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“Queer: It’s a Coalition Building Word.” – Eli Clare

 

There are plenty of queer and trans* people in the climate movement.  We are leading organizations, organizing strategic actions, and winning campaigns.  So how come our movement so rarely talks about the intersection of queer, trans*, and climate justice?

That’s the topic of exploration in Queering the Climate Movement, a workshop facilitated by Lauren Wood of Peaceful Uprising at the 2014 Fossil Fuel Divestment Convergence. 

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It’s been an incredible couple weeks of victories for the divestment movement! 

Hot on the heels of the Fossil Fuel Divestment Convergence 2014 at San Francisco State University, our momentum is exploding as students pledge to dig deep, link up, and take action.

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At the 2014 Fossil Fuel Divestment Convergence, students renewed their pledge to dig deep, link up, and take action.

Written by Daniel Adel and originally posted in the Earth Island Journal

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430 I’ve learned many things in my four years at Washington University in St. Louis--not all of them in the classroom. For example, before I became a student at Wash U, I had never heard of Peabody Energy, the world’s largest private sector coal corporation.

In St. Louis, Peabody ingratiates itself to the local community by posing as a benefactor of the arts, charitable corporate ‘citizen,’ and hero tackling “energy poverty.” It all sounds pretty good until you realize that Peabody Energy is the world’s largest private sector coal corporation whose business model propagates climate change and destroys communities. Peabody’s list of crimes is a veritable laundry list of social and environmental injustices: the destruction of mountains in West Virginia, the forced relocation of Navajo and Hopi Indian tribes in Black Mesa, Arizona, being a major supporter of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which have been strong advocates of controversial legislation like “Stand Your Ground” laws, the destruction of Rocky Branch, Illinois through aggressive mining and logging, and the distortion of democracy here in St. Louis by striking down a city-wide ballot initiative.

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I, along with four other students from BEAM (Bates Energy Action Movement), met with President Clayton Spencer last Monday to present our case for divestment from the fossil fuel industry over a 5 year period.

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Crossposted from NRDC's Switchboard

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Cross-posted from Fossil Free blog. This post was written by Hannah Jones, Swarthmore Mountain Justice alumna.

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(meme by Allyse Heartwell / Fossil Free)

About a month ago, we started to get out the word about a social media experiment - what if we took one day to double the size of dozens of divestment facebook pages? And here we are: Today is that day - Sep 18th - Divestment Double Down Day!

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