At Rally Outside Jamie Dimon’s Home, Immigrant Rights Advocates Demand #BackersOfHate Stop Bankrolling For-Profit Prisons

By Julia Conley, Commondreams.org -

"Private detention companies like CoreCivic and the Geo Group continue to be financed by Corporate #BackersofHate like JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo, who profit enormously from our communities' [...]

Are Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaigns Working?

By C.J. Polychroniou, Truthout.org -

Is fossil fuels divestment an effective strategy in tackling climate change? A newly released study by the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts at [...]

Why Public Banking Is The End Goal Of The Divestment Movement

By Phoenix Goodman, Medium.com -

Something big is starting to happen in the world of activism. Grassroots campaigns are beginning to coalesce into coherent, focused missions with definable outcomes. The Divest campaign is a [...]

How Activists Won Divestment from Fossil Fuels in New York City

By Nancy Romer, Portside -

After five years of tireless organizing, the movement to divest NYC public worker pension funds from fossil fuels scored a win.  On January 10, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that New York City [...]

As Congress Feeds The Merchants Of Death, The People Must Divest

By Medea Benjamin and Elliott Swain, Popular Resistance. -

In recent budget negotiations, Senate Democrats agreed to a boost in military spending that exceeded the cap for fiscal 2018 by $70 billion, bringing the total request to an enormous $716 [...]

New York City Sues Oil Companies Over Climate Change

By Nicholas Kusnetz, Insideclimatenews.org -

New York City is suing five of the largest oil companies over the billions of dollars it spends protecting the city from the effects of climate change, and it plans to divest its pension funds' [...]

Declaration On Climate Finance

By Staff, notapennymore.info -

We the undersigned, call for an immediate end to investments in new fossil fuel production and infrastructure, and encourage a dramatic increase in investments in renewable energy. We are issuing [...]

BlackRock Wields Its $6 Trillion Club To Combat Climate Risks

By Emily Chasan, bloomberg.com -

BlackRock, along with investors such as UBS Asset Management and JPMorgan Chase & Co., is a participant in the task force led by Bloomberg LP founder Michael Bloomberg. The group concluded in [...]

Divest Black Friday

By Staff, mazaskatalks.org -

By Staff of Mazaska Talks - Keystone I just leaked 210,000 gallons of oil on the Sisseton Wahpeton Reservation; Nebraska just approved Keystone XL; First Nations in British Columbia are building [...]

Wells Fargo Blockaded, Demanding Divestment From Tar Sands

By Alex Cohen, www.PopularResistance.org -

By Alex Cohen, for Earth Defense Coalition. On November 14, 2017, five water protectors took action in solidarity with front line Indigenous resistance efforts at Camp Makwa to stop the [...]

Divest From The War Machine

By Annie Windholz, www.medium.com -

By Annie Windholz for Medium - Jodie Evans spoke about how war has become normalized to millennials- an entire generation that has only known war. She commented that under Obama the anti-war [...]

Native American Women Going After Europe’s Banks To Divest From Oil

By Shannan Stoll, www.nationofchange.org -

By Shannan Stoll for The Nation - Last December, calls to defund the Dakota Access pipeline and “Stand with Standing Rock” led individuals to divest millions of dollars from banks extending [...]

Santa Barbara Votes To Divest From Banks Funding Dakota Access Pipeline

Grace Feldmann and Emiliano Campobello, www.lastrealindians.com -

By Grace Feldmann and Emiliano Campobello for Last Real Indians - SANTA BARBARA, California / village of Syuxtun—9/19/17, Santa Barbara City Council voted to proceed toward divesting over $40 [...]

Entire Cities Are Cutting Ties With Wells Fargo For Its Support Of Dakota Pipeline

By Ilana Novick, www.alternet.org -

By Ilana Novick for AlterNet - Conservatives have long had a monopoly on the love of states' rights and local government, but in Trump's America, it's the left that has seized the opportunities [...]

Amid Divestment Protests, More Cities Explore Public Banks

By Oscar Perry Abello, www.billmoyers.com -

By Oscar Perry Abello for Moyers and Company - Philadelphia City Council Member Cindy Bass was already thinking about how to cut the city’s ties with Wells Fargo when bank CEO John Stumpf [...]