Canadian pension funds and Israel — join the petiiton

We’ve started an online petition on CPP investments in firms
supplying Israel’s military and police, etc., and I hope you’ll join
the 600+ who’ve signed it so far.
You can see the list of signatories and read their comments here:
If you know any organisations that might endorse our petition, could
you ask them to consider it?
Thanks again for your support!
cheers, Richard
P.S.  Since publishing the magazine, I’ve put together additional
research on Canada’s six largest pension funds and their $1.7 billion
investments in the world’s top 100 weapons industries.
I’ve also compiled data on these six pension funds and their $2
billion investments in companies building F-35 warplanes.
P.P.S. Here is an email notice that can be used to promote the
petition and associated research:
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.
Online PETITION!   Please sign now
After signing, please forward this message to others.  Thanks!
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)”
Join the Campaign!   Take Action
Find out what else you can do to help support our
boycott/divestment/education campaign.
Spread the Word!   Get copies of COAT’s report
Get copies of our report for yourself and for friends, colleagues,
journalists, politicians, and others.
Get Group Endorsements!
Please ask organisations to endorse COAT’s campaign to “Stop CPP
investments supporting Israel’s military, police and prisons.”
Additional Research on Canada’s Six Largest Pension Funds
$4.5 billion invested in companies selling military, police,
prison-related supplies to
$2 billion invested in companies building the F-35
$1.7 billion invested in the world’s top 100 war
Yours sincerely,
Richard Sanders
Coordinator, Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT)
Website: <>
P.S. Part 1 of COAT’s report “Profiting from Israeli Apartheid”
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” 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.

By piotrbein