Protest demands NZ SuperFund withdraws Israeli investments

Kia Ora Gaza

FullSizeRenderA lively lunchtime protest at the NZ SuperFund HQ in Downtown Auckland today (Photo: Kia Ora Gaza).

Although divesting from a few Israeli corporations under pressure, NZ SuperFund still retains an array of investments in Israel’s continued harsh occupation of Palestine and siege.

SuperFund CEO Adrian Orr met with an Auckland superannuitants group a few months ago, and agreed to ‘monitor’ their Israeli investments and discuss changes. However, Orr has recently refused any further dialogue and police barred a deputation from the group from entering their downtown headquarters after a lively protest today.

‘We are calling on the NZ SuperFund to continue to divest from companies …that profit off others’ suffering’ said the seniors’ group coordinator, Phil McNeale, at the 60-strong rally. ‘We demand our tax dollars are immediately withdrawn from companies which arm Israel and help maintain its brutal regime of occupation and siege.’

In 2012, Superfund divested from…

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