Posts Tagged with "white house"

Photo Of The Day: RAN founder Randy Hayes, Darryl Hannah, 70 Others Blockade White House Sidewalk

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

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Photo Of The Day: RAN founder Randy Hayes, Darryl Hannah, 70 Others Blockade White House Sidewalk

RAN founder and board member Randy Hayes was arrested today along with actress Darryl Hannah and over 70 other concerned citizens protesting the expansion of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline by blockading the sidewalk outside the White House: Photo by Josh Lopez Read Randy’s post here on the Understory about why he was willing [...]

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RAN Founder Randy Hayes On Why He Was Arrested At The White House Today

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

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RAN Founder Randy Hayes On Why He Was Arrested At The White House Today

This post is by Randy Hayes, a founder and board member of RAN. Today Rainforest Action Network Board member Jodie Evans, actress and nature lover Darryl Hannah, myself, and more than 70 others blockaded the sidewalk outside the US President’s house. Why? We were joining a two-week long protest where more than 500 people have [...]

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Photo Of The Day: James Hansen Arrested For Protesting Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Monday, August 29, 2011

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Photo Of The Day: James Hansen Arrested For Protesting Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

The Tar Sands Action entered its second week with the biggest day of arrests so far. NASA scientist and climate expert Dr. James Hansen was one of those arrested today at the White House: President Obama must decide whether or not to grant a “presidential permit” for Canadian company TransCanada to begin construction of the [...]

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Photo Of The Day: Father And Daughter Join Tar Sands Protest

Thursday, August 25, 2011

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Photo Of The Day: Father And Daughter Join Tar Sands Protest

Today’s Photo Of The Day is yet another inspiring image from the ongoing Tar Sands Action at the White House. Joe Uehlein and his daughter join the protest: Joe Uehlein, a Labor Movement Leader, and his daughter came to support the Tar Sands Action on August 24th, 2011. Joe told organizers of the action that [...]

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VIDEO: Tar Sands Action Sends “A Powerful Signal Around The Country And Around The World”

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

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VIDEO: Tar Sands Action Sends “A Powerful Signal Around The Country And Around The World”

Since last Saturday, well over 100 people from all over the country have been arrested in Washington D.C. after standing up against the tar sands and the Keystone XL pipeline at the White House. This is what democracy looks like. This is what a movement looks like. Check out this video, featuring Bill McKibben, Gus [...]

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Photo Of The Day: Candidate Obama On Ending The Tyranny Of Oil

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

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Photo Of The Day: Candidate Obama On Ending The Tyranny Of Oil

Today’s photo of the day comes from the ongoing civil disobedience at the White House to protest the new tar sands pipeline, Keystone XL, which President Obama has the power to stop from becoming a reality and hooking us all on oil as a fuel source for many more decades to come. Photo by Josh [...]

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VIDEO: Tar Sands Action By “Gasland” Director Josh Fox

Friday, August 19, 2011

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VIDEO: Tar Sands Action By “Gasland” Director Josh Fox

“There’s only been one tool that people have turned to in desperate times to change the world: Civil disobedience.” Director Josh Fox was nominated for an Oscar for his film Gasland, which exposed the impact of hydraulic fracturing of the earth for natural gas, also known as fracking. Today, he turns his documentarian skills towards [...]

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VIDEO: Mark Ruffalo Supports the Tar Sands Action in D.C.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

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VIDEO: Mark Ruffalo Supports the Tar Sands Action in D.C.

Mark Ruffalo, who has courageously fought against fracking in his home state of New York and across the country, has issued a video in support of the Tar Sands Action, August 20-September 3. Mark joins Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who earlier this week came out in support of the acton against the Keystone XL pipeline. [...]

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Michelle Obama: Girl Scouts USA Needs a Palm Oil Intervention

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

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Michelle Obama: Girl Scouts USA Needs a Palm Oil Intervention

Today we launched a public petition asking Michelle Obama to use her influence as Honorary National President of Girl Scouts USA to make Girl Scout cookies rainforest friendly by next cookie season. For Earth Day 2010, Michelle Obama told a group of children who spent the day at the White house that the Obama household [...]

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Judy Bonds, Presente

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

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Judy Bonds, Presente

“Fight Harder” -Judy Bonds We’re mourning the passing of our friend Julia “Judy” Bonds. She was a mother, a grandmother, a coal miner’s daughter, a national leader in the mountaintop removal abolition movement, a director of Coal River Mountain Watch, and a community organizer. She’d been diagnosed with a very serious case of cancer back [...]

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