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US Divestment Movement Takes Nonviolent Direct Action

By Miles Goodrich and Allyson Gross, Bowdoin College and the Divestment Student Network On April 18, 2001, students from Harvard’s Living Wage Campaign marched into their school’s main administrative building and refused to leave.  After 21 days of teach-ins, camp-outs, pickets, vigils, confrontations with the police, and intensive media coverage, the occupation came to a... (More...)
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Oslo divests from coal – – the first capital city to do so

Just a few short weeks after 1000 people hit the streets of Oslo demanding divestment from fossil fuels on Global Divestment Day, we’re hearing reports that the City of Oslo has responded by divesting from coal. Oslo is divesting US$7 million from its pension fund investments in coal.  This places Oslo as the first capital... (More...)
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February Divest Digest: the Global Divestment Day edition

February was a *huge* month for the divestment movement — and even that might be a bit of an understatement. Our movement went truly global this month, with over 450 events in 60 countries for Global Divestment Day. From the Pacific Islands to South Africa, from the United States to Germany, check out some of what... (More...)
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It started with a simple email. Then came the umbrellas.

Watch this guy explain how he received an email — and then organized something beautiful right in the heart of Nepal for Global Divestment Day. This is Binod Parajuli, one of the people behind Nepal’s umbrella rally, and this is what can happen when every day people join together to organize for change. Such an inspiring... (More...)
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Global Divestment Day Maldives 2015

This guest post was written by Ecocare Maldives and cross-posted from their website.                         “Divest or Drown!” read one of the orange papers hanging on the ‘divestment thought strings’, at our event. Friday, 13th February 2015. On Friday February the 13th, 2015, at 21:00... (More...)
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Global Divestment Day Wrap-Up

At over 450 events in 60 countries, people around the world declared that it’s wrong to wreck the climate — and it’s wrong to profit from wrecking it. From the Pacific Islands to South Africa, from the United States to Germany, we stood up to demand that our governments, universities and financial and religious institutions... (More...)
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Bigger reserves, bigger companies, bigger need to divest!

In participation with Global Divestment Day, Fossil Free Indexes LLC just released an updated Carbon Underground list for the divestment movement to take forward. It’s now posted on gofossilfree.org/top-200/ This is a list of the top 100 coal companies and the top 100 oil and gas companies by size of reserves converted to CO2 equivalent.... (More...)
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Why I #Divest

Ahead of Global Divestment Day we asked people from across the fossil free divestment network which institution they wanted to divest and why. Here are just a few of the responses. Share why you divest – Take a photo of yourself holding a divestment message and share it on social media using:  Why I #Divest     (More...)
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It’s tomorrow!

The first ever Global Divestment Day kicks off tomorrow and runs through til Saturday 14 February.   And it seems you’ve already put the fossil fuel industry on the backfoot before we even get started! Earlier this week we got word that a Big Oil PR company released a, frankly, hilarious cartoon as an attack... (More...)
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This is what the fossil fuel industry thinks about you:

A fossil fuel industry PR group just released this cartoon video as an attack on Global Divestment Day: This video was put out by the Environmental Policy Alliance, a front group for Big Oil that pushes out specious and inaccurate opposition research on individuals and organizations who fight climate change. The group is led by Rick Berman,... (More...)
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Global Divestment Day

Together, we will show that we are a truly global and growing force to be reckoned with. As the fossil fuel industry throws more money at fossil fuel expansion, we will turn up the volume of our divestment movement. And we won’t stop until we win.

Join us for Global Divestment Day on February 13 and 14 and together, let’s make fossil fuels history.

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Divest the Vatican

With the ear of 1.2 billion Catholics and the respect of Christians and non-Christians alike, Pope Francis is uniquely positioned to add both his voice and the unique moral power of his office to the divestment movement. The tide is turning. Now it’s time to divest the Vatican.

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Société Genérale: kick your coal habit

With  banks publicly stating they will reduce their investments in coal, it is now time for private banks such as Société Générale to make this pledge as well.

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Ban Divestment? No way.

Coal companies in Australia are pushing the government to make our fossil fuel divestment campaign illegal. We need your help to push back!

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Fossil Free

The Fossil Free campaign is building a global movement to divest from fossil fuels. If it’s wrong to wreck the climate, it’s wrong to profit from that wreckage.

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