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Global Divestment Day Kicks Off With Call for 'Clean Energy Future'


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Global Divestment Day Kicks Off With Call for 'Clean Energy Future'

Nadia Prupis, staff writer

Climate activists worldwide mobilized Friday for what they're calling Global Divestment Day, which will see more than 400 actions and protests calling on top institutions to pull their financial support for coal, oil, and gas companies.

February 13 and 14 will mark a "turning point" for the movement to end funding for fossil fuels, according to organizers, as activists will target the industry's key allies, including some of the largest banks in South Africa—drawing a connection between the climate movement and the take-down of Apartheid in the 1980s.


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'If you can read only one book on climate change, make it be David Ray Griffin's "Unprecedented: Can Civilization Survive the CO2 Crisis?"

With extraordinary clarity and comprehensiveness David Griffin has masterfully depicted both the severe dangers confronting humanity and the best available escape routes. If reading this book does not change your life, nothing will.”'

Richard Falk, Professor Emeritus of International Law, Princeton


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I do see a big disconnect with this movement in that it has not forthrightly dealt with Capitalism. It is never mentioned that the standard of living attained by the richest (and most powerful) cannot be sustained if the species is to survive.

And for most north americans as well. PARTICULARLY American! We consume obsecene amounts of energy, per capita. That has to change (on the planet's most self absorbed nation in history)

There is WAY to much naive happy talk about electric cars, solar panels, and things demaning an advanced resource base which is In and Of ITSELF not sustainable.


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Divestment is a necessary and effective means to rein in state-corporatism, but not the only one.
Removal of tacit support in daily life is also necessary, where you spend each dollar.