Portland, Protests and People Power

The Black Lives Matter movement continues to push for justice — and the federal government wants to silence us.

Taking care of each other during crisis

Just like you, our family at RAN is trying to navigate the global pandemic that is reaching into our communities and around the world. Social justice and mutual aid are…

Every Day is Indigenous Peoples Day

Every single day we see Indigenous people taking action in ways that will benefit us all. They put their lives on the line to protect our planet and climate. We…

Chevron’s RICO Suit: An Exercise in High Satire?

Oh, the irony. Chevron filing a racketeering lawsuit against the impoverished Indigenous and campesino Amazon residents who are suing the oil giant in Ecuador for plundering their rainforest land over…

Top Five Ways to Protect Rainforests in 2011

This post originally appeared on The Huffington Post. Many of us live thousands of miles away from Brazil, Indonesia and the Congo Basin, where the last stands of tropical rainforests…

Community Transition in the Coal River Valley

I’m  a big fan of Transition Theory – a model of socioeconomic localization, developed by Rob Hopkins where communities come together to envision and then develop a future where they…