Divest From The War Machine

Divestment is a tangible tactic to defund war.

About the Campaign

Grassroots-led war divestment campaigns are springing up all over the world, from students organizing to divest university endowments, to municipalities and states coming together to divest public pension funds. Divestment means organizing to remove public and private assets from weapons manufacturers, military contractors, and war profiteers.

Public pension and retirement funds especially are often invested, directly and indirectly, in weapons companies. Teachers and other public servants whose interests lie with promoting human needs have their retirement security tied up with maintaining or enlarging the war industry. Every dollar currently invested in weapons and war is a dollar that could be better spent on job creation, education, housing, healthcare, food security, and so much more.

War profiteering is largely normalized today. We’re working to stigmatize the war machine. World BEYOND War assists divestment campaigns led by our chapters, affiliates, other coalitions, and individuals around the world.

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Selected Current Campaigns & Coalitions

Break Up With Your Bank
Toronto World BEYOND War is excited to launch our campaign to help you divest from Canadian banks! All major banks in Canada invest heavily in weapons manufacturing, with many of those weapons currently being sent to the IOF in its brutal genocide of Palestinians. Removing your money from banks and putting it into alternatives, like local credit unions, is a powerful move. And we're here to help you do it! Check out our brand new campaign launch materials on instagram here.
Canada Stop Arming Israel
We refuse to stand by and allow the only true winners in war — the weapons manufacturers — to continue to arm and profit off of it. Weapons companies across Canada are making a fortune off of the carnage in Gaza and the occupation of Palestine. Find out who they are, where they are, and what we can do to stop letting these weapons companies profit off of the massacre of thousands of Palestinians at the link below. And learn more about the Canadian banks funding the weapons makers right here.

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