Folks may have seen this message from our friends at Stop The Money Pipeline recently about tomorrow’s online rally calling on BlackRock to divest from deportation.
On Monday just a few days after the rally, we’ll have a very special guest joining us, Roberta Giordano from the BlackRock’s Big Problem Campaign. We’ll talk about BlackRock’s huge connection to the climate crisis and learn about how the BlackRock’s Big Problem campaign has been pressuring the giant to act on climate, and how your group can plug in.
350 WA Network Conversations
with special guest Roberta Giordano 
Monday, September 21st, 6pm-7:30pm PST
Register HERE

Here’s more on the BlackRock’s Big Problem campaign:

BlackRock, is the biggest driver of climate chaos that you have never heard of. It is the world’s largest money manager with over $7 trillion of assets under management. It is the world’s largest investor in fossil fuels and agribusiness companies that are driving deforestation and violating indigenous rights and territories across the globe. 

Here’s a bit about Roberta Giordano:

Roberta, born and raised in Rome, has been organizing divestment campaigns for the last eight years. While in college at the University of California, Berkeley, Roberta worked to pressure the UC to move its money out of fossil fuels investments, and once graduated, Roberta continued to work with coalitions in California to help cities and counties cut their ties with Wall Street Banks. Prior to joining the Sunrise Project, Roberta worked with Amazon Watch where she helped launch a campaign to expose BlackRock’s investments in oil and gas companies operating in the Amazon basin and directly threatening indigenous communities and territories.

Stay healthy and strong, friends!
Grace Hope
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From: Deborah Rosenstein <>
Date: Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 5:03 PM
Subject: [O-DEP] Thursday: STMP & virtual rally re: ICE detainees faced medical neglect and hysterectomies
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Last night a whistleblower came forward to tell the world about the abuse that she witnessed working in an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center. 

The nurse, Dawn Wooten, worked at the detention center in Georgia for 3 years, and in that time witnessed jarring and inhumane medical neglect and an incredibly high rate of hysterectomies.

This revelation is just the latest proof that the US deportation machine is disgusting and dehumanizing. It’s also funded by some of the same corporations that fuel the climate crisis — in particular, asset manager BlackRock.

That’s why this Thursday, September 17th at 1pm ET / 10am PT we’re joining an online rally calling on BlackRock to divest from deportation.

Click here to RSVP for Thursday’s 1pm ET / 10am PT Defund the Deportation Machine Virtual Rally.

Photo by Brooke Anderson. You can see more of her work on her Instagram, @MovementPhotographer

BlackRock’s connection to ICE is oblique, but crucial. It’s one of the biggest investors in Palantir, the private data analytics firm that provides software ICE uses to conduct mass raids, separate families, and terrorize immigrant communities.

Palantir has enabled the Trump administration’s human rights violations and anti-immigrant agenda by weaponizing its data systems for the mass detention and deportation of immigrants.  Crucially, Palantir is set to go public any day now and this means they are looking to sell stocks and continue to profit off of the surveillance and raids of communities targeted by ICE. That’s why it’s important to take action now and demand BlackRock divest from Palantir.

During Thursday’s online rally you’ll hear from community leaders fighting fossil fuels and the deportation machine and get live coverage of the in-person action happening at BlackRock’s NYC headquarters.

Click here to RSVP for Thursday’s Defund the Deportation Machine Virtual Rally happening at 1pm ET / 10am PT.

Immigration justice and climate justice are inextricably linked. As the impacts of climate change intensify, more and more people will have no choice but to leave behind the land they call home. The World Bank estimates that by 2030, a staggering 147 million people may be displaced by the climate crisis.

To put it simply fighting for climate justice means fighting for immigration justice. One part of doing that is to fight back against this inhumane deportation machine — and joining the call for BlackRock to divest.

In solidarity,
Stop the Money Pipeline

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