Divestment

BlackRock has billions of dollars invested in weapons companies such as Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, Elbit, and General Dynamics. They also invest in civilian gun manufacturers.  They position themselves as a company that is socially responsible, yet they continue to invest in weapons. They …

Divest from the Yemen War/Raytheon

January 28, 2019 // 0 Comments

Divest from the Yemen War/Raytheon  AN ACT RELATIVE TO PENSION DIVESTMENT FROM COMPANIES SELLING WEAPONS TO THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA H.2349 This act divests state pension funds from companies selling weapons to Saudi Arabia. Divest from the Yemen War Raytheon Fact Sheet Read the …

In 2016 the Cambridge City Council passed a resolution to divest City-managed pension funds from companies that produce nuclear weapons, or invest in their production. The forum will address the issues confronting city government as it works to follow through on that resolution. Additionally, the …

Hiroshima and Nagasaki Week in Massachusetts August 5-9, 2017 72 years have passed since the United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 47 years since the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) took effect, and yet the five original nuclear weapons states, led by the …

Testimony presented at hearing of anti-BDS legislation, S.1689/H.1685, July 18 Honorable Chairmen and Members of the Joint Committee: My name is Lorrie Hall, I live in Duxbury, and I am a member of Massachusetts Peace Action.  Thank you for this opportunity to testify against “An Act …

Anti-BDS Legislation Hearing

July 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight will be hearing public testimony about legislation that aims to penalize supporters of the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The hearing will be in the Gardner Auditorium. This legislation (S.1689 /H.1685), deceptively titled “An …

New Massachusetts state legislation – introduced by the Jewish Community Relations Council and backed by senators across the aisle – aims to penalize supporters of the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement under an anti-discrimination guise. The BDS movement uses nonviolent economic practices to …

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