RAN Responds to Cargill's Forest Pledge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 CONTACT: Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161 | Bill Barclay, 415. 659. 0512 The following is a statement from Rainforest Action Network Executive Director Lindsey Allen in response to the pledge today by Cargill CEO Dave MacLennan to protect forests in all of Cargill's agricultural supply chains and to endorse The New York Declaration on Forests. "Today's deforestation pledge by Cargill’s CEO is a welcome commitment and marks an important new course for the company. Rainforest Action Network has been actively pressuring Cargill for the last seven years on deforestation issues and human rights...

Press Release: President of Indonesia put to the test over imminent deforestation at UN Climate Summit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 CONTACT: Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161 President of Indonesia put to the test at UN Climate Summit over imminent deforestation  NGOs issue a plea for President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to cut carbon pollution by protecting the world renowned Leuser Ecosystem New York, NY - Today, a global coalition of NGOs and civil society groups issued a plea to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to protect one of the world’s most biodiverse forests, the Leuser Ecosystem on the island of Sumatra.  UN Secretary General Ban-ki-moon has set the expectation that...


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 —...

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

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...

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 — 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

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...

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