"There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest." — Elie Wiesel

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Don't Bank on the Bomb (updated version just released)!!!

The world's nuclear powers continue to pump the financial capital created by the people's toil into the weapons of our own demise.  And the companies involved in the production, maintenance and modernization of nuclear weapons couldn't do their part without the hundreds of $$$BILLIONS$$$ provided by the world's leading banks.

Thanks to IKV Pax Christi, a partner of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) and it's just released update of its Don't Bank on the Bomb report we can know who is financing these weapons and make more informed investment decisions.  The 2013 report (just released in October) focuses on the Hall of Fame as well as the Hall of Shame, not only calling out those institutions that finance nuclear weapons work, but also praising those institutions that have policies prohibiting any investment in nuclear weapon producers.

Click here for the Don't Bank on the Bomb Website, where you can learn more and download the full report.  The Website has some excellent resources including perspectives on historical boycotts, Norway's divestment experience, and the role of faith communities in divestment.

Click here to read the news release on the updated Don't Bank on the Bomb report.

Is your financial institution financing nuclear weapons? Find out, and then challenge it to do the right thing - DIVEST! Click here for ideas on what you can do. 

Besides individual actions like writing to your financial institution and asking it to divest, consider larger group actions like shareholder resolutions. There is incredible power in numbers. It is criminal to profit from the production of the very weapons of our own destruction. Let's invest our hard-earned money in life, not death!

Please download and read Don't Bank on the Bomb today! Then take action to divest!!!

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