There really is something to "think globally, act locally", but best results comes from getting enough people together to work locally. Successes have been achieved by activists attending various board, state, county and city meetings, petitioning, calling newspapers, and other means. Meetings can be learned of by checking your news paper or searching county and state pages on line to learn of their upcoming meetings.
Sometimes petitions work (when aimed at smaller institutions or a company) and sometimes just exposing the agenda or the corruption of a politican deters or minimizes their actions. This page is dedicated to sharing examples of successes achieved through activism. The descriptions under the videos will be as they were written by the person who uploaded the video and the first line or paragraph of each article will be next to the link to the article.
FONTANA RESIDENTS DEFEAT WESTGATE SPECIFIC PLAN AT PLANNING COMMISSION
Over the last few months the Mayor of Fontana has sent members of the planning commission to infiltrate our meetings as if they were going to find out we were doing something bad. As a result of this, we have been able to educate the commissioners. They have seen the light and voted correctly on two major projects. It's time for the council to grow a pair and stop submitting to the state on everything.
THE PEOPLE HAVE LANDSLIDE VICTORY IN RANCHO CUCAMONGA MEASURE A BATTLE
Measure was a massive property tax increase. It was an end-around prop 13 which as I am told made the election itself illegal. If passed the residents would have lost the right to vote on certain tax issues for the next 20 years.. The city said this needed to happen for their safety. ie, streetlights will be shut off.
Vaccine Victory:Parents Stop State’s Unethical HPV Vaccine Push -It took exactly one month to the day for an activated Indiana population to turn back efforts by their state’s health department to coerce and pressure parents, outside of law, into having their children receive the potentially dangerous human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV). Independent health journalist, Jefferey Jaxen, was contacted by two separate families ...
Anti-austerity bloc brings down Portugal's government
- Portugal’s pro-austerity government has been forced to resign by a leftist anti-austerity block, despite being sworn in only two weeks ago.
Proposals to continue austerity policies were blocked in parliament, backed by mass public anger, forcing the government to dissolve...