Posts Tagged with "New York"

The Spectra Showdown in NYC

Friday, August 17, 2012

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The Spectra Showdown in NYC

The “Spectra Showdown” is a chain of demonstrations against the Spectra Pipeline in New York. Day and night, activists have been keeping vigil, awaiting shipments of equipment to arrive at the construction site in Lower Manhattan at the Hudson River. Guest blogger Shannon E. Ayala reports from the scene: Activists are regularly attendant, from break [...]

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VIDEO: Creativity And Passion Are Driving The Occupation Of Wall Street

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

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VIDEO: Creativity And Passion Are Driving The Occupation Of Wall Street

Walking around the “Island of Humanity” that is #OccupyWallStreet, I’m struck most by the creativity of expression and the impressive amount of organizing that has gone into keeping this three-week occupation going. It’s almost overwhelming to be here. But it’s also incredibly inspiring. I’ve been having some wonderful conversations and plotting sessions with a new [...]

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Chevron’s Legal Strategy Derailed, Ecuadoreans Score Major Victory

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

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Chevron’s Legal Strategy Derailed, Ecuadoreans Score Major Victory

Yesterday, Chevron’s legal strategy to evade cleaning up its oil pollution in Ecuador went off the rails. An appeals court in New York lifted a ban on the $18 billion judgment against the company for contaminating the Amazon. The decision comes after a hearing last Friday in which Chevron’s lawyers were all but laughed out [...]

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Campaign Calls for New York State Retirement Fund to Divest from Massey Energy

Monday, October 18, 2010

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Here’s a guest post from “NY for Appalachia Rising”, who are calling for their state retirement fund to divest from Massey Energy: What can you buy with $15 million dollars? A blog, for one. Banking blog Bankaholic sold for that amount to a company called PadContent in 2008. An email: 15 million was the quote in [...]

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The Dirty Business of “Clean Coal”

Monday, July 19, 2010

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Nearly 50% of energy in the U.S. comes from coal, and now many industry propagandists are touting the benefits of a “cleaner” way of using this controversial fossil fuel. Check out the fascinating new documentary Dirty Business which explores the murky realities of “clean coal.” In the digital age, half our electricity still comes from [...]

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Reverend Billy Visits UBS

Friday, July 2, 2010

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Earlier this afternoon, Reverend Billy and the Church of Life After Shopping paid a visit to the Manhattan office of UBS. Over the past two years, some of the biggest banks in the United States have developed statements regarding mountaintop removal coal mining, and started to move away from financing the practice. UBS, a Swiss [...]

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Dis-invest-a-lujah!

Monday, May 10, 2010

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Our friends in NYC are on the move as the Church of Life After Shopping is hitting the Chase branches and talking to Chase employees about mountaintop removal…. with hidden video. From Rev. Billy’s folks in NYC: Hidden-cam, an inspirational video showing a Chase bank customer closing her account, and explaining mountaintop removal to several [...]

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Reverend Billy: “Let us CHASE the Devil Out of Mountaintop Removal!”

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

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We’ve got some friends in New York joining the campaign to end mountaintop removal. Today, I got the following email from Rev. Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping: Our new song “Mountain-top” begins with this re-questioning from Dr. King’s last sermon: Have we been to the mountain-top? Did we do all we could do? [...]

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Protest Update from NYC Carbon Trading Summit

Thursday, January 14, 2010

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The latest from yesterday’s protests at the Carbon Trading Summit in New York City: 1/13/2009 – New York, NY – In the wake of a controversial outcome at the Copenhagen climate talks, a diverse crowd of scientists, Faith congregations, activists, students, and concerned citizens converged in confrontation and protest at the 2nd Annual IGlobalForum Carbon [...]

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RAN loves New York. New York loves RAN.

Monday, November 12, 2007

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At Chris Noth’s wood paneled Plumm Club in New York this Saturday, the crowd ran thick with RAN friends, old and new. This was the second (now annual!) benefit hosted by the actor of Sex in the City and Law and Order fame, who spoke passionately about his personal commitment to taking real action that [...]

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