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Palestine activists have 2 billion opportunities to pressure for divestment

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30.05.2020

Local government pension schemes hold direct investments worth more than £2.3 billion in companies involved in Israeli war crimes and apartheid, it was revealed this week.

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) on Friday published a new database documenting the many ways that local government employees’ pension contributions are being misused by management to invest in the Israeli occupation.

The new research details a long list of companies involved in Israeli occupation – both Israeli and international – that the pension schemes have their monies invested in.

These include HSBC, Barclays bank, General Electric, Microsoft and Serco.

These firms all have well-documented involvements in the Israeli occupation of the West Bank. You can look up your own nearest local government pension scheme to see which complicit firms, if any, it is invested in.

The database is simple to use, and provides clear and concise details on how much each scheme has invested, and exactly how each company is complicit.

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Most of these schemes have “ethical investment policies” – but as so often is the case, these policies are merely window-dressing and PR.

Activists now have a........

© Middle East Monitor


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