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No U.S. Funding for Coal Plants Abroad

The coal lobby's best friend in the Senate is trying to roll back progress on stopping climate change.  West Virginia Democrat and “mouthpiece for the coal industry” Joe Manchin is trying to undo a new rule that would limit the use of U.S. tax dollars to finance dirty coal plants around the world. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is currently weighing whether or not to allow Manchin to attach his pro-coal amendment to existing legislation. Tell Harry Reid: No U.S. tax dollars for dirty coal...

Ryan's World

In late June, a team of RAN staff travelled to Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada to participate in the Tar Sands Healing Walk, which is organized and hosted by members of the local First Nations Communities. Walking amidst the tar sands destruction was a humbling and powerful experience. This blog post is one of a series, sharing our impressions and reflections. "For of the last stage of this cultural development, it might well be truly said: 'Specialists without spirit, sensualists without heart; this nullity...

RAN Supports Indigenous Youth In Fight Against Invasive Logging

On the night of December 2, 2002, with temperatures below zero, two sisters and young Indigenous mothers from the Grassy Narrows First Nation drove from their reserve, located in the southern fringe of the vast Boreal Forest in northern Ontario, to a logging road just a few miles from their home and felled trees over the road to protest unwanted logging on their land. Their protest was the spark that ignited their small community of 1,000 to launch the longest standing logging blockade in North America, which continues to this day. In June 2008, the people of Grassy...

Turn Up The Heat on PepsiCo

This summer, we're turning up the heat on PepsiCo. Pepsi will spend millions to convince its customers that life is carefree, that you can just "#livefornow". But #LiveForNow shouldn't mean destroying tomorrow.

Connecting the Dots (Or Why I Joined the Bay Area Refinery Corridor Healing Walk)

Last Saturday morning, I woke up early to join the Bay Area refinery corridor Healing Walk. I joined with over a hundred local Bay Area residents to walk twelve miles through one of the largest oil refining corridors on the West Coast. For the past few years, First Nations groups in Canada have organized a series of Healing Walks to raise awareness about the Alberta tar sands and its impacts on local, mostly Indigenous, communities in the area. While the Healing Walks have been going on for years, they have only begun recently to spread into the U.S. Here in San Francisco Bay Area, organizers with the local Idle No More chapter began a series of Healing Walks (four this year) through the area’s refinery corridor. Currently, there are five oil refineries along...

Where is Pepsi?

Here are some examples of Pepsi-sponsored events and Pepsi venues to target this summer, but make sure you find out what's happening near you with a simple internet search! As activists on the ground crash PepsiCo events around the country, online activists will amplify their voices across the world using social media to disrupt PepsiCo’s marketing efforts and drive home the point that thousands of us stand together in our call for an end to Conflict Palm Oil. Pepsi-Sponsored Events - Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concerts in Spokane, Washington - 10 concerts between July 9 and September 22: here is a complete list...

Vermont Stands Up Against Keystone XL

  This blog post is by Geoff Gardner of West Fairlee, Vermont. Geoff is a member of a No KXL activist group in the state's Upper Valley.  This is a story about the first action, last June 16th, of our little NoKXL affinity group in the Upper Valley of Vermont. But it’s also a story about a kind of event activists can’t e xpect to happen every time they hit the streets but find inspiring whenever anything like it does occur.  Our group is made up of twenty or so people most of whom have signed the pledge—sponsored by Rainforest Action Network, Credo and The Other 98%—to risk arrest resisting the Keystone XL pipeline. Most of us have also attended one of the non-violent direct action training sessions held in our...

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