Posted by 09/22/14

Today, a day after the biggest climate march in history, #FloodWallStreet showed the climate movement's power, focus and commitment.  Underlining Wall Street's role in driving the climate crisis, thousands of people marched through and occupied the streets of lower Manhattan, risking arrest and shutting down parts of Broadway from 11 a.m. until after rush hour. RAN was there, challenging corporate power. The day began with activists gathering in Battery Park.   .@RAN's heroines Pat and Beth traveled from Charlotte, NC to #ChallengeCorporatePower with arrests #FloodWallStreet — Laurel Sutherlin (@LaurelSutherlin) September 22, 2014 It's a triple mic check affair as @NaomiAKlein addresses growing crowd at #FloodWallStreet #ChallengeCorporatePower — Laurel Sutherlin (@LaurelSutherlin) September 22, 2014 The carbon bubble is ready--take #ClimateAction #FloodWallStreet #ChallengeCorporatePower —...   Read more

Press Release: Indonesia’s President inundated with calls to protect Iconic Leuser Ecosystem

Posted by 09/22/14

Outgoing President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s Green Legacy Stands or Falls on Protection of the Leuser Ecosystem, NGOs say  [Jakarta, Sept. 22] In the final weeks of his presidency, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has come under massive international pressure to act to protect one of the world’s most biodiverse forests.  On the eve of the UN Climate Summit in New York, thousands of tweets flooded the President’s personal twitter account, @SBYudhoyono, asking him to protect the Leuser Ecosystem, as recent studies found Indonesia to have overtaken Brazil in having the highest rate of deforestation in the world. Located at the country’s most western tip, the fate of the Leuser Ecosystem rests entirely on the cancellation of an illegal spatial plan drawn up by the government of Aceh province. “The Aceh Spatial Plan is invalid and illegal,” said Effendi Isma, spokesperson...   Read more

Challenge Corporate Power in the streets of NYC

Posted by 09/21/14

Early Sunday morning RAN joined the hundreds of thousands of people making their voice heard world wide. RAN's message of the day was Challenge Corporate Power! Prepping the #ChallengeCorporatePower bloc! #PeoplesClimate @RAN — Chelsea Matthews (@ChelsMatthews) September 21, 2014 #ChallengeCorporatePower bloc looking good Tim @dechristopher here to march too @RAN — Amanda *$ (@Starbuck) September 21, 2014 Chris Noth @Starbuck leading #PeoplesClimateMarch #ClimateAction #ChallengeCorporatePower #FloodWallStreet — RAN (@RAN) September 21, 2014 .@RAN marches at #PeoplesClimate to #ChallengeCorporatePower - with over 300,000 people from around the world! — Laurel Sutherlin (@LaurelSutherlin) September 21, 2014 No more conflict palm oil @pepsico Read more

People's Climate March Logistics in NYC

Posted by 09/20/14

The air is thick with excitement and people-power as thousands and thousands are heading to New York to join in the People’s Climate March on Sunday.   Rainforest Action Network...   Read more

Part 3: Fashion and controversy

Posted by 09/11/14

As the lavish display of Fall Fashion Week gets under way in New York City, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) is announcing Out of Fashion: a campaign for forest friendly fabric. “Out of Fashion” is our latest major effort to preserve the world’s endangered forests and we need your help to win. Add your voice here. With this campaign, RAN is bringing attention to a growing global threat to forests, animals and Indigenous communities -- a threat that has been hiding in plain sight for years: dissolving pulp. Dissolving pulp is a highly influential commodity in today’s marketplace. And the increased demand for this product is accelerating deforestation and exacerbating human rights abuses across the globe.   Big name fashion brands are complicit in the pulping of pristine forests -- seizing Indigenous land, driving species loss, and threatening the climate -- all to manufacture a product that...  Read more

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