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Disney's Children's Books: Now Safe for the Rainforest!

Disney fans, breathe easy; you can now buy a copy of "The Jungle Book" and know that the rainforest is safe.

Entertainment giant Disney has adopted a new paper policy after consulting with the environmental group Rainforest Action Network.

The Wrap
Thursday, October 11, 2012

Disney Overhauls Paper Sourcing Policy

The Rainforest Action Network, which had been critical of Disney Publishing’s paper policy in a report issued two years ago, praised the move as one that will help slow the deforestation of rainforests, particularly in Indonesia. “Disney’s commitment will reduce the demand for paper made at the expense of rainforests while creating incentives for improved forest management and green growth,” said Lafcadio Cortesi, the Asia director at RAN.

Publishers Weekly
Thursday, October 11, 2012

Victory for Forests: Disney Stands Up for Endangered Forests and Animals

Today, Disney adds its significant voice to the growing chorus of companies demonstrating that there's no need to sacrifice endangered forests in Indonesia or elsewhere for the paper we use every day.

Huffington Post
Thursday, October 11, 2012

Disney updates paper purchasing policy to protect Indonesian rainforest

Environmentalists campaigning to prevent the wholesale destruction of the Indonesian rainforest scored a major victory on Wednesday after coaxing the Walt Disney company, one of the world's largest publishers of children's books, to revamp its paper purchasing policies.

The Guardian
Thursday, October 11, 2012

Disney adopts new paper policy after protest

In May of 2011, activists from the Rainforest Action Network hung a banner outside Disney's Burbank headquarters charging the entertainment giant with "destroying Indonesia's rainforests."

Los Angeles Times
Thursday, October 11, 2012

Disney revamps paper buying to protect rainforests

Environmentalists who had pushed for the changes praised Disney's decision as a major step to protect forests, the homes of animals that have inspired popular Disney characters in movies such as "The Lion King" and "The Jungle Book."

Reuters
Thursday, October 11, 2012

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

What You Need to Know About a Worldwide Corporate Power Grab of Enormous Proportions

The corporate cabal behind a new trade agreement including Cargill, Pfizer, Nike and WalMart, has done an exceptional job of maintaining an almost total lack of transparency as they literally design the future we will all inhabit.

Alternet
Tuesday, September 11, 2012