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Friday, December 21, 2012

RAN subpoened by Chevron - A goliath and david scenario?

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Chevron Corporation (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Chevron Corporation headquarters in S...
English: Chevron Corporation headquarters in San Ramon, California. This view shows just one of a huge, sprawling complex. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Rainforest Action Network
Please donate today and help me send the message that Big Oil cannot bully us

Last week, we at RAN got a big indication that we're doing something right. We were subpoenaed by Chevron.
Even though the Chevron subpoena was delivered to me at the RAN offices, I am not intimidated. I have devoted my life to protecting our environment, our climate and our communities from bullies like Chevron. And I can honestly say I have never been more proud. When a giant corporation like Chevron subpoenas you, you know your impact is being felt.

Will you donate today to make sure RAN continues to effectively stand up to dirty energy bullies? I need to know you're with me. RAN needs to know.

Instead of paying the huge amount that a court ruled Chevron owed the Indigenous peoples and government of Ecuador for polluting the pristine Amazon rainforest, the oil giant has launched a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the lawyers and others who fought for this hard-earned victory. As part of that suit, Chevron, worth over $200 billion, is involving non-profits like RAN and you, our members.

For a small organization like RAN to get this much attention from a behemoth like Chevron shows just how effective we can be with the resources we have. And the most powerful resource is you. I am not afraid of this subpoena because I know that you are by my side. I know that this is a network that represents something far more powerful than big oil and big money. And when Chevron comes after us, it’s coming after all of us.
Will you donate today to help RAN redouble its efforts in 2013 to stand up to extreme energy giants?

Unless we stand together, decisions made today by corporate polluters like Chevron will lock us into decades more of dirty energy.

Even after a year of extreme weather events like Hurricane Sandy and nationwide droughts, these corporate polluters will continue to sacrifice our air, our water, and our climate for their profits—unless we stand together and commit everything we have to stopping them.

I've dedicated my life to this work and I know that you have too. You know RAN needs you now more than ever. Please donate today.

I will not be intimidated by Chevron's tactic and neither will anyone else at RAN. Because what we are fighting to protect is far too important. You know this is about more than Chevron. This is about our free speech. This is about the power we have when we come together. This is about building a clean energy revolution that will make fossil fuels like oil and coal a thing of the past.
For the forests,
Becky Tarbotton
Executive Director
P.S. With you by my side I know we can stand up to big oil and king coal, please donate generously today.

All readers are invited to donate generously as well!
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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Walking the Way of the Rainbow Bridge - Native American Culture...

English: Native American Heritage Association Logo
English: Native American Heritage Association Logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Comanche Buffalo hunters and their tepee lodge...
Comanche Buffalo hunters and their tepee lodges. August 1871. - NARA - 533056 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Walking the way of the Rainbow Bridge - White Buffalo Woman (Native American culture)

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Monday, December 17, 2012

Its in your hands New Zealand Maui's Dolphin art of survival...

English: Bowen House, the Beehive and Parliame...
English: Bowen House, the Beehive and Parliament, New Zealand (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


    :roll:It's in your hands Maui's Dolphin art of survival

    People all over the world responded to the plight of New Zealand's critically endangered Maui's dolphin. The Government called for submissions and received over 20,000 from people in New Zealand and all around the world wanting immediate action to save Maui's dolphin from extinction.
    Maui's dolphin is the world's smallest and most endangered marine dolphin. It is found only in New Zealand waters and the latest population estimate indicates only 55 adult dolphins remain alive.
    The sad truth is, they're now outnumbered by our Members of Parliament. The future of Maui's dolphin is now in the hands of those politicians. To highlight this point to them we commissioned Wellington artist Sheyne Tuffery to produce 55 artworks representing the alarmingly small Maui's dolphin population.The beautiful handmade woodblock prints, aptly titled 'In your hands', feature Maui's dolphins and a tuatara -- another New Zealand species to have faced extinction but now considered a national treasure.
    We then presented those 55 prints to 55 Members of Parliament, urging them to take immediate steps to protect Maui's dolphin and give it a future. If they do, they'll be able to look on these artworks with pride that they took action when it counted. It will be the art of survival. On the other hand, if they're too slow, or, if the measures they agree are too weak, they'll have a constant reminder of their failure to act. It will be the albatross around their necks.
    Music by Jamie McDell http://www.youtube.com/watch?
    http://worldofcae.blogspot.co.nz/2012/12/httpfriendsofdownunder.html    The Green Planet


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