PRESS RELEASE: PSC research uncovers LGPS funds invest over £2bn in complicit companies

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign has released deeply shocking research, which has uncovered local government pension funds invest over £2bn in companies complicit in Israel’s war crimes. This research is just the tip of the iceberg, and is indicative of wider patterns of investment by all local government pension scheme fund. Find out more below. FOR …

Palestine Coronavirus Update: Friday 29th May

Key Updates 179 confirmed cases in East Jerusalem 368 confirmed cases in the remainder of the West Bank 20 confirmed cases in the Gaza Strip 18,298 Palestinians are in quarantine No deaths reported since 20th April Further Info OCHA emergency situation report UNRWA weekly update WHO situation report MAP situation update 11 more cases confirmed …

LGPS Member? E-mail the chair of your pension fund committee!

Local Government Pension Scheme Members: Take Action!   Our groundbreaking research has found Local Government Pension Scheme Funds invest over £2bn in companies complicit in Israel’s war crimes, including companies blacklisted by the United Nations for activity in Israel’s illegal settlements, based on stolen Palestinian land. Local Government Pension Scheme Member? Your money should not …

Open Letter to Birmingham Pride from 11 LGBTQIA+ Groups: Drop HSBC

To Birmingham Pride, As LGBTQIA+ groups in the UK, we welcome your commitment to ensuring events for our communities continue during the Covid-19 pandemic, with the announcement of a ‘virtual pride’ on May 24th. An online pride event has the potential to bring people together across borders and time zones, in a celebration of LGBTQIA+ …

PSC Statement on Apartheid Off Campus Campaign

A number of organisations have contacted PSC regarding a new campaign which has been launched today under the banner “Apartheid Off Campus”. The campaign launched today is not endorsed by PSC, nor connected to PSC, although it is using PSC’s “apartheid off campus” slogan, PSCs images, and PSCs database, without permission. PSC has been supporting …

PSC Writes to Chair of Every LGPS Committee Calling on Them to Take Action

Following our victory in the Supreme Court, upholding the right of Local Government Pension Funds to take ethical investment decisions, we have written to the chair of every local government pension fund committee, calling on them to live up to their ethical responsibilities, and ensure their funds are not invested in companies complicit in Israel’s …

HSBC: Stop Arming Israel – Take Action!

HSBC must end its complicity in Israel’s gross violations of international law and Palestinian human rights by severing its relationship with companies that supply Israel with weapons and technology, like Caterpillar. Successful campaigning has forced HSBC to divest from Israeli arms company Elbit Systems in December 2018. But HSBC continues to hold financial relationships, through …