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I Care... But What Can I Do?

“I believe in climate change, and I care about the environment… But I don’t know what to do about it.” Or perhaps “…But there’s nothing I can do about it.” These doubts are all too common, even, I think, among seasoned activists and advocates. 869 more words

Activism

Do as I say, not as I do

The General Convention of the Episcopal Church is discussing the possibility of divesting from fossil fuel stocks and instead investing in alternative energy stocks.  But when this came up in the House of Bishops, that body voted to exempt the Church Pension Group from this call for divestment.  300 more words

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Doctors: Capitalism 'Conflicts With Health and Public Interest'

The BMJ, one of the world’s oldest and most respected general medical journals, have condemned capitalism for inducing behaviours that conflict with “ecological health… 106 more words

Gaia Fawkes

ANMF Delegates Conference (Vic) calls for divestment of Super Funds from detention industry

This is the text of the motion passed by the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation (Victorian Branch) Delegates’ Conference yesterday:

That this conference request ANMF (Vic Branch) to lobby First State Super and HESTA superannuation funds to divest themselves of investments in organisations whose business interests directly or indirectly breach the human rights of those seeking asylum.

via Tara Nipe. Well done!

Supply Chains & Infrastructure

350NYC

“I have found my people,” reads a text sent to my coworker while attending the monthly meeting of 350NYC, a local affiliate group of the organization… 344 more words

Here’s Why It’s a Big Deal That Columbia Divested From Private Prison Companies

Image Credit: Columbia Prison Divest/Facebook

With more than 2.2 million people in a prison system that disproportionately incarcerates blacks and Latinos and funnels many into a growing private prison industry, one Ivy League school has taken a stance against profiting off institutions that thrive when the prison population soars. 311 more words

Education

The Columbia University Board of Trustees voted Monday to make the university the first in the nation to pull its investments from the private prison industry.

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