Defending Democracy Resource Guide

As we get closer to Election Day 2020, those waging war on people and the planet are refusing any commitment to a peaceful transition of power should they lose. They’ve…

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Launching a new eNewsletter series

It would not be an understatement to say that 2020 will go down in history books as one of the most disruptive years of our lifetimes. From economic upheaval to disproportionate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic to early wildfires and hurricanes to the uprising for racial justice, the time for dismantling systemic layers of oppression has long since arrived.

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JPMorgan Chase and the Fracking Fiasco

Today, RAN and our friends at Oil Change International released a new report: Fracking Fiasco: The Banks That Fueled the U.S. Shale Bust. We looked at bank financing for top…

🦏 A New Sanctuary for
Little Rhinos

Yay for World Rhino Day and a HUGE WIN for endangered Sumatran rhinos. A coalition—including major palm oil companies—has announced a NEW rhino sanctuary & breeding centre in Indonesia’s Leuser Ecosystem! Thanks to YOU!

Chasing Down Chase

JPMorgan Chase is the world’s worst fossil fuel banker — but the pressure to change is mounting. This year, CEO billionaire Jamie Dimon, and the rest of the bank’s senior management team got a warning from their shareholders they can’t afford to ignore.

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Fire Season: An Annual Emergency

Fire season grows longer and deadlier every year, and it’s proving to be an annual emergency. The climate crisis is here. So why are corporations intentionally burning tropical rainforests? We’re calling out the banks, brands and businesses driving this destruction.

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Chase’s Big Rainforest Problem

We all know JPMorgan Chase is the largest funder of fossil fuels, and is the leading banker of climate chaos, by a long shot. But did you know that Chase’s…

Organizing During Crisis

People power has the potential to create monumental change– and this has never been more evident than now. Understanding how to organize safely during the recent crises has resulted in some of the most creative and collaborative movement building we’ve seen in recent times.

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Covid Community Relief Funds

The impact of COVID-19 has been hardest felt by the poor, people of color, and Indigenous Peoples. This summer, we asked you if you could help create a grassroots matching gift to send support where it was needed most.

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The Money Behind the Big Business of Burning

Tropical forests do not burn by themselves — Big Agribusiness is setting the fires intentionally, as it’s the cheapest way to clear new land for palm oil, pulp and paper, soy, and beef. But they need the cash from the world’s mega banks and investors like fire needs oxygen — to defend our forests we need to defund the fires.

One Year Later:
The Rainforests Are On Fire

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire; and where there’s fire, there’s greed. One year later & rainforest FIRES are back in the Amazon & Indonesia, driven by corporate greed, polluting our planet, & destroying lives and livelihoods. Last year was horrible but this year is on track to be WORSE.

UPDATED: Follow Up from the Frontlines

UPDATE: RAN has now been able to provide over $400,000 in grants to frontline and Indigenous-led organizations in the Amazon region since last year’s fires, thanks to RAN supporters!

Fires Week of Action 2020

We’ve teamed up with allies around the world to hit hard the brands and banks responsible for driving tropical deforestation and to support the communities directly impacted by this devastating destruction. Here are four ways you can help us stop the fires and put an end to the big business of burning, this week and beyond!

Rigged Games

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics and its corruption scandals are directly tied to rainforest destruction: The Games’ timber supplier Korindo was “allegedly engaged in questionable deals” as they bought up rainforests in Indonesia to harvest timber and develop palm oil plantations. But to date, the Tokyo 2020 organizers have failed to disclose how much Korindo wood they used, rejected six complaints we brought against them over their use of Korindo wood, and only partially disclosed where the wood was sourced from.

Black Lives Matter

RAN stands in solidarity with those in the streets bringing attention to the movement for black lives and seeking to gain justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and…

Who’s banking the Keystone XL pipeline?

May 2020 update JPMorgan Chase remains the primary banker of the controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline through its support for TC Energy, the company behind the project. It’s followed…