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Standout Against Raytheon! America is not a “Battlespace.” Yemen Shouldn’t be Either (Cambridge/Somerville))
June 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday June 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Porter Square Shopping Center in North Cambridge
“I think the sooner that you mass and dominate the battlespace, the quicker this dissipates and we can get back to the right normal.” These are the words of Mark Esper, our current Secretary of Defense and former top lobbyist for Raytheon, taken from a leaked call. After receiving widespread criticism, including from one of his predecessors General Jim Mattis, Esper publicly took a step back. But make no mistake, this is how Raytheon’s top man in Washington DC talks about his fellow citizens in private.
Americans protesting against police brutality are getting a taste of what it’s like to live in a “battlespace.” The people of Yemen have been enduring famine and war for over 5 years. Over 10 million people are living on the brink of famine. Over a million cases of cholera have been reported. At least 85,000 children under the age of 5 have died as a result of this war.
Raytheon’s close connections with the Trump Administration and the war in Yemen were fully revealed in a 3 full page expose in the New York Times. The influence of the military industrial complex is in full view. Join us this Saturday, June 27th from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the Porter Square Shopping Center in Cambridge/Somerville (the Elm St. Entrance on the corner of Elm and White). Help us spread the word about Raytheon’s continued partnership with Saudi Arabia in the destruction of Yemen, even in the midst of a global pandemic.
Sponsored by the Raytheon Anti-war Campaign 617-354-2169 email@example.com
We will wear masks and hold signs 6 feet apart, maintaining public safety and social distancing. We encourage participants to make your own signs focused on Raytheon helping the Saudis destroy Yemen.