San Francisco, CA—On September 18, twenty-eight Greenpeace activists and two freelance documentarians on the Greenpeace ship the Arctic Sunrise were arrested by the Russian Coast Guard after a protest at a Gazprom drilling platform in the Arctic Sea. Greenpeace activist climbers had attempted to board the platform to disrupt its operations and protect pristine and fragile arctic regions by the world's largest fossil fuel companies. On September 19, Russian authorities towed the Arctic Sunrise to the Port of Murmansk.
Mailman describes the power of nonprofits to advance corporate accountability. Case in point: the Rainforest Action Network convinced large companies selling products that used scarce rainforest resources that there is “a better way to do things.”
SAN FRANCISCO—Today, the Board of Directors at Rainforest Action Network (RAN) announced the appointment of top campaigner Lindsey Allen as Executive Director of the international environmental and human rights organization.
We’ve arrived at a dangerous milestone. For the first time in human history, as Amy Goodman reported this week, "the amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has topped 400 parts per million." Climate scientiststs have warned that we should seek to stabilize emissions no higher that 350 ppm if we hope to fend off catastrophic planetary changes.
“Rainforest Action Network (RAN) envisions a world where each generation sustains increasingly healthy forests, where the rights of all communities are respected, and where corporate profits never come at the expense of people or the planet.”
SAN FRANCISCO—Hundreds are expected to memorialize environmental leader Rebecca Tarbotton at the Herbst Theater Saturday at 5 p.m. There will be words and inspiration from environmental and social justice leaders and musician Sean Hayes in a Celebration of Life memorial event to honor the legacy of Rebecca Tarbotton. Admired by many for her visionary work protecting rainforests, pushing for the transition to a clean energy economy and defending human rights, Tarbotton died unexpectedly December 26, 2012, at the age of 39.
SAN FRANCISCO (12.28.12)—Rainforest Action Network (RAN), and the community that has grown around it for more than 25 years, are mourning the sudden and tragic loss of Executive Director, Rebecca Tarbotton, who died unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 26.
When a co-owner of the venue you're playing at is one of the Bay Area's most famous musicians and he offers to join you on stage, you simply nod your head and hang on tight.
The result for attendees of the Rainforest Action Network's benefit show Wednesday night at the Sweetwater Music Hall were horn-laden, funky versions of the Grateful Dead's "Turn on Your Lovelight" and rock classics “Little Red Rooster” and “All Along The Watchtower" by Bay Area area funk band Vinyl and Dead co-founder, Mill Valley resident and Sweetwater co-owner Bob Weir.
Becky Tarbotton, an executive director of the Rainforest Action Network, called Wells Fargo "one of the worst corporate offenders" when it comes to tax payments and other issues. "The Occupy movements has opened a real space to talk about inequality and corporate power in this country. We are channeling that energy into focused pressure" at annual meetings, she said during a conference call with reporters on Monday. Full article available via below link: