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Israel and the Canada Pension Plan (CPP)
Should the CPP invest in companies that profit from Israel's military occupation, its attacks on Gaza and Lebanon, its destruction of Palestinian homes and orchards, or its construction of the illegal Separation Wall?
New research by the Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT) reveals that in 2011, the CPP had about $1.5 billion worth of shares in 66 large, international companies that supply Israel with military, police, surveillance and/or prison-related products and services. Five other large Canadian pension funds have invested an additional $3 billion in these 66 companies researched by COAT.
If you're among Canada's 16 million CPP contributors and beneficiaries, shouldn't you have a say in whether your money is invested in the production of weapons, military vehicles or other major technologies and services that support Israel's armed forces, its police, and prisons?
Please join COAT's campaign to expose and oppose CPP investments in corporations that profit from facilitating Israel's violations of international law.
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Learn More! Read COAT's report here
Click above for the online version of COAT's recently-published, 54-page report called:
"Profiting from Israeli Apartheid:
CPP Investments in Corporations Supporting Israel's
Military-, Police-, Surveillance-, Prison-Industrial Complex (Part 1)"
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New Research! Canada's Six Largest Pension Funds are Investing in
... Israeli Apartheid: $4.5 billion invested in companies selling military, police, prison-related supplies to Israel http://coat.ncf.ca/P4C/66/CdnPensionFunds.htm
... World's Top War Industries: $1.7 billion invested in the world's top 100 war industries
... F-35 Contractors: $2 billion invested in companies building the F-35 warplane
Coordinator, Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT)
P.S. Part 1 of COAT's report "Profiting from Israeli Apartheid" (Press for Conversion! Spring) contains articles exposing the following companies and their military, police, surveillance and prison-related links to Israel:
3M, Amdocs, Analog Devices, AT&T, BAE Systems, Bank Hapoalim, Bezeq, Bharat Electronics, CAE, Carlyle Group, Caterpillar, Cellcom Israel, Cemex, Cisco Systems, CRH, Daewoo Engineering & Construction, Daimler, Delek Group, Dell, Discount Investment Corp, Doosan, Eaton, Elbit Systems, EMC, Evraz Group, Fiat Industrial, Fiat, Finmeccanica, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, Honeywell International, Hyundai Motor and Hyundai Heavy Industries.
Part 2 of "Profiting from Israeli Apartheid" (Press for Conversion! Summer) will continue this work by exposing the following companies in the CPP portfolio:
Intel, Israel Discount Bank, ITT, Koninklijke DSM, Kubota, Leumi Le Israel, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Mitsubishi Motors, Mizrahi Tefahot Bank, Motorola, Navistar International, NetApp, NICE Systems, Oracle, Parker Hannifin, Partner Communications, Paz Oil, Renault, Rockwell Collins, Rolls Royce, Siemens, Sony, Tata Motors, Texas Instruments, Toyota Motor, Tyco Electronics, Tyco International, Valero Energy, VeriSign, Verizon Communications, and VMware.