Join People & Planet at a series of events across the UK in Autumn 2019, as we kick off a new set of Divest Barclays campaigns. Expect grassroots activism, exciting workshops and big names from across the political spectrum - it's not to be missed.
LEEDS - Join us on the evening of the 24th October with Alex Sobel MP, Youth Strike 4 Climate, Momentum Leeds and more.
Barclays is a major investor in fossil fuel infrastructure across the globe it's time for them to halt their support for the fossil fuel industry before they crash the climate or the economy. Students in the network decided they would build a movement that will get unis to break ties with Barclays, build a mass boycott, end sponsorship deals and show Barclays up for the climate criminal that they are.
At the Barclays Annual General Meeting (AGM), the Chairman John McFarlane told shareholders that the bank would be withdrawing their financing of fracking company Third Energy - licensed to frack in Ryedale, North Yorkshire. Barclays owned a 97% controlling stakes in Third Energy. This was a huge victory for the anti-fracking and climate justice movement in the UK, showing the power of organising and building coalitions in our local communities.