Posts Tagged with "Old Growth"

RAN called out with 5 others for NOT taking a stand on climate change – when that stand was inadequate.

Friday, March 20, 2009


Integrity is everything when you’ve got limited resources and are committed to saving the world’s last remaining old growth forests, defending Indigenous rights, and stopping climate change. While we applaud the efforts of those who are actively trying to limit our emissions and put a system in place that will ensure that this is so, [...]

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Rainforest Action Network’s Old Growth campaign is entering a new phase

Monday, October 6, 2008


Thanks in part to the support from tens of thousands of RAN activists and supporters, this past June the Grassy Narrows First Nation won an unprecedented victory when AbitibiBowater, the largest paper company in the world, agreed to stop logging in their traditional territory and the provincial government agreed to honor Grassy Narrows’ consent for [...]

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RAN Exposes Weyerhaeuser to Shareholders

Thursday, April 17, 2008


Update: better quality video of the event is here. Update: pictures from the event are here. This morning, RAN activists gave Weyerhaeuser shareholders an idea of what the company is really about (not the greenwashing lies it posts on its website). About 20 of us descended on the company’s annual shareholder meeting with a 20-foot [...]

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OSU Students Sit-in to Support Grassy Narrows

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


About an hour ago, five students at Ohio State began a sit-in to demand ethical standards for the purchase of wood and paper. The members Free The Planet, a student group on campus, vow to stay until President Gordon Gee signs an agreement to stop the University from buying wood products obtained from Indigenous conflict [...]

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Grassy Narrows Blockade 5th Anniversary

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

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Last Friday marked the 5th anniversary of the logging road blockade at Grassy Narrows. Judy DaSilva, a clan mother from Grassy Narrows and member of the grassroots effort to end clear cut logging there, offered these thoughts. December 2, 2002 Grassy Narrows People (& youth) decided to put up a road blockade on a logging [...]

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Caribou to OfficeMax: Support the Moratorium in Grassy Narrows!

Monday, December 10, 2007


A herd of 11 caribou migrated to OfficeMax in San Francisco today in search of their destroyed forest habitat and demanded that OfficeMax executives support the Grassy Narrows First Nation’s call for a logging moratorium on their traditional territory. The caribou began their visit to OfficeMax by continuing their migration inside the store, to the [...]

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Victory for Indigenous rights at the UN

Thursday, September 13, 2007


This Report just came from Rainy Blue Cloud of the International Forum on Globalization from the floor at the UN General Assembly Dear Indigenous sisters and brothers, NGO partners and other friends, I am very pleased to be writing to you directly from the General Assembly Hall at the United Nations Headquarters in New York [...]

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Court Blocks Weyerhaeuser in Washington

Wednesday, August 1, 2007


Good news. Today, a US District Court in Seattle stopped Weyerhaeuser from logging in endangered Spotted Owl habitat in western Washington (AP Story link). Frequent readers of the Understory will remember our report on the how the suit filed by Washington Forest Law Center late last year could expose the forest industry’s “Sustainable Forestry Initiative” [...]

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The great northern forest

Monday, May 14, 2007


Scientists from around the world are calling on the Canadian legislature to strengthen protections for the increasingly endangered Boreal forest. A letter from 1,500 scientists from 50 countries released today warns: “We are concerned that current conservation planning efforts are insufficient to sustain the ecological integrity of Canada’s Boreal region, one of the most intact [...]

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When Moose Dance Like Deer

Sunday, March 4, 2007


A report from Gloria Kejick. She’ll be speaking with others from her community in Victoria on Friday: Destruction and Interruption of the Laws of Life, Cycle of Life Many years ago, the Elders of the Grassy Narrows Madawin Lodge spoke of a time to come…. “When Fish Float” Instead of swimming; this came to be [...]

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