This coming Monday April 13th is the Global Day of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS). It is an opportunity for people worldwide to demand a shift from disproportionate military spending to funding real human security needs.
Research coordinated by PAX shows that more than US$ 402 billion was invested in nuclear weapons producers during the period January 2011 – August 2014. These are significant investments from the private sector into companies involved in the production of key components for nuclear weapons.
Please join a twitter action on Monday 13 April! Use the hashtags #MoveTheMoney and #goodbyenukes. And please encourage people in your networks to take part too.
- Target these companies to stop producing components used to make UK nuclear weapons:
Alliant Techsystems – @ATK
BAE Systems – @BAESystemsplc
GenCorp – @AerojetRdyne
General Dynamics – @GD_AIS
Honeywell International – @Honeywell_Aero
Lockheed Martin – @LockheedMartin
Northrop Grumman – @northropgrumman
Raytheon – @Raytheon
Serco – @SercoGroup
Suggested tweets (but please get creative with your own wording too. I particularly like the new hashtag #SubmarinesOfDeath, which emerged out of BBC Question Time last week):
2. Demand an end to financial investment in nuclear weapons producing companies:
These UK financial institutions are in the Hall of Shame in PAX’s Don’t Bank on the Bomb report:
Barclays – @Barclays
HSBC – @hsbc_uk_press
Legal & General – @landg_group
LLoyds Banking Group – @lloydsbankinggp
Aberdeen Asset Management (no twitter handle)
Suggested tweet (insert twitter handles of different financial institutions from the list above):
Suggested tweets to specific financial institutions with relevant links:
Time for @hsbc_uk_press to stop financing #nuclearweapons producers! #goodbyenukes #MoveTheMoney http://www.dontbankonthebomb.com/hall-of-shame-h/#toggle-hsbc
No one wants to know that their money is connected with the production of weapons that are either illegal (like cluster munitions) or should be (like nuclear weapons). Everyone has an opportunity to do something about it.