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California’s Pension, 55th Largest Fossil Fuel Company in the World

This post was originally written by Brett Fleishman, Senior Analyst at 350.org, with later edits by Jay Carmona, Community Divestment Campaign Manager. California is the 8th Largest Economy in the World, And California’s pension fund is the 55th Largest Fossil Fuel Company in the World. Today, Fossil Free Indexes’ research team published a deep dive... (More...)
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September 3rd Web Workshop: Divestment as a Solidarity Tactic

August has been a month of big news stories that weigh heavy on our hearts: injustice and unrest in Ferguson, escalating conflict in the Middle East, Ebola outbreaks, droughts, fires, and more. With these pressing social justice issues that need immediate action, divestment might feel like an afterthought. But it’s not. Not at all. For... (More...)
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INTRODUCING THE GLOBAL CLIMATE AMBASSADORS!

On September 21 the largest climate mobilisation will be taking place in NY and beyond. A delegation of globally diverse grassroots leaders will be in attendance at the NY march to ensure voices from movements and campaigns around the world are heard. They will also emphasise various ongoing struggles which will carry forwards beyond September. We…... (More...)
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Bloomberg New Energy Finance Assesses Divestment and Finds Net Gain

On August 25, 2014, Bloomberg New Energy Finance released a white paper acknowledging and analyzing fossil fuel divestment in the world of finance. Fossil Free Campaigner Jay Carmona and Cat Jaffee Digital Divestment Campaigner share their thoughts regarding the white paper and what it means for the Fossil Free divestment movement. From Jay Carmona, Fossil Free... (More...)
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VIDEO: EVERYONE. EVERYWHERE. PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MOBILISATION.

We, the people across the planet, are going to make history on climate change — again. We are about to write a new chapter and shift power to a just, safe, peaceful world. Will world leaders write this chapter with us? On September 20-21, let’s tell them it’s time for Actions, Not Words.  (More...)
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Massive cross-border human chain opposes coal mining in Europe

On Saturday, 23rd August, thousands of people made their way to the German-Polish border region Lusatia, to confront one of the biggest environmental disasters right in the middle of Europe. They formed a human chain of 8 km connecting German and Polish villages that are supposed to make way for open-pit lignite mines. If Swedish... (More...)
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