Innovative direct relief project to provide drinking water to thousands in Ecuador
Actor Campbell Scott endorses water project, narrates ClearWater video
SAN FRANCISCO— After decades of health issues and legal battles, indigenous communities in the Ecuadorean Amazon have joined with humanitarian and environmental groups to launch ClearWater, a locally led effort to provide clean water to impacted communities.
This morning a quite realistic-looking press release said the bank has launched a new campaign — “Your Bank of America.” Dressed in BofA’s famed “flagstaff” logos and color–it’s even the right fonts–the “release” says the bank is on a quest to find out how banking should happen and wants America’s help.
On a related website, yourbofa.com, a letter purporting to be from CEO Brian Moynihan kicks off with “Today, it’s time to acknowledge that our Bank isn’t working anymore.”
What would Bank of America look like if it were owned by its customers?
YourBofA.com, a parody site launched this week, lets the crowd take a stab at answering that question. Mimicking the real Bank of America site's look, it takes scathing aim at the bank's missteps and invites visitors to share their ideas about what a taxpayer-owned Bank of America should do. Several thousand contributors have already sent in suggestions.
Becky Tarbotton, an executive director of the Rainforest Action Network, called Wells Fargo "one of the worst corporate offenders" when it comes to tax payments and other issues. "The Occupy movements has opened a real space to talk about inequality and corporate power in this country. We are channeling that energy into focused pressure" at annual meetings, she said during a conference call with reporters on Monday. Full article available via below link:
Tomorrow, organizers are hitting Wells Fargo's shareholder meeting. Rebecca Tarbotton, executive director of the Rainforest Action Network, said they expect 2,000 demonstrators including 100 clergy. They plan on circling the building where the meeting is set to take place, "non-violent blockades," sit-ins inside the building, as well as placing activists inside the shareholder meeting.
Looking to build on the Occupy Wall Street movement, activists say they're turning to corporate shareholder meetings this spring to vent their anger over economic disparity in the United States and to promote an assortment of other causes.
A group called 99% Power -- a reference to those not among the top 1 percent of earners -- says it plans actions at 36 shareholder meetings, with the first big push coming at Tuesday's Wells Fargo & Co gathering in San Francisco.
San Francisco—A thousand-plus people representing the diversity of the 99 percent will converge in Charlotte, North Carolina on May 9 to protest Bank of America policies that are bankrupting our economy and destroying our environment at the company’s annual shareholder meeting. Rainforest Action Network, the New Bottom Line, the Pushback Network and a growing number of other national organizations will coordinate with local grassroots efforts for the non-violent mass mobilization.
Today Rainforest Action Network activists traveled to Chevron’s headquarters in San Ramon to issue an arrest warrant for Chevron CEO John Watson for international environmental and human rights crimes. The action came the day that Brazilian prosecutors filed criminal charges against Chevron executives after the company’s drilling operations caused an offshore oil spill that dumped thousands of gallons of oil into a fragile marine ecosystem.