Posts Tagged with "IEN"

James Cameron Loves Us!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

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Check out this great shot of RAN Freedom From Oil Campaigner Eriel Deranger (that’s her on the right) with James Cameron and friends from Greenpeace and IEN. Cameron  was in town for a tour of the tar sands.  More details on his trip can be found here on the Understory and at Huffington Post. Spoiler: [...]

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Pelosi Visits Ottawa as Tar Sands Protests Flare

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

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Speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi is in Ottawa today and tomorrow meeting with both friends and foes of Canada’s tar sands. RAN did our part to greet Madam Speaker on both coasts.  In Ottawa, we teamed up with LUSH Cosmetics and IEN for a bit of theater on the steps of Parliament (pics and [...]

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Tar Sands, Enbridge and Indigenous Resistance

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

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In mid-July I attended the 1st Annual ‘Unist’ot’en Environmental Action Camp in Unist’ot’en territory in Northern BC as a facilitator and participant. Members of the Wetsuweten nation, joined by First Nations activists and allies from across Canada and US – including Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN), Rainforest Action Network (RAN), and Ruckus Society – organized to [...]

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Banks Ranked and Spanked on Tar Sands

Sunday, January 31, 2010

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As an ode to the  “rank ‘em and spank ‘em” strategy coined by our outgoing Executive Director Mike Brune, we proudly present the following roster of international banks backing expansion in the tar sands. The table below is based on credit extended underwritten by each bank to companies operating in the tar sands since 2007 [...]

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A good week fighting tar sands expansion

Friday, March 6, 2009

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It was a good week in the fight against tar sands. Last week, RBC CEO Gord Nixon went on record saying that he would “consider” an invitation from Lionel Lepine to visit Ft. Chipewyan (video soon on youtube). After the meeting, the Financial Times cited concerns about RBC’s financing of a Transcanada pipeline across Lubicon [...]

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Powershift vs. Tar Sands

Monday, March 2, 2009

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I joined about 30 powershifters to brave the snow and wind early this morning to send a message to Congressional leaders ahead of Canadian Minister of the Environment Jim Prentice. Inside the Russell Senate Office Building, I joined Gitz, Melina and Myron–the Indigenous delegation from Alberta to deliver a letter to Senator John Kerry, while [...]

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RBC – Get out of the Tar Sands!!! Pt. 2

Thursday, February 26, 2009

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Update - just in from Mark in Toronto (with pictures): We had a great protest this morning in Toronto at the Royal Bank headquarters. Fifteen activists greeted RBC employees on their way to work for an hour and a half. We had a banner that read “RBC creates climate chaos. Renewables not tar sands.”  As [...]

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RBC – Get out of the Tar Sands!!!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

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RBC is Canada’s largest bank and a premier sponsor of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. They’re also Canada’s largest financier of the Alberta Tar Sands – one of the most environmentally destructive projects on earth. Today in Vancouver was RBC’s annual general meeting for shareholders, the one time when the officers of the company are obliged [...]

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