Citizen Action Monitor

Blaming fossil fuel companies and taxpayer subsidies is easy but misguided, says Nate Hagens

“We are vastly underpaying for fossil hydrocarbons, given what they do for us, and given what their widespread use is doing to the biosphere.” — No 2801 by fw, November … Continue reading

November 30, 2021

Game changer? Guardian calls on Gates Foundation and Wellcome Trust to divest $70B from fossil fuel industry

“…it is morally and financially misguided to invest in companies dedicated to finding and burning more oil, gas and coal” No 1282 Posted by fw, March 16, 2015 FIRST THINGS … Continue reading

March 16, 2015

“Whose side are you on?” US Divestment Student Network to escalate campaign

This spring, college administrators face a choice, they will have to pick a side, because they have yet to side with us No 1267 Posted by fw, February 21, 2015 … Continue reading

February 21, 2015

Watch Big Oil’s propaganda video to deflect attention from dire climate impacts of burning fossil fuels

And don’t miss the clever parody, voiceover version, which Big Oil demanded YouTube remove No 1259 Posted by fw, February 14, 2015 “This is what the fossil fuel industry is … Continue reading

February 14, 2015

Success of student fossil fuel divestment campaigns best measured by impact they have on students themselves

Paradoxically, campaign failure is a powerful teacher of how the real world works No 1258 Posted by fw, February 13, 2015 “Yet as student groups across Canada call on their … Continue reading

February 13, 2015

Recent developments give “new hope” to Hamiltonians concerned about climate change

Hamilton residents primed to reduce funding to fossil fuel industry that is damaging the global climate No 1168 Posted by fw, October 20, 2014 “Fossil fuel divestment is the focus … Continue reading

October 20, 2014

Great News! “Amazing” growth of movement to divest from fossil fuel companies

Starting on a few U.S campuses, campaign has spread to over 500 colleges, universities, cities, states, pension funds, hospitals here and around the world No 1033 Posted by fw, April … Continue reading

April 13, 2014

Hoax press release exposes TD Bank’s greenwash logo

TD’s tar sands investments belie its “As Green As Our Logo” claim No 793 Posted by fw, June 30, 2013 “If TD Bank wants to be ‘as green as its … Continue reading

June 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bill McKibben defends effectiveness of student-led divestment campaign targetted at fossil fuel industry

Michael Parenti commends the effort but questions the campaign’s overall strategy and tactics No 646 Posted by fw, January 7, 2013 “…not that we can bankrupt Exxon—we can’t—but that we … Continue reading

January 7, 2013 · Leave a comment