Posts Tagged with "New York Times"

Thank You

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

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Thank You

You know what I’m thankful for this year? You. Everything RAN has accomplished this past year is thanks to you. Please don’t think for a second that I’m just saying that. RAN’s people-powered campaigns literally cannot be won without you. Corporate decision-makers can destroy our planet with impunity if no one calls them out—but you [...]

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Illegal Fires in Sumatra Escalate, Creating Regional Air Pollution Crisis

Monday, July 2, 2012

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Illegal Fires in Sumatra Escalate, Creating Regional Air Pollution Crisis

Tragically, we just received a breaking report from our allies at the End of the Icons Coalition that at least 20 major fires and dozens of smaller ones are again sweeping through the Tripa rainforest in Sumatra, one of the world’s most ecologically important forests. Despite overwhelming international pressure to restore Tripa, which led to [...]

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A Brief History Of Chevron’s Shameless Response To Its Toxic Mess In Ecuador

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

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A Brief History Of Chevron’s Shameless Response To Its Toxic Mess In Ecuador

As detailed in our video, “Great Moments In Stupid Chevron PR” (view it below), Chevron will say anything to evade its responsibility to clean up its toxic mess in Ecuador. The company has tried just about every dirty trick it could come up with, too. Chevron’s immediate response to the decision in Ecuador was to [...]

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The Human Cost Of Palm Oil Expansion

Thursday, November 10, 2011

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The Human Cost Of Palm Oil Expansion

“Before we had a happy life,” Ms. Gaong said she tells her grandchildren. “Now it’s a difficult life. There’s nothing left for them.” The recent story in the New York Times titled “Clashes Between Tribes and Agribusiness Increase in Malaysia” tells an all-too common story. It’s not a happy story. It’s the story of farming [...]

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The FBI’s Not-So-Secret War Against Green Activists

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

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The FBI’s Not-So-Secret War Against Green Activists

“Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.” -Joseph Heller, Catch 22 Ever wonder where your tax dollars go? I mean besides wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, bailouts for Wall Street, and tax cuts for the richest of the rich. How about our government’s rapidly expanding domestic surveillance apparatus? And I’m not talking [...]

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APP: The Biggest Forest Destroyer You’ve Never Heard of

Thursday, March 31, 2011

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APP: The Biggest Forest Destroyer You’ve Never Heard of

Did you know that Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) is destroying vast tracks of Indonesian rainforests, threatening the survival of precious species like the Sumatran tiger, and using an aggressive strategy of political manipulation to grow its sales? If you answered no, you’re not the only one. APP is highly proficient at using covert marketing [...]

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Palm Oil’s Effects On Communities Around The World

Thursday, October 21, 2010

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Did you see The New York Times Op-Ed on Saturday titled “The World Bank’s Palm Oil Mistake“? I sure did. The author, Thompson Ayodele, provided a narrow perspective on the World Bank’s recent decision to continue it’s freeze on new lending to palm oil projects around the world until it’s framework and strategy is clarified. [...]

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Okay, we admit it: We punked Chevron

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

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Activists in Washington, DC put these posters up around town to call attention to Chevron’s attempts to greenwash its image even while ignoring its toxic legacy in Ecuador. Chevron rolled out a fancy new ad campaign yesterday, and we were ready for them. We had only a fraction of Chevron’s budget — the company won’t [...]

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Coal-fired Power Plant Renaissance Just a Bunch of Hot Air

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

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There has been a flurry of discussion about a new coal-fired power plant boom, sparked by this article last week by Matthew Brown for the Associated Press, and continuing on the New York Times blog today. According to these articles, more than 30 traditional coal plants, representing 17GW of power, have been built since 2008 [...]

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Chevron vs. RAN: Who’s Speech Is Freer?

Monday, February 1, 2010

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In the weeks since the Supreme Court’s horrible, democracy-eroding ruling giving corporations unbridled spending on political contributions and advertisements under the guise of “free speech,” many of us have asked what impact this will have on climate legislation and contested 2010 races. After getting unintentionally embroiled in a corporate free speech campaign involving a scrappy [...]

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