Posts Tagged with "North Carolina"

Charlotte Teach-In: “We can no longer afford to stand still like we’re not a part of this planet.”

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

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Charlotte Teach-In: “We can no longer afford to stand still like we’re not a part of this planet.”

Last night, Saint Matthew’s Catholic Church in Charlotte graciously hosted a panel discussion on “Communities and Coal.” We were lucky to hear from panelists from communities impacted by coal in Appalachia and the Pacific Northwest, as well as from experts on the health consequences of climate change and the growing impacts of coal on communities [...]

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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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Taking a Cue From RAN? Democrats Give Bank of America Stadium Another Rename

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

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Taking a Cue From RAN? Democrats Give Bank of America Stadium Another Rename

Seems like no one is happy with the name of Charlotte, NC’s Bank of America Stadium these days. Just two months after we renamed it “Bank of Coal” Stadium to point out that BofA is still the #1 financier of the US coal industry, Democrat Party leaders have dubbed Bank of America Stadium “Panthers Stadium”. [...]

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North Carolina Ups the Ante on Climate Protests

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

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North Carolina Ups the Ante on Climate Protests

In case you haven’t seen it yet, the North Carolina Legislature has ratified a law that makes trespass on a power generating utility property a felony. My takeaway from this bit of news? This is how effective direct action in the climate movement is becoming: they’re trying to outlaw it. And no wonder. In the [...]

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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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LIVE STREAM: Watch the Bank of America Shareholder Meeting Protest

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

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LIVE STREAM: Watch the Bank of America Shareholder Meeting Protest

If you can’t be in Charlotte tomorrow to join the protest at Bank of America’s shareholder meeting, that doesn’t mean you have to miss all of the action. There will be multiple live streams of the day’s events, which will include three marches, a boxing match between Brian “Big Banks” Moynihan and the 99% that [...]

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UPDATED Bank of America Shareholder Meeting Protests Underway

Monday, May 7, 2012

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UPDATED Bank of America Shareholder Meeting Protests Underway

UPDATED: Wednesday, May 9th at 1:30 EST As Bank of America’s executives, board, and shareholders gathered at the bank’s shareholder meeting in Charlotte, NC, thousands of protesters took to the streets and inside the meeting hall to speak out against BofA’s practices that are destroying our environment and our economy. The Flickr slideshow below will [...]

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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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North Carolina’s 99% Spring is Coming for Bank of America

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

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North Carolina’s 99% Spring is Coming for Bank of America

Heads up Bank of America and other corporate baddies: the North Carolina 99% Spring is upon you. What happens when over 100,000 committed activists unchain their imaginations and take action? The 1% is about to find out. Last weekend, March 24 and 25, over 60 North Carolinians gathered in Charlotte to prepare for a season [...]

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Charlotte People’s Posse Hunts Person By Name Of “Bank of America”

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

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Charlotte People’s Posse Hunts Person By Name Of “Bank of America”

Pedestrians in uptown Charlotte were in for a surprise when they stopped to answer a routine question this Saturday: “Have you seen this person? He’s wanted for committing crimes in our community.” Hundreds of Charlotteans and local police found themselves swept up in a manhunt-style game of “Cowboys vs. Corporations,” organized by local RAN activists [...]

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