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Divestment Decision Delayed As Cambridge Escalation Piles On Pressure

Cambridge hunger strikers

University Council today rejected a hard-line anti-divestment proposed “council” response initially drafted by a small group of financial bureaucrats. This draft response had rejected even the investments in ESG funds proposed by the Divestment Working Group report - which were not even explicitly recommended to be fossil free - described in the draft as ‘virtue-signalling’.

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Bath University Goes Fossil Free

Bath Divests from Fossil Fuels

After years of student campaigning, the University of Bath has pledged to fully divest its money from Fossil Fuel companies.

The university currently has fossil fuel investments of half a million pounds including over £100,000 in Shell alone.

After 3 years of campaigning from the People & Planet society, the university has agreed to no longer support the oil and gas industry through financial investments, joining over 60 other UK universities who have committed to divest.

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Decolonise Cambridge

In the past academic year, there has been an increasing amount of interest among students and staff to decolonise Cambridge.

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Power Shift: Where Dreams Really Do Come True

group circle photo from Power Shift 2017

Power Shift, for me, is what Never Neverland is for Wendy, what Narnia is for Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy, and what Hogwarts is for Harry: a magical place where dreams really do come true. In my case, those dreams are being part of the global divestment movement, feeling included in something bigger than myself, and broadening my skill set to become an all-round better activist.

Pretty impressive, no?

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Motion SC112 - Divest Barclays #NUSConference 2018

Graphic calling on NUS Conference delegates to support Motion SC112 Divest Barclays

Fossil Free University of Bristol have submitted a motion to NUS NAtional Conference 2018 #NUSNC18 calling for a boycott of Barclays and to support the divest barclays campaign

Motion: SC112

Title: Divest Barclays

Submitted by: Bristol SU

Conference believes

  1. Burning fossil fuels is the primary contributor to climate injustice. However, projected fossil fuel investment in new fields, mines, and transportation infrastructure over the next twenty years is worth $14tn.
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Oxbridge Students Demand Divestment at The Boat Race 2018

TODAY students staged a massive banner drop at the Annual Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge, as a protest against the universities’ investments in fossil fuel companies.

Cambridge University is currently under intense scrutiny from students and staff after leaked documents revealed it is set to reject fossil fuel divestment once again.

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Anglia Ruskin Sign Fossil Free Declaration

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Anglia Ruskin signs pledge for fossil-free future

Fossil Fuel Declaration is partnership between the NUS and People & Planet

Anglia Ruskin University is delighted to have signed up to the Fossil Fuel Declaration, a partnership between the National Union of Students and People & Planet.

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DANCE continue monthly meditation vigil outside Barclays

Dharma Action Network for Climate Engagement at Barclays in Piccadilly Circus London.
Dharma Action Network for Climate Engagement (DANCE) London continue their monthly meditation vigil outside Barclays in Piccadilly Circus London. 
 
We walk in meditation from Golden Square nearby and then take our place outside the bank with banners calling on Barclays to “Listen to the Earth!’ . To hear and respond to the clear messages our planet is sending that we must urgently curtail our use of fossil fuels. We also hand out leaflets asking people to move their money.
 
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When will Plymouth University go Sweatshop Free?

Picture of Plymouth Sweatshop Free petition title

In the 21st century, materialism is heavily ingrained into our society. Clothing trends change on a seasonal basis and electronic gadgets are constantly being updated and improved, with new models of some of our best-known brands regularly being released. Ever improving technology and aesthetics, along with wide spread advertising across all media platforms, have contributed massively to society’s insatiable demand for the latest trends. However, do we really understand where our gadgets, clothes and electronics come from?

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