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  •  Great diary! (10+ / 0-)

    And greetings from Durham, where we just had a big sold-out house for, the 11th in 11 nights. I'd say two things seem most crucial to me:

    1) We get Obama to demonstrate he can leave some fossil fuel in the ground--Keystone is the purest, clearest test. Mike Burne of the Sierra Club just announced tonight with us plans for a big gathering in DC on President's Day weekend, which should be great

    2) We go on offense, ourselves, against the fossil fuel companies. The divestment campaign we kicked off the night after the election is spreading fast--now up to 110 campuses, and Harvard students voted 3-1 yesterday to demand the college divest its holdings in fossil fuel companies. We need to make them the tobacco companies of our time, right to the moment they decide to become energy companies instead of fossil fuel companies.

    Thanks as always to MB for leading the way

    •  Thank you and your crew for doing an incredible (4+ / 0-)

      job with the Tour. A bunch of us watched Sunday's livestream together and are already working on divestiture campaigns at 3 local campuses.

      and hoping we'll need to hire multiple busses for February. announces major Washington, DC, rally on Presidents Day, Feb. 18, 2013. See you there.

      by DawnN on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 08:36:16 PM PST

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    •  Top 5 University endowments: (0+ / 0-)

      Harvard $30.7 billion
      Yale 19.3
      U Texas system 18.3
      Princeton 17
      Stanford 17

      Congrats on getting the Harvard students to take a stand. If the top 5 divest it would really add momentum.

      Resist much, obey little. ~~Edward Abbey, via Walt Whitman

      by willyr on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 04:54:31 AM PST

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