News: “An activist group has taken it upon themselves to turn San Francisco Bank of America ATM machines into ‘Automated Truth Machines’ by using overlay stickers that point out where they say BofA invests its own resources,” NBC Bay Area reports last weekend. 85 ATMS got hit. An what were they hit with? “Where users
Bank of America was once considered an environmental “leader” (at least for one thing), as it announced in 2008 that it would stop investing in companies that engage in mountaintop removal coal mining — I was surprised! Technically, they committed to “phase out financing of companies whose predominant method of extracting coal is through
7 activists from the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) got jailed earlier this week for standing with 30,000 Ecuadoreans who were affected by Chevron’s toxic legacy. These activists, as you can see in the videos below, climbed and dropped a banner from the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge near Chevron’s Richmond refinery with the statement “Chevron Guilty: Clean Up Amazon” on it.
Did Chevron fall off your radar for a moment after the hilarious spoofs of its ridiculous PR campaign last month? Well, if it did, it’s time to put it back on there. Amazon Watch, Rainforest Action Network, and The Yes Men continue to take it to the company with a new FunnyorDie video, “Anatomy of a Greenwash.”
Chevron has a horrible environmental record, especially in South America. As Jeremy Bloom of Red, Green and Blue writes: For years, Chevron (and predecessor companies now owned by Chevron) trashed the pristine Amazon rainforest, drilling, spilling, and then walking away. They were sued by a coalition of indiginous peoples whose land was tainted by Chevron;
When a leading NASA scientist is willing to go to a protest in D.C. and get arrested along with hundreds of other, normal folks, you know he is concerned about something. As I wrote on the weekend, Monday was the Appalachia Rising! Day of Action. The non-violent action must have gone well, as top climate
The Rainforest Action Network (RAN) was founded in 1985. Its activists have been referred to as “some of the most savvy environmental agitators in the business” by the Wall Street Journal. Due to its environmentally educated and focused approach, it has achieved some great successes. The organization has even had great success with banking giants
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