There aren’t limits to what you can do and what you can organize. It is students who bring about revolutions, it is students who bring non-violent change, it is students who re-make society. You have that power every day.
A group of European researchers say shareholders should be held liable for the environmental damage caused by the companies they invest in. Researchers at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, a Vienna-based think-tank, say increasing shareholder liability could force investors to consider better energy technologies and infrastructure.
Check out the Divestment Movement’s website! This is a really great and important environmental movement that is taking off across the country. Also the picture on the homepage is a picture from a march that the Claremont Colleges did at UCLA! I’m helping to hold the banner, but my head is covered by the “SIL” of FOSSIL :)
Indeed, one way to read Mr. Obama’s speech is as a plea for help.
He knows that if he is to get serious climate policies on the books before his term ends in 2017, he needs a mass political movement pushing for stronger action. No broad movement has materialized in the United States; 350.org and its student activists are the closest thing so far, which may be why Mr. Obama gazes fondly in their direction.
“I’m going to need all of you to educate your classmates, your colleagues, your parents, your friends,” he said plaintively at Georgetown. “What we need in this fight are citizens who will stand up, and speak up, and compel us to do what this moment demands.”
On October 17, the UMass Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign dropped a banner off the side of the parking garage and led a group march. The banner addressed UMass President Robert Caret, asking to divest the school’s endowment from fossil fuels. The event gained the group a lot of attention and also…