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Harvard Embattled as Students, Faculty, & Alumni Join Forces for Divestment
The administration of one of the world's most elite higher education institutions has called the intensified tactics of its students a form of "coercive" protest and lawyers representing Harvard University will be in a court room on Friday as they try to persuade a judge to throw out a lawsuit...
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Young People Have the Power to Rally Others to Create Positive Change
When she was just 12 years old, my daughter Severn gave a speech at the 1992 UN Earth Summit in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. She spoke with such conviction that delegates were moved to tears. It was one of my proudest moments as a father. More than 20 years later, Severn is the mother of two young...
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Next Phase for the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement? Escalation
This spring, our college administrators face a choice. They will have to pick a side. It is a choice that has been a long time coming. Ever since the fossil fuel divestment movement ignited across campuses internationally two years ago, our university leaders have been bending over backwards to...
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Industry Backlash Against Fossil Fuel Divestment Forces the Question: Which Side Are You On?
If you’ve been to a major protest in the last 10 years, chances are you’ve heard the iconic chorus of “Which Side Are You On?” floating out from the crowd. While it’s been covered many times, the song’s potent message originally emerged from Appalachia’s brutal Coal Wars, labor struggles between...
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Global Divestment Day Kicks Off With Call for 'Clean Energy Future'
Climate activists worldwide mobilized Friday for what they're calling Global Divestment Day, which will see more than 400 actions and protests calling on top institutions to pull their financial support for coal, oil, and gas companies. Photos from actions around the world were pouring into the...
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Campus Divestment Campaigns an Investment in Young Activists
When Sarah Mitchell arrived at McGill in the fall of 2014, she was surprised to see Shell's logo emblazoned on the second page of her student agenda. As a student at McGill's faculty of sustainable engineering, she had assumed that her department had limited ties with extractive industries. She was...
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Harvard Students Launch Open-Ended Sit-In Demanding Full Divestment From Fossil Fuels
Dozens of students on Thursday morning launched a sit-in at Harvard University to demand that the institution divest its $36.4 billion endowment—the largest college nest egg in the world—from fossil fuel companies, in step with a global movement to de-fund and de-legitimize the industries driving...
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Divestment is Working. Now It’s Time To Escalate the Fight
It seems that every day now there’s another editorial, study, rant —even animations! —criticizing the fossil fuel divestment campaign. The pieces, usually written by lobbyists associated with fossil fuel companies, stodgy academics, or conservative politicians, usually cite the same arguments:...
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People Power, the Solution to Climate Inaction
BRISBANE, Australia - Nothing is more important to farmers like me than the weather. It affects the growth and quality of our crops and livestock, and has a major impact on global food supply. The world’s weather is being messed up by global warming, mainly caused by the burning of fossil fuels,...
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As Students on a Warming Planet, We Demand to Know: Which Side Are You On?
Last Monday, six members of Swarthmore’s Board of Managers again failed to take leadership on the climate crisis and divest from fossil fuels. With a majority of the student body and nearly half of the facult y calling for divestment, we proposed that Swarthmore commit to achieving a fossil-free...
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