Citizen Action Monitor

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

Occupy activists quick to mobilize hundreds then thousands to help with Sandy storm relief

Occupy organizer Catherine Yeager talks about relief efforts in NYC’s Rockaways neighborhood No 605 Posted by fw, November 5, 2012 “You know, it’s been a whirlwind. We’ve been trying as … Continue reading

November 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

American protesters discovering they don’t have the rights and freedoms they thought they had

Put up a poster and risk felony charge plus detention with $25,000 bail No 441 Posted by fw, March 20, 2012 “The Federally Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of … Continue reading

March 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

OWS: “We are the 99 percent.” Shouldn’t that be “We are the 70 percent”?

No 438 Posted by fw, March 17, 2012 “Occupy Wall Street is a leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions. The one thing we all have in … Continue reading

March 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

“Hold Obama’s feet to the fire and present him with a set of progressive demands” —Ralph Nader

No 393 Posted by fw, January 26, 2012 “Responding to President Obama’s State of the Union address, longtime consumer advocate and former Presidential candidate Ralph Nader says Obama’s criticism of … Continue reading

January 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

If Occupiers hope to bring about a “World Revolution” they must mobilize the global South

No 375 Posted by fw, December 21, 2011 “It’s easy enough to explain why the global South hasn’t joined Occupy. But why should we care? First, because the extractive processes … Continue reading

December 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

PolySci prof offers his best advice to Occupy Wall Street

No 332, Posted by fw, November 10, 2011 Everybody and his uncle, it seems, is offering Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protesters advice on what do next. So why should Tom … Continue reading

November 10, 2011 · Leave a comment

Occupy Wall Street participant goes public with concerns about risk to OWS’ “inclusive spirit”

No 327 Posted by fw, November 6, 2011 Fritz Tucker, a researcher of people’s movements and active observer and participant in Occupy Wall Street, seems discouraged by the recent NYC-GA … Continue reading

November 6, 2011 · Leave a comment

Make the Occupy Movement a “real threat” — Bring the Assembly meeting process to neighourhoods

No 315 Posted by fw, October 27, 2011 “[Suppose] in Barcelona they go to the city square and they have their gigantic assembly. Suppose they decide, you know what, that’s … Continue reading

October 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

Occupy Wall Street – An insider’s perspective on its origins

No 312 Posted by fw, October 25, 2011 “Say what you will about Americans, and one can say many things, this is a country of deeply democratic sensibilities. The idea … Continue reading

October 25, 2011 · Leave a comment

Under Obama “Yes, we can” has become “Well, actually we’re not even going to try”—Wm. Black

No 306 Posted by fw, October 20, 2011 “If he [Obama] continues this way, it’s conceivable the Republicans will nominate someone so bad that he will be reelected, but he … Continue reading

October 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

Reactionary right-wingers label Occupy protesters anti-Semitic

No 301 Posted by fw, October 16, 2011 “An ugly old tradition is back: Exploiting anti-Semitism to break the backs of popular movements that threaten the power of the wealthiest … Continue reading

October 16, 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

Is the rapidly growing Occupy Movement at risk of being co-opted by the “professional left”?

No 294 Posted by fw, October 8, 2011 “I don’t think any co-option’s happened yet. My hope is that the Occupy Movement will still be independent of that kind of … Continue reading

October 8, 2011 · Leave a comment

Gutsy “Occupy Wall Street” protesters vow to remain until demands are met

No 288 Posted by fw, September 28, 2011 They may be small in number but they’re huge in heart and determination. The gutsy “Occupy Wall Street” gang have certainly won … Continue reading

September 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

Small turnout for “OccupyWallStreet” protest may not auger well for major upcoming protests

No 280 Posted by fw, September 19, 2011 Despite a positive spin to his report’s title, Nathan Schneider’s account of the weekend events can’t disguise the dark cloud hanging over … Continue reading

September 19, 2011 · Leave a comment