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Climate Camp Mass Action Against Barclays - Friday 2:30pm

Disarm DSEi and friends | 28.08.2009 01:40 | Anti-militarism | Climate Chaos | Palestine


From militarism, to environmental degradation to gentrification and the oppression of migrants - the banks finance the corporations responsible.

Meet 2:30pm at main gate of Climate Camp - bring banners, music, and militancy

Barclays Bank finances the continued use of dirty technology, responsible for providing almost $6 billion in loans to coal related industries (including financing coal related projects for companies such as E-On and Alliant). Coal has been recognised as the dirtiest, least efficient fossil fuel, and stands to add considerably to greenhouse gas emissions.

Barclays invests in global oppression, and is the largest backer of the global arms trade with 7.3 billion in shares in companies such as Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Thales. It ranks among the top ten largest investors in US arms companies, and helped to finance investment company VSS in its purchase of Clarion, the organisers of the DSEi arms fair.

Barclays is the principle banker for three arms companies; VT Group, Cobham and Meggitt and is a major investor in, and NYSE market maker for, ITT, the parent company of EDO MBM - a company who have been subjected to a sustained direct action campaign in Brighton.

Barclays invests in companies who sell weapons to Israel, which killed 1400 people, including 400 children during January 2009. Barclays has also given loans to companies producing cluster munitions and depleted uranium.

The arms trade and the military-industrial complex it supports are climate criminals responsible for 25% of air pollution. Scientists for Global Responsibility said in 2006 that the UK armed forces were responsible for emitting 5m tonnes of carbon dioxide.

The investors in these industries must be held to account for their actions.

For further action join DISARM DSEi on 8th September, 12 noon, City of London.

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Display the following 30 comments

  1. Meet at Canary Wharf at 3.00pm — Birmingham posse
  2. Wrong protest? — Jon
  3. This is not a diluted message, but a strong and necessary one — Disarm DSEi
  4. what connects these — anti-capitalist
  5. joining the dots — zacgoldsmitheatmypoo
  6. Not the point — Jon
  7. Barclays afternoon off — Andy J
  8. wrong place and the wrong time — tash
  9. Cor blimey Jon — troll?
  10. Oh Troll! — vicky
  11. ooops.. — nobody
  12. jon — Anti-capitalist
  13. Only Greenpeace has it sussed — Jon
  14. Vindication — anti-john
  15. They are laughing at us — Fran
  16. And? — Josh
  17. Jon — Bullshit Watch
  18. re: Fran - what is the truth behind the Dan Glass story? — anon
  19. The facts — Fran
  20. Fran — camper
  21. Cross Over actions — Danny
  22. The REAL facts — Kris
  23. Hypocrisy — Andy
  24. Nice repeat post Kris — Danny
  25. ES part of Mail Group>? — Peta
  26. You’re right — Andy
  27. School — Kris
  28. Denavistrated — Homer
  29. it seems to me... — confused
  30. like an animal rights activist working in a butchers shop? — anon