Did JVP lie about TIAA-CREF's divestment from Caterpillar? Did JVP lie about their "huge" victory?
An email from Adalah NY certainly implies that the victory may not have been quite as "huge" as JVP originally claimed. Once again TIAA-CREF is being targeted for not doing what JVP claimed they already did. Can't keep up with the lies? Don't worry. None of us can. Incidentally, Adalah NY has been involved with the JVP campaign since the very beginning- Adalah members attended Rebecca Vilkommerson's campaign launch 2 years ago. With $900 million remaining in Caterpillar stock, I'd be willing to venture that TIAA-CREF's "divestment" wasn't quite as "huge" a victory as JVP originally claimed
Be afraid, TIAA-CREF. Be very afraid. Adalah is going to SING. And DANCE. And CHANT. That'll show you.
Adalah NY's email:
Tell TIAA-CREF, Divest from the Israeli Occupation!
What: A street action with songs, music, dancing, and chants calling on TIAA-CREF to divest from the Israeli occupation of Palestine
When: Tuesday, July 17, 12:30 - 2:30 PM
Where: TIAA-CREF headquarters in New York - 730 3rd Ave (between 45th and 46th Sts)
Why: TIAA-CREF has made a historic decision to divest $72.9 million of Caterpillar stock from their Social Choice fund. But this is only the beginning! TIAA-CREF still invests over $900 million in Caterpillar in other portfolios. In addition, its Social Choice fund contains investments in Motorola Solutions, which developed the surveillance and communications systems for use in illegal Israeli settlements and the apartheid wall, and Hewlett-Packard, which owns the biometric monitoring system used in Israeli military checkpoints, provides data storage solutions for illegal Israeli settlements, and coordinates information technology for the Israeli Navy. TIAA-CREF also continues to hold onto its investments in Elbit, Veolia, Northrup Grumman, and Africa Israel, all of which are complicit in the illegal Israel occupation of Palestine.
Join us on July 17 during the TIAA-CREF shareholders' meeting to demand that TIAA-CREF live up to its motto "For the Greater Good" and divest from all its holdings in companies profiting from the violation of international law and Palestinian human rights.
For more information on the campaign, visit our TIAA-CREF campaign page and WeDivest.org.
Organized by Adalah-NY. Endorsed by Brooklyn For Peace; Jewish Voice for Peace - NY; Jews Say No!; Siegebusters; Queers Against Israeli Apartheid; International Socialist Organization; Jewish Voice for Peace - Westchester; WESPAC Foundation; Women in Black, Union Square (list in formation).
Adalah-NY: The New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel
c/o WESPAC Foundation
52 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
JVP and its handlers have been furiously backpedalling on this issue - they got caught and they know it.
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