Citizen Action Monitor

AMAZING — How a new global movement plans to solve climate, hunger, health, and democracy crises

Regeneration International commits to feed the planet and reverse climate change via regenerative agriculture No 1375 Posted by fw, June 19, 2015 “When literally billions of people, the 99 percent, … Continue reading

June 19, 2015

Six lessons activists can learn from Spain’s democratic revolution

Spain’s approach has potential to shake up assumptions about how to run and fund movements and campaigns No 1362 Posted by fw, June 6, 2015 “I traveled to Barcelona and … Continue reading

June 6, 2015

Towards a more economically secure, ecologically stable, and socially equitable future

Canadian ecologist William Rees details the essentials of a Global Survival Plan No 1318 Posted by fw, April 24, 2015 “We are engaged in a genuine paradigm shift—the abandonment of … Continue reading

April 24, 2015

“The takeaway for climate activists is to not back down” – That’s the lesson from NY fracking ban

Surprise, surprise – Sometimes elected officials do listen (provided they’re not denialist Republicans) No 1213 Posted by fw, December 20, 2014 “New York’s resolute stance against fracking is particularly momentous … Continue reading

December 20, 2014

The proven effectiveness of “disruption” and “sacrifice” tactics in citizen protest movements

If proven, why is it rare that groups will risk using either tactic in significant measure? No 1211 Posted by fw, December 15, 2014 “The truth is that, despite the … Continue reading

December 15, 2014

People helping people to create resilient communities — an exciting, innovative model of grassroots social change

Leading the way to local resilience solutions in Portland, OR is a new start-up, “Community Supported Everything” No 1190 Posted by fw, November 14, 2014 “When people are faced with a dire … Continue reading

November 14, 2014

Fierce grassroots resistance blows $17 billion hole in tar sands revenues

Anti-tar sands campaigns cause delays and cancelled projects, says new report No 1179 Posted by fw, November 2, 2014 “The growing tide of tar sands resistance—seen in blockades, tree sits, … Continue reading

November 2, 2014

Neil McCabe’s Green Plan presentation wins high praise at Radical Emission Reduction Conference

McCabe’s presentation “was critically inspiring” — climate scientist Kevin Anderson, conference convenor No 948 Posted by fw, January 7, 2014 Dublin firefighter Neil McCabe was one of only a few … Continue reading

January 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Awards heaped on Dublin’s Neil McCabe for innovation and leadership in addressing climate change issues

Dublin City Council seconded Neil for 12 months to bring Green Plan to entire fire service and City Council No 947 Posted by fw, January 6, 2014 “Dublin fire fighter, … Continue reading

January 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dublin Fire Station’s model Green Plan slashes CO2 emissions, becomes first carbon neutral station in world

Green Plan dramatically cuts carbon footprint and impact on environment, achieves significant cost savings No 946 Posted by fw, January 5, 2014 While others talk, talk, talk and talk some … Continue reading

January 5, 2014 · 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

Bold gutsy action planning tips: Pt 4 of 4 – How to advocate for voting reform and democracy renewal

No 812 Posted by fw, July 17, 2013 In Part 3, Give the Media What They Want, Dave offered three tips on how to exploit what is potentially your group’s … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bold gutsy action planning tips: Pt 3 of 4 – How to give the media what they want

No 811 Posted by fw, July 17, 2013 “We often go into media outreach thinking: How do I get them to cover me? As if they’re offering us something and … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bold gutsy action planning tips: Pt 2 of 4 – How to empower your team members

No 810 Posted by fw, July 17, 2013 “They [Toronto Cyclists Union] have on their website: ‘Join the bike union so we can advocate on your behalf.’ I think that’s … Continue reading

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Bold gutsy action planning tips: Pt 1 of 4 – How to attract more members to your team

Video — Toronto artist and organizer Dave Meslin will dazzle you with his innovative ideas No 809 Posted by fw, July 17, 2013 “How do we reach beyond the people … Continue reading

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How to help those in need of help — two leading women activists tell their stories

U.S. activists Rachel LaForest and Madeline Janis share their lessons from the frontlines No 748 Posted by fw, May 16, 2013 “[Personal stories put] a face to the organizing that … Continue reading

May 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

It will take more than petitions to stop Harper’s thirst for power over CBC

Petitions are seldom an effective method of achieving change, unless they are accompanied by other, more effective actions. No 738 Posted by fw, May 06, 2013 “If on-line petitioners and … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Freedom and democracy come from the spaces we create inside the struggle – Tim Gee

Any activist who stays an activist long enough must confront the question of effectiveness No 578 Posted by fw September 26, 2012 “But a revolution isn’t just an event, it’s … Continue reading

September 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Roadmap to Survival 2100 by Prof. Wm. Rees

Introduction to the kinds of policies implicit in a Survival 2100–type project No 510 Posted by fw, June 25, 2012 “…sustainability does, indeed, demand what many scientists (and even politicians) … Continue reading

June 25, 2012 · Leave a comment