Citizen Action Monitor

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

David and Goliath story – Small Quebec village wins legal battle over oil and gas company  

Town faced million-dollar lawsuit over new bylaw passed to protect its water from nearby drilling. No 2173 Posted by fw, March 3, 2018 “A small Quebec town that was facing … Continue reading

March 3, 2018

A tweet about America’s duplicitous Liar-in-Chief stirs remembrance of things past for Rob Hopkins

“Good can overcome ignorance, spite and hate” – Rob’s touching story bears witness to a truth Trump will never know. No 1882 Posted by fw, January 30, 2017 “I want to … Continue reading

January 30, 2017

Can a network of “rebel cities” in the US stand up to Trump?

In Spain, a network of ‘rebel cities’ has launched effective resistance to the conservative central government. No 1879 Posted by fw, January 27, 2017 “In Spain, this network of ‘rebel cities’ … Continue reading

January 27, 2017

At its heart, Israel’s propaganda campaign is grounded in fear, fear of losing monopoly control of the narrative

A change movement is said to be spreading. The question is: Can a film ride the wave of change and move things forward? No 1680 Posted by fw, May 23, 2016 … Continue reading

May 23, 2016

Democratic revolution in Spain, empowered citizens celebrate municipal election victories

We must find ways to expand opportunities for direct citizen participation in democracy, says Ada Colau, Barcelona’s new mayor No 1361 Posted by fw, June 6, 2015 “We see very … Continue reading

June 6, 2015

EXCITING BREAKTHROUGH — Citizen platform of Barcelona wins municipal elections

WATCH fascinating background video about Spain’s 15-M Movement, with lessons for citizen activists worldwide No 1349 Posted by fw, May 26, 2015 Breaking News: The radically democratic citizen platform Barcelona … Continue reading

May 26, 2015

Bold new campaign: US progressives seek to overthrow entrenched policies of the wealthy and the powerful

“The game is rigged” said Sen. Elizabeth Warren in her keynote address at the campaign kick-off event No 1323 Posted by fw, May 1, 2015 “The senator was speaking at … Continue reading

May 1, 2015

Will direct democracy bring power to the people of Britain? BBC investigates

No 458 Posted by fw, April 13, 2012 Direct democracy is meant to transform British politics, giving voters more power. Voters are meant to exercise that power through devices like … Continue reading

April 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

“Organize to Win” success story: How Oakvillegreen helped stop paving of nature trail

No 71 Posted by fw, September 28, 2010 One September day in 2008, Oakville resident John McMullen watched in disbelief as heavy machinery came rumbling down a popular nature trail. … Continue reading

September 28, 2010 · Leave a comment