Wen Stephenson is a frequent Nation contributor and the author of What We’re Fighting for Now Is Each Other: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Climate Justice. You’ll find all his writing at wenstephenson.com, and you can sign up for his email updates here.
For protesting Harvard’s refusal to divest from fossil fuels, campus police have told me I will be arrested if I return to the university—which is exactly what I plan to do on Sunday.
In a remarkable turn of events, a Massachusetts DA drops charges against climate activists—and then defends them.
A large group of Harvard faculty release an open letter to President Drew Gilpin Faust calling forcefully for fossil-fuel divestment.
Student climate activists in Massachusetts win a meeting with Governor Deval Patrick about banning new fossil-fuel infrastructure. But they need more than a meeting.
The student-led protest was a dramatic demonstration of the youth climate movement’s growing resolve—and its sense of solidarity.