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A child takes part in a Global Divestment Mobilisation (GDM) action in Davao, Philippines. News
US Bank to Stop Funding Pipelines as Divestment Movement Expands Worldwide
As a nearly ten-days-long global mobilization calling for divestment from fossil fuels comes to an end, climate campaigners are celebrating a major victory stateside: U.S. Bank has announced that it will no longer finance fossil fuel pipeline construction. "Move to a green economy and a future that...
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In Face of Government Apathy, Activists Launch Wave of Global Divestment Actions
Intensifying the global demand for nations and institutions to move away from fossil fuels, campaigners on Friday are launching ten days of direct actions calling for divestment from the companies most responsible for the climate crisis. From New Zealand to South Africa to Ecuador and beyond,...
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Keystone XL Opponents Target Banks Funding Climate Destruction
Kicking off a week of actions targeting the institutions financing the controversial Keystone XL (KXL) tar sands pipelines, activists on Saturday protested at banks in 25 cities to shine a spotlight on the roll they are having on climate destruction. "It's back—and so are we," reads the call to...
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Who Needs the Dakota Access Pipeline?
The final link of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) can now be built, thanks to a recent decision by the Army Corps of Engineers (although the Cheyenne River Sioux have filed a last-minute suit to stop it). In light of the disappointing but unsurprising federal approval of the pipeline, it is worth...
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Seattle Just Divested Billions From Wells Fargo Over Dakota Access Pipeline
The movement to stop the controversial Dakota Access pipeline through financial activism took an important step forward today, as the Seattle City Council voted 9-0 to approve a bill that terminates a valuable city contract with Wells Fargo. The bank, one of the largest in the United States, has...
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As Trump Attacks Science, Ireland Takes Step to Divest From Fossil Fuels
The climate movement is celebrating a victory after Irish lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would make the country the first to fully divest from fossil fuels. The Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill passed the lower house of parliament, the Dáil, 90 to 53—a "historic" vote, according to Friends of...
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From Faith to Action: Fossil Fuel Divestment More Vital Than Ever
In a world where too many institutions now worship power and wealth, the Church remains a citadel of the word, a place where ideas matter. And words have rarely been used with more power than by Pope Francis in his majestic Laudato Si . I spent several weeks living with it, as I wrote a d etailed...
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'Only the Beginning': Nationwide Campus Walkouts Issue Climate Call to #ResistRejectDenial
To show that President Donald Trump's climate denialism does not have their consent, thousands of students at universities and colleges across the U.S. on Monday are expected to walk out of class to urge their campuses to divest their assets from the fossil fuel industry. #ResistRejectDenial Tweets...
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#SanctuaryCampus: To Counter Trump, We Will Stand Together
In the wake of a Trump Presidency, you, like me and all the other climate activists out there might be feeling overwhelmed, saddened, and outraged. Many of the hard fought victories over the last 8-10 years are now showing up on the short list of wreckage that is this administration's approach to...
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An 'Undeniable Success': Divestment From Fossil Fuels Passes $5 Trillion
Marking the divestment movement's "undeniable success," a new report shows the value of funds controlled by individuals and institutions who have vowed to dump their fossil fuels assets now surpasses $5 trillion. 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben said the "news is mammoth." The report (pdf) by...
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