Divestment From Private Prisons and Fossil Fuels Can Work

Divestment From Private Prisons and Fossil Fuels Can Work l The Hill

By: Former Rep. Ron Dellums (D-Calif.), Anthony Williams and Silver Hannon, April 21, 2016

  • Two powerful student movements are joining forces with calls for divestment, focusing on two calamities that threaten their future security: mass incarceration and climate change. Just like with the struggle against South African apartheid, where activists of yesterday held the moral position that our monies should not be used to prop up inhuman and racist systems, student activists today are calling for complete and total divestment from private prisons and fossil fuel companies.