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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  • Elaine Holder
    signed 2018-10-14 15:32:18 -0400
  • Linda J. Schauer
    signed 2018-10-09 10:40:06 -0400
  • Muhammad Naeem Amer Rehan
    signed 2018-10-02 11:52:29 -0400
    Yes. Sure.
  • Stephen Berg
    signed 2018-09-25 20:55:40 -0400
  • Robert Miller
    signed 2018-09-24 12:29:09 -0400
    Robert Miller
  • Frixco Glez
    signed 2018-09-22 23:05:28 -0400
    - #DivestFromWar -


    They must prohibit the “Secret Governments” and steal the resources of nature to enrich a handful of rabble, to create crises of all kinds such as financial, health, food among other issues to terrorize people and force us to live with fear and work as slaves for people who believe that by divine right or for any other reason can possess what you fancy on a whim what exists in, on, in, under and in any part of the world As water for example .

    Stop GENTUZA that impoverishes countries to enrich themselves illegally with complicities and laws made at their discretion.


    - #DivestFromWar -


    Se deben prohibir los “Gobiernos Secretos” y robar los recursos de la naturaleza para enriquecer a un puñado de gentuza, de crear crisis de todo tipo como las financiaeras, de salud, comida entre otros temas para aterrorizar a la gente y obligarnos a vivir con miedo y trabajar como esclavos para gente que creé que por derecho divino o por cualquier otra razón puede poseer lo que se le antoge por capricho lo que existe en, sobre, dentro, debajo y en cualquier parte del mundo Como el agua por ejemplo.

    Alto a GENTUZA que empobrece países para enriquecerse ilegalmente con complicidades y leyes hechas a su discrecionalidad.
  • Charles Sprickman
    signed 2018-09-22 19:36:38 -0400
  • Gerard Tel
    signed 2018-09-22 08:52:25 -0400
    Invest in a peasefull sustaineble World that gives future to our childeren.
  • Graham Watson
    signed 2018-09-21 23:04:22 -0400
    Mr Fink, please divest from war, blackrock is the only pension plan available at my work and I feel ashamed by the fact that my retirement profits from war.
  • Kim Dorsey
    signed 2018-09-21 08:46:32 -0400
    The world wants Peace
  • Coltrane Tircuit
    signed 2018-09-21 02:35:58 -0400
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    signed 2018-09-20 20:46:12 -0400
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    signed 2018-09-20 18:58:16 -0400
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    signed 2018-09-19 20:11:10 -0400
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    signed 2018-09-17 10:23:51 -0400
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    signed 2018-09-16 04:16:43 -0400
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    signed 2018-09-14 17:26:02 -0400
  • Mason Moher
    signed 2018-09-13 19:50:06 -0400
  • Jodi Sarda
    @mybetterdays tweeted link to this page. 2018-09-13 13:11:33 -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=742899
  • Jodi Sarda
    signed 2018-09-13 13:11:19 -0400
    Invest in peace and prosper!
  • Stephen crowley
    signed 2018-09-12 21:22:28 -0400
  • Ellen Jamieson
    signed 2018-09-10 20:55:56 -0400
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    signed 2018-09-10 19:40:36 -0400
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  • Laurel Hays
    signed 2018-09-10 08:24:14 -0400
  • Doris J Katzen
    signed 2018-09-08 23:57:36 -0400
    Engaging your firm with others that are waging the wars against people of other countries does not make you or us safe. Divest from those companies creating chaos in this world.
  • Julia Albertin
    signed 2018-09-08 17:44:38 -0400
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    signed 2018-09-08 02:28:59 -0400
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