Just as in the recent outcry regarding the financing of the NRA, so to it must be for the companies that fund, develop and manufacture nuclear weapons
These weapons continue to be modernized at an expected cost of $1.7 trillion over the next 30 years. The non-nuclear nations have declared enough and that they will no longer be bullied and held hostage by the nine nuclear nations. Now is the time to stop the insanity and divest of nuclear weapons just as apartheid was ultimately stopped by divestment in South Africa.
There are 20 principal companies involved in the manufacture, development, production, and modernization of these weapons and 329 significant investors the world over who are financing this work investing over $525 Billion in the last three years alone! The top three US investors include Blackrock, Capital Group and Vanguard and have a combined investment of more than $110 billion. It is both astonishing and an obligation for each of us to review our financial institutions investments and retirement funds to identify whether or not we are inadvertently investing in these companies.
Just as in the recent outcry regarding the financing of the NRA, which not coincidentally has been funded by many of the same companies, has led to divestment and disassociation with and by these companies, so to it must be for the companies that fund, develop and manufacture nuclear weapons. Each of us has a responsibility to stigmatize these companies by speaking up, contacting these institutions and telling them that it is NOT OK for them to be making a profit from the production of nuclear weapons which threaten our very existence, and to demand that they cease and desist in the words of Medea Benjamin and, “stop making a killing by killing”.
To read Dr. Dodge’s complete article, go to: https://www.commondreams.org/views/2018/03/19/eliminate-nuclear-weapons-divesting-them