(September 17, 2021) On the 10th anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, and ahead of New York Climate week, 40 climate activists were arrested in Manhattan at bank headquarters and buildings of JP Morgan Chase, Citibank, and Bank of America. They were calling on major Wall Street banks to stop financing fossil fuels by the start of the Glasgow Climate Talks on November 1st.
Dozens more risked arrest at Chase and Bank of America bank branches as well as the Canadian Consulate in Seattle. Activists in Seattle targeted Chase and Bank of America for spending tens of billions bankrolling tar sands oil expansion and the Canadian government for supporting the Trans Mountain and Line 3 pipelines.
They were joined by more than 150 people across the U.S. delivering 150,000 petition signatures as part of the Stop the Money Pipeline coalition’s Deadline Glasgow: Defund Climate Chaos campaign.
Stop the Money Pipeline demands the backers of climate chaos
1. Respect Human Rights and Indigenous Sovereignty
2. End Support for Deforestation
3. End Support for Fossil Fuels