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Thursday, April 14, 2005

 

Boycott Everything Caterpillar!

Caterpillar shareholders voted overwhelmingly, 97 percent "not to investigate the use of its bulldozers by the Israeli army to demolish Palestinian homes."

Cindy Corrie, whose daughter Rachel was killed by a Caterpillar bulldozer while she was protecting a Palestinian pharmacist and his family's home from demolition was in London for the opening of a play about her daughter. Mrs Corrie said in the Belfast Telegraph: "Stores should not be selling Caterpillar clothing and people should not be buying it because of what is happening in Israel.

"Our daughter was killed by a Caterpillar bulldozer and in the last four years, a tenth of the population of the West Bank have lost their homes as a result of Cat bulldozers being used by the military."

For its part a socially conscious Caterpillar spokesman offers the following: "We have neither the legal right nor the means to police individual use of that equipment."

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