “Houston, we have a problem, and so do … Continue reading

September 5, 2017

Windsor residents not sufficiently involved in City decision making and planning processes

Two recent public meetings fall far short of involving public in “consultation, input and feedback.” No 1460 Posted by fw, September 27, 2015 On Thursday evening my partner Helga and … Continue reading

September 27, 2015

More on UWindsor BDS vote — Electronic Intifada cites “donor threats, Islamophobic backlash” in story

Story alleges “attempt by the school’s president to derail the results of a referendum” No 1013 Posted by fw, March 19, 2014 “PSG [Palestinian Solidary Group] member Hossam Sleiman, who … Continue reading

March 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mondoweiss, US-based progressive Jewish website, reports on UWindsor BDS referendum

Story implies link between Zionist donor and univ. admin. interference in vote ratification No 1009 Posted by fw, March 16, 2014 “The undergraduate referendum does not fall within the purview … Continue reading

March 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Were students’ rights to freedom of expression violated by vote to defer ratification of BDS results?

And will students be denied the right to implement BDS, a morally just cause? No 1008 Posted by fw, March 15, 2014 In a front page story in yesterday’s Windsor … Continue reading

March 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Company president resorts to intimidation to pressure U of Windsor to “obliterate” BDS referendum

The demand is tantamount to a call for an “obliteration” of free speech No 1007 Posted by fw, March 13, 2014 A page one story running in today’s Windsor Star, … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Independent Jewish Voices weighs in on BDS Referendum at University of Windsor

IJV calls on university president not to pressure Students’ Alliance to withhold ratification of voting results No 1005 Posted by fw, March 12, 2014 “The reaction of the university administration … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Rebuttal to letter arguing U of Windsor BDS referendum violates Students’ Alliance constitution

Letter to Windsor Star urges U of Windsor Students’ Alliance to abort BDS Referendum No 1004 Posted by fw, March 11, 2014 Just to put this post in context, a … Continue reading

March 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

U of Windsor’s Palestinian group defends BDS Referendum vote

Group challenges media inaccuracies and addresses university president’s remarks No 998 Posted by fw, March 6, 2014 “The fact that Palestinians cannot simply ask a campus to divest from companies … Continue reading

March 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

New research strengthens evidence that Windsor’s climate action plan is “too simplistic”

No 231 Posted by fw, July 27, 2011 About a year ago I posted a piece titled, Windsor’s climate action plan: too little, too late? In that post, my partner, Helga WIntal, wrote … Continue reading

July 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

Just Imagine! Windsor-Essex as a Transition County!

No 47 Posted by fw, August 23, 2010 Just Imagine! If Windsor-Essex were part of the Transition Movement, the post below shows the kinds of events its members might be … Continue reading

August 23, 2010 · Leave a comment

Windsor’s climate action plan: too little, too late?

No 42 Guest post by Helga Wintal, with background by fw, on August 11, 2010 Background Windsor, Ontario has been a member of Canada’s Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program since … Continue reading

August 11, 2010 · Leave a comment

The rapid rise — and equally fast fall — of a Residents Advisory Panel. Part 4: In the words of Yogi Berra, “If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll wind up somewhere else.”

No 12 Posted by fw, April 25, 2010 Let’s see. Where was I? Oh yes. I’m about to explain how I violated Charles Dobson’s single most important part of creating … Continue reading

April 25, 2010 · Leave a comment

Windsor locavore seeks public support to allow city residents to keep backyard chickens

No 7 Guest post by Catherine Owen, April 14, 2010. (Wiki ‘locavore’ entry and the READ MORE links provided by fw). According to an entry in Wikipedia, a ‘locavore’ is … Continue reading

April 15, 2010 · Leave a comment