Posts Tagged with "protest"

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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Beautiful Resistance at Rio+20

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

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Beautiful Resistance at Rio+20

Nearly 1500 people used Rio’s Flamengo Beach as a canvas today, their bodies forming the lines of an enormous image promoting the importance of free-running rivers, clean energy sources like solar power and including indigenous knowledge as part of the solution to climate issues. Giant text below the image read, “Rios para a vida” (“Rivers [...]

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Why Everyone Should Be Mad About Today’s Chevron Shareholder Meeting

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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Why Everyone Should Be Mad About Today’s Chevron Shareholder Meeting

I’ve been working on the Change Chevron campaign full-time for almost two years now, and I have to say: Today’s Chevron shareholder meeting perfectly encapsulates everything that is deeply wrong with the way the company does business. I’ll elaborate in a second, but first let me say something very clearly: Chevron is racist. Man, feels [...]

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Speaking Truth to the Powers-That-Be at Chevron

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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Speaking Truth to the Powers-That-Be at Chevron

This morning, some of the most powerful global voices calling for environmental justice gathered in our office for a press conference to tell the world why they’re attending Chevron’s shareholder meeting tomorrow in San Ramon. Labor and community leaders from Brazil, Ecuador, Nigeria, Angola, California and Texas revealed the true cost of Chevron’s operations in [...]

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Chevron’s Worst Year Ever, Episode 2: Ecuador

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

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Chevron’s Worst Year Ever, Episode 2: Ecuador

This has been one of the worst years ever for Chevron. From it’s ongoing massive legal losses in Ecuador, to offshore disasters in Brazil and Nigeria, to the tragic deaths of its employees in several locations, including right here in California. This is the second in a series of statements we’re posting as we prepare [...]

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Chevron’s Worst Year Ever, Episode 1: Kazakhstan

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

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Chevron’s Worst Year Ever, Episode 1: Kazakhstan

This post originally appeared on City Brights. This has been one of the worst years ever for Chevron. From it’s ongoing massive legal losses in Ecuador, to offshore disasters in Brazil and Nigeria, to the tragic deaths of its employees in several locations, including right here in California. As we prepare for a week of [...]

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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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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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Land Conflicts Spark Occupy-type Protests In Indonesia

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

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Land Conflicts Spark Occupy-type Protests In Indonesia

Here at Rainforest Action Network, I’m gearing up for the Occupy Our Food Supply global day of action on February 27th, 2012 and it reminded me of a story from Indonesia last month. On January 12, thousands of Indonesian farmers, workers, Indigenous community members, students, and people representing over 50 local non-profits flooded the streets [...]

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How To Make Wheatpaste

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

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How To Make Wheatpaste

Ever wanted a cheap, nontoxic adhesive? Lucky for you, everything you need is probably sitting in your cupboard. You can use your wheatpaste as a functional adhesive both indoors and outdoors. It’s easy, cheap, nontoxic, and quick to make. Plus, a little goes a long way. Time to get your paste on! Ingredients Note: scale [...]

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