Posts Tagged ‘action’

CalPERS Calls for More Discussion of AB20, DAPL Divestment

In a surprise development, the CalPERS Investment Committee called for more discussion of AB20 and DAPL divestment. Although the committee did not vote on the issue, member Theresa Taylor, the elected representative of state members and a veteran leader of SEIU Local 1000, expressed her personal opposition to the pipeline project.

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CalPERS Votes to Expand Divestment from Tobacco

UPDATE, 12/19: Success!  On a motion by State Controller Betty Yee with a second by Priya Mathur, the CalPERS Investment Committee voted 9–3 to expand divestment from tobacco. CalPERS will continue the current tobacco divestment, and it has directed staff to expand the divestment to externally managed funds and to the Affiliate Fund portfolios.  The…

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The Earth needs us

We cannot despair. The fate of humanity rests on what we do over the next four years. David Leonhardt says it best: This morning, many Americans feel sick. The country they thought they knew doesn’t seem to exist. Many of them are worried in a way they never have been before. I share a lot…

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CalSTRS divestment: An apple for the teacher

On Wednesday, June 8, Fossil Free California and our allies came together for a silent demonstration at the CalSTRS headquarters in West Sacramento. As CalSTRS staff and board members entered the meeting room for the open session of the Investment Committee, we all lined the walls, holding red posterboard apples (“for the teacher”), each apple…

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No Coal in Oakland Rally June 25

Join Fossil Free California at the No Coal in Oakland rally on June 25th! This rally is a run-up to the Oakland City Council meeting on June 27th, when the city will finally decide what to do about coal trains and export facilities. Along with divestment from coal, we support actions to stop coal from being shipped…

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Exxon's Board Meeting: Louder Protests; Still No Results

Exxon shareholders on Wednesday rejected a resolution that would have forced the oil giant to calculate and report the impact of climate change on its long-term business prospects, as well as other climate-related proposals, in some cases by an “overwhelming majority.” DeSmog Blog‘s Steve Horn reports that “shareholders voted against one that called for the…

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Break Free LA: a Wave of Global Protests

During the first two weeks in May, thousands of people all over the world participated in what organizers have called the largest ever global civil disobedience against fossil fuels, with dozens of activists arrested during protests that shut down coalmines, rail infrastructure and a port. The rally and march in Los Angeles on May 14 was…

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Thinking about "climate change"

This post is by Russell Kilday-Hicks, Fossil Free California activist and member of the CSU Employees Union. It is a talk he delivered at the December “Suds, Snacks & Socialism” community forum, held monthly at the Starry Plough in Berkeley. He began with two strong quotations. Our moral obligation to fight climate change is to build a collective…

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