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Swarthmore Students Launch First Indefinite Occupation for Fossil Fuel Divestment


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Swarthmore Students Launch First Indefinite Occupation for Fossil Fuel Divestment

Kate Aronoff

In 1630, aboard a creaky wooden ship bound for the coast of what would later be known as New England, English settler and future Massachusetts Gov. John Winthrop gave an address to the vessel’s weary passengers: “We must consider ourselves as a city upon a hill, the eyes of all people are upon us, so that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken and so cause him to withdraw his present support from us, we shall be made a story and a byword through the world.”