Posts By Ananda Tan

Ananda - who has written 16 posts on Rainforest Action Network Blog.


Black Mesa Take on King Coal’s Friends – The Office of Surface Mining in Denver

By Ananda, December 10 2008

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Black Mesa Take on King Coal’s Friends – The Office of Surface Mining in Denver

Friends of Black Mesa, The meeting yesterday was extremely powerful, including a big rally and protest outside, hundreds of calls into OSM’s office, and a banner hang.  Black Mesa Water Coalition also generated good media, including page 2 of the Denver Post this morning, two pieces in Grist, Gallup Independent, SF Chronicle, Forbes and AZ [...]

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Climate Activists Confront Environmental Defense for Greenwashing

By Ananda, December 1 2008

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Climate Activists Confront Environmental Defense for Greenwashing

Washington, DC – As the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change opened today in Poznan, Poland, grassroots climate activists took over the Washington DC office of Environmental Defense. The activists stated that they had targeted ED, one of the largest environmental organizations in the world, because of the organization’s key role in promoting the discredited [...]

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Coal River Valley Protests Citi

By Ananda, November 18 2008

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Coal River Valley Protests Citi

On Nov 14, 2008, activists from the Coal River Valley, an area hard-hit by mountaintop removal coal extraction, took action against Citi in Beckley, WV.  They distributed fliers outside a Citi Financial office, informed Citi employees that their employer had a major role in destroying their communities, and handed fliers to customers entering the office.  [...]

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Rising Tide Boston helps big banks market “Green Coal”

By Ananda, November 17 2008

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Rising Tide Boston helps big banks market “Green Coal”

Last Friday, members of Rising Tide Boston set up “Green Coal” marketing tables outside branches of Bank of America and Citibank to highlight these banks’ high-risk investments in coal power and mining. Emulating the coal industry’s marketing pitch of “clean coal”, activists handed out samples of “green coal” while informing fellow citizens not to expect [...]

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North Carolinians Act against Coal

By Ananda, November 17 2008

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North Carolinians Act against Coal

Activists across North Carolina took action against Bank of America’s dirty coal financing. In the early hours of commuter traffic, Raleigh commuters encountered banners at key thoroughfares – reminding them that “Coal Ain’t Clean”, and that Bank of America continues to finance the coal industry, including Mountaintop Removal coal mining and dirty coal power companies [...]

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“It’s Time for Change – The Buck Stops Here!”

By Ananda, November 15 2008

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“It’s Time for Change – The Buck Stops Here!”

At noon today, activists affiliated with the New York Action Network convened in midtown dressed in their finest business wear to apologize to the public on behalf of Citi for the bank’s role in the funding of coal, the climate crisis and the financial turmoil worldwide.  Citi recently received 25 billion dollars of US taxpayer [...]

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Tell Me What Democracy Looks Like!

By Ananda, October 9 2008

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Tell Me What Democracy Looks Like!

As millions of viewers nation-wide made plans to join their friends for political primetime – the presidential debate, a smaller number of people representing community, environmental and economic justice gathered in Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts with a different resolve – firmly rooted in the popular notion that “Change will not come from Washington. It will [...]

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NY Activists Call Out Citibank for Financing Dominion’s Dirty Energy

By Ananda, September 15 2008

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NY Activists Call Out Citibank for Financing Dominion’s Dirty Energy

In solidarity with Wise County residents – who shut down the construction of Dominion Resources’ Coal Power Plant in Wise County, Va this morning, activists in New York arrived at Citibank’s Manhattan doorstep to remind the bank of their ongoing financial support for Dominion and other coal utility companies. Citi still guilty of financing coal [...]

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Climate Action in Richmond, Virginia – Activists Lock Down at Bank of America

By Ananda, August 12 2008

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Climate Action in Richmond, Virginia – Activists Lock Down at Bank of America

Richmond, Virginia’s finest were truly in fine form yesterday – demonstrating that the heartland of coal and nuclear power remains attentive to the corporate security threat of climate justice activism. Significantly outnumbering the ranks of Rising Tide, Earth First, Mountain Justice and RAN activists, the coalition forces of the Richmond area police departments, state troopers, [...]

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And yet more Billionaires – an entire Bloc!

By Ananda, July 11 2008

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And yet more Billionaires – an entire Bloc!

Friday, July 11, 2008 — Asheville, NC Today – Asheville Rising Tide’s Billionaire Bloc descended on Bank of America’s regional headquarters to demand that BoA continue to invest their money in coal. The Asheville Police Department did an excellent job of blocking access to the bank entrance and the ATM, scaring off a number of [...]

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