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As support grows for a selective Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against companies profiting from Israel's occupation of Palestinian lands, many around the world are watching closely as the United Methodist Church considers a groundbreaking resolution at its general convention in Tampa, Florida. The resolution calls for the church to "divest promptly" from Caterpillar, Motorola Solutions, and Hewlett-Packard -- companies that supply some of the products used to
What do you think of the NYC teachers pension fund divesting in gun manufacturers? Is it the right call? Join us as we discuss the issue of divestment. Also, we will be dissecting the latest worldwide headlines. Join us in open forum at the High Dome Hour.
Tonight on Eyes Open: the hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay continues, and for the first time the US military has acknowledged that the strikers number more than a hundred. Also--legal victories and ground-breaking action on the environment as students today staged the first fossil fuel divestment sit-in. Plus: the FBI pre-emptively raids anarchist collectives preparing for May Day in Washington state. All that and more, right here right now:
Move to Amend Reports is the weekly radio show that details current events and issues being addressed by Move To Amend. Today's guest will be Jamie Henn. Jamie Henn is Co-founder and Communications Director of 350.org, an international grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. He is currently helping lead 350.org's involvement in the Go Fossil Free fossil fuel divestment campaign that has spread to over 230 colleges and universities across the United States. Over the past
Today's guest will be Jamie Henn. Jamie Henn is Co-founder and Communications Director of 350.org, an international grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. He is currently helping lead 350.org's involvement in the Go Fossil Free fossil fuel divestment campaign that has spread to over 230 colleges and universities across the United States. Over the past three years, 350.org has organized over 15,000 climate demonstrations in more than 182 countries, helped lead the fight
Subjects addressed will be: the rapidly-growing campaign for campuses (and other institutions) to divest from fossil fuel companies; the highly successful 350.org national tour of 21 cities in November/December; the Sierra Club- and 350.org called national demonstration on climate on Feb. 17th in D.C.; growing interest and efforts toward enacting a carbon fee/tax; the movements against the various forms of extreme energy extraction; and other developments.
Last week it was revealed that pension fund giant TIAA-CREF had dropped more than $72m in Caterpillar shares from its Social Choices Fund. The move was based on Caterpillar's downgrading by ethical investment ratings agency MSCI, which said in a statement that one of the key factors in its decision was the "on-going controversy associated with use of the company’s equipment in the occupied Palestinian territories." Beginning this weekend, the Presbyteria
I will be joined by Concerned Angry White Guy for our first in a weekly series of Sunday Stews. We'll take calls if there are any and have live chat should it be desired, or just listen in. We'll discuss the tragic suicide of Carl Joseph Walker Hoover, the bullying he faced, why I'm bothered it happened in a mostly Black school, why bullying against different individuals seems so pervasive in black communities, what we can do about it; Divestment vs. Self-Preservation and the real solutions to
This weekend, the first national conference bringing together American supporters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement takes place at the University of Pennsylvania. Join us as we discuss the conference, the controversy surrounding it, and the growing international BDS movement, with guests Ali Abunimah, co-founder of the Electronic Intifada and conference keynote speaker, and Anna Baltzer, national organizer with the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation.
Mr. Adam Sterling, on of the main coordinators for the Sudan divestment movement, and Co-Founder of the Sudan Divestment Task Force (SDTF), which is a project of the Genocide Intervention Network, that provides support for individuals, public fiduciaries, asset managers and government officials who are participating in targeted Sudan divestment campaigns around the world. Don't miss this VERY informative show!
Adam Sterling is the director of the Sudan Divestment Task Force, a project of the Genocide Intervention Network. Adam has received a number of humanitarian awards and serves as an advisor on Sudan investment issues for numerous institutional investors, state pension funds, state legislators, and federal representatives. Additionally, Adam is a featured subject in the 2007 documentary, Darfur Now, produced by Academy Award nominee Don Cheadle.
As director of the Sudan Divestment Task Force, A
This segment of On The Money with Peter Hebert addresses the Wall in israel that prompted Roger Waters of the music group Pink Floyd and his alliance with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. Other topics include Stolen Beauty, Medea Benjamin, Code Pink, made in Israel, truth in labeling, Israel and tourism, the occupation, Jewish settlements, the right of return, the West Bank, Gaza, Zionism, the second intifada, suicide bombings, extremism, radical right, religious right, religious
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