|From Portland: Caterpillar Campaign FAQs|
I Saw it in Palestine
March 16th, 2007
Here in Portland, we've began developing a campaign to urge Caterpillar, the manufacturer of bulldozers used to demolish homes in Palestine, to end sales to the Israeli military. Through the course of our work, we've had some questions. I'd like to offer up what we've discovered so that other campaigns can access this information easily and quickly.
|International, Israeli Activists Stop Bulldozers in Um Salamuna|
March 2nd, 2007
Today 5 internationals and 6 Israelis joined Palestinians to stop the bulldozing on the land of Um Salamuna near the village of Wadi an-Nis. The internationals and Israelis along with 2 Palestinians from PSP climbed on top of a Caterpillar bulldozer when it was stopped for a break. For over 2 hours Israeli and International activists prevented that bulldozer from working. Another bulldozer was stopped when Palestinian, international and Israeli activists stood in front of it for some time.
|Caterpillar D9s at work in Occupied Palestine. CAT boss is due in London next week .|
by Charlie Pottins, Random Pottins
November 18th, 2006
On Wednesday, 22 November, Mike Baunton, CBE, Vice-President of the Caterpillar company, which has supplied armoured bulldozers used in destrying Palestinian homes and olive groves, is due to attend a function organised by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IME) at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane, in London's West End. Palestine Solidarity and Boycott Israel campaigners will be there to meet him.
|Friday Ritual in Bilin: Occupied Territory|
by Eileen Fleming, OpEdNews
November 10th, 2006
Largely unreported by the media, thousands of Palestinians and hundreds of Israelis and Internationals have been waging a major grassroots nonviolent campaign of resistance to the construction of Israel's Wall in the Occupied Territories. "Civilian uprising and non-violent activism is not like the Gandhi movie. It's not carrying posters and saying we don't like your wall, go away. We stand in front of Caterpillar's knowing we will be shot and arrested."
|Rachel Corrie's family appeals lawsuit against bulldozer-maker|
by Gene Johnsons, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
March 23rd, 2006
"This case doesn't allege Caterpiller should be liable just because they were doing business with the Israelis," said Maria LaHood, from the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights. "It argues that because they knew the D9 and D10 bulldozers would be used to demolish homes in violation of international law, they are liable."
|Church's Israel funds climbdown|
March 8th, 2006
The Church of England's ethical advisory body has rejected its governing body's call to sell the Church's £2.5m stake in Caterpillar.
|Church investment body snubs Synod over Caterpillar|
March 7th, 2006
In a move that will be seen by campaigners as a snub to the Church of England's 'Parliament', the Church’s Ethical Investment Advisory Group (EIAG) has said it will not recommend disinvestment from the controversial US company Caterpillar.
|Church of England votes to disinvest in Caterpillar|
February 7th, 2006
Christian peace campaigners are this morning welcoming the vote last night by the Church of England's general synod - including the Archbishop of Canterbury - to disinvest church funds from companies profiting from Israel's illegal occupation of Palestinian territory.