Saturday, October 29, 2011

The U.S. wants to sell weapons where?

Amnesty International
U.S. weapons sales to governments that use force against peaceful protestors? Not on our watch.
Yesterday, we told you about the $53 million in armaments that the U.S. government hopes to sell. The buyer? Bahrain.

This is hard to believe. Ever since popular protests broke out across the Middle East and North Africa, the security and police forces of Bahrain -- a small country adjacent to Saudi Arabia -- have used excessive force against peaceful protesters, injuring and killing its citizens.

We know that isn't right -- the U.S. should not sell weapons to any country if it's likely they will be used to carry out or facilitate serious violations of human rights.

Will you show your support of human rights by making a monthly gift to Amnesty International?

The U.S. has supplied weapons to many countries in the Middle East and North Africa over the past 5 years that have been in the headlines for using force against their own people, including Bahrain, Egypt and Yemen.

If you oppose the $53 million arms sale proposed for Bahrain, become a Partner of Conscience monthly donor today. Your ongoing support will defend human rights like freedom of expression and freedom of assembly.

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In Solidarity,

Sanjeev Bery
Advocacy Director, Middle East & North Africa
Amnesty International USA
 Take a stand against irresponsible weapons sales

U.S. arms sales to Bahrain could lead to more death and destruction there. Support Amnesty's work to keep weapons out of the hands of governments that will use them to commit abuses and support human rights worldwide.

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Stop this nightmare project

Rainforest Action Network
Time is running out on Obama’s Keystone XL decision.
Tar Sands Action
RAN is organizing thousands to show Obama where we stand.
Donate today
I’m not going to mince words here. Time is of the essence.

The Alberta tar sands project is a carbon bomb, and the Keystone XL pipeline is the 1700-mile long fuse. Congress doesn’t decide if this nightmare project gets built. President Obama does. And he is making his decision—which is his alone to make—before the end of the year.

RAN needs your support to change just one heart and just one mind—President Obama’s. It’s going to take everything we’ve got over the next few weeks, but we can do it, if we have your help.

Momentum is building throughout the country—from Ohio to Nebraska to California—as Americans visit Obama offices and campaign fundraisers to get the word to the president: STOP THE KEYSTONE XL.

Your generous support today will help mobilize thousands straight to the president’s home. Throngs of North Americans will encircle the White House on November 6 to deliver this critical message, and to convince President Obama to protect people like you and me, to protect our land, and to stand up against the tyranny of oil, just like he promised us.

As you can tell, RAN is up to something huge. And we need huge support to make it happen.

To some of you, huge support means $20, and to others it means $20,000. This action is going to take $30,000 to organize, promote and do the logistical support for November 6 and every dollar counts. 

This day will put President Obama to the ultimate test on his values—Us or Big Oil. I’m asking you to go big right now to help me stop the oil industry right in its tracks, and to help build our clean energy future together.

Are you with me?
For the planet,
Rebecca Tarbotton
Executive Director


Rainforest Action Network
221 Pine Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104 USA
Phone: (415) 398-4404   Fax: (415) 398-2732

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Help save my daughter's land

Rainforest Action Network
Help keep the Keystone XL Pipeline off my daughter’s land.
David Daniels and family
RAN’s standing by us, please stand by RAN.
Donate today
Dear Dwijendra,

My wife and I bought 20 acres in East Texas a few years back. The property is full of 100-year-old trees, wildlife, wetlands and spring-fed creeks. Our intention from the beginning was to leave this land as a legacy to our daughter.

We never dreamed that we’d live to see any part of it destroyed—until TransCanada paid us a visit. Surveyors had driven scores of stakes right down the middle of our property, reading “XL PL 36in.”

My fight against the Keystone XL pipeline began right then and there. Thankfully Rainforest Action Network has been there to back me up.

Will you stand with me in my fight for this land, and for my daughter’s land, by making a donation to support RAN?

RAN’s Energy team organized the Stop The Pipeline Tour
 so that other affected landowners and I could travel the proposed Keystone XL route to educate people about the leaks and spills that TransCanada is known for, to confront the company head on, and eventually to join the Tar Sands Action—the largest act of civil disobedience on climate in history—at the White House.

To put it bluntly—my fight is your fight. The Alberta tar sands project is a carbon bomb, and the Keystone XL is the 1700-mile long fuse. According to the EPA, the well-to-tank greenhouse gas emissions from tar sands crude would be approximately 82 percent higher than the average crude refined in the U.S. The world simply can not afford the tar sands.

RAN is doing whatever it takes to stop this carbon bomb—from direct actions to organizing mass protest to orchestrating media storms. I need your support to resist this pipeline and to fight for our clean energy future.

RAN played a major role at the Tar Sands Action this summer, and will be there on the ground again November 6—organizing, supporting and participating—as thousands encircle the White House to tell President Obama that he must say no to the Keystone XL.

Will you stand up for me and my daughter? Will you make a difference for the future of our climate?
 Please support the smart, strategic work of Rainforest Action Network right now.

David Daniel
David Daniel
Founder, Stop Tarsands Oil Pipelines (STOP)


Rainforest Action Network
221 Pine Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104 USA
Phone: (415) 398-4404   Fax: (415) 398-2732