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Shut It, You Long-Haired Hippie

By Guest, January 23 2014

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Shut It, You Long-Haired Hippie

An “anti-public service” message from Donny Rico (originally published by Amazon Watch) Donny Rico here to deliver a message to all you long-haired hippie activist types complaining about the environment and human rights. Be warned: things have changed in America and you need to keep your mouths shut. Corporations are the top of the food [...]

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Why You Should Give A Sh*t That Water In West Virginia Is Contaminated

By Lindsey Allen, January 22 2014

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Why You Should Give A Sh*t That Water In West Virginia Is Contaminated

As I wrote last week, my two nieces live in Charleston, WV. Although their water has now been cleared as “safe,” they continue to have no clean water to drink. So, as you can imagine, I’m pissed. But there are a few reasons why I’m pissed. And it didn’t start with the unbelievable quote from [...]

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The West Virginia Coal Chemical Spill Should Be A National Outrage

By Lindsey Allen, January 17 2014

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The West Virginia Coal Chemical Spill Should Be A National Outrage

Right now my two nieces have no running water to drink. As a result of the coal chemical spill in West Virginia, they cannot safely use their water even though the citywide ban on drinking tap water has been lifted. That was the reality for more than 300,000 West Virginians last week, after thousands of gallons [...]

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West Virginia Chemical Leak Poisons 300,000 Peoples’ Water Supply

By Amanda Starbuck, January 13 2014

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West Virginia Chemical Leak Poisons 300,000 Peoples’ Water Supply

Since last Thursday’s toxic spill, when a coal-processing chemical spilled into West Virginia’s Elk River, roughly 300,000 people have lost access to tap water. Our friends at groups like OVEC, Keepers of the Mountain, Coal River Mountain Watch and Aurora Lights are volunteering and working long days to  drive clean water supplies to desparate and [...]

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Goldman Sachs Sacks Coal Export Investment

By Amanda Starbuck, January 10 2014

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Goldman Sachs Sacks Coal Export Investment

This year got off to a good start when Goldman Sachs withdrew its investment in the dirtiest coal project on the west coast by selling off its equity investment in Carrix, the parent company of SSA Marine, which was behind a colossal coal export terminal proposal near Bellingham, Washington. The move comes after coal companies [...]

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Rainforest Leadership Profiles: Scholastic

By Christy Tennery-Spalding, December 17 2013

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Rainforest Leadership Profiles: Scholastic

Three years ago, RAN alerted the publishing industry to major, systemic problems in its supply chains, including rainforest destruction, human rights abuses and climate pollution. Since that time, many book publishers have made commitments to stop using paper in their books linked to the destruction of Indonesian rainforests and violations of human rights. Since these [...]

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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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Buddhist Monks Leading Movement To Save Areng Valley In Cambodia

By Tracy Solum, December 5 2013

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Buddhist Monks Leading Movement To Save Areng Valley In Cambodia

A $3,000 grant through RAN’s Protect-An-Acre program is supporting Mother Nature, a Cambodian movement of Buddhist monks, environmental activists and remote communities fighting for the cancellation of the proposed Cheay Areng dam in the Areng Valley of southwest Cambodia. The dam would flood up to 50,000 acres of forest, half of which is part of [...]

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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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Thank You

By Lindsey Allen, November 27 2013

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Thank You

You know what I’m thankful for this year? You. Everything RAN has accomplished this past year is thanks to you. Please don’t think for a second that I’m just saying that. RAN’s people-powered campaigns literally cannot be won without you. Corporate decision-makers can destroy our planet with impunity if no one calls them out—but you [...]

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