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SOAS, University of London vote to divest

SOAS, University of London, has announced that it will divest from fossil fuels within the next three years, in order to show leadership in the fight against climate change. SOAS is the first university in London to divest and the first to extend an exclusion on fossil fuel companies to its donations policy. The decision (More...)

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Edinburgh University on track for coal & tar sands divestment decision

Students at the University of Edinburgh have learned from sources inside yesterday’s meeting that the university’s Central Management Group (CMG) received a recommendation for the university to divest from companies involved in the coal and tar sands extraction. The recommendation would require Edinburgh University to divest from most large oil majors like BP, Shell and (More...)

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We’re fighting Shell together: A message of solidarity

We’re in the middle of a worldwide struggle to keep as much coal, oil and other fossil fuels in the ground as possible. Some of us urge institutions to divest from fossil fuels – some of us make street art visualising what a world driven by renewable energy could look like – some of us (More...)

Divest Digest: MARCH-ing ahead full steam

If February was big in the divestment world, this month the movement didn’t bother catching a breath. Nope — the movement is growing bigger, bolder, and MARCH-ing ahead full steam (ha, see what we did there?). And not only are the ranks growing within the movement, we’re also gaining widespread acknowledgement from some actors you might (More...)

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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...)

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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