It’s 5 years since the Saudis started to deliberately target Yemeni civilians in airstrikes. Equipment used was from the USA. A Boeing missile destroyed a school bus in 2016 and killed 50 school children.
Humanitarian disaster. War crimes.
Join us in SYDNEY to commemorate 5 years of war on Thursday (12th March), 11am at HSBC, a major investor of arms dealer Electro Optic Systems.
Your money, in this bank, is doing harm.
“HSBC loan money to Electro Optic Systems: about $50m to be precise. The UK based bank appears to have no ethical screening. For example, it also funds several coal projects in South Asia.
Electro Optic Systems is dealing with the Saudis one of the most problematic governments in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia is USA’s ‘ally’ due to the immense amount of money made in weapons deals. Their policies have long included the structural confinement and control of women. Mistreatment of dissidents has been extreme including the murder and dismemberment of critical journalist, Khashoggi. The Saudi’s are involved in “proxy” wars for the USA.
Australian companies should not be dealing with the Saudis. We say NO to weapons exports to Saudi or UAE.
This Thursday, Anti Bases Coalition (ABC) with Wage Peace will extend their regular vigil to visit HSBC to tell their customers “Your money, in this bank, is doing harm.”
HSBC funds war; HSBC funds climate destruction
Small action groups targeting corporate investors and contractors in systematic ways are making a difference in movements across the world. The Stop Adani campaign have ejected over 60 contractors from that project. But it takes many of us to get out, to take a risk, to take action, to do our part from time to time.
We are asking you to join us. Acting against militarism, along with acting against climate destruction is important. Strategic focused actions make a difference.
Margie, Nick, Cate, and Julie,
JOIN US #StopArmingSaudi
Bank HSBC: 333 George St
(We’ll meet at 10.15 nearby, And Wed. afternoon to prepare. Call: 0403214422)
followed by the regular vigil at EOS at 75 Elizabeth St from 12 pm
This is what we’ll tell customers at HSBC who, unlike you, are probably not thinking about what happens to their money in banks.
“Did you know your choice of bank can have a huge impact on the world? This is because the money you put in your account is used by banks to make loans and investments.
HSBC invests $50m in the Australian manufacturer Electro Optic Systems which sells weapons to Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. Both countries are involved in the deadly and destructive war in Yemen. This war has been going for 5 years as of March 2020, resulting in the largest humanitarian disaster of these times.
HSBC is also involved in destructive COAL projects in South East Asia.
The types of loans banks make can go to industries that do good or those that do harm. So where your money goes ultimately shapes the world we all live in.
STOP BANKING WITH HSBC
Align your banking with your values
EOS and HSBC are “Enhancing the Lethality” of Saudi war crimes …
HSBC involved in Coal Projects – Market Forces so may be a target for this coming divestment week the 20th March.!The Guardian:
What we know about EOS
- EOS has ex ACT Labor Senator Kate Lundy on their board along with ex ADF General Peter Leahy.
- They sell missile fire systems into conflict zones.
- They are currently teaming with Elbit to provide a weapons system for tanks – a “turret”
- They have a submission to arm the Land 400 attack tanks with HanWha
- Active with a sales office in the UAE.
- Lethal products have been seen to be shipped from Sydney Airport to UAE and Saudi Arabia
- Subsidised by the Federal government (36m grant)
- Subsidised by the ACT (payroll exemption).
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