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War of words between Greenpeace, Asia Pulp & Paper over deforestation allegations

Greenpeace and Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), a giant global paper supplier, are locked in a heated battle over the activist group's allegations that APP products contain fiber sourced from the destruction of forests in Indonesia. At stake is APP’s access to some of the world's most lucrative markets.

After losing several high profile customers in recent months due to the Greenpeace campaign, APP earlier this month fired back at Greenpeace in a press release that accused the activist group of making "false allegations."

mongabay.com
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Anti-coal protesters climb Bank of America flagpoles, get arrested

Eight people were arrested Tuesday for climbing flagpoles and blocking a doorway at Bank of America's headquarters building uptown.

The protesters were affiliated with Rainforest Action Network and were protesting BofA's financing of coal-related projects.

Charlotte Business Journal
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Eight Arrested In Charlotte Protesting Bank Of America’s Connections To Big Coal

Bank of America, already a target of the 99 Percent Movement for its attempts to levy a $5-a-month fee on debit cards and other practices, is now under fire from environmental activists who want it to stop financing the coal industry and destructive mountaintop removal practices.

Think Progress
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

8 arrested as protesters hang banner outside Bank of America HQ

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Eight protesters were reportedly arrested in uptown Charlotte on Tuesday morning after they climbed flag poles in front of Bank of America with a banner that said "Not with our money."

According to the Rainforest Action Network, eight people were arrested on Tuesday for protesting what they call "reckless financing practices" from Bank of America.

WBTV
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Anti-coal protesters arrested outside of Bank of America

Amid chants of "Bank of America, bank of coal," eight protesters were arrested Tuesday morning outside the Charlotte bank's corporate headquarters.

The protesters were affiliated with the local chapter of the Rainforest Action Network and demanded an end to the bank's financing of coal-related operations. Members of the Occupy Charlotte movement joined in and were among those arrested, organizers said.

Charlotte Observer
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Cargill: Inside the quiet giant that rules the food business

FORTUNE -- Greg Page's only misgiving about the job offer he received from Cargill in 1974 was that it was from Cargill. He had grown up in tiny Bottineau, N.D., six miles from the Canadian border. His dad was the local John Deere dealer, who also owned an 800-acre hobby farm with 40 cows. "Cargill has historically had probably mixed sentiments about it out on the prairie," says Page. "That's who you sold your grain to." Farmers knew that if they didn't keep their wits about them, they might well get squeezed by the food giant. You knew to "keep a weather eye out," he says.

CNNMoney
Thursday, October 27, 2011

Worst Food Additive Ever? It's in Half of All Foods We Eat and Its Production Destroys Rainforests and Enslaves Children

On August 10, police and security for the massive palm oil corporation Wilmar International (of which Archer Daniels Midland is the second largest shareholder) stormed a small, indigenous village on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. They came with bulldozers and guns, destroying up to 70 homes, evicting 82 families, and arresting 18 people. Then they blockaded the village, keeping the villagers in -- and journalists out.

AlterNet
Monday, October 24, 2011

Rainforest Action Network Statement on Chevron Oil Spill in Brazil

Release Date: 
Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Will Chevron avoid paying oil spill fines in Brazil as it is doing in Ecuador Amazon case? 

SAN FRANCISCO- Brazil's environmental agency said Monday it will fine Chevron nearly $28 million for a continuing oil spill off the Rio de Janeiro coast, and that the company could face several more similar fines in the coming days. Chevron, which has admitted responsibility for the November 7 spill, continues to face political backlash in Brazil for misleading statements about the size of the spill and its containment.

BREAKING NEWS: Eight Arrested During Protest at Bank of America Headquarters

Release Date: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

CHARLOTTE, NC—Today, eight people were arrested protesting Bank of America’s reckless financing practices, including the banks role as the lead financier of coal. Two people were arrested after unfurling a banner reading “Not with Our Money” from atop two 50-foot flagpoles at the entrance of Bank of America’s headquarters in downtown Charlotte. Six more were arrested below: two while supporting the climbers, and four while blocking the main entrance to the bank’s headquarters.