Saturday, 28 January
Barclays Market Street
Already Trump’s election has signalled a boost for Israel’s fascist president Netanyahu. While the new leader of US imperialism promotes right wing Zionists, promises an embassy in occupied Jerusalem and supports settlements on Palestinian land, Britain is offering no opposition. In fact, British banks are profiting from the occupation and from wars on Syria and Yemen that are backed by most MPs. Palestinians are ready to resist, even as 7000 are locked up in Zionist prisons. We must stand with them on the streets and build a movement against racism and imperialism.
Barclays bank is a symbol of the warmongering of the British ruling class. It invests in arms companies that are complicit in the war crimes of the Israeli, Saudi and Turkish regimes. Its funding for Boeing, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and BAE Systems show that years after providing loans to the apartheid regime in South Africa, Barclays is still supporting racism, war and occupation. It has to be a focus of BDS campaiging and of protest against imperialist attempts to redivide the Middle East.