Friday, February 10, 2006
Church of England Votes to Divest from Caterpillar
War on Want reports: "The General Synod of the Church of England voted yesterday evening (6 February 2006) 'to disinvest from companies profiting from the illegal occupation, such as Caterpillar Inc, until they change their policies'...Caterpillar has been singled out by the United Nations for complicity in human rights abuses in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Thousands of Palestinian homes and vast swathes of agricultural land have been destroyed by the Israeli military using armoured Caterpillar D9 bulldozers." In addition, it was an IDF Caterpillar that killed Rachel Corrie on March 13, 2003.
Read about War on Want's Caterpillar campaign here.
Tags: Israel, Palestine, Church of England, divestment