JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon Disrupted

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JP Morgan Chase CEO Jaime Dimon joined a panel for “Pioneers and Visionaries” at UCLA. CODEPINK and RAN disrupted his talk, reminding him that investing in weapons manufacturers and companies contributing to the climate crisis isn’t ‘visionary’, it’s  the oldest trick in the book-and we won’t stand for it. 


On Tuesday, October 29 UCLA hosted a conversation between “Pioneers and Visionaries” Jaime Dimon and Eric Schmidt (the former CEO of Google) to celebrate the internet’s 50th anniversary. 

We disrupted Jaime Dimon because he is no visionary. In fact, he represents the War Economy to a T: he values greed and profit above people and planet. He uses the tried and true method of hoarding egregious wealth while millions suffer by investing in the world’s top weapons manufacturers and companies contributing to the climate crisis. 

JP Morgan Chase has significant ties to the world’s top weapons manufacturers. James Crown, a Board of Director at Chase, also sits on the Board of General Dynamics. General Dynamics is not only the sixth largest weapons manufacturer in the world, but sells their products to Saudi Arabia, a despotic regime currently waging an unjust war on Yemen. 

Chase also takes advice from some of the world’s worst war criminals: Henry Kissinger sits on their International Council, dispensing his vast knowledge about how to kill millions and face zero consequences. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who lied to his country to justify an illegal and immoral invasion of Iraq, chairs the very same International Council Kissinger sits on.  

Jamie Dimon and Chase Bank are integral to keeping the war economy alive because weapons manufacturers and the banks like Chase that fund them prioritize profit over people and planet. 

But our movement of peacemakers are the real visionaries. We know that to keep the planet from burning and save millions of lives which will be lost  from war and destruction we must #DivestfromWar and invest in a local peace economy. We must work to create a society which values human life and flourishing by defunding weapons manufacturers and the Pentagon and reinvesting that money into programs like universal healthcare and the Green New Deal. Together we can #DivestfromWar and invest in peace. 

  • JPMorgan Chase is the largest (asset wise) of all U.S. based banks – they also have the greatest derivatives exposure and own the most physical silver (a little trivia there) – recently, some of their top metals trading employees have been charged with manipulating the metals market and racketeering. Alas, Jamie Dimon himself has yet to become a named defendant.

    Bottom line – it’s great to bring attention to the various nefarious activities of JPMorgan Chase and if we want to go further than that and actually curtail some of these less than desirable activities, their power and monetary tentacles need to be ‘trimmed’. A gnat is bothersome until it either goes away or you squish it under your palm; a sting by a wasp that causes a life endangering allergic reaction is a creature to acknowledge and respect.

    Thank you Codepink for investing your time and having the gumption to take actions that inform us and lead us forward in our quest to de-fang the elitist viper. We must crawl before we walk and walk before run – tarry we may not in our progress or opportunity passes us by.

  • Thom Rip

    These often “behind the scenes” emperors need to be exposed and disrobed…good goin CP

  • voza0db

    Morgan… A Secular Ruling Family!

    doesn’t care about this type of “disruptions”! In fact they like them.

    While the Herd “disrupts”…

  • voza0db

    That dude is not an “emperor”! The OWNERS of JPMorgan are.