On the 4th of April, anti-vivisection activists showed up in front of the offices of BlackRock, which holds over 7 million shares of stock in Skanska USA construction. Skanska is building what is essentially a buried fortress vivisection laboratory for University of Washington. There were protests against BlackRock and other Skanska investors all over the continent on April 4. Here in DC activists began by fliering people going into BlackRock’s building, following up on polite letters which have been ignored. This is the opening round of the DC portion of the “fracture their finances” campaign.
The time-honored HLS model of tertiary targettting is now being applied to Skanska’s stockholders. It would not take much of the sort of results the HLS campaign got against bankers and stockbrokers to make it far more expensive for Skanska to finish University of Washington’s animal torture facility than to walk on the contract, write off any losses, and save the rest of their business relationships.