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Super Fund should clean out investments in nukes and plunder


National leader John Key advocates that the Super Fund invests in up to 40% New Zealand companies. A good place to start would be by cleaning out deeply unethical international investments. The Super Fund currently invests in a plethora of companies involved with environmental destruction and the production of nuclear weapons and their delivery systems.

“We have long been lobbying for the Fund to divest from US Corporation, Freeport McMoran Copper and Gold and its joint venture partner, Rio Tinto Inc because of the irreparable harm these companies are doing to the environment and the people of Indonesian controlled West Papua,” said Maire Leadbeater speaking for the Indonesian Human Rights Committee. More

Previous indymedia stories:
18 September 2008 West Papuan Guerillas Demand Closure of Freeport Mine | 18 August 2008 Papuan tribal chief to sue mining giant Freeport | 4th August 2008 Report from Demo Against Superfund Investments in Freeport | March 21st 2007 Protest Against Superfund | December 2nd 2006 West Papuan independence day demo outside Superfund