Wednesday, July 6, 2011

New Flash Mob in NYC Asking TIAA-CREF to Divest!

The "We Divest" Campaign is a US Campaign-endorsed initiative.

New York City activists performed an inspiring flash mob in Times Square to promote the We Divest Campaign, calling on financial TIAA-CREF to divest from the Israeli Occupation.

Activists nationwide are preparing actions for July 19th, when TIAA-CREF is holding its annual shareholders meeting. Since 2005, all but one CREF annual meetings have been held in New York City. This year, CREF is holding its meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina instead. But like Caterpillar, they can run but they can't hide!

This blog has other recent coverage of the BDS Flash Mob phenomenon. Also see our BDS Flash Mob How-To Kit to plan a flash mob in your own community!

Take action! Click here to sign the petition asking TIAA-CREF to divest from the Israeli Occupation.

Tell TIAA-CREF (@TC_Talks) that socially responsible investment cannot include the funding of weapons and weaponized bulldozers! TIAA-CREF invests in companies known to provide supplies and services to help maintain Israeli occupation, including Caterpillar, Elbit Systems, Northrop Grumman, Motorola and Veolia. Click here for more information about the national campaign.

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Does "For the Greater Good" include apartheid and occupation? Time to #BDS from #Israel @TC_Talks
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Don't let #veolia trash #Palestine with your retirement fund. Tell @TC_Talks to #BDS
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Would socially responsible investment include bulldozing homes & making bombs? @TC_Talks divest from #Israel
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"Consistent Growth" shouldnt include illegal settlements. Tell @TC_Talks to divest from #Israel
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@CaterpillarInc bulldozes Palestinian homes Does your retirement fund? Tell @TC_Talks its time for #BDS
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@TC_Talks, divest from #Israel "For the Greater Good" #BDS
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Fund your retirement, not ethnic cleansing of #Palestine. Tell @TC_Talks to #BDS
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