Tell Citibank: Do Right by Palestinians & Haitians

Sunil Garg, CEO Citibank, N.A

Citibank is a partner in the ongoing oppression of Palestinians and a partner in the active genocide we are witnessing in Gaza.

This is not the first time Citibank has played an active role in military violence and occupation.

Citibank instigated a violent, decades-long U.S. occupation of Haiti in 1915, leading to unimaginable suffering for the Haitian people and enormous profits for Citibank.¹

It is unacceptable that Citibank has never acknowledged or taken responsibility for the harm it caused to Haitians.

It is unacceptable that with the rise of a new ultra-right-wing government, Citibank has legitimized it by taking meetings with the extremist anti-Palestinian Finance Minister, Bezalel Smotrich² just days after he called for the destruction of a Palestinian village.³

Citibank, a single institution, is involved in two historic oppressions, denying freedom to both Haitians and Palestinians.

We demand that Citibank:
  1. Provide comprehensive financial reparations to the Haitian people as the primary U.S. banking institution that stole from Haiti and prompted U.S. occupation.⁴

  2. Cease sponsoring the Israeli government's relentless land theft and occupation of Palestinians as the largest U.S. bank operating in apartheid Israel.⁵

Sign our letter to Citibank.


  1. Invade Haiti, Wall Street Urged. The U.S. Obliged,” The New York Times, May 20, 2022.

  2. Israel FinMin says immediate liquidity risk averted after SVB collapse,” Reuters, March 15, 2023.

  3. U.S. considering denying Israeli minister visa after call to "wipe out" Hawara,” Axios, March 4, 2023.

  4. The Case for Haitian Reparations,” Jacobin, Jan. 14, 2017.

  5. Citigroup: Global Presence — Israel” Citi.

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To: Sunil Garg, CEO Citibank, N.A
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We call on Citibank to provide full financial reparations to the Haitian people, and stop their effective sponsorship of the oppression of Palestinians.