Posts Tagged with "Chicago"

The Chicago 22: Arrested for Telling Obama to Stop Keystone XL

Monday, June 17, 2013

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The Chicago 22: Arrested for Telling Obama to Stop Keystone XL

In the early hours of the morning today, in protest of the Keystone XL pipeline, 22 activists were arrested when they staged a sit-in at the State Department in President Obama’s hometown of Chicago. The activists arrested today included former Obama staffers, donors, and volunteers who helped elect the president in 2008 and 2012 — [...]

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Training for the Keystone XL Pledge of Resistance

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

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Training for the Keystone XL Pledge of Resistance

              When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Throughout the summer, Rainforest Action Network, CREDO, and the Other 98% will be leading nationwide trainings in dignified, nonviolent civil disobedience. These trainings will support the more than 60,000 people eager to take action to stop the construction of [...]

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Huge Victory in Chicago

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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Huge Victory in Chicago

I just got word today that the City of Chicago has struck a deal with Midwest Generation and plans to close its two dirty coal-fired power plants: the Fisk plant by December and the Crawford plant by the end of 2014. This is a tremendous victory for the communities that have been fighting for clean [...]

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Chicago’s Week Of Action Against Bank Of America

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

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Chicago’s Week Of Action Against Bank Of America

Last week, RAN teamed up with Pilsen Environmental Rights and Reform Organization, Occupy Chicago, and Reverend Billy for a week of action against B of A highlighting the bank’s $4.3 billion dollars invested in the coal industry and its impacts on local communities in Chicago. The week started out with a visit to Bank of [...]

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VIDEO: Climate Killer Bank Of America Feels The Heat From Coast To Coast

Friday, December 2, 2011

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VIDEO: Climate Killer Bank Of America Feels The Heat From Coast To Coast

From coast to coast, the heat is on Bank of America for its bad practices. Yesterday, a second action in the past two weeks took place in Bank of America’s home state of North Carolina, resulting in multiple arrests at a BoA branch, this time with Appalachian residents fed up with the company and its [...]

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Greetings From The Bank Of America Chicago Marathon Health & Fitness Expo!

Friday, October 7, 2011

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Greetings From The Bank Of America Chicago Marathon Health & Fitness Expo!

Greetings from the Bank of America Chicago Marathon Health & Fitness Expo! I’m here manning a booth with RAN Chicago volunteers to get the word out about Bank of America’s financing of the filthiest polluting coal plants in Chicago. That’s right, when 45,000 runners join the Bank of America-funded Chicago marathon this weekend, the route [...]

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Bank Of America Sponsors Marathon That Runs Past Chicago’s Dirtiest Coal Plant, Which Also Happens To Be Funded By Bank Of America

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

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Bank Of America Sponsors Marathon That Runs Past Chicago’s Dirtiest Coal Plant, Which Also Happens To Be Funded By Bank Of America

Sponsoring local community events is a tried and true PR maneuver for corporate polluters who otherwise would find it hard to get much sympathy from the communities they’re poisoning. Bank of America may not be directly involved in business operations that cause pollution, but it is certainly bankrolling them. And so it seems the Bank [...]

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Old Coal Plants Like Chicago’s Fisk and Crawford Are Stopping The American Renewal

Friday, July 22, 2011

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Old Coal Plants Like Chicago’s Fisk and Crawford Are Stopping The American Renewal

The US is facing an incredible amount of challenges: rising health care costs, crumbling infrastructure from coast to coast, and a stumbling economy, leaving millions out of work. In Chicago, the Crawford plant in Little Village, and the Fisk plant in Pilsen, both owned by Midwest Generation, bring the problems of public health, the economy, [...]

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Why Going to Jail for Climate Justice Is More Than a Responsibility: A Closer Look at Our Movement’s Tactics

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

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Why Going to Jail for Climate Justice Is More Than a Responsibility: A Closer Look at Our Movement’s Tactics

This is a guest post by Peter Hoy of Chicago, IL. It originally appeared on WeArePowershift.org. Washington, D.C., for better or worse, always feels like a losing battle. I am educated enough to know that our politics are polluted by corporate money. I have lobbied enough to know that even congressional allies will say the [...]

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Chicago for Clean Power

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

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Chicago for Clean Power

Guest blogger, Liz Nerat from RAN Chicago, writes about their campaign work to pass a Clean Power Ordinance and retire Fisk power plant in Chicago

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