Posts Tagged with "twin cities"

RAN Delivers Nearly 20,000 Petitions to Cargill HQ

Thursday, May 17, 2012

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RAN Delivers Nearly 20,000 Petitions to Cargill HQ

The major tragedy that is still unfolding in Indonesia’s Tripa rainforest continues to threaten the survival of critically endangered Sumatran orangutans. As over 92 fires smolder, palm oil companies like Cargill are racing to deny the role they’ve played in the destruction and devastation of the Tripa forest. We’ve gathered thousands of petitions to Cargill [...]

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Can You Arrest A Corporation?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

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Can You Arrest A Corporation?

There are some who say that corporations are people. So can you arrest one? Well, we’re going to find out. Right now, corporations technically have the same First Amendment rights as real live people (as ruled by the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC two years ago). So shouldn’t we (real live people) [...]

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Red, White and Rainforest: Declare Independence from Deforestation

Monday, July 4, 2011

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Red, White and Rainforest: Declare Independence from Deforestation

Every 4th of July, the red, white and blue comes out in a big way in Wayzata, Minnesota, an affluent suburb of the Twin Cities. An annual pancake breakfast, bicycle parade, and day-long festivities are something people look forward to each year. Neighbors greet one another’s families as they gather to celebrate with their community. [...]

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RAN-Twin Cities Makes “Resistance in Review” Top 10!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

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RAN-Twin Cities Makes “Resistance in Review” Top 10!

The feisty Rainforest Action Network – Twin Cities chapter and fellow rabble-rousers helped make history last January when 42 people unfurled a 90 foot by 30 foot banner on the snowy lawn of General Mills’ corporate headquarters. Not only was it one of the largest banners we have ever made, but now Twin Cities Indymedia [...]

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MayDay Uproar for Cargill!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

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Each year, around 35,000 people gather to enjoy the incredible MayDay parade and festival in Minneapolis. This year Rainforest Action Network’s Twin Cities chapter was happy to contribute to this year’s theme – UPROAR- in a load and powerful way! Those same persistent orangutans that have been bothering Cargill about the company’s destruction of their [...]

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Leprechaun Flash Mob Takes Over Twin Cities

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

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This past Sunday, a crowd of leprechauns entered several Twin Cities grocery stores and froze with shock, horrified to discover that beloved Lucky Charms cereals are contributing to rainforest destruction! These 17 leprechauns were so shocked in fact, they stayed frozen for 3 minutes as grocery store shoppers read their pamphlets and green cloth patches describing General [...]

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Kids Tell General Mills: ♥ Have a Heart ♥

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

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On Monday, February 15, a dozen activists and several kids with Rainforest Action Network’s rockin’ Twin Cities chapter visited General Mills’ Golden Valley Headquarters with a very special Valentine’s Day delivery! General Mills buys palm oil from Cargill Incorporated, the largest importer of palm oil in the United States. Kids and youth from around the [...]

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