International Day of Action for the Amazon

Event date 5 Sep '19 04:00 pm - 05:30 pm
Event location 22nd and Walnut Sts., Philadelphia, PA 19103 • Walnut St & S 22nd St, Philadelphia, 19103, PA, United States
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BlackRock--Stop Funding Ecocide and Genocide!

Extinction Rebellion Philadelphia joins with Amazon Watch and the National Articulation of the Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB) in this International Day of Action for the Amazon. We will gather at 22nd and Walnut Sts. and march to the Philadelphia offices of BlackRock (2929 Arch St.), one of the major funders of the deforestation and exploitation of the Amazon rainforest and the genocide of its Indigenous peoples, to demand that they divest from such activity! Please join us!

Unprecedented fires are ravaging the Amazon--more than 74,000 fires this year is an 84% increase over last year’s count. This is an international tragedy and an extremely dangerous contribution to climate chaos!

This devastation is directly related to the fascist President Bolsonaro's anti-environmental and racist rhetoric.Farmers and ranchers understand the president's message as a license to commit arson with wanton impunity, in order to aggressively expand their operations into the rainforest.

Amazon destruction is not new, however. Indigenous peoples of the Amazon have been sounding the alarm about risks to the rainforest for years and resisting the destruction, sometimes at the cost of their own lives.

BlackRock is among the top three shareholders in 25 of the world's largest publicly listed "deforestation-risk" companies--companies active in producing and trading soy, beef, palm oil, pulp and paper, rubber and timber--and among the top ten shareholders in 50 more of the world's largest deforestation-risk companies. The data further reveals that BlackRock's holdings in these sectors has increased by more than half a billion dollars since 2014.

"The fires currently raging in the Amazon clearly demonstrate the risk that agribusiness expansion poses for the Amazon rainforest, Indigenous peoples, and the global climate. By expanding investments in the very industries complicit in that destruction, BlackRock is emboldening right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro to continue his quest to raze the Amazon for profit-making" -- Moira Birss, Amazon Watch.

BlackRock--Stop Funding Ecocide and Genocide!

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2 weeks agoAdd to Calender 2019-09-05 20:00:00 2019-09-05 20:00:00 International Day of Action for the Amazon BlackRock--Stop Funding Ecocide and Genocide! Extinction Rebellion Philadelphia joins with Amazon Watch and the National Articulation of the Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB) in this International Day of Action for the Amazon. We will gather at 22nd and Walnut Sts. and march to the Philadelphia offices of BlackRock (2929 Arch St.), one of the major funders of the deforestation and exploitation of the Amazon rainforest and the genocide of its Indigenous peoples, to demand that they divest from such activity! Please join us! Unprecedented fires are ravaging the Amazon--more than 74,000 fires this year is an 84% increase over last year’s count. This is an international tragedy and an extremely dangerous contribution to climate chaos! This devastation is directly related to the fascist President Bolsonaro's anti-environmental and racist rhetoric.Farmers and ranchers understand the president's message as a license to commit arson with wanton impunity, in order to aggressively expand their operations into the rainforest. Amazon destruction is not new, however. Indigenous peoples of the Amazon have been sounding the alarm about risks to the rainforest for years and resisting the destruction, sometimes at the cost of their own lives. BlackRock is among the top three shareholders in 25 of the world's largest publicly listed "deforestation-risk" companies--companies active in producing and trading soy, beef, palm oil, pulp and paper, rubber and timber--and among the top ten shareholders in 50 more of the world's largest deforestation-risk companies. The data further reveals that BlackRock's holdings in these sectors has increased by more than half a billion dollars since 2014. "The fires currently raging in the Amazon clearly demonstrate the risk that agribusiness expansion poses for the Amazon rainforest, Indigenous peoples, and the global climate. By expanding investments in the very industries complicit in that destruction, BlackRock is emboldening right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro to continue his quest to raze the Amazon for profit-making" -- Moira Birss, Amazon Watch. BlackRock--Stop Funding Ecocide and Genocide! 22nd and Walnut Sts., Philadelphia, PA 19103 America/New_York public Climate #extinctionrebellion #Amazon