Thank you so much for reporting on Wedneday's City Council decision to stop investments in corporate securities. We wanted to call your attention to a factual error in your article on the City Council’s decision. We hope you can correct it soon in the online article.

You mentioned that "Caterpillar was a target for its role selling weaponized bulldozers to Israel, which uses them to raze settlements in the West Bank”
What Caterpillar is being targeted in part is for its role in destroying the homes, fields, schools, and infrastructure of Palestinian villages, farms, and towns which are not settlements. Settlements refer to the illegal colonies Israel is establishing on Palestinian lands and which have the support and funding of the Israeli government. The militarized Caterpillar bulldozers are used by Israel to destroy Palestinian infrastructure, not the infrastructure of Israel’s illegal settlements which are built on Palestinian lands.

You can read more about Caterpillar in our research report:

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