Skip navigation

BlackRock CEO Larry Fink: #DivestFromWar

larry-fink.jpg

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,

Will you sign?

3,420

People already signed

Who's signing

  • Michael signed 10 days ago

  • Elise signed 22 days ago

  • Jan signed 29 days ago

  • Wendy signed 29 days ago

  • Glen signed 29 days ago

  • Jon signed 34 days ago

  • William signed 42 days ago

  • Ralph signed 59 days ago

  • Jelica signed 63 days ago

  • Mohammed signed 68 days ago

  • Norman signed 70 days ago

  • Sarah signed 77 days ago

  • Blake signed 78 days ago

  • Brendan signed 78 days ago

  • Sara signed 78 days ago

  • Sharon signed 81 days ago

  • Jan signed 81 days ago

  • Candis signed 85 days ago

  • Celia signed 87 days ago

  • Helmut signed 87 days ago

  • Stefan signed 88 days ago

  • Simon signed 89 days ago

  • Judith signed 90 days ago

  • Muhsin signed 90 days ago

  • Colette signed 90 days ago

  • Klaus signed 90 days ago

  • Merja signed 90 days ago

  • Lionel signed 90 days ago

  • Peter signed 90 days ago

  • Marjorie signed 90 days ago


Showing 30 reactions