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In the News (Thu 22 Aug 19)

  
  EcoWorld - Projects - Rainforest Action Network
The Rainforest Action Network's world headquarters is currently in a fifth-floor suite on the south side of Pine between Battery and Sansome in the heart of San Francisco's financial district.
RAN focuses their efforts, according to Hayes, at "those in the industrial north who have their foot on the throat of the rainforest." They have about 15,000 members, including about 150 "Rainforest Action Groups," trained groups of activists.
RAN, said Hayes, is currently focusing pressure on the world's major private banks, trying to convince them to adopt a "comprehensive set of social and ecological policies." The priority for RAN is to preserve original rainforest, which still occupies 6% of the entire land surface of the planet.
www.ecoworld.com /Articles/HayesRAN.cfm   (1631 words)

  
 Rainforest Action Network home page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
RAN's grassroots allies carry on the essential work of educating local communities and gathering the critical mass needed to exert effective pressure for change when and where it is needed.
RAN works with environmental and human rights groups in 60 countries, sharing information and coordinating the U.S. sector's role in worldwide campaigns to protect the rainforests and their inhabitants.
RAN is distinguished by its emphasis on grassroots education and action, its networking capabilities, and its commitment to mobilizing citizen activists to respond quickly and directly to the forces that threaten the rainforests."
www.papaink.org /gallery/home/artist/display/57.html   (721 words)

  
 Rainforest Action Network - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
RAN campaigns for the forests, their inhabitants and the natural systems that sustain life by transforming the global marketplace through grassroots organizing, education and non-violent direct action.
RAN relies heavily on the use of civil disobedience to shame corporate executives into publicly adopting environmental policies to address issues ranging from deforestation to global warming.
Although the organization once had RAGS (Rainforest Action Groups) around the country, today its operations are centralized in San Francisco, and contract activists are dispatched from there to crisis situations around the world.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rainforest_Action_Network   (485 words)

  
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In 2004, RAN members took part in a direct action against the logging practices of the Washington-based Weyerhaeuser logging company to protest cutting in old-growth forests.
RAN was a signatory to a 1999 petition of so-called "civil society" organizations that opposed globalization, big business in general, and "any effort to expand the powers of the World Trade Organization [WTO] through a new comprehensive round of trade liberalization." RAN also
RAN has participated actively in the movement against the war in Iraq, and is a member organization of the Abolition 2000 anti-war coalition.
www.discoverthenetwork.org /groupProfile.asp?grpid=6904   (757 words)

  
 Rainforest Action Network Activists Hang Banner : Indybay
Rainforest Action Network is also asking the company to implement a full chain-of-custody program for all its operations and to attain Forest Stewardship Council certification, the best independent standard in sustainable forestry.
Since 1985, Rainforest Action Network and a global movement of grassroots activists and allies have campaigned to transform the relationship between economy and ecology in the global marketplace.
In the grand tradition of American patriots, suffragists and activists, Rainforest Action Network is one of the leading public interest organizations using education, grassroots organizing and non-violent direct action to end crimes against the environment.
www.indybay.org /newsitems/2004/05/20/16816841.php   (911 words)

  
 Capital Research Center - Rainforest Action Network   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Rainforest Action Network is one of the most radical organizations in the environmental movement that has nonprofit status under the 501(c)3 section of the tax code.
In April 2005 JP Morgan Chase caved to RAN demands by agreeing to adhere to the so-called equator principles.
Apparently, RAN hopes to produce the next generation of radicals: a section of its website is devoted to teachers and students.
www.capitalresearch.org /search/orgdisplay.asp?Org=RAN100   (846 words)

  
 Charity Navigator Rating - Rainforest Action Network
Since 1985, the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) has been working to protect rainforests and the human rights of those living in and around those forests.
RAN campaigns for the forests, their inhabitants and the natural systems that sustain life by transforming the global marketplace through education, grassroots organizing, and non-violent direct action.
RAN's grassroots allies carry on the essential work of educating local communities and gathering the critical mass needed to exert effective pressure for change when and where it is needed.
www.charitynavigator.org /index.cfm/bay/search.summary/orgid/4382.htm   (250 words)

  
 Rainforest Action Network
For years Rainforest Action Network has been at the forefront of the radical ecology and environmental movement, working to protect the Earth's rainforests and support the rights of their inhabitants through education, grassroots organizing, and nonviolent direct action.
Currently, RAN is running hard-hitting markets campaigns to transform the multinational timber and international finance industries, with corporate targets Boise (formerly Boise Cascade) and Citigroup.
RAN utilizes citizen protest through nonviolent direct action, letter writing, media outreach, and grassroots organizing to put pressure on corporations, lending institutions, and governments that are destroying rainforests.
www.csupomona.edu /~gssilliman/internships/RAN.htm   (289 words)

  
 Educational Supplement
Human beings depend on rainforests in many ways, but it would be wrong to suggest that they should be saved just because they are useful to humans.
Rainforests have been called the womb of life because they are home to more than half of the species on Earth.
Logging is also an important cause of rainforest destruction, not only because of the trees that logging companies cut down but also because the roads that the loggers build are used by poor famers to get into the forest and cut it down.
www.rainforestinfo.org.au /children/edsup.htm   (1260 words)

  
 14/2/2006 -- Rainforest Action Network
RAN, through their recent campaign, Jumpstart Ford, is demanding that the car company raise fuel efficiency to 50 miles a gallon fleet average by 2012.
RAN has already given Ford their benchmark demands: Fuel efficiency of 50 miles a gallon fleet average by 2012, and zero emissions across the board by 2020.
Brune points out that RAN is essentially doing the job that government should be doing and that, although they may be helping to reduce the ecological footprint of corporations, they haven't begun to approach the issues related to corporate power.
forests.org /articles/reader.asp?linkid=52464   (4616 words)

  
 Rainforest Action Network - Technology - RedOrbit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
RAN, through their recent campaign, Jumpstart Ford, is demanding that the car company raise fuel efficiency to 50 miles a gallon fleet average by 2012.
RAN has already given Ford their benchmark demands: Fuel efficiency of 50 miles a gallon fleet average by 2012, and zero emissions across the board by 2020.
Brune points out that RAN is essentially doing the job that government should be doing and that, although they may be helping to reduce the ecological footprint of corporations, they haven't begun to approach the issues related to corporate power.
www.redorbit.com /news/technology/389541/rainforest_action_network/index.html?source=r_technology   (4477 words)

  
 Rainforest Alliance
The Rainforest Alliance is part of an innovative new group called the Sustainable Furniture Council.
The Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior.
Rainforest Alliance staff from around the world share their favorite nature photographs.
www.rainforest-alliance.org   (189 words)

  
 foe groups
The Rainforest Action Network works to protect tropical rainforests and the human rights of those living in and around those forests.
It plays a key role in strengthening the worldwide rainforest conservation movement through supporting activists in tropical countries as well as organizing and mobilizing consumers and community action groups throughout the United States.
RAN places an emphasis on grassroots education and action, with strong networking capabilities and a commitment to mobilizing citizen activists to respond rapidly and directly to the forces that threaten the rainforests
www.foei.org /groups/affiliates/ran.html   (103 words)

  
 Conservatives target the Rainforest Action Network - SourceWatch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
After the Rainforest Action Network launched a campaign to pressure Boise Cascade to end logging old-growth forests it came under attack from the company, Ron Arnold and the Frontiers of Freedom.
In a March 2001 press release the Frontiers of Freedom accused RAN of lying and using coercion to achieve its aims.
Rainforest Action Network, "Logging Giant Boise Cascade and Anti-Environment Activists on the Attack Against Rainforest Action Network: Free Speech and World's Remaining Old Growth Forests Threatened by Boise Cascade", Media Release, June 20, 2001.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Conservatives_target_the_Rainforest_Action_Network   (1601 words)

  
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In 2004, RAN members took part in a direct action against the logging practices of the Washington-based Weyerhaeuser logging company to protest cutting in old-growth forests.
RAN was a signatory to a 1999 petition of so-called "civil society" organizations that opposed globalization, big business in general, and "any effort to expand the powers of the World Trade Organization [WTO] through a new comprehensive round of trade liberalization." RAN also
RAN has participated actively in the movement against the war in Iraq, and is a member organization of the Abolition 2000 anti-war coalition.
www.discoverthenetworks.org /groupProfile.asp?grpid=6904   (765 words)

  
 Rainforest Action Network - tribe.net
Rainforest Action Network works to protect the Earth's rainforests and support the rights of their inhabitants through education, grassroots organizing, and nonviolent direct action.
Since it was founded in 1985, the Rainforest Action Network has been working to protect rainforests and the human rights of those living in and around those forests.
From the beginning, RAN has played a key role in strengthening the worldwide rainforest conservation movement through supporting activists in rainforest countries as well as organizing and mobilizing consumers and community action groups throughout the United States.
rainforest.tribe.net   (184 words)

  
 Strategic Activism: The Rainforest Action Network
The Rainforest Action Network (RAN) worked "to protect the Earth's rainforests and support the rights of their inhabitants through education, grassroots organizing, and nonviolent direct action." RAN accomplished its mission by organizing campaigns to redirect corporations away from the destruction and exploitation of nonsustainable forest resources.
RAN sought to stop the logging of old growth forests, protect fragile ecosystems, and reduce the threat to forests and the environment due to climate change.
RAN had limited resources and was stretched to conduct three campaigns.
harvardbusinessonline.hbsp.harvard.edu /b01/en/common/item_detail.jhtml?id=P44   (291 words)

  
 Feminist Job Listing: Membership Associate, Rainforest Action Network
Rainforest Action Network (RAN) runs hard-hitting campaigns to protect the world’s forests and their traditional inhabitants from extractive industries and the effects of climate change.
RAN seeks to galvanize the public's existing belief that irresponsible resource extraction in endangered ecosystems is unnecessary, that climate change is a threat to global ecosystems and the global economy, and that a mature, modern society has outgrown such practices.
RAN values diversity, educates staff on issues including privilege and oppression, and seeks to integrate these values into all of our work.
www.feminist.org /911/jobs/jobdescription.asp?jobID=22936   (503 words)

  
 Rainforest Action Network
Many of the healing medicines available today originated from rainforest biological sources, and now it seems that a solution to the AIDS crisis may come from the rainforests of West-Central Africa.
Rainforest Action Network works to protect the Earth's rainforests and support the rights of their inhabitants through education, grassroots organizing and non-violent direct action.
RAN's Africa Campaign is funded as part of a $1-million grant from the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund.
www.commondreams.org /pressreleases/july99/071299c.htm   (538 words)

  
 TreesNotGunns.org: Home
RAN campaign leaders recently traveled to Tokyo to meet with Japanese paper consumer companies, including many that buy material that comes from Gunns.
Later this fall RAN will be releasing a report ranking Japanese companies that buy from Gunns and plans on returning to Japan for further meetings.
Rainforest Action Network and our worldwide allies organized an international Day of Action on March 6, 2006 to help save some of the world’s most unique temperate rainforests from being clearcut.
www.treesnotgunns.org   (791 words)

  
 Creative Action
Rainforests cover 2% of the Earth's surface, or 6% of its landmass, yet they house over half the plant and animal species on Earth.
Rainforests play a critical role in the atmosphere in part because they hold vast reserves of carbon in their vegetation.
When rainforests are burned, or the trees are cut and left to decay, the carbon is released into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide (CO2).
www.creativeaction.org /Facts/rainforest.htm   (924 words)

  
 When visions collide: The Rainforest Action Network's real target is the Third World's poor
Rainforests are disappearing at a frightening rate, the students were taught, so they raised $523 for an activist group’s "protect an acre" program.
Nor apparently did they pause to consider how much their actions are helping to perpetuate unhealthy conditions in those nations.
So it’s perversely ironic that these students are the "poster children" for a campaign that self-righteously demands that Morgan Chase join them in "saving the planet." That their utopian efforts are being carried out on the backs--and often the graves--of the world’s most destitute and powerless people certainly never occurred to them.
www.canadafreepress.com /2005/driessen010405.htm   (1350 words)

  
 Rainforest Heroes
Action Alerts - Ask companies to stop destroying the rainforest and to do things that protect the forests instead!
Letters from kids to companies - Kids are recognizing their power and asking companies that destroy rainforests to change their ways!
Rainforest Activities – There are lots of things that you can do at home to understand and protect the rainforest.
www.rainforestheroes.com /kidscorner/action   (81 words)

  
 Rainforest Action Network
'The old growth rainforest that may likely hold effective treatments and a cure for AIDS is being cut to the ground, and the chimpanzees that might carry the antibody are being killed to feed the logging crews.
CHICAGO - February 1 - Environmentalists saw a new imperative for rainforest preservation today when AIDS scientists announced a study proving the source of Human Immunodificiency Virus Type 1 (HIV-1), the virus that causes AIDS in humans, to be a subspecies of chimpanzees native to the logging-threatened old growth rainforests of Cameroon and Gabon.
Rainforest Action Network's executive director Kelly Quirke, in Chicago for the conference, commented: "There are several things average Americans can do to help save Africa's rainforests and the life-saving potential they hold.
www.commondreams.org /pressreleases/feb99/020199b.htm   (533 words)

  
 Rainforest Action Network   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
RAN forces us to comprehend the consequences of our actions, down to purchasing a hamburger made from beef grazed in denuded rainforests.
Beyond the environmental implications, RAN acknowledges the human impact of the destruction of the rainforests.
Through financial contributions and networking services, RAN supports the efforts of indigenous and environmental groups in tropical countries to achieve ecologically sustainable solutions within and appropriate to their own regions.
www.be-in.com /10/bios/rain.html   (220 words)

  
 Rainforest Action Network Strategic Action Training
For years Rainforest Action Network has been at the forefront of the radical ecology and environmental movement, using strategic non-violent direct action to win protection for the world?s endangered forests and the cultures and creatures that call these places home.
RAN is committed to giving activists the tools they need to work effectively and safely on the most pressing issues of our time.
Our network of activists work not only on RAN campaigns, such as stopping Citigroup?s destructive fossil fuel investments or Boise?s old growth logging, but also use direct action to get results on issues of concern in their own communities.
www.campusactivism.org /displayevent-123.htm   (396 words)

  
 Rainforest Action Network: Earthjustice: Environmental Law
Rainforest Action Network (RAN) works to protect the Earth's rainforests and support the rights of their inhabitants through education, grassroots organizing, and non-violent direct action.
RAN accomplishes its mission through dynamic, hard-hitting campaigns that work to bring corporate and governmental policies into alignment with popular support for rainforest conservation.
RAN works in alliance with environmental and human rights groups around the world, including indigenous forest communities and non-governmental organizations in rainforest countries.
www.earthjustice.org /about_us/clients_coalitions/rainforest_action_network.html   (112 words)

  
 Statement in support of Rainforest Action Network   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Rainforest Action Network has correctly identified this as an attack on free speech rights, and asked activists groups to show support by protesting at Boise-Cascade Corp.'s office products headquarters in suburban Chicago, July 25.
We come to Chicago to proclaim there is a difference when groups like RAN assert fundamental freedoms of speech and association, and when corporations and their front groups claim those same freedoms.
The Program on Corporations, Law and Democracy is proud to join with Rainforest Action Network and millions of people around the globe who intend to be free, to say what we think and to govern ourselves.
www.poclad.org /articles/ferner01.html   (766 words)

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