Columbia Democrats statement on XL Dissent

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We, the Columbia University Democrats, officially endorse only the legal components of XL Dissent. XL Dissent is a youth­run march, rally, and civil disobedience action to be held on March 2nd, 2014 in Washington D.C. in opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline. We endorse only its march and rally.* Stopping climate change is one of […]


David Smith: When I Grow Old, I Want to Know That I Did Everything I Could

David Smith

I am part of the 500+ students from around the country because I see an injustice happening on a local, national, and international level. The Keystone XL pipeline is a symbolic and literal line that we as humanitarians, global citizens, stewards of the land, farmers, consumers, activists, environmentalists, men, women, children, Christians, Muslims, atheists, Buddhists, […]


Christine Edgeworth: Raising My Voice with Hundreds of Others

Christine Edgeworth

As a sophomore in college who just turned twenty years old, I’m trying to figure out what exactly I want to do with the rest of my life. Obviously there’s no way of knowing anytime soon where I’ll be in 10 years, because that would be much too easy. But what I do know is […]


What to Expect When You’re Expecting to Risk Arrest


In 2011 I signed up to be part of Tar Sands Action. It was a choice I made because I was at the point in my life where I thought this was a risk I could and should take and the consequences would be something I was willing to face.  You can read more about […]