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The Triumph of Climate Politics

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

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The Triumph of Climate Politics

Got hope and change? Supply-sider David Stockman was full of it in 1981 when the Reagan Revolution swept the country. Stockman, a rising star in GOP politics, became Reagan’s Director of the Office of Management and Budget and quickly began looking for ways to curtail the dreaded “welfare state.” And while I don’t agree with [...]

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Indonesia’s Moratorium On Deforestation Could Be Good For Business, Human Rights, and The Environment… or Not

Thursday, January 13, 2011

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Indonesia’s Moratorium On Deforestation Could Be Good For Business, Human Rights, and The Environment… or Not

It’s become clear this week — between Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s comments on tackling corruption and reducing negative environmental impacts of deforestation and Al Gore’s speech extolling the business case for rolling back deforestation and commending Indonesia’s emerging leadership on the issue — that industry elites with a vested interest in maintaining business as [...]

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CAPITOL CLIMATE ACTION VICTORY: in context for activists

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

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Yesterday thousands of people converged on the Capitol Power Plant to engage in mass civil disobedience, shutting it down for the afternoon to demand clean energy solutions to our economic and climate crises. Check out the recent media coverage in Associated Press (AP), TIME Magazine, CNN, Huffington Post, The Hill, Alternet, and USA Today. See [...]

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SURVIVAL IS NON-NEGOTIABLE

Friday, December 12, 2008

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Youth action frames the conversation at the UNFCCC in Poznan, Poland Young people from around the world made their voice heard today at the UN Framework Convention on Climate change in Poznan, Poland. After an inspiring speech from Al Gore, over 200 young people from India to the U.S. to the Congo held a spontaneous [...]

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In front of banks instead of bulldozers, but the principle’s the same: coal must be stopped

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

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You may know that Al Gore is reported to be considering RAN’s offer to participate in civil disobedience to stop the construction of coal-fired power plants, stop mountain top removal mining, and help prevent climate destruction. Just last week, in Rolling Stone, he again talked about civil disobedience in connection with coal, the world’s biggest [...]

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Al Gore is considering RAN’s offer to participate in civil disobedience against coal

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

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We love you Al! So The Nation reports that Al Gore is considering our offer to engage in civil disobedience, specifically on our November 16-17 National Day of Action Against Coal Finance: Gore’s office confirmed that the former Vice President had received RAN’s invitation and was considering it, though no decision has been made. “He [...]

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Al Gore should be arrested

Friday, October 12, 2007

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Today, the Nobel Committee awarded the Peace Prize to Al Gore (and the IPCC). No one deserves it more than he does. We’re very happy for him. And we think he should go to jail. Specifically, he should go to jail on RAN’s November 16-17 Day of Action Against Coal Finance. As reported in Nicholas [...]

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On the importance of stopping coal…

Thursday, September 6, 2007

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So, we talk a lot about how important stopping the coal rush is to the climate (and of course the ecosystems and communities ravaged by the entire lifecycle of coal – from mining to burning). And it’s not just us talking about the importance of coal. There’s a post nearly every other day about the [...]

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