I just read an article stating that the ANZ admits it is ‘indirectly’ financing the making of cluster bombs. It is in the latest edition of Online Opinion. I find it astonishing that this is not front page news. The ANZ is one of the big banks in Australia and it is literally getting away with murder.
The article includes the clip above (it’s a UK clip highlighting other banks such as Barclays and HSBC, the latter being a sponsor of Hawthorn Football Club) and a link to a report by the NGO, IKV Pax Christi. The report shows a number of other banks that fund cluster bomb manufacturers in one way or another. Banks have not had a good rap for many years, and that reputation is further justified by this damning report. Knowing that one of our own banks in Australia is a prime culprit just brings it closer to home. Spread this story far and wide.