Citizen Action Monitor

The remarkable Lisa Fithian, global activist extraordinaire

“If we’re not willing to create the kind of disruption that will force the power-holders to make different choices, we’re going to continue to be dealing with a lot of … Continue reading

February 16, 2020

People power of local groups pull off nationwide actions of resistance to Kinder Morgan pipeline

Kudos to Leadnow and’s support of Indigenous-led resistance, as thousands show up at MP offices. No 2191 Posted by fw, March 27, 2018 “You got the government’s attention: Environment … Continue reading

March 27, 2018

Two thumbs way up for’s Katie and Daniel, kicked out of the House of Commons

They interrupted the PM, calling on him to “show the science” on Kinder Morgan pipeline. No 2171 Posted by fw, March 1, 2018 “Today [Feb. 28], my friend Daniel and … Continue reading

March 1, 2018

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

Student sit-in target leaders’ offices – Mulcair’s staff polite, welcoming — Trudeau’s don’t answer, lock doors

Students press leaders to commit to keeping tar sands oil in the soil No 1387 Posted by fw, July 4, 2015 “Part of a national, student-led day of action targeting … Continue reading

July 4, 2015

Heartfelt protest letter to big corporations – “We tried so hard to be good, but it didn’t work. You had to take it all.”

“Thanks to a system in which money buys elections, nearly all of our politicians are in your employ.” No 1344 Posted by fw, May 21, 2015 “I had to put … Continue reading

May 21, 2015

Philadelphia activist Liz Arnold is gripped by “a blessed unrest” that keeps her marching

“I refuse to accept that just because I am not rich I shouldn’t have a say in what our future looks like” No 1235 Posted by fw, January 19, 2015 … Continue reading

January 19, 2015

Harper has allowed Texas-based Kinder Morgan to circumvent our Charter rights on our own land

Having been denied legal means to defend a public conservation area, how far will protesters be prepared to go? No 1198 Posted by fw, November 24, 2014 “The protest against … Continue reading

November 24, 2014

Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dream — Canadian climate action and unity for our future

Joseph Boutilier just days away from completing his remarkable unicycle journey from Victoria BC to Ottawa He’ll arrive on Parliament Hill at noon on Monday, September 15. Be there if … Continue reading

September 6, 2014

Canadians stepping up to say no to pipelines, demand climate action from politicians

People are starting to do a very non-Canadian thing — get educated, get organized, and fight back No 1053 Posted by fw, May 13, 2014 “Saturday’s day of action happened … Continue reading

May 13, 2014

Gas company loses bid for extension of injunction to halt New Brunswick fracking protests

First Nations’ Chiefs call on N.B. premier to suspend gas exploration pending search for peaceful solution No 888 Posted by fw, October 23, 2013 “The Assembly of First Nations’ Chiefs … Continue reading

October 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Harper chooses paramilitary RCMP assault over negotiation with Elsipogtog Mi’kmaq

As the news of the assault broke, people across Canada mobilized to show solidarity for the besieged blockade No 884 Posted by fw, October 18, 2013 To see a video … Continue reading

October 18, 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

Brilliant, creative pro-Palestinian activism UK-style — Watch this inspirational video

Even skateboarders have found a way to reach out to children and youth in Gaza No 624 Posted by fw, November 29, 2012 Across Britain growing numbers of people are … Continue reading

November 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Stop west coast Pipelines and Tankers – Be a coastal defender at sit-in October 22, 2012, Victoria, BC

Show Harper the widespread opposition to his tar sands pipelines and tanker proposals No 588 Posted by fw October 9, 2012 Sign up online at to participate and become … Continue reading

October 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Aussie activist Miranda Gibson goes all out – and up – in anti-logging protest

As of today, Miranda has lived high up in a tree in a Tasmanian forest for 298 days No 583 Posted by fw September 29, 2012 Watch a 4:27-minute video … Continue reading

September 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

U.S. local and national organizations join forces in Washington to launch anti-fracking movement

Rallies to follow in Albany, Philadelphia and other states and regions affected by fracking No 540 Posted by fw, August 4, 2012 I will be watching with considerable interest to … Continue reading

August 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Seventy Braveheart U.S. activists will put their bodies on the line in Tar Sands Blockade against TransCanada

And seventy reasons for the rest of us to be inspired No 539 Posted by fw, August 3, 2012 “If the brutal police response to peaceful protesters in New York, … Continue reading

August 3, 2012 · 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