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Moral Mondays
"Moral Monday" actions have led to the arrests of over 700 individuals protesting the radical right-wing agenda of the GOP in North Carolina
Fearless Summer Actions
Activists have been rising up all over the U.S. for a #FearlessSummer taking action against Tar Sands, fracking, and more!
Open Letter in Support of the Tar Sands Blockade
Ruckus joins 30 groups in letter to support activists blocking construction of the Keystone XL pipeline in Texas
Tibet Activists protest China's next president in his visit across the U.S.
Activists followed Xi Jinping from DC to Iowa to LA, including a climbing action hanging a banner off the Arlington Bridge, a giant balloon banner in LA, and more
Greenpeace Occupies Coal-Fired Power Plant
Quit Coal activists climb a coal smokestack to protest Progress and Duke Energy in Asheville, NC
10,000+ People Surround White House: No to Keystone XL Pipeline
Tar Sands Action hosted thousands at the White House to tell Obama to keep good on his campaign promise to 'end the tyranny of oil'
#OccupyWallStreet goes worldwide!
The 99% has risen! Fall 2011 #Occupations started in New York, and spread to cities around the U.S. and the world to protest wealth inequality, target bank bailouts, the foreclosure crisis, and so much more.
Tar Sands Action Kicks Off in DC
Over 100 activists arrested in first days of action at White House to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline
Activists target Chevron in lead-up to Shareholder's Meeting: Clean Up the Amazon!
RAN & Amazon Watch hung a 50-ft banner off the Richmond Bridge demanding Chevron clean up their mess in Ecuador
"Guerrilla Drive-In" Action Nails the Koch Brothers
Flashmob-style video screening of a Koch Brothers Expose projected on David H. Koch Theatre
CA Community Leaders demand Wells Fargo end Foreclosures
May 4th, 2011
8 arrested in San Francisco at Wells Fargo Shareholders Meeting
Day of Action to End Extraction
April 20th, 2011
Activists across the world took actions April 20th, 2011 to demand an end to extraction.
Action at the Department of Interior!
April 18th, 2011
21 arrested after occupying Dept of Interior in DC to demand end to extractions
"Tax the Rich Shuffle" Actions across the U.S.
April 18th, 2011
Right To The City chapters across the U.S. performed "tax the rich" flashmobs on Tax Day 2011
Activists Project Labor Mural on Maine Capitol
April 3rd, 2011
"BrokeFix" takes creative action after Maine Governor removes Labor Mural from inside Capitol Building
Wisconsin Workers Occupy Capitol!
March 9th, 2011
Wisconsin workers took action throughout February and March to protest Gov. Scott Walker's 'Budget Repair Bill' which stripped labor rights, cut teacher salaries, and slashed community services
Egyptian Revolution!
February 12th, 2011
After weeks of Egyptian protests, Mubarak resigns!
Georgia Prisoners Strike
Prisoners strike for better education, nutrition, wages, & other rights
Toronto Anti-Tar Sands activists target Enbridge Pipeline Investors
Activists floated a banner up to a window using balloons to send a message to investors: quit fueling oil addiction
More than 100 arrested at White House protesting Mountain-Top Removal
Massive day of actions for Appalachia Rising (including an action team from Ruckus 2010 Advanced camp!)
Activists hang banners from Minneapolis skybridge protesting Cargill's destruction of rainforests
September 23rd, 2010
Climbers from Ruckus's 2010 Advanced Action Camp deploy banners for RAN's agribusiness campaign
Climate Campers Target Tar-Sands Bank
Climate activists camp out at RBS headquarters in the UK
Flashmob targets Seattle Target Store
Activists perform in store to call for Boycott and an end to Corporate Personhood
Activists hang Banner on Calgary Tower
"Separate Oil And State" Banner leads to 8 arrests
Activists Protest Chevron's Environmental & Human Rights Violations
May 26th, 2010
Arrests Made in Houston at Chevron's Annual Shareholders' Meeting
RAN Activists Protest during Massey CEO's Senate Hearing
May 20th, 2010
Activists hold signs while Blankenship testifies over Massey's coal safety violations
"Party at the Pumps" Protesting Tar Sands
Video of UK activists shutting down a Shell station 5/15 in style
16 Arrested in Immigration Protest in Manhattan
May 17th, 2010
Clergy, City Council & Local Leaders block traffic in civil disobedience to demand comprehensive Immigration Reform
Sit-In @ Sen. McCain's Office in Tucson
May 17th, 2010
Undocumented student leaders demand passage of DREAM Act
AZ students protest Bill that makes ethnic studies illegal
May 12th, 2010
Student walk-out, building occupation, 15 arrests
Lady Gaga Flash Mob: "Don't Get Caught in a Bad Hotel!"
May 8th, 2010
Queer community supports Hotel Workers' Call For Boycotts
L.A. Protests Arizona Immigration Law
May 6th, 2010
A Dozen Arrested for Shutting Down Streets
Activists Occupy Cargill HQ
May 5th, 2010
Shutting Down Business for Cutting Down Rainforest
Activist Stage 2-day Lock-Down at EPA HQ to end Mountaintop Removal
March 19th, 2010
Group erects "purple mountain majesty" tripods to urge Lisa Jackson (head of EPA) to visit Appalachia and witness the impacts of MTR
Citizens Arrest Healthcare Insurance Companies
Mass Healthcare Action in DC March 9th
March 4th Education Protests Across the U.S.
Oakland Freeway Shut Down, Students from Elementary Schools through Universities Strike
Direct Action Turns Powell Street in SF into Shuhada St, Hebron
February 25th, 2010
25 Cities protested the Israeli Apartheid calling for Shuhada St to be re-opened to Palestinians
Indigenous Communities Protest OILympics
February 13th, 2010
Protest against RBC in Vancouver, BC at 2010 Olympics
Palestinians Dress as Na'vi from Avatar during weekly protest of Israeli apartheid wall
February 12th, 2010
Check out the video from Bil'in a West Bank village in Palestine
GLBTQ rights action at John Carroll University
February 4th, 2010
Students protest recent University decision not to include GLBTQ protection
Union flashmob action at DC Auto Show
January 30th, 2010
Union members confront Chrysler/Fiat "Bailout Bandits" over job cuts
SF Protest in Solidarity w/ Copenhagen Activists
Climate Justice activists protest sham COP15 deal & demand release of climate prisoners
Youth Sit-In at COP15
Check the LIVE blog of this sit-in at the Copenhagen negotiations demanding a fair, ambitious, and binding deal
Klamath Justice Coalition Takes Action to Halt Logging Plans on Sacred Sites
December 16th, 2009
Karuk Tribes form human blockade at Six Rivers Natl Forest
The Big Payback!
December 11th, 2009
Miami residents demand payback from predatory lenders Wells Fargo and Wachovia
Chevron Headquarters Blocked 12/7
31 Arrested telling Chevron: "Our Climate is Not Your Business!"
7 Arrested at Canadian Minister's Office
Climate Justice Activists Stage Sit-In
N30 Climate Justice Actions
November 30th, 2009
Check out Mobilization for Climate Justice's reportbacks from the Day of Action
UC students protest 32% fee increases & budget cuts
November 20th, 2009
Arrests made at UCBerkeley after students barricade Wheeler Hall
Showdown in Chicago!
October 26th, 2009
Put People First - End Bank Bailouts
International Day of Climate Action
October 24th, 2009
Check out images of's 10/24 actions all over the world
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Calls for Strong Climate Policy!
October 19th, 2009
Check out The Yes Men's stunt on the Chamber
Climate Activists Drop banner over UN motorcade
September 25th, 2009
"U.N.: Cap & Trade is a Dead End"
GP Activists Hang Banners on Pittsburgh Bridges for G20
September 23rd, 2009
"Danger: Climate Destruction Ahead - Reduce CO2 Emissions Now"
Climate Justice or Climate Chaos?
September 21st, 2009
Mobilization for Climate Justice Action in San Francisco following the West Coast Convergence for Climate Justice
Tar Sands Banner Deployment on Niagara Falls
September 15th, 2009
Participants from our Localize This! Action Camp this summer hung a banner this morning on Niagara Falls!
Community Avengers Strike Again!
September 11th, 2009
Check out these great actions with the Miami Workers Center
Video of Security Guards from the Massey Tree-Sit
September 10th, 2009
Check out this interview with two security guards who quit after seeing how the Massey Edwight Mine tree-sitters were treated.
Tree-sitters halt blasting at Massey Edwight Mine
August 28th, 2009
Two tree-sitters near the edge of a mining site in W. Va, have successfully stopped mountaintop blasting since 8/25