Raise the Heat on Commonwealth Bank of Australia in NYC!

Thursday, May 21st @ 4:00m – 5:30pm CBALogo_RED_Final

New Yorkers are holding a solidarity rally in Midtown Manhattan to tell the Commonwealth Bank of Australia to stop its plan to finance the massive coal mine development in the Galilee basin  
This is part of a global action and in NYC we will start at 4pm with a brief rally at the Australian Consulate and then at 4:30pm walk to the Commonwealth Bank to present a letter and at 5pm rally some more.    
 
The global climate movement is at a critical stage in the fight to stop the Galilee Basin mega coal mines that, if built, would cook the climate and trash the Great Barrier Reef. Join the 350.org/350NYC solidarity action in Manhattan to speak out against this alliance of big money and big coal which threatens our planet.

Right now, the Indian mining giant Adani is calling upon The Commonwealth Bank to help them finance the Abbot Point coal port in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, the first step in unlocking nine mega coal mines in Australia’s Galilee Basin. Greenpeace estimates if all the Galilee Basin mines are developed to their maximum potential, 705 million tonnes of CO2 would be released each year. That’s nearly double Australia’s current annual emissions.

It’s time to step things up and put CommBank’s reputation on the line — either they heed our call and publicly rule out their involvement OR they face a creative & unrelenting campaign. Other banks have already rejected this project – CommBank must do the same.

Join with thousands, taking part in hundreds of actions at dozens of branches around the country and the world as we Raise the Heat on CommBank from 19-23 May!  (only one day in NYC May 21st)

TIMELINE OF WHAT WE WILL BE DOING IN NYC
Thursday, May 21st
– 4pm Gather at Australian Consulate – 150 E 42nd St, NY 10017
– 4:30 pm walk to CommBank  – 599 Lexington Ave # 1701, (@55nd St) NY 10022
– 4:45 Rally at CBA till 5:30

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One comment

  1. Reblogged this on Giselle Wilkinson and commented:
    The world can see Australia is behaving badly, recklessly and with vested self-interest and is now forming an alliance to ‘Raise the Heat’ on the Commonwealth Bank and Tony Abbott misguided policies. I’m leaving upstate New York – Ithaca Co-housing Community – today heading to New York City hoping to get to this rally.

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