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Campus campaign targets fossil fuel energy industry


Disinvestment drive echoes the anti-apartheid campaign on the 1980s.

University campuses have long been beacons of society, exemplifying the striving for a better world. As places where we can ask the tough questions of our time, universities are uniquely placed to challenge injustice.

In the 1980s, more than 155 campuses decided it was immoral to profit from injustice. They pulled their investments from companies engaged in apartheid-era South Africa, and upped the moral and financial cost of operating in that country.

And now, in the face of another moral crisis, a new divestment movement has sprung up on camp...