What: A street action with songs, music, dancing, and chants calling on TIAA-CREF to divest from the Israeli occupation of Palestine
When: Tuesday, July 17, 12:30 – 2:30 PM
Where: TIAA-CREF headquarters in New York – 730 3rd Ave (between 45th and 46th Sts)
Why: Pension fund giant TIAA-CREF has made a historic decision to divest $72.9 million of Caterpillar stock from their Social Choice fund. But this is only the beginning! TIAA-CREF still invests over $900 million in Caterpillar in other portfolios. In addition, its Social Choice fund contains investments in Motorola Solutions, which developed the surveillance and communications systems for use in illegal Israeli settlements and the apartheid wall, and Hewlett-Packard, which owns the biometric monitoring system used in Israeli military checkpoints, provides data storage solutions for illegal Israeli settlements, and coordinates information technology for the Israeli Navy. TIAA-CREF also continues to hold onto its investments in Elbit, Veolia, Northrup Grumman, and Africa Israel, all of which are complicit in the illegal Israel occupation of Palestine.
On July 17, OWS Global Justice will join Adalah-NY and allies during the TIAA-CREF shareholders’ meeting to demand that TIAA-CREF live up to its motto “For the Greater Good” and divest from all its holdings in companies profiting from the violation of international law and Palestinian human rights.
Organized by Adalah-NY.
Endorsed by Brooklyn For Peace; Existence Is Resistance; International Socialist Organization; Jewish Voice for Peace – NY; Jewish Voice for Peace – Westchester; Jews Say No!; New Yorkers Against the Cornell-Technion Partnership; OWS Global Justice Working Group; Queers Against Israeli Apartheid; Siegebusters; WESPAC Foundation; Women in Black, Union Square (list in formation).