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BDS Ain't New: The Arab League Boycott Gets a Makeover

Adam Milstein | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics
Adam Milstein

In recent years, the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement has gained increasing traction at universities, academic associations, municipalities, churches, unions, pension funds, and investment portfolios in America and around the globe.

Israeli-Americans Can Strengthen the Jewish People in the U.S. and Lead the Fight Against BDS

Adam Milstein | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics
Adam Milstein

For decades, those of Israeli descent living in America kept our suitcases packed. Despite U.S. passports, English-speaking families, and American homes and businesses, we always thought that we would return to Israel one day.

The Biggest Moments in Youth Activism at the UN Climate Negotiations

Aly Johnson-Kurts | Posted 12.23.2015 | Politics
Aly Johnson-Kurts

The biggest moments in youth activism at the United Nations climate negotiations (COP21) were focused on limiting global temperature rise, supporting the efforts of the most vulnerable populations, and bringing domestic issues to the international arena.

It's Not Just About Israel. BDS Threatens Us All.

Adam Milstein | Posted 01.01.2016 | Politics
Adam Milstein

History's lessons hang over our moment. What begins with the Jews never ends with the Jews. Now is the time for Americans to take action. For the sake Israel and America, for the sake of our shared values and our common future, we must stop BDS dead in its tracks. Nothing less than our very way of life is at stake.

After Paris: The Climate Talks End and the Movement Continues

Jamie Henn | Posted 12.13.2015 | Green
Jamie Henn

There are many ways to look at the climate deal coming out of Paris. We can identify with both those who criticize its lack of ambition, and those who are desperate to celebrate its success. Because the real outcome of the agreement isn't contained in the text, but what comes after.

Divesting From Fossil Fuels: The Student Assault on the Academy

Stanley Fish | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics
Stanley Fish

Shaming the oil and gas industry might very well be a good thing to do, but it is not an academically good thing to do. Saving the world from fossil fuels is not a pedagogical goal and doesn't belong either in the classroom or in the mission statement of a university.

The Climate Group

Peter Neill | Posted 10.23.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

The price of oil has dropped to the point that old approaches and operations -- such as Arctic drilling and controversial pipelines -- make no sense and are obsolescent in the face to new competitive investment in alternatives.

MIT Announces 'Action Plan' To Combat Global Warming

AP | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.29.2015 | College

BOSTON (AP) -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced a five-year plan Wednesday to combat climate change but said it won't divest its $...

Next Steps for the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement?

Tom Hayden | Posted 10.16.2015 | Green
Tom Hayden

If South Africa and tobacco divestment campaigns are the model, the momentum will only build, perhaps expanding to include the most intensive fossil fuel emissions and a new emphasis on "divest from dirty fuels, invest in clean energy."

UN Agency: Sustainable Development Requires Altering The World’s Financial System

The Huffington Post | Mariam Baksh | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

There's a long, long, long way to go, but there are reasons to be optimistic that the world may one day have a financial system that t...

It's Time To Align Your Investments With Your Values

Trevor Neilson | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
Trevor Neilson

The truth is, a vast number of those who are invested in the stock market have very little understanding of what they're invested in. They rely on fund managers to buy and sell and only pay attention to whether their portfolio is going up or down.

Climate's Moral Moment: The Pope And Divestment

Jamie Henn | Posted 09.23.2015 | Green
Jamie Henn

I'm not sure if the Pope will say anything about divestment, but in a way, it's irrelevant: his moral call to action is so clear that there is no doubt in my mind he supports the effort. His presence alone will help electrify the divestment movement here in the US.

The World Has Pledged To Divest $2.6 Trillion From Fossil Fuels

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK -- The amount of money the world has pledged to divest from fossil fuels now exceeds $2.6 trillion, a group of policymakers, philanthropists...

What Pope Francis Can Teach the Presidents of Catholic Colleges and Universities

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 09.15.2015 | Religion
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

This is not an either/or proposition according to the Holy Father; this is not a question of uprooting the system and starting over. It is about creativity and innovation and opportunity.

MIT Climate Countdown: A Call to Action on October 2

Geoffrey Supran | Posted 09.16.2015 | Green
Geoffrey Supran

This is an invitation to stand up for science against the greatest threat civilization has ever known, an invitation to do more about climate change together than any of us can achieve alone. So circle October 2 on your calendar, and then I'll explain.

Bipartisan Attacks Against Anti-occupation Divestment Campaigns

Stephen Zunes | Posted 09.14.2015 | College
Stephen Zunes

At root, these anti-BDS efforts are about defending corporate profits, regardless of the moral and legal implications.

'Green News Report' - September 10, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.10.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

A new entry into the 2016 Democratic presidential race -- and yes, we've got his position on climate change.

The Real Impact Of Universities Divesting From Fossil Fuels

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 09.10.2015 | College

The University of California's announcement on Wednesday that it had pulled $200 million out of coal and oil sands investments may be one o...

The ACT Is a Beacon of Hope in Tony Abbott's Sea of Despair

Charlie Wood | Posted 08.27.2015 | Green
Charlie Wood

All of this local climate leadership in the ACT Assembly is incredibly ironic given the climate craziness playing out just a stone's throw up the road at Parliament House.

Pensioner Groups Call on Massachusetts Pension Board for Accountability, Action on Climate Risk

Craig Altemose | Posted 07.21.2015 | Green
Craig Altemose

Divestment has emerged as a major issue in the past three years, with everyone from universities like Stanford and Syracuse to national denominations ...

Coal Divestment Is Just the Beginning - Let's Not Forget About Oil & Gas

Charlie Wood | Posted 07.10.2015 | Green
Charlie Wood

The "end of coal" is no longer an activist pipe dream. It's a reality that's gaining growing acceptance from High Street to Wall Street as investors divest billions of dollars from this dirtiest of fossil fuels.

3 Presidential Candidates Say 'No' To Fossil Fuel Funding

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three of the candidates in the 2016 presidential race have pledged to shun campaign contributions from the fossil fuel industry. Dem...

An Open Letter to Muslim Americans: Stop Self-Segregating

Sumaia Masoom | Posted 07.08.2015 | Religion
Sumaia Masoom

It's not that too many Muslim immigrants are causing a safety hazard by coming to America--it's that too many of us are coming and self-segregating. There is a lot -- I repeat, a lot -- of structural and institutional racism that goes into this segregation, but it is also at least in part undeniably willful.

Dayana Morales Gomez

Catholic Colleges Don't Rush To Divest After Pope's Encyclical

HuffingtonPost.com | Dayana Morales Gomez | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Students at Catholic universities across the United States are hoping the pope's encyclical on the environment, which lays out a moral a...

Financial Dominoes Fall for Coal as Divestment Trends Gather Steam

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 06.15.2015 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Fossil fuel divestment news filled my newsfeed over the past week, adding to a growing list of impressive divestment stories from the past year. Again and again, we see young people convincing their colleges to divest, activists convincing banks to divest, and shareholders convincing companies to divest.