In recent months, Indigenous Water Protectors and their supporters have been putting their bodies on the line to stop the construction of the Line 3 tar sands pipeline on Anishinaabe land in Northern Minnesota.
This week, our US partners Stop the Money Pipeline organized a #DefundLine3 Global Day of Action, with protests at bank branches in Japan, Switzerland, Sierra Leone, Costa Rica, the UK, Holland, France and Canada, as well as about 50 cities in the U.S.
Grassroots student activist Sophie Krouse was surprised to see the Niagara Regional Police show up at an RBC branch in small town Grimsby, Ontario on Earth day, only about 30 minutes after she started holding up a sign, putting up posters, and writing removable chalk messages on the sidewalk in front of their branch.
Today a new youth led initiative got off the ground called “Banking on a Better Future.” Launched outside the AGM of TD bank in Toronto, the campaign is asking youth to pledge to stop banking with fossil banks that are ruining the future.
RBC Revealed Exposes Greenwashing by Canada’s Biggest Bank as New Data Shows $208 Billion in Fossil Fuels Financing
Oil Barrels Set Up in Front of RBC HQ
(March 24, 2001; Toronto, ON) Today a network of groups launched “RBC Revealed” to inform Canadians, investors, and shareholders about the misleading environmental claims of Canada’s largest bank, which continues to funnel billions into fossil fuels.