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Community Dialogue to Focus on Banks’ Role in Climate Change

Release Date: 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

BOSTON–Rainforest Action Network (RAN) will present Banks, Climate Justice and the Green Economy tonight at the Democracy Center in Cambridge at 6:30 p.m. The first of several events planned in the Greater Boston area, the dialogue will focus on banks’ responsibility to address climate impacts stemming from financing fossil fuels like coal. Speakers include social justice advocate and business leader Bob Massie, Harvard divestment activist Alli Welton, and Rabbi Margie Klein of Moishe House Boston, among others.

Activists block entrances at four Bank of America branches in Charlotte

Nine members of environmental activist group Rainforest Action Network are staging a sit-in at four Charlotte Bank of America branches this morning.

Charlotte Business Journal
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Nine protesters arrested at Charlotte-area Bank of America branches

Nine protesters were arrested Tuesday after hitting four Charlotte-area Bank of America branches in an effort to speak out against what they call "the bank's leading role in coal financing."

The protesters were part of Rainforest Action Network's campaign to confront Bank of America.

WBTV
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

BREAKING: Nine Arrested at Four Bank of America Branches in Coal Protest

Release Date: 
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

CHARLOTTE—Nine people were arrested today in sit-ins at four different Bank of America locations across Charlotte. The activists were part of Rainforest Action Network’s campaign to confront the bank’s leading role in coal financing, which impacts the quality of air in North Carolina and contributes to global climate change pollution.

Among those arrested was Patricia Moore, 75, of Charlotte, a Bank of America family shareholder and grandmother concerned about the impact coal pollution is having on her granddaughter who suffers from chronic asthma.

BREAKING: Four Bank of America Branches Closed in Charlotte Coal Protest

Release Date: 
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

CHARLOTTE—In a sophisticated, peaceful action to pressure the bank to stop funding coal, nine people are risking arrest today at sit-ins at four different Bank of America locations across Charlotte. The activists are a part of Rainforest Action Network’s campaign to confront the bank’s leading role in coal financing, which impacts the quality of air in North Carolina and contributes to global climate change pollution.

AUDIO: Trans-Pacific Partnership

HOUR 2 Trans-Pacific Partnership Precautions While governments may hail the passage of trade agreements like NAFTA and CAFTA, workers may take a more cautious view, to say the least.  Another trade agreement is in the works, the Trans-Pacific Partnership or TPP.  The Oregon Fair Trade Campaign calls the Trans-Pacific Partnership "the most important thing you've never heard of."  You'll hear more about it, and the reservations about it, in this hour.       

The Jefferson Exchange
Monday, October 8, 2012

Actress Q’orianka Kilcher Arrested At Lansdowne TPP Talks

According to a statement issued by Rainforest Action Network, Kilcher arrived to assist in delivering petitions protesting the trade agreement and was “filming an interaction between other activists and police officers outside the hotel where the meetings are taking place when she was suddenly handcuffed and arrested for trespassing.”

Leesburg Today
Friday, September 14, 2012

VIDEO: Trans Pacific Partnership...Trojan horse for global corporate domination?

Laurel Sutherlin, Rainforest Action Network, joins Thom Hartmann. Earlier in the Summer - we told you about The Trans - Pacific Partnership - a new so-called free trade deal that the US has been negotiating over with 8 Pacific nations for the last two years. But rather than helping Americans or improving the American economy - the TPP would give foreign transnational corporations unprecedented power to abuse American workers - pollute our environment - and destabilize our markets.

The Big Picture on RT
Thursday, September 13, 2012

New Report Shows Banking Sector as Major Source of Climate Disruption

Release Date: 
Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Contact: Kerul Dyer, 415-866-0005, kdyer@ran.org

San Francisco, CA – A number of major banks, including Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase, invest in the acceleration of climate change each year by committing billions to polluting energy industries like coal, according to a report published by Rainforest Action Network’s program today.

Entrance to TPP Negotiations in VA Blockaded by Civil Disobedience

Release Date: 
Tuesday, September 11, 2012

 

High resolution images and interviews available

Contacts: Laurel Sutherlin, Rainforest Action Network, 415.246.0161 laurel@ran.org

Kevin Zeese, ItsOurEconomy.us, 301-996-6582 kbzeese@gmail.com

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