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An Urgent Request from Indonesian Conservationists

By Laurel Sutherlin, December 11 2013

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An Urgent Request from Indonesian Conservationists

The following post is a guest blog from Indonesian conservationist and RAN ally Tezar Pahlevie. Please watch the brief following video of Tezar speaking to RAN staff from his home province of Aceh in Sumatra, Indonesia from November 2013. Please take action now to protect the extraordinary Leuser Ecosystem forever! You can read more from [...]

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“We Do Not Wish to be Slaves on Our Own Lands”

By Adelbert Gangai, December 4 2013

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“We Do Not Wish to be Slaves on Our Own Lands”

The following guest blog is a call to action by RAN ally Adelbert Gangai on behalf of his people in Papua New Guinea. Please watch this compelling short interview with Adelbert speaking to RAN staff at last month’s Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) meeting in Sumatra, Indonesia. Then take action here to help the [...]

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Exposed: Child Labor in the US Food Supply

By Robin Averbeck, July 29 2013

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Exposed: Child Labor in the US Food Supply

At the age when kids in the US are attending middle school and going to soccer practice, too many children across Indonesia and Malaysia are forced to work long days doing back-breaking labor in the harsh and sweltering conditions of industrial palm oil plantations. These children often do not receive pay or have the opportunity [...]

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Charlotte Teach-In: “We can no longer afford to stand still like we’re not a part of this planet.”

By Ben Collins, May 8 2013

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Charlotte Teach-In: “We can no longer afford to stand still like we’re not a part of this planet.”

Last night, Saint Matthew’s Catholic Church in Charlotte graciously hosted a panel discussion on “Communities and Coal.” We were lucky to hear from panelists from communities impacted by coal in Appalachia and the Pacific Northwest, as well as from experts on the health consequences of climate change and the growing impacts of coal on communities [...]

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The Yes Men Get Serious: Hijinx, Revolution and a Man Named Alessio Rastani

By Jenn Breckenridge, October 11 2011

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The Yes Men Get Serious: Hijinx, Revolution and a Man Named Alessio Rastani

Oh, The Yes Men. Whether it’s appearing on network television as a Fortune 500 industrial polluter, sending out a false press release (or three), or successfully representing Exxon at a major industry conference, The Yes Men are always hard at work, fearlessly “impersonating corporate criminals in order to humiliate them.” Now, with the new Yes [...]

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RAN’s Rebecca Tarbotton Interviews Naomi Klein

By Becky Tarbotton, October 6 2011

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RAN’s Rebecca Tarbotton Interviews Naomi Klein

Rainforest Action Network’s Rebecca Tarbotton interviews bestselling author and activist Naomi Klein. Klein has consistently been a voice for economic justice, international people’s movements and environmental sanity. Her sharp critique of corporate power has shaped a generation of activists. Next week, she will be honored with a World Rainforest Award at RAN’s annual benefit, REVEL. Naomi and [...]

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Giving to RAN: Kitty Jones

By Arielle, January 26 2011

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Giving to RAN: Kitty Jones

Kyana Jones, also known as Kitty Jones, started a small cleaning business to raise funds for nonprofits, and chose RAN as one of the beneficiaries. After hearing about Kitty’s selfless efforts to raise support and awareness about protecting the environment and wildlife, I asked her if she would share her story with the RAN community [...]

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What would you do with $11 billion?

By Japhet, February 23 2007

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What would you do with $11 billion?

We’ve had quite a few people weigh in on this question. Answers all over the board really, but a common theme seems to be developing: focus on alternative energy and cleaning up our emissions. Perhaps my favorite answer of the bunch so far is from Karen in Portland, OR. She says: “I’d buy land and [...]

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