Posts Tagged with "labor"

An Amazing Thing Happened at the RSPO

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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An Amazing Thing Happened at the RSPO

An amazing thing happened last week at the annual gathering of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) taking place this week in the Indonesian city of Medan on the island of Sumatra. Over 3,000 laborers marched and surrounded the RSPO meeting in a colorful and peaceful demonstration as speaker after speaker criticized the harsh [...]

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Cargill’s Pinkwashing Attempt Backfires At Fancy Luncheon

Monday, October 31, 2011

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Cargill’s Pinkwashing Attempt Backfires At Fancy Luncheon

Katie Burgess, executive director of the Trans Youth Support Network, was asked to address the 18th Annual Coming Out Day Luncheon last week. But when she learned that Cargill was a corporate sponsor of the event, she decided to address an issue that was far more important than keeping everyone comfortable. Instead of kissing up [...]

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RAN Protests Coal Export Kingpin Ambre Energy

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

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RAN Protests Coal Export Kingpin Ambre Energy

Today in Salt Lake City, RAN has joined with climate activists, air quality advocates and local labor organizations to tell coal giant Ambre Energy that the coal rush is over. Coal kingpin Ambre Energy is making a major push to build America’s first West Coast coal port in the Pacific Northwest. That’s right: Ambre has [...]

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The Battle of Blair Mountain

Monday, March 1, 2010

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The Battle of Blair Mountain was the largest organized armed uprising in United States labor history and led almost directly to the labor laws currently in effect today. For nearly a week in late August and early September 1921, in Logan County, WV, between 10,000 and 15,000 coal miners confronted company-paid private detectives in an [...]

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Freedom From Oil Video

Thursday, January 24, 2008

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While automakers plan to offer more buyouts, permanently close more plants and continue to drag their feet to mass produce cleaner more fuel efficient vehicles, our labor solidarity allies (Bob Mabbitt and Melodee Hagenson) from Public Development in Flint, Michigan took our concerns to the street by creating a Freedom From Oil video highlighting the [...]

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Coal Mine Collapse in Utah

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

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In Utah, hundreds of rescue workers are trying to find six coal miners who are trapped about 1,500 feet below ground. The miners have not been heard from since Monday when a mine shaft collapsed. Officials said there was no indication whether the miners were alive or dead. The non-unionized mine is owned by the [...]

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Germany to close its last anthracite mines

Thursday, June 14, 2007

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The International Herald-Tribune reports that the German government has finalized plans to close its last nine anthracite mines by 2018.

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