Posts Tagged with "activists"

Twenty Pro-Mountain Activists Held on $500,000 Combined Bail After Shutting Down Hobet Mine

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

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Twenty Pro-Mountain Activists Held on $500,000 Combined Bail After Shutting Down Hobet Mine

Environmental crises are ravaging the country. From tar sands oil pipelines to fracking for natural gas to western coal exports, the fossil fuel industry is literally waging war on the United States. One of the most resisted forms of extraction is mountaintop removal coal mining. In the late 1990′s, a new anti-strip mining movement emerged [...]

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Rainforest Action Network Victories: Top Ten of 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

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Rainforest Action Network Victories: Top Ten of 2010

Making change in the world is hard work — some times decades-long hard work. But with the right combination of strategies, experience, tenacity, and allies, it is possible to achieve victories that have a lasting impact. This year, Rainforest Action Network took on corporate titans and secured real wins for the world’s forests, the climate, [...]

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Tar Sands, Enbridge and Indigenous Resistance

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

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In mid-July I attended the 1st Annual ‘Unist’ot’en Environmental Action Camp in Unist’ot’en territory in Northern BC as a facilitator and participant. Members of the Wetsuweten nation, joined by First Nations activists and allies from across Canada and US – including Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN), Rainforest Action Network (RAN), and Ruckus Society – organized to [...]

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Activist Lock Down At Cargill Executive Mansion: The Inside Scoop

Thursday, May 6, 2010

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“In the wake of a damning report linking Cargill to the destruction of Indonesia’s rainforests, activists with Rainforest Action Network occupied the executive offices of the nation’s largest private agribusiness company Cargill. Playing a loud recording of chainsaws cutting down rainforests and holding signs reading “This is the sound of your supply chain,” and “Mr. [...]

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Philadelphia activists rally & risk arrest to tell the EPA no more MTR

Monday, March 1, 2010

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Philly EPA Considering 16 New Mining Permits This morning activists in Philadelphia descended upon their Regional EPA branch to put an end to Mountaintop Removal mining (MTR). Decisions made here in Philly have devastating consequences for Appalachian communities and our country as a whole. Activists prepared to enter the building and risk arrest by sitting-in [...]

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Lexington KY Takes on the Biggest Funder of MTR– JP Morgan Chase

Saturday, October 31, 2009

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Students and activists in Lexington KY protested a JP Morgan branch. Check out the pics here and here And here’s a great video

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New Video: New York Activists Visit JPMC Branch Managers

Monday, August 10, 2009

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Good morning Understory readers! We’ve got a new video from the amazing New York Action Network out in NYC! This time, they pay a visit to Chase Branch Managers in Manhattan: -Annie

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Video: Mountain Action team shuts down and climbs 20 story dragline

Saturday, June 20, 2009

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Here’s a video of yesterday’s action in Twilight, WV that shut down a 20 story dragline. Watch the video here 14 were arrested after entering onto a mine site. Seven stopped the machine from operating, 2 documented the event and 4 scaled the machine to hang a banner that said “Stop Mountaintop Removal”

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HSBC Ad: Police Attacking Forest Activists

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

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I have almost nothing to say. this is mostly just bizarre. And disgusting. The giant bank HSBC has a new ad depicting a violent police disruption of a forest protest. Just strange. Oh, and I like Joanna Newsom, WTF?

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Our New Grassroots Video!

Monday, July 21, 2008

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Our friends Ryanne and Jay, over at Ryan is Hungry recently made an amazing video to help get folks excited about RAN. Giving a presentation to a group of students? Explaining what RAN does to your friends before convincing them to join you in an action? Want to inspire the pants off your community (not [...]

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