Partner Update – Charter Launches $30M Spectrum Community Assist Philanthropic Initiative

Stamford, CT – Sept. 15, 2021 – Charter Communications, Inc. today announced the launch of Spectrum Community Assist, a $30 million, five-year philanthropic initiative to revitalize community centers in rural and urban areas, and invest in job training programs in underserved communities across the company’s 41-state footprint. By 2025, Charter will improve 100 centers across the… Continue reading Partner Update – Charter Launches $30M Spectrum Community Assist Philanthropic Initiative

Steven Donziger, human rights attorney, discusses being found guilty of contempt.

https://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/565505-steven-donziger-human-rights-attorney-discusses-being-found-guilty-of-contempt Donziger, during a Thursday appearance on Hill.TV’s “Rising,” said that Chevron has tried for 10 years to get him criminally prosecuted for his work in Ecuador. Donziger added that federal Judge Lewis Kaplan, a former tobacco industry lawyer, appointed a private law firm that had Chevron as a client.“A Chevron law firm prosecuted me… Continue reading Steven Donziger, human rights attorney, discusses being found guilty of contempt.

The Economics of Exploitation: Indigenous Peoples and the Impact of Resource Extraction

In 1937 George Orwell said that coal mining was the ‘metabolism’ of western civilisation. What he meant by this striking metaphor was that coal was the catalyst for an earlier industrial revolution, just as enzymes act as the life-sustaining catalyst within the cells of living organisms to maintain life. If Orwell were alive today however… Continue reading The Economics of Exploitation: Indigenous Peoples and the Impact of Resource Extraction

ExxonMobil provides flimsy excuse for poor consultation with indigenous peoples

By Abena Rockcliffe-Campbell Environmentalist Annette Arjoon has dismissed excuses offered by ExxonMobil as reasons for its “poor” consultation with residents of Region One. Exxon, the largest publicly traded oil company in the world, is claiming that it is finding communication in Guyana to be “very hard.”In the event of an oil spill, the protected Shell… Continue reading ExxonMobil provides flimsy excuse for poor consultation with indigenous peoples

Remembering James Redford: Human Denial About Climate Change & Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill and the Build Back Better Act.

Dear Redford Center Community,  One of Jamie Redford’s sisters recently shared this perfect sentiment: Jamie was born special, and he became extraordinary.  Over the course of the last year since Jamie’s passing, my wacky mind has determined that he visits me in hummingbirds. A perfectly extraordinary way to appear and an always welcomed reminder of… Continue reading Remembering James Redford: Human Denial About Climate Change & Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill and the Build Back Better Act.

[AP & Greenwire_MS Heirs Property] FW: Project could help needy Miss. families hold on to land

GREENWIRE | A nonprofit law firm announced a new project yesterday to help low-income Mississippi families hold on to inherited land, an effort that advocates say would build wealth and preserve biological diversity by promoting better forest management. The problem centers on “heirs’ property,” which is passed down without a will, resulting in the land being… Continue reading [AP & Greenwire_MS Heirs Property] FW: Project could help needy Miss. families hold on to land

NIB NM MEETING, WITH SEN TALLMAN AND OTHERS, FRI, OCT 15, 5PM MT, 7PM ET

You are invited to participate in a New Mexico policy discussion on Friday, October 15 at 5pm MT to discuss new initiatives to accelerate the campaign to enact HR 3339 in Congress.  Over the past several weeks nearly twenty newspapers nationally have carried the Op-Ed calling for Congress to create the $5 trillion infrastructure bank.… Continue reading NIB NM MEETING, WITH SEN TALLMAN AND OTHERS, FRI, OCT 15, 5PM MT, 7PM ET

White House Latino Stakeholders Update – TODAY: Residente, Steven Canals, Emilio Estefan Headline Roundtables on Representation

Dear Stakeholders – I hope this email finds you well. Today, the White House Office of Public Engagement in partnership with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus will host three panels, featuring artists like Residente and Emilio Estefan, and highlighting the Latino contributions across the diverse media ecosystem and how the Latino narrative is shaped through cultural representation… Continue reading White House Latino Stakeholders Update – TODAY: Residente, Steven Canals, Emilio Estefan Headline Roundtables on Representation

U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Key Staff Appointments | USDA

https://www.usda.gov/media/press-releases/2021/02/22/us-department-agriculture-announces-key-staff-appointments WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2021 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced the names of individuals who will hold senior staff positions in Washington, D.C. Maribel Duran was named Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations in the Office of the Secretary. Duran recently served as Managing Director for Equity and Inclusion for the Aspen Institute,… Continue reading U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Key Staff Appointments | USDA