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Challenge Corporate Power in the streets of NYC

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 pic.twitter.com/OmM0hkjOBH — Chelsea Matthews (@ChelsMatthews) September 21, 2014 #ChallengeCorporatePower bloc looking good Tim @dechristopher here to march too @RAN pic.twitter.com/C9iZF0jlxm — Amanda *$ (@Starbuck) September 21, 2014 Chris Noth @Starbuck leading #PeoplesClimateMarch #ClimateAction #ChallengeCorporatePower #FloodWallStreet pic.twitter.com/mBko7sG2wG —...

People's Climate March Logistics in NYC

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 staff and friends will be organizing the “Challenge Corporate Power” contingent at the march to send the message that winning the fight against global warming means challenging corporations that put profits before people and the planet. If you are going to be in New York too, we’d love to march together with you. Here are the essential details. Challenge Corporate Power contingentSunday September 21stCentral Park West between 79th...

Press Release: Palm Oil Giants Hit Pause Button On Bulldozers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, September 19th, 2014 CONTACT: Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161 Laurel@ran.org Palm Oil Giants Hit Pause Button On Bulldozers Moratorium on forest clearance for palm oil plantations a ‘step in the right direction,’ RAN says companies must now stop the bulldozers for good and convince suppliers to do the same. SAN FRANCISCO—In the face of growing criticism over their “talk and log initiative,” known as the Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto, five of the world’s largest producers and traders of palm oil have announced a commitment to temporarily halt the clearance of critical forest areas in their...

Join Rainforest Action Network at the People’s Climate March

On September 23, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will convene a summit of global politicians and emitters to discuss climate change in the lead up to the U.N. climate talks in 2015 in Paris. On Sunday the 21st, a diverse coalition of groups has called for the largest climate march in North American history to send a message to those global leaders that business as usual is not enough. Rainforest Action Network will be at the People's Climate March with an important message: You can't fight climate change without challenging corporate power.  RAN has a 29 year history of running hard-hitting campaigns against a rogue's gallery of climate criminals: the worst logging, fossil fuel extraction and finance companies on the planet. From Wall Street banks funding tar sands and coal to global forest destroyers like...

Seattle Climate Activists Stop Oil-By-Rail With Daring Aerial Blockade

On Tuesday, five residents of Seattle and Everett, WA, working with Rising Tide Seattle, stopped work at a Burlington Northern Santa-Fe Rail Yard in Everett by erecting a tripod-structure on the outbound railroad tracks, directly in front of a mile-long oil train. Seattle resident, small business owner and mother Abby Brockway took bold and effective action by climbing the 18-foot tall tripod. A tripod is a tool used traditionally in forest defense that looks like a teepee without the tent canvas. Brockway was arrested, along with four other members of her team, after sitting atop a tripod for eight hours. The blockade stopped trains carrying both coal and oil. Numerous times, the police tried to extract her and she held out with additional lockdown devices to prolong her occupation.  Also at one point she told the police, she'd come...

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