Don’t in­vest in guns and bombs

Birmingham Post - - NEWS -

DEAR Edi­tor, We are de­lighted that the West Mid­lands Pen­sion Fund has re­cently de­cided to cease in­vest­ing coun­cil tax rev­enues in HANWHA, a com­pany that man­u­fac­tures clus­ter bombs.

These are weapons that, like land mines, are known for caus­ing in­jury and death long af­ter they have been dropped, as they lie on the ground and can eas­ily be at­trac­tive to chil­dren play­ing, be­cause they are of­ten brightly coloured.

How­ever, about £90 mil­lion of coun­cil tax rev­enues are still in­vested in other arms man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pa­nies, through the West Mid­lands Pen­sion Fund (WMPF).

Many cit­i­zens who pay coun­cil tax are ap­palled that their money is in­di­rectly caus­ing in­jury and death to thou­sands of peo­ple,

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