Posts Tagged with "Seattle"

Bank Of America Smack Dab In The Middle Of Coal Exports Controversy

Monday, September 19, 2011

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Bank Of America Smack Dab In The Middle Of Coal Exports Controversy

Last week, Rainforest Action Network’s guerrilla projections team rolled around Seattle raising the profile of coal exports in the Pacific Northwest. Coal companies like Peabody Energy and Arch Coal are lobbying hard to build coal export terminals in Bellingham, WA and Longview, WA. And there are rumors that more such proposals will be popping up [...]

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Activists Shine A Light On Washington Coal Ports

Thursday, September 15, 2011

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Activists Shine A Light On Washington Coal Ports

Holy Coal Hard Truth, Batman! This week, I’ve been riding around the streets of Seattle with a guerrilla projection team. We’ve been shining a massive Bat Signal-like light on iconic locations around town to get our message about coal exports out to Seattle’s citizens. For almost a year now, one of the biggest environmental stories [...]

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Welcome To The Port Of Poverty And Pollution

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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Welcome To The Port Of Poverty And Pollution

The spirit of Seattle lives. A revolt is in motion in many parts of the country. It’s crossing issues and bringing together unlikely allies to challenge corporations and politicians acting against the needs of their citizens. In November 1999, RAN joined a diverse and lively global justice movement, which included environmentalists, labor, students, people of [...]

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Northwest Coal Summit in Seattle, WA; June 24-27

Thursday, June 2, 2011

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Northwest Coal Summit in Seattle, WA; June 24-27

Coal is the topic on everyone’s minds. Greenpeace are taking over smokestacks in Chicago. People are marching on Blair Mountain. And Rainforest Action Network has no end in sight for its efforts to stop Wall Street’s bankrolling of Big Coal. Coal exports are the new fight brewing in the Pacific Northwest and Rainforest Action Network [...]

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Giving to RAN: Kitty Jones

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

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Giving to RAN: Kitty Jones

Kyana Jones, also known as Kitty Jones, started a small cleaning business to raise funds for nonprofits, and chose RAN as one of the beneficiaries. After hearing about Kitty’s selfless efforts to raise support and awareness about protecting the environment and wildlife, I asked her if she would share her story with the RAN community [...]

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Seattle Activists Target JP Morgan Chase

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

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Activists in Seattle have been busy lately targeting their local JP Morgan Chase branches. Here’s a description of last Saturday’s protest from Chad in Seattle: “It was another fun filled day of protest at Chase Bank. A lot of people stopped and chatted with us and a lot of info was handed out to the [...]

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Seattle Loves Mountains (Not King Coal or His Bankers at Chase)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

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This weekend, Seattle activists tired of watching big banks ruin the global economy and the planet had an action at a Chase branch in Seattle. Chase is currently the biggest U.S. funder of mountaintop removal. Here’s a reportback from activist Duff Badgley: CHASE BANK UNDER SIEGE—THE FIGHT CONTINUES We’ve joined the Rainforest Action Network national [...]

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10,000 people to Weyerhaeuser: Out of Grassy Narrows NOW!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

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This afternoon I joined SeaRAG activist Liz and SeaRAG’s newest member, baby Sequoia to deliver nearly 10,000 petitions to Weyerhaeuser’s corporate headquarters in Federal Way, Washington. The petitions came from RAN members who diligently signed and returned them to RAN over the years, and we thought that it was important for Weyerhaeuser to see how [...]

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SeaRAG – 1 Disposable Bags – 0

Thursday, April 3, 2008

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RAN activists in Seattle have been tirelessly organizing for the past year on a “BYOB” or Bring Your Own Bag project that would reduce waste and encourage recycling within the city of Seattle. Yesterday, SeaRAG got news that their efforts paid off, Mayor Greg Nickels has proposed a disposable bag “green fee” which would apply [...]

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November 30, 1999: A Day to Remember

Friday, November 30, 2007

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Today, November 30, is an anniversary. Eight years ago today, civil society activists converged on Seattle to protest the World Trade Organization (WTO). At the ministerial in Seattle, the WTO hoped to further institutionalize corporate rule being built in various trade agreements and transnational economic institutions. And they didn’t just converge. Thousands got up in [...]

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