Citizen Action Monitor

Harper Minister stunned into silence by doctor’s bold verbal assault over cuts to refugee health care

“I don’t believe this Minister deserves my courtesy, or the courtesy of any doctor in this country.” No 515 Posted by fw, June 30, 2012 Chris Keefer, a young, bold … Continue reading

June 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Gutsy Medea Benjamin challenges Americans to speak out against Obama’s murderous drone warfare

“Obama’s top legal adviser Harold Koh insists that this killing spree is legal under international law…” No 490 Posted by fw, June 1, 2012 Medea Benjamin of Code Pink is … Continue reading

June 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

British Columbians for Climate Action inform Warren Buffet of their plan to block his coal train

Action to be taken May 5 as part of Climate Impacts Day No 467 Posted by fw, May 1, 2012 “[Mr Buffet] We know that you have canceled plans to … Continue reading

May 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Chicago activists take on a bank, sheriffs and foreclosure agents to block home evictions

Activists’ tactics include eviction blockades, night and day vigils, marches and rallies, and direct action at offices engaged in foreclosures No 447 Posted by fw, March 29, 2012 The Chicago … Continue reading

March 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Women Occupy gives whole new meaning to “Bust Bank of America”

Bank’s CEO Brian Moynihan’s speech gets “busted” No 437 Posted by fw, March 15, 2012 Boyo, has the Women Occupy crowd got its act together with a multifaceted mix of … Continue reading

March 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

“Counterpower” by Tim Gee — Pt 4: How Physical Counterpower helps movements win

No 382 Posted by fw, December 28, 2011 This series is based on Tim Gee’s Counterpower: Making Change Happen. Gee conceives of Counterpower as the ability of the powerless to … Continue reading

December 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

Defiant, inspiring voices from Tahrir Square — “This time we won’t go home until we get all our rights.”

No 349 Posted by fw November 29, 2011 “If you go to one demonstration and then go home, that’s something, but the people in power can live with that. What … Continue reading

November 29, 2011 · Leave a comment

Estimated 12,000 Keystone protesters circle White House while Obama golfs

No 328 Posted by fw, November 7, 2011 “The protest was organized by the Natural Resources Defence Council, a U.S. environmental group. Spokeswoman Susan Casey-Lefkowitz told CBC News many Americans … Continue reading

November 7, 2011 · Leave a comment

Protesters’ “Oil Orgy Strip” ridicules UK officials cozying up to Canada’s tar sands

No 309 Posted by fw, October 22, 2011 It was an oily metaphorical pas de deux. Definitely not the classiest or most effective activist protest on record. Nevertheless, there’s no … Continue reading

October 22, 2011 · Leave a comment

Smackdown! — UK students mock Harper MP with ‘Greenwash Propagandist of the Year Award’

No 307 Posted by fw, October 22, 2011 “London, October 20th 2011 – Joe Oliver, Natural Resources Minister, met with staunch opposition at the London School of Economics (LSE) whilst … Continue reading

October 22, 2011 · Leave a comment

“The intoxicating idea of revolution has filled the air.”

No 297 Posted by fw, October 12, 2011 “Overnight the face of political action and political dissent in the United States has undergone a transformation. . . . Suddenly the … Continue reading

October 12, 2011 · Leave a comment

We’ll camp out in DC and disrupt things until we see change in political policy says October2011.org

No 265 Posted by fw, August 28, 2011 “We’re going to go to Freedom Plaza in Washington DC . . . and we’re going to occupy it beginning October 6. … Continue reading

August 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

Montana citizens do the “Tar Sands Tabledance” in Gov. Schweitzer’s Office (video)

No 221 Posted by fw, July 15, 2011 Sixty or so environmental activists from Northern Rockies Rising Tide, Earth First and other groups descended upon Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer’s office … Continue reading

July 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

Post-Copenhagen, UK climate activists split on what to do next

No 220 Posted by fw, July 15, 2011 “Exhaustion set in after Copenhagen. After three years of campaigning ever more intensely, only to be engulfed in the dark sand storm that … Continue reading

July 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

“JUST DO IT!” scream defiant UK citizen activists in film trailer

No 209 Posted by fw, July 2, 2011 JUST VIEW IT! Award-winning, documentary producer and director, Emily James, spent over a year embedded in activist groups such as Climate Camp and … Continue reading

July 2, 2011 · Leave a comment

Defiant Free Gaza activists vow: “If governments won’t act, we will”

No 101 Posted by fw, January 2, 2011 “If governments refuse to hold Israel accountable for its war crimes against a civilian population, we, in civil society, will continue to … Continue reading

January 3, 2011 · Leave a comment

Univ of Michigan students protest Israeli soldier campus visit

No 88 Posted by fw, November 16, 2010 “These guys shouldn’t have been allowed here on campus. They’re criminals.” University of Michigan student “These guys” were two soldiers of the … Continue reading

November 16, 2010 · Leave a comment

What’s eating climate activist and artist, Leo Murray?

No 65 Posted by fw, September 16, 2010 The power of one! That’s what my blog is often about – One person struggling to find ways to make a difference, … Continue reading

September 16, 2010 · Leave a comment