Provide Direct Funding to the Grassroots

Since 1993, RAN’s Community Action Grants program has distributed more than 5 million dollars in grants to more than 400 frontline communities, Indigenous- led organizations, and allies, helping their efforts to secure protection of traditional territory in forests around the world and helping to keep carbon in the ground.

C – O – A – L Spells Money

Gimme a C! Gimme an O! Gimme an A! Gimme an L! What’s that spell? MONEY!!! By now, loyal blog readers, you are aware that RAN is calling on Bank…

Does the RSPO Care About Forests and People?

Yesterday was the deadline given to IOI Corporation by the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) to resolve its social conflict with the community of Long Teran Kanan or else…

Account of action & arrest in DC by George Lakey

George Lakey and the Earth Quaker Action Team, joined us on Monday at Appalachia Rising in Washington DC, to protest mountaintop removal mining. His account of our action at PNC…

Citizens Occupy PNC: The Bank of Mountaintop Removal

UPDATE: Four brave activists were arrested at today’s PNC sit-in, including Reverend Billy Talen, George Lakey, Alexa Ross and Liz Nerat. Today, as part of Appalachia Rising, the largest protest…

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…

Banks Bail on Coal; Top 4 banks Cut Financing for Massey Energy

https://youtube.com/watch?v=wV2w78K2YWc%26hl%3Den_US%26fs%3D1 Two years ago no bank had a policy on coal mining, and Wall Street was providing finance and credit indiscriminately to the most destructive form of mining in the…