“stuff that literally kills people”
If we did away with fossil fuels tomorrow, most people would be living in awful Stone Age conditions, including these students.
Campus Reform reports:
Students hold ‘die-in’ to protest fossil fuels — ‘stuff that literally kills people’
Students at Binghamton University in New York held a die-in to protest the alleged lack of transparency in the school’s fundraising foundation, the Binghamton University Foundation, which one group suspects is investing in fossil fuels, which it says “literally kills people.”
Die-ins are a type of protest where participants lie on the ground as if dead, typically to bring attention to a cause that is leading to death.
The protest was hosted by a group called DIVEST BING. One of its members, Elizabeth Nutig, told the Pipe Dream, the campus paper, that in addition to calling for more transparency in the school’s endowment investments, DIVEST BING is also protesting investments into “stuff that literally kills people.”
Pipe Dream “We’re protesting against the lack of transparency with the endowment of this school,” Nutig said. “The Binghamton University Foundation refuses to tell us where our money is going, and historically money that universities and other big organizations or corporations invest in is fossil fuels, war machines and prison labor, which is stuff that literally kills people.”
Other students said they hoped the protest would raise awareness of the issue.
The protest also included gravestone props to represent the deaths of environmental activists.
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