Posts Tagged with "naomi klein"

Chevron’s Brazil Oil Spill Just The Latest Symptom Of Our Addiction To Oil

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

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Chevron’s Brazil Oil Spill Just The Latest Symptom Of Our Addiction To Oil

If the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster taught us anything, it’s that Big Oil has been doing very little over the last few decades to prevent oil spills despite their obscene record profits. Companies like Exxon, Chevron, and BP have all clearly decided that it’s more cost effective to use their profits to rig the system [...]

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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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Is It Time To Occupy Cargill?

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

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Is It Time To Occupy Cargill?

“[The Occupy movement] is about the corporate takeover of democracy of our lives in every way. The food movement is inherently anti-corporate and it is inherently about rebuilding a real economy… Occupy Wall Street is not just about banking legislation…  It’s all connected.” – Author and activist Naomi Klein Cargill Inc., a multi-national corporation worth [...]

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REVEL 2011 Rocked!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

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REVEL 2011 Rocked!

For Californians who care about the environment, the rager of the year is most certainly Rainforest Action Network’s annual benefit REVEL. Naomi Klein and The Yes Men were honored with World Rainforest Awards as the California Academy of Sciences glittered with stingray pools, stiltwalkers, and California’s most cutting-edge minds getting in some serious bonding time. It [...]

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RAN’s Rebecca Tarbotton Interviews Naomi Klein

Thursday, October 6, 2011

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RAN’s Rebecca Tarbotton Interviews Naomi Klein

Rainforest Action Network’s Rebecca Tarbotton interviews bestselling author and activist Naomi Klein. Klein has consistently been a voice for economic justice, international people’s movements and environmental sanity. Her sharp critique of corporate power has shaped a generation of activists. Next week, she will be honored with a World Rainforest Award at RAN’s annual benefit, REVEL. Naomi and [...]

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Why Environmentalists Need to Care About Wisconsin

Friday, March 11, 2011

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Why Environmentalists Need to Care About Wisconsin

For one thing, the attack on worker’s rights in Wisconsin matters for environmentalists because it matters for everyone. A war on workers is a war on all of us. Across the country, many of us are public workers or have family or friends that are. We also depend on public school teachers and every other [...]

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Kentucky Has Risen!

Monday, February 14, 2011

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Kentucky Has Risen!

“Mountaintop removal is an act of aggression. Civil disobedience is an act of love.” – Terry Tempest Williams A mountaintop insurrection is underway in Kentucky, and it’s got be on Gov. Steve Beshear’s mind this week. As we contemplate Gandhi’s adage, “First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you [...]

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Put Climate Change on Trial

Monday, February 8, 2010

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Over a year ago, in the tradition of Ed Abbey and Earth First!, college student Tim DeChristopher (aka Bidder 70) monkey-wrenched an auction for oil and gas leases in Utah when he bid on 14 parcels worth $1.8 million and then stated he had neither the intention nor the money to pay for them. He [...]

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Guns and butter

Friday, November 30, 2007

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According to a new Naomi Klein piece in the Nation, the “smart” money these days is on guns, not green. Private security companies, weapons makers, and disaster-response contractors can expect brisk business in the fast-arriving era of climate chaos. Anyone tired of lousy news from the markets should talk to Douglas Lloyd, director of Venture [...]

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