Posts Tagged with "President Obama"

Decentralized Actions Ready to Stop Keystone XL

Monday, April 14, 2014

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Decentralized Actions Ready to Stop Keystone XL

The campaign to stop the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline has become a watershed moment in confronting climate change and fossil fuel extraction. So far, more than 94,000 people have signed the Pledge of Resistance, committing to risk arrest, if necessary, to stop the approval of Keystone XL. Since last summer, I’ve been part of [...]

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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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#NOKXL: Thousands Across The U.S. Say “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop”

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

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#NOKXL: Thousands Across The U.S. Say “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop”

We can’t stop. We won’t stop. Our Indigenous friends and allies in the U.S. and Canada have vowed to not let the “Keystone XL Black Snake” cross their sacred land. In Nebraska, 115 landowners refuse to sign agreements with TransCanada and are willing to engage in civil disobedience. Over 76,000 have pledged to put their [...]

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Climate Activists Mobilize To Say Keystone XL Fails Obama’s Climate Test

Friday, January 31, 2014

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Climate Activists Mobilize To Say Keystone XL Fails Obama’s Climate Test

Game on. Today, the State Dept. released its long awaited final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the Keystone XL pipeline. Unfortunately, the EIS fails to fully address how catastrophic Keystone XL is for the climate. This assessment is critical. In June President Obama said that he will not approve the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline [...]

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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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Top 10 Dirty Corporate Tax Dodgers of 2011

Monday, April 9, 2012

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Top 10 Dirty Corporate Tax Dodgers of 2011

Two weeks ago it was announced that the U.S. has the highest corporate tax rate in the world sparking furious debate from Fox News types concerned about corporate well being. At RAN, we decided to dig a little deeper to see whether the corporate tax rate really is unfairly penalizing multi billion dollar corporations. Our [...]

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President Obama: Veto The “Anti-Free Speech” Bill

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

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Update: Obama signed H.R. 347 into law last week. Our right to assemble and speak freely in protest of the government is under serious threat this week. Last Monday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted nearly unanimously (388-3) in favor of H.R. 347, the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011, which could [...]

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Man Up: Music Video Call-To-Action To Oppose The Keystone XL Pipeline Nov. 6th

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

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Man Up: Music Video Call-To-Action To Oppose The Keystone XL Pipeline Nov. 6th

Obama: Man Up! No to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline! Becky White and the Secret Mission have just released this catchy and hilarious protest anthem/call to action track and music video — featuring RAN’s own Executive Director Rebecca Tarbotton on violin — called “Man Up!” The song calls on people to gather at the [...]

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1252 Arrested to Stop Keystone XL—Here’s What Comes Next

Monday, September 26, 2011

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1252 Arrested to Stop Keystone XL—Here’s What Comes Next

The groundswell of opposition to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is something I’ve been following closely since this month’s sit-in at the White House, which saw the arrests of 1,252 brave people in protest. I’m so proud that RAN and our supporters have played a key role in elevating this issue to one of [...]

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This Week In DC, The Outcry For Climate Solutions Has Become An Uproar

Thursday, September 1, 2011

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This Week In DC, The Outcry For Climate Solutions Has Become An Uproar

Last fall, Bill McKibben, Phil Radford and I issued a letter calling on people of conscience to take direct action to amplify the demands of the climate movement. Of course, we were far from the only people making that call — the outcry for solutions to the climate catastrophe looming over us has been loud [...]

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