Posts Tagged with "non-violent direct action"

XL Dissent: Where Do We Go From Here? Announcing the Pledge of Resistance Spring Training Tour

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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XL Dissent: Where Do We Go From Here? Announcing the Pledge of Resistance Spring Training Tour

The Keystone XL Pledge of Resistance is coming to campuses to train students for civil disobedience to stop the pipeline. Click here to join the 86,000 people who have already pledged to risk arrest to stop Keystone XL, and read on for training dates and locations—and to learn more about the movement to resist the [...]

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VIDEO: Thousands Take Action Saying #NOKXL

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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VIDEO: Thousands Take Action Saying #NOKXL

On January 31, the U.S. State Department released its final environmental impact statement on Keystone XL. The report was heavily influenced by the oil industry, but it still gave the president everything he needs to reject Keystone XL. Within 72 hours, over 10,000 of us gathered at an astounding 283 vigils for the climate in [...]

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Boston Tells Obama & Kerry: “Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline”

Monday, October 7, 2013

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Boston Tells Obama & Kerry: “Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline”

This morning, I’m in Boston. This is one of my favorite U.S. cities, perhaps because Boston is one of the birthplaces of American civil disobedience. Not far from here, in 1773, a group of colonists dumped ship-loads of English tea into Boston Harbor in resistance to the British government’s unfair taxes on the American colonies. [...]

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The No Keystone XL Movement Needs You!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

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The No Keystone XL Movement Needs You!

Two weeks, a group of courageous people were arrested in the belly of the beast: TransCanada’s U.S. headquarters in Houston, Texas. These were mothers, fathers, grandfathers, great grandmothers, scientists, and teachers who staged a peaceful sit-in with a clear message: No Keystone XL tar sands pipeline! People from the extraction sites in Alberta to the [...]

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BREAKING: “Risking Arrest for My Granddaughter”

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

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BREAKING: “Risking Arrest for My Granddaughter”

“My husband and I are BofA shareholders, but I am a grandmother first, foremost, and forever.” – Patricia Moore, Bank of America shareholder and grandmother Today in Charlotte, NC., nine people are risking arrest at sit-ins coordinated at four different Bank of America branches. Among those risking arrest is Patricia Moore, 75, of Charlotte, a [...]

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Tigers to Wall Street: Don’t Finance Rainforest Destruction

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

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Tigers to Wall Street: Don’t Finance Rainforest Destruction

The President of Indonesia and top leaders of major Indonesian corporations were greeted by a colorful group of rainforest activists this week as they visited Wall Street to secure billions of dollars in US investment in some of the most environmentally and socially destructive industries in Indonesia. Supporters of Rainforest Action Network joined with members [...]

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Tar Sands Blockade Stops Work at Keystone XL Site Near Saltillo, TX

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

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Tar Sands Blockade Stops Work at Keystone XL Site Near Saltillo, TX

And the the Tar Sands Blockade strikes again! Three Tar Sands Blockaders (with two support folks) have locked down onto construction equipment near Saltillo, TX. The blockaders have been locked down for several hours now, the work site is closed, and TransCanada has sent 20 workers home. Now we’re hearing reports that police have left [...]

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Greenwash This: Dumping 500 lbs of Coal at Bank of America

Friday, June 22, 2012

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Greenwash This: Dumping 500 lbs of Coal at Bank of America

This week, top Bank of America brass are in Rio for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, shilling for the bank’s green image. Bank representatives are using the Rio +20 conference as a platform to highlight the bank’s recently announced environmental initiative, a half-hearted commitment intended to demonstrate “Bank of America’s legacy of leadership in [...]

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Deadly Violence Against Environmentalists On The Rise Worldwide

Friday, June 22, 2012

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Deadly Violence Against Environmentalists On The Rise Worldwide

“We all stand before history.“- Ken Saro-Wiwa, executed for environmental advocacy, Nigeria, Nov. 10, 1995 What the hell is going on out there? I know a lot people targeted by our federal government and corporate private security for their organizing work. We’ve got the FBI targeting environmentalists, anarchists and Occupiers as “terrorists.” Homeland Security leads [...]

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Bank of Coal: Bank of America Stadium Gets Renamed

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

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Bank of Coal: Bank of America Stadium Gets Renamed

As the largest financier of the U.S. coal industry, Bank of America should be called the “Bank of Coal.” So we decided to rename it. Today, five RAN activists scaled Bank of America Stadium and dropped a 70′ x 25′ banner reading “Bank of America Coal.” What better place to send our message than BofA [...]

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