Banks

Banking on climate breakdown

Brendan Montague Banks must stop funding in climate breakdown driving fossil fuels as the world recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. Barclays and HSBC must address their role in funding the climate crisis and contribute to delivering a sustainable recovery from…

Jeremy Corbyn to Morgan Stanley: “Yes, we are a threat to a damaging and failed system”

After Morgan Stanley warned that a Labour government could pose as much of a risk to British business as Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn posted a video in in his Facebook page saying that the investment bank was right to consider them a threat.…

Women of Standing Rock: Working together as human beings, sharing the planet and the future

Standing Rock has become a worldwide symbol of nonviolent yet firm resistance to highly damaging extraction projects. These projects not only contribute to global warming by continuing to burn fossil fuels and release harmful emissions into the atmosphere, but also…

Dakota Access Pipeline, banks and protests

It seems that applying pressure works: after the on line protest of March 30 Intesa SanPaolo declined to participate in a refinancing of Energy Transfer Equity (ETE), parent company financing the Dakota Access Pipeline. However, they are still involved and…

Banks Start to Divest From Dakota Access Pipeline

The Global Month of Actions, targeting the banks behind the pipeline started on December 1st, but in November the Indigenous people have already obtained an important victory in Norway, when two major investors decided to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline.…

December 2016: Global Month of #NoDAPL Action

On December 4th, the Obama Administration announced that the US Army Corps would not grant Dakota Access LLC the last remaining easement it needs to drill under the Missouri River at Lake Oahe and complete construction of the pipeline. While this is…

Bernie Sanders: good old wine in a good old bottle

Post Office banking makes a lot of sense wherever in the world, surely in the US of A where Bernie Sanders has voice and somewhere between 20 to 40 percent of the population has to rely on cheque-cashing or payday-lending…

Ada Colau shows her support for EuroMarchas

Ada Colau, Mayor of Barcelona, received the marchers at the city council and give her support to the EuroMarches. Coming from Zaragoza, EuroMarches arrived at Tortosa at lunchtime on the 5th of October. Representatives from the social movements in Bajo…

Banking Giant HSBC Sheltered Murky Cash Linked to Dictators and Arms Dealers

According to a Report by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalism ‘Secret documents reveal that global banking giant HSBC profited from doing business with arms dealers who channeled mortar bombs to child soldiers in Africa, bag men for Third World…

Rewriting history

Published by Critical Thinking on Friday, 28 March 2014 In wars, there are generally two sides and it is commonly understood that history is written by the victors but most people are ignorant of the role of banking dynasties in…

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