ALEC Is Pushing A Bill That Punishes Banks For Divesting From Fossil Fuels

By Alex Kotch, Truthout. -

As climate change accelerates and environmental disasters proliferate around the world, a Big Oil-funded business lobbying group has decided to attack financial firms that are taking their money [...]

Big Banks Are Funding Fossil Fuel Projects — Let’s Hold Them Accountable

By Katie Eder And Shannon Carlson, Teen Vogue. -

The biggest banks are using your money to fund the climate crisis. We have seen this story before. In 2008, the recklessness of megabanks sank the global economic system. Now, in 2021, the youth [...]

How Central Banks Are Fueling The Climate Crisis

By Oil Change International. -

Central banks could play a critical role in catalyzing the rapid shift of financial flows away from oil, fossil gas, and coal. However, to date, central banks have instead tinkered at the edges. [...]

Why Shouldn’t The People Own The Banks?

By Michelle Chen, The Nation. -

Even as the pandemic devastated New York City, megabanks like JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America continued to do a roaring trade. And now those financial behemoths are set to manage the funds [...]

Enbridge’s Greenwashing Will Not Stand

By Tara Houska, Stop the Money Pipeline. -

There are now more than 130 Water Protectors facing criminal charges for protecting the land from the Line 3 tar sands pipeline. At the same time, the climate criminals are free to keep [...]

#DefundLine3: Stopping This Pipeline Is A Matter Of Justice

By Tara Houska, Commondreams. -

The fight to stop the Line 3 tar sands pipeline is about justice for the land. It’s about justice for the water. Justice for Anishinaabe people whose culture and way of life it threatens. Justice [...]

The Federal Reserve Dictatorship Runs Amok Against Savers

By Ralph Nader, Nader.org -

If you are a saver in a money market account or in a bank, you’ve already noticed your dwindling interest income as interest rates have been at their lowest in modern American history. Well, [...]

Regulators Finally Crack Down On Wells Fargo

By Phil Mattera, Dcreport.org -

It took three years but a leading U.S. regulator finally got tough with probably the most lawless large U.S. financial institution. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, an arm of the [...]

‘Uninsurable And Unhedgeable’: Central Banks Warn Of Financial Crisis From Climate Change

By Nick Cunningham, Desmogblog.com -

A future climate disaster, or “green swan” event, could bring down the global financial system, according to a new report from the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), an international [...]

Global Banks, Led By JPMorgan Chase, Invested $1.9 Trillion In Fossil Fuels Since Paris Climate Pact

By Sharon Kelly, Desmogblog.com -

A report published today names the banks that have played the biggest recent role in funding fossil fuel projects, finding that since 2016, immediately following the Paris Agreement's adoption, [...]

JPMorgan Chase Records The Biggest Profit Of Any Bank In US History

By Gabriel Black, Wsws.org -

JPMorgan Chase, the most valuable private bank in the world, made $36.4 billion in 2019, the biggest annual profit of any bank in American history. The news, reported Tuesday, sent the company’s [...]

25 People Occupy Chase Bank Branch In D.C. As Climate Activists Launch A Major New Campaign Targeting The Financial Industry

By Staff, Sierraclub.org -

WASHINGTON - Over twenty people occupied a Chase Bank branch in Washington, D.C. today to kick off Stop the Money Pipeline, a major new activist effort going after the financial industry’s [...]

Fed Up: The Impunity Of Central Banks

By Trevor Jackson, Dissentmagazine.org -

September 29, 2008, was one of the strangest days in the recent history of capitalism. The investment bank Lehman Brothers had failed two weeks earlier in the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history, [...]

Massive Hack Strikes Offshore Cayman National Bank And Trust

By Dan Feidt and Freddy Martinez, Unicorn Riot -

Isle of Man, UK – A blast of sunshine has hit a secretive banking network used by global ultra-wealthy figures following a massive hack by “Phineas Fisher“, a notorious self-described [...]

World’s Largest Bank Ends Fossil Fuel Financing

By Alexandra Jacobo, Nationofchange.org -

The bank's decision to end all financing of oil, gas, and coal projects after 2021 will make it the first multilateral lender to rule out financing for projects that contribute to the climate [...]