BlackRock CEO Larry Fink: #DivestFromWar

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Dear Mr. Fink,

BlackRock must divest from defense contractors that profit from child detention and weapons manufacturers, which produce the tools and weapons for war and violence in Palestine, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, and countless other areas where the U.S. is active in conflict. The result is the loss of innocent lives and turmoil around the world.

The sale of U.S. weapons to oppressive regimes like Saudi Arabia is a shining example of how the products made by these companies are not responsible or beneficial to the global community. As you surely know, the country of Yemen is on the edge of famine brought on by the brutal assault from the Saudi regime, a country who recently purchased billions in arms from U.S. weapon manufacturers.

We also see these weapons at home. You have recognized the danger of civilian firearms by creating funds that exclude those manufacturers, yet BlackRock remains silent on the weapons used in global conflict. Those same weapons are given to police forces in our communities and turned against Americans. The violence BlackRock profits from is in our streets, and the streets of the world.

You recently made a statement that BlackRock will hold companies accountable to be good global citizens. Obviously, a statement is not enough, when BlackRock continues to invest in companies engaging in war and conflict, which results in the deaths of innocent civilians and destruction of sovereign nations. There should be no profit from war. There should be no profit from child detention. The stakes are too high to be driven by profit margins.

BlackRock must divest from, and stop investing in, companies that sell weapons used in war and violence around the world and at home. BlackRock must divest from defense contractors that profit from child detention.

Yours Sincerely,

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  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    signed 2020-06-20 12:09:28 -0400
    No NDAA. Please No wars. Missiles. Bombs. Meaning it is such. Dangerous. To our. People. Health. Environmental. Life style. Plus. Financial. Etc..
  • G Mathieson
    signed 2020-05-31 10:03:04 -0400
    Sadly, the people ‘at the top’, around the World, have one or more of the developing personality disorders for which is there no cure, and they don’t know they are one, namely:- psychopaths, sociopaths and narcissists. These sub-humans play mind games and use reverse psychology; they have no empathy, and it is all about their wants – usually money. A g-o-o-d 75% of men are emotionally-a-child; at any point-in-time when they are lying, their emotions revert to that of a 5-year-old child’s, and they believe their own lie. These sub-humans can be assured of going down when they meet their Maker.
  • Alexistori P Gonzalez
    signed 2020-05-31 00:34:31 -0400
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  • @ClimatePlanNow
    @ClimatePlanNow tweeted link to this page. 2020-05-22 10:41:15 -0400
    It’s time for @BlackRock to stop making a killing on killing. Sign the petition to BlackRock CEO Larry Fink. Tell him to put people and peace over profits and stop investing in weapons of war. #DivestFromWar https://www.codepink.org/larryfink?recruiter_id=925960
  • Larry Langdon
    signed 2020-05-22 10:40:45 -0400
    Climate Crisis MUST be tackled NOW! We are likely to NOT meet the 1.5 degree limit scientists agree is critical to stopping global catastrophe, so we must do MORE, right NOW. If in doubt, please view “Planet of the humans” on youtube. Show leadership the world needs today by divesting from fossil fuel funding.
  • Daniel Weyand
    signed 2020-05-21 09:49:52 -0400
  • Andrew Ward
    signed 2020-05-21 08:19:45 -0400
  • Susan Bernofsky Bernofsky
    signed 2020-05-21 08:03:26 -0400
    Stop pursuing death and destruction for profit – invest in a future for our planet and the people on it!
  • Tom Gogan
    followed this page 2020-05-21 07:41:18 -0400
  • Tom Gogan
    signed 2020-05-21 07:40:17 -0400
    Pull that money out of murder and destruction. Invest in sustainable peace and productivity.
  • Charles Johnson
    signed 2020-05-21 00:47:58 -0400
    Hello Mr. Fink,

    Will you divest from fossil fuel and weapons companies, which poison and kill us—

    and invest in green living and Unarmed Civilian Protection, which heal and protect us?

    In short, will you divest from square wheels, and invest in round wheels?

    Thank you!
  • Chris Chaplin
    signed 2020-05-21 00:13:50 -0400
  • Gloria Brandman
    signed 2020-05-21 00:06:53 -0400
  • Reneeta Renganathan
    @reneetacr tweeted link to this page. 2020-05-20 19:08:57 -0400
    It’s time for @BlackRock to stop making a killing on killing. Sign the petition to BlackRock CEO Larry Fink. Tell him to put people and peace over profits and stop investing in weapons of war. #DivestFromWar https://www.codepink.org/larryfink?recruiter_id=925633
  • Reneeta Renganathan
    signed 2020-05-20 19:08:52 -0400
  • Elizabeth Ann Bjerke
    signed 2020-05-20 02:25:31 -0400
    Investments in peace and development – people over profit – would be a whole lot more profitable and sustainable in the long run.
  • Alexistori P Gonzalez
    followed this page 2020-05-19 20:49:14 -0400
  • Janice Sevre-Duszynska
    signed 2020-05-19 20:27:24 -0400
    Where have all the children gone?
  • Nina Hall
    signed 2020-05-06 13:15:19 -0400
    Stop weapons investment!
  • Kevin Fernandez
    signed 2020-04-27 18:15:40 -0400
  • Steve Blanke
    signed 2020-04-25 01:14:04 -0400
    This should never have been going on.
  • Edward Juillard
    signed 2020-03-28 08:12:59 -0400
  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    @Alexistori5 tweeted link to this page. 2020-03-17 09:10:27 -0400
    It’s time for @BlackRock to stop making a killing on killing. Sign the petition to BlackRock CEO Larry Fink. Tell him to put people and peace over profits and stop investing in weapons of war. #DivestFromWar https://www.codepink.org/larryfink?recruiter_id=767336
  • Elizabeth Baldwin Kinney
    signed 2020-03-06 19:55:44 -0500
  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    signed 2020-03-03 02:03:31 -0500
    Alexistori Gonzalez
  • Raul Anorve
    signed 2020-02-27 18:18:15 -0500
    Raul Anorve
  • Peter Lauterbach
    @PeterRuLa tweeted link to this page. 2020-02-27 13:47:23 -0500
    It’s time for @BlackRock to stop making a killing on killing. Sign the petition to BlackRock CEO Larry Fink. Tell him to put people and peace over profits and stop investing in weapons of war. #DivestFromWar https://www.codepink.org/larryfink?recruiter_id=839678
  • Peter Lauterbach
    signed 2020-02-27 13:45:38 -0500
  • Rush Wayne
    @Neuroshft tweeted link to this page. 2020-02-24 17:21:25 -0500
    It’s time for @BlackRock to stop making a killing on killing. Petition to BlackRock CEO Larry Fink: tell him to put people and peace over profits and stop investing in weapons of war. #DivestFromWar https://www.codepink.org/larryfink?recruiter_id=683169
  • Randall Wayne
    signed 2020-02-24 17:19:56 -0500
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