HAPPENING NOW: #ShutDownKKR Day of Action Against Coastal GasLink

by Seeding Sovereignty

๐‰๐จ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž #๐’๐ก๐ฎ๐ญ๐ƒ๐จ๐ฐ๐ง๐Š๐Š๐‘ ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐ง๐ข๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐›๐ฅ๐จ๐œ๐ค๐š๐๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐–๐ž๐ญ’๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฐ๐ž๐ญ’๐ž๐ง ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐๐ข๐ญ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ž๐Ÿ๐ฌ!

๐‡๐ž๐ซ๐žโ€™๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐๐จ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฃ๐จ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Š๐Š๐‘ ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐ง๐ข๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐›๐ฅ๐จ๐œ๐ค๐š๐๐ž ๐“๐Ž๐ƒ๐€๐˜ ๐š๐ง๐ #๐’๐ก๐ฎ๐ญ๐ƒ๐จ๐ฐ๐ง๐Š๐Š๐‘:

โšก Email KKR today by using our easy messaging tool: https://actionnetwork.org/letters/messagekkr

โšก Call KKR by dialing their NYC office at 212-750-8300 

โšก Tweet at @KKR_Co and tell them just how awful they are for ignoring Wetโ€™suwetโ€™en concerns about their rights, the climate, land air and water. Need some tweet inspiration? See below!

โšก UK callers: Call KKR by dialing (+44) 020 7839 9800 then asking the switchboard to patch you through to Johannes Huth, KKR’s Managing Director.

#๐’๐ก๐ฎ๐ญ๐ƒ๐จ๐ฐ๐ง๐Š๐Š๐‘ ๐’๐š๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐“๐ฐ๐ž๐ž๐ญ๐ฌ

โšก While #COVID-19 and wildfires ravaging our communities, @KKR_co refuses to stop funding the @CoastalGasLink pipeline and continues to violate Wet’suwet’en sovereignty – Defund Coastal GasLInk #ShutDownKKR

โšก Flood @KKR_coโ€™s inboxes and phone lines demanding they stop investing in colonial violence on sovereign Wetโ€™suwetโ€™en territories – @CoastalGasLinkhasnโ€™t backed down yet, so neither will we #ShutDownKKR #WetsuwetenStrong

โšก Over 230 000 people have demanded @KKR_co stop investing in @CoastalGasLinkโ€™s colonial pipeline. Why do they continue to ignore hundreds of thousands of voices demanding #NoCGL #ShutDownKKR

โšก .@KKR_co is further entrenching police brutality by supporting the NYPD through investing NYPD pensions to increase their value – join us Monday as we resist this violent collaboration #ShutDownKKR

โšก .@KKR_co profits from colonialism on Turtle Island and imperialism around the world by funding Ingersoll Rand, a corporation that globally supplies hydraulic pumps to US military bases #ShutDownKKR

#๐’๐ก๐ฎ๐ญ๐ƒ๐จ๐ฐ๐ง๐Š๐Š๐‘ ๐‚๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐’๐œ๐ซ๐ข๐ฉ๐ญ

โ€œHello KKR, I am calling to demand you respect Indigenous rights and the Wetโ€™suwetโ€™en hereditary chiefs, and drop the risky Coastal GasLink pipeline from your portfolio immediately. It would lock us into decades of increased fracked gas. It also disregards the lack of consent by the Wetโ€™suwetโ€™en community and negative impacts on the climate, air, water, and Indigenous women who face violence from man camps being built along the route. Lastly, ongoing construction and lack of social distancing is putting the Wet’suwet’en community at greater risk of contracting COVID-19.โ€

โ„๐•–๐•ฃ๐•– ๐•’๐•ฃ๐•– ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐•”๐•’๐•ž๐•ก๐•’๐•š๐•˜๐•Ÿ ๐••๐•–๐•ฅ๐•’๐•š๐•๐•ค:

Rising Tide North America, the Wet’suwet’en Solidarity Front Bay Area, Seeding Sovereignty, United for Respect (UFR) and Wetโ€™suwetโ€™en Solidarity UK are working in direct solidarity with the hereditary Wet’suwet’en chiefs and land defenders to stop the funding of the Coastal GasLink pipeline. This digital-first campaign has the rapid response goal of moving KKR as quickly as we can. In June 2020, KKR closed a significant deal to purchase a 65% stake in Coastal GasLinkโ€™s pipeline project, becoming the new majority owner. This deal directly contradicts KKRโ€™s partnership principles of socially responsible investing, clearly demonstrating how corporations use progressive-washing rhetoric purely for profits. 

๐•Ž๐•™๐•ช ๐•š๐•ค ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•š๐•ค ๐•š๐•ž๐•ก๐• ๐•ฃ๐•ฅ๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•ฅ ๐•ฃ๐•š๐•˜๐•™๐•ฅ ๐•Ÿ๐• ๐•จ?

Despite the deal closing, we can (and must!) push for KKR to back out of its CGL investment. Precedence has been set for this – in the last few years alone, a number of strategic investors have pulled out of proposed LNG projects in Canada, including Chevron Corp., Woodside Petroleum Ltd., Exxon Mobil Corp., CNOOC Ltd and Petronas Bhd.

As COVID-19 and wildfires have ravaged communities across Turtle Island, CGL has pushed ahead with pipeline construction, bringing COVID-19 to the front lines and endangering Land Defenders. As a Black-lead uprising against police murders targeting Black communities has been further ignited, it is clear that KKR has sided with the forces of white supremacist capital, having invested NYPD pensions for the past several years to help the NYPD retire comfortably. For years, KKR invested in Safariland, a tear gas corporation militarized cops use across the US to attack resistance movements, and only pulled out of this investment after public pressure. KKR also invests in Ingersoll Rand, a corporation that supplies hydraulic pumps to US military bases around the world, terrorizing countries already ravaged by the forces of western imperialism. They also denied thousands of Toys โ€˜Rโ€™ Us workers severance pay across the so-called US after purchasing the company and subsequently fast-tracking its demise. 

KKR executives have not responded to the over 230k emails they received demanding they stop funding Coastal GasLink. Today, we give them a reminder that we will not stop fighting to #ShutDownKKR.

Posted in Announcements, Calls to Action, Indigenous Resistance, Infrastructure, International Eco-Defense, Land Rights, Lawsuits and Paperwrenching, North America, Pipelines and tagged , .

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