Posts Tagged with "san francisco"

The “Revolt of the Golden Toads” Bay Area Tour!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

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The “Revolt of the Golden Toads” Bay Area Tour!

A guest blog post by Reverend Billy, leader of the Church of Stop Shopping, an activist performance group based in New York City The Church of Stop Shopping returns to New York now, after a week in the Bay Area.  A highlight:  we launched the “Extinction Resurrection” campaign at the front doors and inside the big banks that finance climate disruption. [...]

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Wanted: Brian Moynihan

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

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Wanted: Brian Moynihan

When we got word that Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan was visiting our fine city of San Francisco this week, we knew that we needed to track him down and have a frank conversation about his bank quitting coal. RAN is calling on the biggest U.S. banks to stop financing the polluting coal industry [...]

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HOW TO: #J20 Social Media

Friday, January 20, 2012

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HOW TO: #J20 Social Media

Here’s the scoop on how to stay up to date on all the incredible actions going on at Occupy Wall St West today, as well as where to post photos, videos and key updates from the streets. News updates, OccupySF and Occupy Wall St West updates, maps, affinity groups, actions & livestreams can be found [...]

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People Power Is Changing Our Banking Behavior

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

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People Power Is Changing Our Banking Behavior

Over the last few weeks since we launched our “Not One More Dollar” campaign, thousands of you have committed to stop doing business with Bank of America until the bank quits underwriting the dirty coal industry. We’re working side by side with economic justice and democracy groups who are also pushing for the biggest banks [...]

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Breaking: Climate Activist Tim DeChristopher Sentenced To Two Years

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

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Breaking: Climate Activist Tim DeChristopher Sentenced To Two Years

How much are you willing to sacrifice to save a piece of the world? Today a federal judge in Salt Lake City sentenced climate activist Tim DeChristopher to two years in prison and fined him $10,000. After a 45 minute statement to the court where he said that it’s not that he doesn’t respect law [...]

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Bay Area Benefit To Protect Glen Cove

Thursday, June 16, 2011

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Bay Area Benefit To Protect Glen Cove

Come one, come all: RAN and local Bay Area music blog Wiretap Music are proud to present a concert to benefit the spiritual encampment at Glen Cove on Thursday, June 23rd. We have an incredible lineup of local bands, including Bad Bibles, James & Evander, Fiveng, and Becky White and the Secret Mission. There will also [...]

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Our Local Dirty Power Plant Is Shutting Down

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

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Our Local Dirty Power Plant Is Shutting Down

Here in San Francisco we just got some holiday cheer: After decades of  battling, the last remaining fossil fuel power plant in our city is going to shut down. Mayor Gavin Newsom today announced that Potrero Power Plant, operated by GenOn Energy, will close on January 1, and be fully decommissioned by February 28. The [...]

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Giving To RAN: Lara And Gar Truppelli

Friday, November 12, 2010

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Giving To RAN: Lara And Gar Truppelli

Lara and Gar Truppelli are longtime Rainforest Action Network enthusiasts and supporters. We had an incredible time with them last March when they threw an epic 25th anniversary party for RAN at The Lake Chalet in Oakland, California. Lara and Gar hosted us with such grace: the food was fabulous, the vibe was unbeatable, and the [...]

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Did you REVEL for RAN’s birthday?

Monday, October 18, 2010

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REVEL, RAN’s 25th birthday party was a smashing success on Thursday night, as almost 500 people came together to celebrate a quarter century of activism and victories challenging the power of corporations over our democracy and our environment. California jam band the Mother Hips got people on the floor dancing and Grateful Dead alum and [...]

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Swing and Miss: Chevron PR efforts can’t erase stain of Ecuador pollution

Thursday, September 30, 2010

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For a big company like Chevron, image is everything. And when a company as big as Chevron dumps over 18 billion gallons of toxic oil waste into a pristine rainforest, leading to the deaths of over 1,400 people and imperiling the health and wellbeing of tens of thousands more, that company’s reputation justifiably suffers. The [...]

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