Posts Tagged ‘action’

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

From Oakland to Paris and beyond

For the last two weeks, the climate movement has topped the news, from Oakland to Paris to Melbourne. Leading up to the UN climate talks, hundreds of thousands of people rallied and marched, insisting that the world leaders at COP21 maximize their commitments to a carbon-free future. Altogether, there were more than 2,300 events around the world, and nearly…

Read more

Preparing to march for the climate

Climate activists are focused on the upcoming United Nations Conference on Climate Change, planning for marches and rallies in Paris, Washington, Tokyo, Oakland, and dozens of other cities around the world. Political leaders are meeting for two weeks to discuss a potential new global agreement on climate change. The conference begins in Paris on November 30, in what…

Read more

Individual Divestment Hits New High

Just a few days ago, divestinvest.org was reporting that the total of individual assets pledged to divest from the top 200 coal, oil, and gas companies was over $3 billion, from 2,408 individual investors. That in itself was good news. But today, the site posted a stunning new total: $4,715,012,908 (over. $4.7 billion) pledged from…

Read more

Divest ExxonMobil first! (Why wait???)

Here’s Bill McKibben protesting at a local gas station in Vermont — calling attention to the growing scandal around Exxon Mobil. Recent reporting reveals that climate studies commissioned by ExxonMobil in the early 1980s could have changed the course of human events — if Exxon hadn’t used them for internal profit-related purposes while publicly continuing…

Read more

Rooftop solar is under attack

The solar-energy industry has been an engine of growth for California over the last decade, and now the investor-owned utilities (IOUs) want to boost their profits by throttling back that engine. Of course, the rapid expansion of solar power has been an environmental boon as well—and the IOUs’ latest rate proposals, if enacted, will ensure…

Read more

Legislators urged to support SB 185

The California Assembly will vote on SB 185 in mid-August, and constituents of Assembly Members around the state are meeting with them to urge a yes vote. On July 28, Assemblywoman Patty López, representing District 39 in Southern California, met with several of her constituents and pledged support for SB 185, which requires CalPERS and CalSTRS to divest…

Read more