Caterpillar Woes, Israel in New York Primaries

Reporters Roundtable

Pulling Out: This week it was announced that TIAA-CREF had quietly divested over $70 million from Caterpillar, in part because of its connection with the demolition of Palestinian homes.
Pulling Out: This week it was announced that TIAA-CREF had quietly divested over $70 million from Caterpillar, in part because of its connection with the demolition of Palestinian homes.

Published June 28, 2012, issue of July 06, 2012.

In this week’s podcast, host Josh Nathan-Kazis talks with Washington correspondent Nathan Guttman, opinion editor Gal Beckerman and Forward fellow Naomi Zeveloff about the recent announcement that TIAA-CREF, which manages pensions and retirement funds, has sold $72 million worth of stock in the construction equipment firm Caterpillar which has been connected to Palestinian housing demolitions. Then, web editor Dave Goldiner drops by to discuss firebrand Charles Barron’s loss in a Democratic primary and how Israel played into that and other New York congressional races.

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