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A Compassionate Path to Upholding Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories at Stanford

Sherif Ibrahim | Posted 02.26.2015 | College
Sherif Ibrahim

Equal and equitable value of life has never hurt anyone, and affirming Palestinian human rights is unifying. In pursuit of this, our mission embodies its goals through compassion, justice and love.

Solidarity with Palestine at Stanford

Tulio Ospina | Posted 02.26.2015 | College
Tulio Ospina

A critical mass of Stanford students have decided that justice for all includes freedom for Palestine, and that we as students can and must take action to bring it into being. Solidarity with Palestine is here to stay, and in all likelihood to grow, at Stanford.

Green Light in the Southern Appalachians: How We Became the First Institution Below the Mason Dixon Line to Divest From Fossil Fuels

Robert J. Cabin | Posted 02.23.2015 | Green
Robert J. Cabin

The movement to divest from fossil fuels has become the fastest divestment campaign in history. To date, over 180 institutions and cities have committed to divest, and about $50 billion has already been divested.

Time to Divest Harvard From Fossil Fuels

Timothy E. Wirth | Posted 02.23.2015 | Green
Timothy E. Wirth

We don't have a spare century--we need Harvard to do the right thing now, and not just in its physical plant or its research labs. The endowment is as much a part of the institution as the dining halls or the swimming pool.

North Carolina's Brevard College First in the Southeast to Divest

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 02.25.2015 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

College students, faculty, and administrators at North Carolina's Brevard College are cheering at Friday's news that the school will divest from fossil fuels by 2018 -- making it the first university in North Carolina and the entire Southeast U.S. to divest!

Fossil Fuel Divestment Effort Comes To Energy-Rich Colorado

AP | By DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 02.21.2015 | Green

DENVER (AP) — A campaign to get universities to stop investing in greenhouse gas-producing fuels came deep into energy country Friday as activists a...

Tyler Kingkade

Harvard Divestment Activists Get Extra Alumni Support Ahead Of Court Hearing

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.18.2015 | College

Climate change activists at Harvard University told The Huffington Post this week that they feel optimistic heading into a court hearing Friday on a l...

Valentine's Day: 20 Stories on Love, Chocolate, Roses, Secrets, Bromance, Breakups and Diamonds

Democracy Now! | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics
Democracy Now!

For Valentine's Day, we dug through the Democracy Now! archives to bring you these 20 stories. 1. Love Has No Color Just two years ago, a group of...

Hope Is Coming

Matthew J. Kiernan | Posted 02.13.2015 | Business
Matthew J. Kiernan

Flux and change will define the coming decades. We better get used to it and learn to innovate and adapt - something we expect the companies we invest in to do as well.

Why You Should Join Global Divestment Day

Bill McKibben | Posted 02.12.2015 | Green
Bill McKibben

We've got the bad guys on the run. It's as if this week's been scripted as a buildup to the worldwide weekend of divestment festivities. And divestment is on a roll: Last week the New School, in the center of New York, and the oldest university in Australia joined the long and growing list.

My 15-Day Journey Confronting Divestment at UC Davis

Julia Reifkind | Posted 02.12.2015 | College
Julia Reifkind

While other student groups are concerned with instigating campus conflict, our students are supporting their beliefs by celebrating Israel in a positive and meaningful way. Divestment does not enrich this campus -- a positive pro-Israel culture does.

Investing and Divesting for the Climate

Renat Heuberger | Posted 02.12.2015 | Green
Renat Heuberger

Did you know that your investments cause just as many emissions as your daily activities do?

The Murky and Troubling Maze Behind Adani's Australian Coal Projects

Aaron Packard | Posted 02.10.2015 | Green
Aaron Packard

Australia's largest ever coal project, Adani's proposed Carmichael coal mine in Queensland's Galilee Basin, has been found to have a murky and troubling maze of corporate arrangements spread across known tax havens.

How You Can #SaveTheArctic With Your #WorstJoke

Travis Nichols | Posted 02.10.2015 | Green
Travis Nichols

Greenpeace supporters know this is the fight of a generation, and they see what's happening in the Arctic right now as a turning point in the fight against fossil fuels. That's why millions of people around the world have become Arctic defenders, with more joining every day.

University Of Maine To Divest From Coal

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2015 | Green

By Robin Respaut Jan 27 (Reuters) - The University of Maine Board of Trustees has unanimously agreed to divest from direct holdings in...

6 Reasons 2014 Was a Good Year for Climate Action

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 12.30.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

When we heard about Federal cuts to environmental initiatives, we couldn't help but think of the potential disaster when climate-denying forces really take power next year. So here are six reasons to be optimistic under even the most climate-denying Congress.

Keeping the Keys: The Rise of the Palestinian Diplomatic Intifada

Ibrahim Sharqieh | Posted 02.17.2015 | World
Ibrahim Sharqieh

Abbas should not be expected to magically relieve the suffering of the Palestinian, but to preserve his credibility and his standing among the Palestinian people he needs to take action, not just make statements.

U.S. Churches and the Boycott of Israeli Settlements

Philip Farah | Posted 02.09.2015 | Religion
Philip Farah

Christian advocates of boycotts and divestment see Israel's bellicose policies as destructive not only to Palestinians but also to Israeli Jews. The involvement of churches in this growing international movement indicates that concern for a just and lasting peace for Palestinians and Israelis is finally making inroads into mainstream American society.

Climate Change and Investment in Fossil Fuel Companies: The Strategy of Engagement Won't Work

Bevis Longstreth | Posted 02.08.2015 | Green
Bevis Longstreth

In regard to fossil fuel companies directly engaged in extractive activities, it is unrealistic to imagine them being swayed by shareholder arguments to get out of their core business of exploring for, extracting and selling carbon-emitting fuel.

A Fossil Fuel Scandal at the Climate Talks in Lima

Jamie Henn | Posted 02.04.2015 | Green
Jamie Henn

If you were looking for evidence that the divestment movement is beginning to put serious pressure on the fossil fuel industry, look no further.

American University Puts Fossil Fuel Industry Over Students

Julian Gomez | Posted 01.31.2015 | Green
Julian Gomez

On November 21, 2014, the Board of Trustees of American University voted in favor of supporting climate destruction, refusing to divest its $550 million endowment from the fossil fuel industry and placing American University firmly on the wrong side of history.

Harvard Students File Divestment Lawsuit

AP | Posted 01.20.2015 | Green

BOSTON (AP) — Seven Harvard University students have filed a lawsuit asking a judge to force the university's governing body to divest from fossil f...

American University: Rising for Fossil Fuel Divestment

Julian Gomez | Posted 01.15.2015 | Green
Julian Gomez

On Monday, Nov. 17 at 1 pm, hundreds of students, faculty, alumni, and community members will gather at American University for the largest action ever organized by Fossil Free American University, a student group that has been organizing for divestment for two years.

The U.S.-China Climate Deal Strengthens the Case for Fossil Fuel Divestment

Jamie Henn | Posted 01.12.2015 | Green
Jamie Henn

No one strategy can combat climate change and divestment is no exception. But as the U.S. and China just demonstrated, the possibility of failure isn't an excuse for inaction.

College Faculty Backing Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement

AP | Posted 01.10.2015 | Green

BOSTON (AP) — The largely student-led movement at many Boston area colleges urging their schools to divest from fossil fuel companies is getting an ...