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Divestment

How We are Fighting the War Machine Locally

Aside from being concerned about the immense influence money has on politics and its effects on democracy, we are also taking issue with the donors themselves, directly associating weapons companies with the conflicts that their weapons fuel.
Samir Muhammad ·


NYC Pension Funds Set 'New Bar for Climate Finance Action' With Approval of $4 Billion Fossil Fuel Divestment

"Fossil fuels are not only bad for our planet and our frontline communities, they are a bad investment," said Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Jessica Corbett ·


Major Victory as $226 Billion New York Pension Fund Announces Largest Fossil Fuel Divestment of Its Kind

New York is the first U.S. state to release a fossil fuel divestment plan.

Julia Conley ·


Putting 'Its Money Where Its Brains Are,' Cambridge Announces Historic Fossil Fuel Divestment of £3.5 Billion Endowment

While welcoming the move as a "massive victory," campaigners said that "this announcement comes five years too late and we'll be pushing for the 2030 commitment to be brought forward."

Jessica Corbett ·


Mayors of 12 Major Global Cities Home to 36 Million People Make Unified Fossil Fuel Divestment Pledge

"We're in a make-or-break decade for the preservation of our planet and our livelihoods," said C40 chair and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Jessica Corbett ·


Why Is Bank of America Still Open to Funding the Destruction of Our Homelands in the Arctic?

We stand together, the Iñupiat and the Gwich’in, in calling on Bank of America to listen to Indigenous people, protect our homelands, and stay out of the Arctic Refuge.

Bernadette Demientieff ·


Defunding the Police Is an Immigrants' Rights Issue, Too

Black and brown lives are under attack by law enforcement.

Daniel Jenks ·


To 'Build Back Better,' We Must Ditch Public Financing of Fossil Fuels

An open letter to Emmanuel Macron and Rémy Rioux on the existential dangers of continued funding of coal, oil, and gas.

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim ·


The Language of 'Brown Finance' in Climate Finance is Racist

If you cannot hear the problem with the term "brown finance" yourself, please let me explain.

Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. ·


New Vatican Document Urges Fossil Fuel Divestment to Serve Planet and the Common Good

"The Vatican's call for divestment is a breath of hope in times when faith is more needed than ever," said 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben. "It is a powerful statement that attempting to profit off the destruction of the planet is plainly and simply immoral and unethical."

Jon Queally ·


Caring About the Climate Crisis Means Supporting the Demand to Defund the Police

As anger rages across the country at the brutal killings of black and brown people, the climate movement must join the call to divest from the police and invest in communities.

Alec Connon ·

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