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Why We’re Sitting in at WashU (And We’re Not Leaving)

9 April 2014

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Why We’re Sitting in at WashU (And We’re Not Leaving)

By Caroline Burney, Senior at Washington University. Crossposted from We Are Powershift. I’ve learned many things in my four years at Washington University in St. Louis–not all of them in the classroom. For example, before I became a student at Wash U, I had never heard of Peabody Energy, the world’s largest private sector coal [...]

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Heads Up, Big Banks: The Divestment Movement is Coming for You

14 October 2013

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Heads Up, Big Banks: The Divestment Movement is Coming for You

This post is cross-posted from WeArePowerShift, and was authored by Harry Alper, a 2011 graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and organizer with Rainforest Action Network. It’s May 2013, and Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan is having a bad day. Moynihan is presiding over his bank’s annual shareholder meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, [...]

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Divestors Take Their Fight to Big Banks

10 October 2013

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Divestors Take Their Fight to Big Banks

Cross-posted from Fossil Free blog. This post was written by Hannah Jones, Swarthmore Mountain Justice alumna. If you’re reading this, you already know: we’re living in a time of unprecedented climate activism. Yet even as student divestment campaigns command the attention of the president and major newspapers, many campuses are hearing disappointing noises from their [...]

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Reportback: Divestmentment Students Pay Brian Moynihan a Visit

28 May 2013

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Reportback: Divestmentment Students Pay Brian Moynihan a Visit

This is a guest blog by students Camila Bustos (Brown University) and Alli Welton (Harvard University). Earlier this month, we traveled from our universities in New England down to Charlotte, NC to attend Bank of America’s annual shareholder meeting with Rainforest Action Network. At the end of the school year, the trip meant skipping exams [...]

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Charlotte Teach-In: “We can no longer afford to stand still like we’re not a part of this planet.”

8 May 2013

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Charlotte Teach-In: “We can no longer afford to stand still like we’re not a part of this planet.”

Last night, Saint Matthew’s Catholic Church in Charlotte graciously hosted a panel discussion on “Communities and Coal.” We were lucky to hear from panelists from communities impacted by coal in Appalachia and the Pacific Northwest, as well as from experts on the health consequences of climate change and the growing impacts of coal on communities [...]

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Need Not Twist Boston Arms to Pressure Bank of America

29 March 2013

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Need Not Twist Boston Arms to Pressure Bank of America

Perhaps it’s the weather or our coastal position, the intellectual attitudes or revolutionary roots–this much is clear: there is no shortage of enthusiasm in Boston to expose Bank of America (BofA) as the #1 financier of U.S. coal and climate change. We are responding to the climate emergency and we are illuminating its economic, social [...]

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Divestistas: From Opposition to Resistance

7 March 2013

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Divestistas: From Opposition to Resistance

I had the great privilege of representing Rainforest Action Network at the student-led Power Up! Divest Fossil Fuels Convergence. Hosted by Swarthmore Mountain Justice, students from around the country gathered for conversations about movement culture and strategy. I was thrilled to find myself amidst a dynamic and emergent group that asked all the right questions: [...]

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UC Students Give Bank of America Recruiters a Reality Check

31 January 2013

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UC Students Give Bank of America Recruiters a Reality Check

This morning, Bank of America campus recruiters at the University of California (UC) at Berkeley who were working to recruit students into the bank’s internship program got a reality check about the Bank of America’s involvement in the financing of the coal industry. Early in the morning, about half a dozen UC students staged interventions [...]

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Campaign Calls for New York State Retirement Fund to Divest from Massey Energy

18 October 2010

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Here’s a guest post from “NY for Appalachia Rising”, who are calling for their state retirement fund to divest from Massey Energy: What can you buy with $15 million dollars? A blog, for one. Banking blog Bankaholic sold for that amount to a company called PadContent in 2008. An email: 15 million was the quote in [...]

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