Some friends of mine, who I met at the Oceti Sakowin camp, recently asked about particular points in getting similar movements going, in regard to the fossil fuel problem. One thing I mentioned was divestment, because economic sanctions work. This is also activism which is fairly easy for most people to do. It doesn’t take much effort, but it packs a huge wallop, and it’s a wallop which actually gets the attention of those with mass amounts of money and power. A short while back, Ruth Hopkins tweeted a letter that Wells Fargo wrote to Standing Rock, requesting a meeting, because the divestment caused them many woes.
Divestment activism is spreading, and everyone can help by boosting the signal about this specific type of activism. Everyone can choose where they want their money to be, and what they want their money to aid and fund. Think Progress has some articles up about divestment, highly recommended reading. Divestment campaigns are growing, and they work!