Posts Tagged with "Los-Angeles"

L.A.’s Dark Secret

Thursday, January 26, 2012

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L.A.’s Dark Secret

In the 1974 classic Roman Polanski neo-noir film Chinatown, private detective Jake Gittes (played by Jack Nicholson) discovers one of LA’s dirty secrets: Wealthy developers are legally stealing precious water from poor struggling farmers in California’s central valley to hydrate the posh homes of Beverly Hills and a rapidly growing Los Angeles. It’s a sordid [...]

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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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Chase:Stop Funding MTR- Event Report from LA Action

Friday, May 7, 2010

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In Los Angeles, a crew of dedicated volunteers protested outside a bank branch and delivered a letter, passed out flyers and held signs and banners. From Sophie in LA: “Today’s action was a great success!! We (about a dozen activists) mobilized in front of a Chase bank in Silverlake with great visibility from a main [...]

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RAN at the LA Auto Show

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

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It’s auto show season again. That’s right—the beginning of the annual cycle where the automakers roll through LA, Detroit, New York, (and thousands of smaller cities in between) launching their new concept cars. This week, Freedom from Oil is blogging from the Los Angeles Auto Show—the “green” autoshow of the year. Like last year we’re [...]

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