Posts Tagged with "wall street"

Farmers Unite with RAN To Fight Cargill And Challenge Corporate Control Of Our Food System

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

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Farmers Unite with RAN To Fight Cargill And Challenge Corporate Control Of Our Food System

Last week, over 40 Minnesota residents made a citizens’ arrest of Cargill, Inc. in front of the company’s downtown Minneapolis office at the Grain Exchange. I walked away from the event struck with inspiration and hope. Why? In addition to being amazed that so many enthusiastic people braved below-freezing weather to hold Cargill accountable for [...]

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100 Years Of “Bread and Roses”

Friday, January 13, 2012

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100 Years Of “Bread and Roses”

“One may live without bread, but not without roses…” - Jean Richepin, 19th century French Poet One hundred years ago this week, 25,000 textile mill workers, many of them women and young girls, walked away from their looms and out of the Dickensian sweatshops of Lawrence, Massachusetts in protest of brutal working conditions and pay [...]

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Top Five Ways to Change the World in 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

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Top Five Ways to Change the World in 2012

2011 saw more people power than I could have dared to hope. Last New Year’s Eve, who could have predicted that the protests in Tunisia, just then making the news, would lead to the ousting of its president of 23 years not two weeks later; that this would inspire citizens throughout the Arab World to [...]

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Occupy Our Food Supply!

Monday, December 12, 2011

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Occupy Our Food Supply!

Cargill tries to employ a 'too big to fail' analysis of their role in fighting world hunger, but it is the research of multiple studies that show that organic agriculture and agroecology have a better chance of created food security and solving the problems of hunger than the corporate model profiteering from crisis to crisis.

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More Evidence That Wall Street Banks Are Feeling The Pressure

Friday, November 11, 2011

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More Evidence That Wall Street Banks Are Feeling The Pressure

They may be trying to play it cool, but more and more evidence keeps pouring in that the big Wall Street banks are feeling the pressure. They’ve tried to downplay the enormous transfer of funds that happened around Nov. 5, a.k.a. Bank Transfer Day. In the five weeks leading up to that day, more than [...]

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It’s Time To #OccupytheBoardRoom

Saturday, October 15, 2011

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It’s Time To #OccupytheBoardRoom

It’s time to #OccupytheBoardRoom. Thousands of protesters have been occupying Wall Street for the past several weeks to take their demands for social and economic justice directly to the richest 1% of Americans — the very folks who are benefiting most from the inequality in our system while the other 99% of us face endless [...]

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It’s a Mad, Mad World

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

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It’s a Mad, Mad World

“Some will rob you with a six-gun/ And some with a fountain pen.” -Woody Guthrie I’ve recently become a fan of AMC’s “Mad Men,” which chronicles, in my humble opinion, the rise of modern corporate capitalism. As far as I’m into it, it shows a hard-drinking, chain-smoking, adulterous business culture where people ruthlessly throw one [...]

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Join the Dirty Banks “Tour of Shame” at Powershift

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

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Join the Dirty Banks “Tour of Shame” at Powershift

Going to Powershift? Want to stop Big Coal and Big Oil? Aren’t you tired of how Wall Street literally gets away with murder? Then put a little “action” in your life with Rainforest Action Network (action is our middle name, after all.) Please join RAN and friends on Saturday April 16th at 1:00pm outside the [...]

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Rainforest Action Network Victories: Top Ten of 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

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Rainforest Action Network Victories: Top Ten of 2010

Making change in the world is hard work — some times decades-long hard work. But with the right combination of strategies, experience, tenacity, and allies, it is possible to achieve victories that have a lasting impact. This year, Rainforest Action Network took on corporate titans and secured real wins for the world’s forests, the climate, [...]

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Breaking: UBS Eighth Bank To Slow Financing Of MTR

Friday, November 19, 2010

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More good news for our global finance campaign – this week Swiss banking giant UBS issued a public statement highlighting the regulatory and reputational concerns around mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining in Appalachia. UBS is the eighth bank to do this! Significantly, UBS has been the biggest funder of MTR coal mining, including the worst of [...]

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