DC Divest “Draws the Line” against fossil fuels and tar sands

On the 21st of September, 350.org held a national series of “drawing the line” protests against the Keystone XL pipeline and other extreme fossil fuel extraction. Here in DC, A group called “DC divest” demanded that the DC government and related entities stop investing funds in corporations involved in fossil fuel extraction.

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One of the speakers went so far as to call out fossil fuel producers for “chemical warfare” against future generations with CO2 that can produce climate chaos. I would take that even farther in regards to the Alberta tar sands mine that would feed the Keystone XL. Children are dying in Indigenous (First Nations) communities that surround the mine from cancer and birth defects. Too many condemn Assad for using chemicals to sicken and kill people, yet support Canada doing the exact same thing for a different reason.

Divestment played a big role in killing Apartheid in South Africa, and it’s one of the campaigns Israel fears the most over the West Bank occupation and Siege of Gaza. Clearly divestment and boycotts work. Already many investments in things like tar sands are on shaky ground, if a divestment campaign forces investors to pull out, some of these operations could not continue.

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