Citizen Action Monitor

Canada’s Green Party’s petition against Harper’s “Environmental Devastation Act” raises the question: How effective are petitions?

No 486 Posted by fw, May 23, 2012 Today, just after posting this piece In Quebec, massive counterpower movement of students and citizens in showdown against government, I checked my email … Continue reading

May 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Canada’s “Black Out Speak Out” campaign – Sorry, but I don’t get it

This campaign breaks two cardinal best-campaign-planning practices No 480 Posted by fw, May 18, 2012 “On June 4th, Canada’s major environmental organizations, together with leading charities, unions, bloggers, and others … Continue reading

May 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Yes Magazine’s review of a brilliant, grassroots, multi-faceted campaign to stop Keystone XL

No 391 Posted by fw, January 24, 2012 “As Keystone XL gets pulled into the center of the political battlefield, it’s worth remembering how the pipeline became a national issue … Continue reading

January 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

“Counterpower” by Tim Gee – Pt 10: One-stop link to previous posts in this series, and more

No 388 Posted by fw, January 19, 2012 In this series of posts, the goal has been to introduce readers to some of the key ideas in Tim Gee’s book, … Continue reading

January 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

“Counterpower” by Tim Gee — Pt 6: Four stages of a Counterpower movement: Definition and importance

No 384 Posted by fw, January 3, 2012 Parts 2 through 5 of this series were excerpted from Chapter 1 of Gee’s book, Counterpower: Making Change Happen.  These posts centred … Continue reading

January 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

“Counterpower” by Tim Gee — Pt 5: Use Counterpower to make it too costly for opposing elites to ignore

No 383 Posted by fw, January 1, 2012 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

January 1, 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

“Counterpower” by Tim Gee — Pt 3: How Economic Counterpower helps movements win

No 381 Posted by fw, December 27, 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 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

“Counterpower” by Tim Gee — Pt 2: How Idea Counterpower helps movements win

No 380 Posted by fw, December 27, 2011 Just to recap – This series, based on Tim Gee’s Counterpower: Making Change Happen, really began with a review of his book. … Continue reading

December 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

“Counterpower” by Tim Gee — Pt 1: Activists, improve your campaigns with Counterpower”

No 379 Posted by fw, December 24, 2011 In a previous post, I wrote: There’s much talk these days – particularly from the left — about the need to build … Continue reading

December 24, 2011 · Leave a comment

Rave reviews for “The Young Activist’s Guide to Building a Green Movement”

No 266 Posted by fw, August 29, 2011 Annie Leonard, director of the Story of Stuff said this about the Activist’s Guide — “Every day I get hundreds of emails … Continue reading

August 29, 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