Thursday, August 23, 2012

Why We Need to STOP the Raytheon Drones Killing Machine

Raytheon, one of the biggest U.S. military contractors, is jumping to the front lines of the U.S. war of terror against people all over the world by providing the terrifying weapons that make drones so lethal.

Raytheon is one of the suppliers of the laser-guided "Paveway" 500-lb. bombs used in U.S. drone attacks. Now Raytheon is making even lighter weapons, so that the small-scale drones that will soon proliferate skies everywhere can be just as murderous as the large Predator and Reaper drones.

Join CodePINK and Occupy Tampa to protest the Raytheon Drones Killing Machine Thursday, August 23, 2012, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Raytheon facility at 7887 Bryan Dairy Rd, Largo,FL 33773, USA:

In the past, activists have also focused on Raytheon's facility in Tucson, AZ, where Raytheon Missile Systems is based.


A Raytheon spokesperson reportedly responded to the protest against his company's killer drone role by playing the employment card: "Here in Largo and St. Petersburg, Raytheon has more than 1,000 employees making communication products and systems that protect our national security and help keep America safe," said Peter Ramjug, according to the Tampa Bay Times. (See Drone maker Raytheon target of first RNC-related protest.) Apparently, the "communication products and systems" he refers to are the laser-guidance systems on the PAVE 500-lb bombs Raytheon supplies for drones.

More coverage at:
Raytheon protestors against drones say RNC perfect time to make point

RELATED STORY: Indianapolis: Hoosiers Protest Raytheon Role in Drone Killings

Medea Benjamin from CodePINK will appear Sunday, August 26, 5:00pm, Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida, as part of her national tour in connection with the publication of her book, Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control.