The Struggle To Protect The Sacred Place Where Life Begins

By Nick Engelfried, Waging Nonviolence. -

As the Trump administration neared the end of its first year in office in 2017, it seemed environmental activists had lost one of the most hard-fought battles in the movement’s history. Thanks to [...]

On Contact: Planet Of The Humans

In this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges discusses the criticism and censorship of Michael Moore's film Planet of the Humans with the director, Jeff Gibbs. "Perhaps it's a form of [...]

Faith Groups In 14 Countries Divest From Fossil Fuels

By Brian Roewe, Earthbeat. -

More than 40 faith institutions committed to divest their finances from fossil fuels while at the same time calling for the post-pandemic economic recovery to shift the world toward a low-carbon [...]

Under Pressure, JP Morgan Chase Demotes Former Exxon CEO

By Jamie Henn, Stop the Money Pipeline. -

New York, NY — Bowing to pressure from climate and shareholder activists, JP Morgan Chase will be demoting former Exxon CEO Lee Raymond from his Lead Independent Director position on the bank’s [...]

Wells Fargo Announces Ban On Financing Arctic Oil And Gas Drilling

By Ashley Curtin, Nation of Change. -

The world’s top bank to finance fracked oil and gas will no longer fund for oil and gas projects in the Arctic. Wells Fargo recently updated its environment policy to prohibit Arctic drilling and [...]

A New Generation Of Climate Activists Is Reviving Fossil Fuel Divestment

By Nick Engelfried, Waging Nonviolence. -

A wave of student-led actions swept across the campuses of around 60 U.S. and Canadian schools last month, as students turned to sit-ins, walkouts and banner drops to pressure universities into [...]

Exxon Market Value Drops $184 Billion Since 2014 Peak

By Peter Castagno, Citizentruth.org -

ExxonMobil’s stock plunged to a nine-year low on Tuesday after posting poor fourth quarter results, leading the fossil fuel giant to plunge $184 billion since its’ market valuation since its 2014 [...]

Student Victory: Georgetown University Divests From Fossil Fuels

By Staff, Georgetownfossilfree.wordpress.com -

On the evening of February 6, 2020, Georgetown University announced its decision to divest its endowment from all fossil fuel companies. This decision comes after eight years of dedicated [...]

Divestment Fever Spreads As ‘Eco Radicals At Goldman Sachs’ Downgrade Exxon Stock To ‘Sell’ Status

By Julia Conley, Commondreams.org -

"The best reason to divest fossil fuel stock is that you'd like to help preserve a livable planet. Another reason is so that you won't lose your money." Three days after CNBC host Jim Cramer [...]

Count The Money! Divest!

By Alyn Ware, Peacemagazine.org -

The nuclear weapons industry has incredible political power and uses it to stimulate the nuclear arms race and expand the already colossal nuclear weapons budgets. To reverse this, the global [...]

Reclaim The Block Urges Invest In Community, Not In Police

By Isabella Garcia, Riseuptimes.org -

In dramatic effect, a Minneapolis resident dumps a bag of money onto a podium during public comments at the final City Council meeting on the 2020 budget last month. The person with them, who [...]

Historic Protest At Harvard-Yale Football Game Was Years In The Making

By Emily Pontecorvo, Grist. -

Saturday marked the 136th annual Harvard-Yale football game, a tradition known simply as “The Game” by students and alumni of the rival Ivy League schools. Tens of thousands of people flocked to [...]

We Must Dismantle The War Machine To Avoid The Climate Catastrophe

By Jodie Evans, The Independent Media Institute  -

There is a clear thread running from the Pentagon budget to weapons corporations to our impoverished communities to migrants fleeing wars and drought to greenhouse gas emissions driving the [...]

Can We Divest From Weapons Dealers?

By Kathy Kelly, Vcnv.org -

Impoverished people living in numerous countries today would stand a far better chance of survival, and risk far less trauma, if weapon manufacturers such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing, General [...]

At Last, Divestment Is Hitting The Fossil Fuel Industry Where It Hurts

By Bill McKibben, The Guardian -

The list of institutions that have cut their ties with this most destructive of industries encompasses religious institutions large and small (the World Council of Churches, the Unitarians, the [...]