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Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement Pledges Nonviolent Direct Action


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Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement Pledges Nonviolent Direct Action

Allyson Gross, Miles Goodrich

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 close as the students secured a living wage for 95% of campus workers. This escalated action was the culmination of four years of campaigning, and finally pushed the students to victory.