Posts Tagged with "Global Finance"

Why Are People Occupying Wall Street?

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

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Why Are People Occupying Wall Street?

Why are people occupying Wall Street? And can this protest lead to real change in how banks treat people? Over the last two weeks I’ve watched momentum build in lower Manhattan as growing numbers of people are physically drawn together to express their deep frustration with the financial system. The Occupy Wall Street (OWS) demonstrators [...]

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Regulatory Capture And Asleep-At-The-Wheel Officials Justify Citizen-Led Action On Tar Sands

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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Regulatory Capture And Asleep-At-The-Wheel Officials Justify Citizen-Led Action On Tar Sands

Neela Banerjee from the LA Times is out today with an explosive piece that draws from cables revealed by Wikileaks that show the Keystone XL pipeline may be closer to approval than previously known: The cable, obtained by WikiLeaks, describes the State Department’s then-energy envoy, David Goldwyn, as having “alleviated” Canadian officials’ concerns about getting [...]

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API’s Circular Argument On Keystone XL Pipeline Wouldn’t Pass Your High School Philosophy Class

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

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API’s Circular Argument On Keystone XL Pipeline Wouldn’t Pass Your High School Philosophy Class

In my freshman logic course, now a long time ago, I learned about Petitio Principii, Circulus in Probando, also known as arguing in a circle. It’s a basic fallacy popularly demonstrated in a formulation like this: Daniel always tells the truth. I know this because he told me so. But of course Daniel might be [...]

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Why the New Western Frontier Is Not Exporting Coal

Monday, February 14, 2011

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Why the New Western Frontier Is Not Exporting Coal

With US coal demand falling, Arch Coal is taking a foolish gamble on coal exports.

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Appalachia Rising Converges on White House in Mass Action, Over 115 Arrested

Thursday, September 30, 2010

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Appalachia Rising Converges on White House in Mass Action Thousands Call for Abolition of Mountaintop Removal in Action at White House; Over 115 arrested in non-violent civil disobedience It was crazy times in our nation’s capitol this last week. Appalachia Rising, a mass mobilization calling for the abolition of mountaintop removal coal mining, converged thousands [...]

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Account of action & arrest in DC by George Lakey

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

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George Lakey and the Earth Quaker Action Team, joined us on Monday at Appalachia Rising in Washington DC, to protest mountaintop removal mining. His account of our action at PNC bank is one of the best-written, and most accessible, recent accounts I have read about why taking nonviolent direct action is such a powerful strategy. [...]

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Lexington Protest Shames PNC’s Mountaintop Removal Financing

Monday, June 7, 2010

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Concerned citizens rallied in downtown Lexington today to express their anger at PNC Bank for financing mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining. PNC is now the biggest US financier of MTR. Local activists were joined by members of the group Mountain Justice and residents from mountaintop communities, who spoke out about the direct impact that this [...]

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Live from New York: At the Chase Shareholder Meeting

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

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Hello from New York, where I spent the morning at JPMorgan Chase’s annual shareholder meeting. It was a packed event. After a year of financial turmoil, from which Chase has emerged as the biggest US bank, people lined up to alternately express their confidence in CEO Jamie Dimon, or to slam the bank for profiteering [...]

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New Report Card Exposes Largest Financers of MTR Coal Mining

Thursday, May 13, 2010

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Today Rainforest Action Network, the Sierra Club and BankTrack issued a report card that ranks nine of the world’s largest banks on their financing of dangerous mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining projects as well as their MTR lending policies. The report revealed that PNC, JPMorgan Chase and UBS received failing grades as the lead financiers [...]

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A New Video from Chicago Chase Activists

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

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RAN Chicago and The Topless America Project participated in last week’s day of action against JPMorgan Chase’s financing of mountaintop removal coal mining. They visited a Chase branch in Chicago and brought speakers, a banner, flyers and some of them even canceled their Chase accounts. We just got this video from their event, check it [...]

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