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Constructive Conflict and Divestment at Swarthmore College

I have made a career (literally) out of studying strategic nonviolent action. Let’s face it. I am a fan. Increasingly, the best research we have shows that well-organized nonviolent action is one of the most effective tools for large-scale social and political change that humans have ever developed. 891 more words

Nonviolent

An open letter to college and university presidents

Originally published 13 November 2012.  As relevant today as it was then.  Your questions are welcome.

Dear Colleagues,

On the 5th of November 2012, the Unity College Board of Trustees unanimously voted to divest our endowment from fossil fuel industries.  597 more words

Divestment

What Caused FTIL to Exit World-class Ventures?

  • The FMC even had threatened to bring down the value of FTIL’s holding to almost nil had it not complied with the direction of divestment…
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The Guardian's Keep it in the Ground Campaign, and the Changing Face of the Climate Movement

Join the Guardian News and 139,000 others in signing this petition to keep fossil fuels below ground:

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2015/mar/16/keep-it-in-the-ground-guardian-climate-change-campaign

Read up on the Climate Movement’s progress so far and how it’s changing: 7 more words

Climate Change

US coal sector in 'terminal decline', financial analysts say

Image Credit: Robb Kendrick/NG/Alamy

The US coal sector is in a “terminal decline” which has sent 26 companies bust in the last three years, according to financial analysts. 453 more words

Economy

NTEU statement on UniSuper investments in detention | #highered

In the most recent edition of the NTEU’s Advocate (22:1, March 2015, screenshot below), the General Secretary, Grahame McCulloch, wrote an article titled “Union moves to ethical investment of members’ funds.” The General Secretary of the NTEU is also the Union’s representative on UniSuper’s Board of Directors. 1,294 more words

Supply Chains & Infrastructure

Scotland Shows The Way

The Scottish Synod of the URC has decided to divest from fossil fuels.  Synod moderator, Rev. John Humphreys said they have “taken affirmative action against climate change and put people and the planet at the heart of their financial decision making.” 270 more words

Climate Change