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Decentralized Actions Ready to Stop Keystone XL

By Scott Parkin, April 14 2014

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Decentralized Actions Ready to Stop Keystone XL

The campaign to stop the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline has become a watershed moment in confronting climate change and fossil fuel extraction. So far, more than 94,000 people have signed the Pledge of Resistance, committing to risk arrest, if necessary, to stop the approval of Keystone XL. Since last summer, I’ve been part of [...]

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Why We’re Sitting in at WashU (And We’re Not Leaving)

By Guest, April 9 2014

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Why We’re Sitting in at WashU (And We’re Not Leaving)

By Caroline Burney, Senior at Washington University. Crossposted from We Are Powershift. I’ve learned many things in my four years at Washington University in St. Louis–not all of them in the classroom. For example, before I became a student at Wash U, I had never heard of Peabody Energy, the world’s largest private sector coal [...]

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The Keystone XL Resistance Training Tour Returns

By Scott Parkin, April 4 2014

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The Keystone XL Resistance Training Tour Returns

We’re not sitting idly, waiting for President Obama to decide whether to approve or reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. This weekend, more than 300 people are expected to turn out to build the network of tens of thousands of pipeline resisters—people ready to stage non-violent civil disobedience actions in their home towns to [...]

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For My Grandchildren

By Guest, March 12 2014

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For My Grandchildren

This post is by Greg Sutherland, a Keystone XL Pledge of Resistance Volunteer. When the march began, I was nervous. I had never done anything like this before, but by the time we reached the Houston office of TransCanada, the company trying to build the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, my nervousness had washed away. [...]

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XL Dissent: Where Do We Go From Here? Announcing the Pledge of Resistance Spring Training Tour

By Todd Zimmer, March 11 2014

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XL Dissent: Where Do We Go From Here? Announcing the Pledge of Resistance Spring Training Tour

The Keystone XL Pledge of Resistance is coming to campuses to train students for civil disobedience to stop the pipeline. Click here to join the 86,000 people who have already pledged to risk arrest to stop Keystone XL, and read on for training dates and locations—and to learn more about the movement to resist the [...]

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Hundreds Protest Keystone XL In Philly, 29 Arrested – Story In Photos

By Chris Eaton, March 10 2014

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Hundreds Protest Keystone XL In Philly, 29 Arrested – Story In Photos

While the formal public comment period on the Keystone XL pipeline came to a close last Friday (with more than two million comments against the pipeline!), KXL opponents in Philadelphia today turned from words to actions. They said no to the pipeline by putting their bodies on the line. More than one hundred protesters marched [...]

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XL Dissent: “We Are Building A Culture of Resistance”

By Todd Zimmer, February 28 2014

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XL Dissent: “We Are Building A Culture of Resistance”

This Sunday, over one thousand young people will descend on the White House. By the end of the day, hundreds of them, most of them students at more than 200 colleges and universities, will be arrested. There’s something happening here. Just days after a U.S. State Department review determined that ERM, an oil industry contractor [...]

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STAPLES: Don’t Jump the Gun with APP

By Lafcadio Cortesi, February 26 2014

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STAPLES: Don’t Jump the Gun with APP

Activists with Rainforest Action Network staged a direct communication today at office-supply giant Staples. Displaying a banner that read, “Staples: It’s Too Soon to Buy from APP,” a group of activists voiced their opposition to the company’s recent decision to resume purchasing paper from Asia Pulp and Paper (APP). One of Indonesia’s most notorious deforesters, [...]

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Opponents Offer Fierce Resistance to Tar Sands, Enbridge and Keystone XL

By Scott Parkin, February 19 2014

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Opponents Offer Fierce Resistance to Tar Sands, Enbridge and Keystone XL

Don’t fool yourselves: Big Oil and Big Oil-friendly politicians aren’t giving up on tar sands or any other dirty fossil fuels. The only thing that’s gonna stop the tar sands and these pipelines is us. In 2011, we were all galvanized by the Tar Sands Action to draw a line in the sands on Keystone [...]

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RAN Crashes Hershey’s Halloween Party

By Jess Serrante, October 26 2013

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RAN Crashes Hershey’s Halloween Party

When Americans think Halloween, we think chocolate and treats, often from Hershey’s. That all changed today In Hershey, PA, when Strawberry the orangutan and RAN exposed the link between Hershey’s halloween treats and the plight of the world’s last wild orangutans. Hershey’s won’t guarantee that its products are Conflict Palm Oil free, so we took [...]

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