Wednesday, 28 July 2010
Barclays Bank are the largest investor in the global arms trade, holding a whopping £7.3 billion worth of investments. They fund the killing and maiming of thousands of people across the globe.
They fund companies who produce Cluster Bombs- http://www.stopclustermunitions.org/the-problem/
They fund companies who produce depleted uranium weapons http://www.bandepleteduranium.org/en/i/77.html
They fund companies who produced weapons used in the recent Israeli attach on the Gaza Strip http://www.smashedo.org.uk
They fund companies who supply weapons dictatorships including Mugabe’s Zimbabwean Government.
WHEN YOU CYCLE THE BARCLAYS HIRE BIKES YOU ARE CONSTANTLY ADVERTISING THIS CORPORATION. DO NOT ACCEPT IT!
Do not bank with Barclays! They are rare, but there ARE ethical banks out there.
Write to Boris Johnson and express your dismay at the co-option of what would otherwise be a great scheme firstname.lastname@example.org
Barclays will always put profit before people as long as its shareholders demand bigger and bigger profits each your. This is the inevitable result of unhindered free market capitalism. It is up to each one of us to raise our voice and use our skills to create alternative communities and societies that subvert, destroy and render useless a world where war is an economic necessity. Inaction is complicity. See you on the streets.