Posts Tagged with "corporate campaigning"

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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Why Rainforest Action Network Stands With The Occupy Movement

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

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Why Rainforest Action Network Stands With The Occupy Movement

Rainforest Action Network believes the social, economic, and environmental crises sweeping the planet are inter-related symptoms born of the same root causes. Put simply, unchecked corporate power is dangerous and destructive to both people and the planet. Mother Earth is as much a member of the 99% as any one of us.

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General Mills Under National Fire: New York to Minnesota

Sunday, May 2, 2010

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Last week was a busy one for General Mills, finding themselves increasingly under public scrutiny.  Not only are hundreds of children across the country now pressuring the company to get the palm oil out of their Cheerios, but during the 2010 Edison Awards in New York while receiving a gold award for their “Gluten Free [...]

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General Mills: What’s in My Breakfast that’s Killing Orangutans?

Friday, April 23, 2010

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Thanks to over 700 activists from across the country who signed up to participate in two separate weeks of action targeting General Mills’ cereal brands, thousands of grocery store shoppers now know not to buy Cheerios, Lucky Charms, Trix, or any of the company’s other brands that contain palm oil, unless they want to knowingly [...]

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Blowing General Mills’ FUSE in Chicago

Friday, April 16, 2010

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Last night eleven activists stormed the downtown Chicago Marriott Hotel, site of the 2010 FUSE industry conference, to warn General Mills that they must stop delaying and protect endangered orangutans now! But what do endangered orangutans or Sumatran tigers have to do with General Mills, anyway? This year’s FUSE Conference brought over 400 industry leaders [...]

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RAN Grassroots Confronts “new push for authenticity by companies”

Thursday, February 7, 2008

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As promised, General Motors hosted a live webchat to address “corporate greenwashing” for RAN supporters yesterday. The Detroit News covered the event, featuring GM executive Brent Dewar “answering” questions from more than 65 RAN supporters (I use scare quotes because of the large number of questions he ignored and the indirect responses he gave to [...]

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The education of Thomas Friedman (next lesson: technology is not the problem)

Monday, December 3, 2007

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I noticed another climate change column from Thomas L. Friedman in my e-mail in-box this morning. On the whole, it was a lot more encouraging than this earlier piece, in which he lamented that the current generation of American college students isn’t making enough noise about the issue of climate change, among other things. (I [...]

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