Posts Tagged with "civil disobedience"

The Keystone XL Resistance Training Tour Returns

Friday, April 4, 2014

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The Keystone XL Resistance Training Tour Returns

We’re not sitting idly, waiting for President Obama to decide whether to approve or reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. This weekend, more than 300 people are expected to turn out to build the network of tens of thousands of pipeline resisters—people ready to stage non-violent civil disobedience actions in their home towns to [...]

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Hundreds Protest Keystone XL In Philly, 29 Arrested – Story In Photos

Monday, March 10, 2014

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Hundreds Protest Keystone XL In Philly, 29 Arrested – Story In Photos

While the formal public comment period on the Keystone XL pipeline came to a close last Friday (with more than two million comments against the pipeline!), KXL opponents in Philadelphia today turned from words to actions. They said no to the pipeline by putting their bodies on the line. More than one hundred protesters marched [...]

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Opponents Offer Fierce Resistance to Tar Sands, Enbridge and Keystone XL

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

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Opponents Offer Fierce Resistance to Tar Sands, Enbridge and Keystone XL

Don’t fool yourselves: Big Oil and Big Oil-friendly politicians aren’t giving up on tar sands or any other dirty fossil fuels. The only thing that’s gonna stop the tar sands and these pipelines is us. In 2011, we were all galvanized by the Tar Sands Action to draw a line in the sands on Keystone [...]

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Occupy Oakland: RAN Deplores Violence — But Come On Media, Get It Right

Thursday, November 3, 2011

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Occupy Oakland: RAN Deplores Violence — But Come On Media, Get It Right

Most of RAN’s staff joined the call from Occupy Oakland for the general strike yesterday. We had an energizing and inspiring time marching in the streets in solidarity with the emerging Occupy movement. We were there, we took part, and we are against any violence. But the issue galling many of us today is how [...]

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This Week In DC, The Outcry For Climate Solutions Has Become An Uproar

Thursday, September 1, 2011

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This Week In DC, The Outcry For Climate Solutions Has Become An Uproar

Last fall, Bill McKibben, Phil Radford and I issued a letter calling on people of conscience to take direct action to amplify the demands of the climate movement. Of course, we were far from the only people making that call — the outcry for solutions to the climate catastrophe looming over us has been loud [...]

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Photo Of The Day: Candidate Obama On Ending The Tyranny Of Oil

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

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Photo Of The Day: Candidate Obama On Ending The Tyranny Of Oil

Today’s photo of the day comes from the ongoing civil disobedience at the White House to protest the new tar sands pipeline, Keystone XL, which President Obama has the power to stop from becoming a reality and hooking us all on oil as a fuel source for many more decades to come. Photo by Josh [...]

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VIDEO: Mark Ruffalo Supports the Tar Sands Action in D.C.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

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VIDEO: Mark Ruffalo Supports the Tar Sands Action in D.C.

Mark Ruffalo, who has courageously fought against fracking in his home state of New York and across the country, has issued a video in support of the Tar Sands Action, August 20-September 3. Mark joins Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who earlier this week came out in support of the acton against the Keystone XL pipeline. [...]

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Stirring Words From Tim DeChristopher Remind Us Why Civil Disobedience Is Necessary Now More Than Ever

Monday, August 1, 2011

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Stirring Words From Tim DeChristopher Remind Us Why Civil Disobedience Is Necessary Now More Than Ever

“I am here today because I have chosen to protect the people locked out of the system over the profits of the corporations running the system. I say this not because I want your mercy, but because I want you to join me.” These are the words spoken by Tim DeChristopher, a climate activist, college [...]

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An ordinary man taking on extraordinary tasks

Thursday, May 19, 2011

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An ordinary man taking on extraordinary tasks

This post was written by Henia Belalia and originally appeared on the Peaceful Uprising blog. A few words about my friend, Tim DeChristopher: he is not a hero. He is a bright, inspiring and magnetic presence, but Tim is also human — a man with his own set of fears, insecurities and weaknesses. And idolizing [...]

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Mickey and Minnie Protest Disney Rainforest Destruction at Company HQ

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

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Mickey and Minnie Protest Disney Rainforest Destruction at Company HQ

UPDATE: On October 11, 2012, Disney announced a comprehensive paper policy that maximizes its use of environmentally superior papers like recycled and eliminates controversial sources like those connected to Indonesian rainforest destruction. For more info, visit www.ran.org/disney. Early this morning, two activists supporting Rainforest Action Network unfurled a 35 foot banner across The Walt Disney Company’s [...]

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