September 18, 2023

Climate Activists Shut Down MOMA Over Fossil Fuel Funding

Nearly a hundred climate activists rallied at the Museum Of Modern Art in NYC on September 15 to call for the removal of board chair Marie-Josée Kravis because of her and her husband’s Henry Kravis’s ties to the fossil fuel industry. The protest comes before the major September 17 march to End Fossil Fuels in NYC prior to the UN climate summit. Henry Kravis, whose net worth is around $7.8bn, is a co-chief executive of KKR, one of the world’s five largest private equity firms. It is heavily invested in fossil fuels in the US, Canada, the UK, Europe and the Middle East. KKR is behind the Coastal GasLink Pipeline being built through Wet’suwet’en territory in Canada. We start off by hearing from some of the Hereditary chiefs from Canada. We later hear among others from Roni Zahavi-Brunner of Planet over Profits and Michael Kink of Strong Economy for all. We then here again from Roni after several dozen activists occupied and shut down MOMA. By Mark Dunlea for Hudson Mohawk Magazine.

Tags: climate, moma

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