|Starting a Divestment Campaign|
TAKE STEPS TO START A DIVESTMENT CAMPAIGN TODAY!
Find out what steps your group can take to start a divestment campaign in your local community.
GET RESOURCES FOR YOUR DIVESTMENT CAMPAIGN
Find out what divestment resources are available at the US Campaign; download an activists' kit on divestment and sample leaflets and fliers on divestment.
|Support Presbyterian Church’s Courageous Stand|
On July 2, the 216th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) voted 431-62 “to begin gathering data to support a selective divestment of holdings in multinational corporations doing business in Israel/Palestine.” Please take a moment to call or write the Presbyterian Church (USA) and thank them for this important resolution.
The company which best exemplifies the interest of US corporations in the Occupation and the complete refusal to address human rights concerns in the region is Caterpillar. The most destructive weapon of the Occupation may not be an F-16 or helicopter gunship, but rather, an armor plated D-9 or D-11 bulldozer. These are the machines that have demolished thousands of homes, uprooted countless olive trees, and carved gaping holes in roads, making them impassable. Even when used in Israel’s colonial intrusions on the land through construction of illegal housing or bypass roads, CAT equipment is being used daily in the commission of war crimes and violations of human rights. For this reason, the US Campaign is providing information for activists that want to join with many other organizations working for an end to the occupation by endorsing a multi-faceted campaign to pressure Caterpillar to cease doing business with Israel until the occupation ends.
|Why Divestment? And Why Now?|
US Campaign Steering Committee Member David Wildman explores the divestment movement in the August/September 2006 edition of The Link.