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Bunge Shareholder Meeting Update

Monday, May 11, 2009

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Great report back from Samantha Corbin, who attended Bunge’s shareholder meeting last Friday! “I’m more of a party crasher than someone who gets an engraved invitation. Certainly so when the party is the shareholder meeting of a billion-dollar multinational corporation like Bunge, one of the largest argribusiness and food companies in the world and a [...]

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Making Art and Community for the Capitol Climate Action

Thursday, February 26, 2009

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Yesterday, over 60 people showed up at one of our convergence spaces for the Capitol Climate Action to spend the day building art and holding direct action preps for March 2. Flags, banners and placards were all produced to help hold the visual space at the Capitol Power Plant. The scene was part dance party, [...]

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

Saturday, November 15, 2008

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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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RAN Writes to the FSC

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

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Coming up in November, RAN staff will be attending the FSC General Assembly meeting as one of 350 members of the environmental chamber. The FSC is the only forest certification scheme in the world in which RAN and environmentalists can fight for greater protections – others, like the SFI, won’t even let us in the [...]

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…Another One Bites the Dust…

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

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The amount of change, collapse and consolidation in the finance sector in recent weeks has been hard to fathom, and the implications for the U.S. and global economy are dramatic. Although the crisis is still playing out, here’s a quick summary of some of the recent fallout: March 16th: Bear Stearns collapsed, with the Federal [...]

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Amazing Stick It to Palm Oil Reports and Pictures!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

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Reports from people all across North America who participated in the Stick It to Palm Oil day of action are rolling in! More than 2,000 people overwhelmed supermarkets with stickers reading “Warning! Product May Contain Rainforest Destruction” to raise awareness about the devastating consequences of palm oil expansion. The stickers pointed shoppers to our all [...]

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Follow the Coal Money

Thursday, August 14, 2008

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These days, you’ll find more images of windmills and solar panels in political campaign ads than pictures of cute babies and American flags. Why, then, is it so hard to pass a simple bill promoting solar power? It couldn’t be the influence of the coal industry, could it? The good folks at Appalachian Voices and [...]

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Bringing the Climate Fight to King Coal’s Communities in North Carolina

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

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Activists from around North Carolina have come together in Charlotte to take citizen action against Bank of America in their own company town. To highlight the socio-economic abuses perpetrated by the bank against the communities and ecosystems of Appalachia, several ATMs and bank branches have been shut down, roped off and declared “global warming crime [...]

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Amazon Soy Moratorium Extended. RAN calls for expansion too!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

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Last week, we wrote to ADM, Bunge and Cargill, to call for an extension and expansion of the Amazon Soy Moratorium. Great news! The Soy Working Group (GTS), including U.S. agribusiness companies -ADM, Bunge and Cargill- and NGOs such as Greenpeace, just announced that the two year Amazon Soy Moratorium would be extended for another [...]

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Toxic Tar Sands Exposed at Earth Day Event

Monday, April 21, 2008

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Got Tar Sands? Similar to the got milk ads about our health, communities across the country are questioning why oil refineries are asking for permits to expand their refinery. The answer: to milk dry the most toxic oil reserve in the world, the tar sands. Located in Canadian Boreal forest, the tar sands contain some [...]

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