In a suburb of Seattle, protesters blockaded a Boeing building in Tukwila on July 28. (See "Activists protest outside Tukwila Boeing offices")
According to one of the protesters, "Boeing has been a major supplier of weapons to the Israeli Defense Force, including missile systems, F15 software, and Apache Helicopters. Our aim was to draw attention to how Boeing is profiting from these horrendous attacks on civilians in Gaza." (See "Bodies on the Line in Solidarity with Palestine" by Wendy Elisheva Somerson)
In Chicago, a city-wide coalition called for Boeing to be dropped as a sponsor of the city's massive summer spectacle -- the Air and Water Show -- and are now targeting Boeing's role in the Gaza killings in the huge marches being held in that city.
|Protesters at Chicago City Hall press conference, July 30, 2014.|
"Boeing weaponry are responsible for many of the over 1000 dead and over 6000 seriously wounded Palestinians in Gaza in the past three weeks. The dead are mostly civilians, including over 200 children. Israel’s fighter jets – the F15s and F16s – as well as Apache helicopters are all made by Boeing," said a statement by the Chicago coalition. "Boeing has made billions from the sale of weapons for use in Israel's attacks, as part of its eight year old siege of Gaza. The City of Chicago should drop Boeing from the sponsors of the Air and Water Show. No company that makes profit from the slaughter of civilians should be included."
Meanwhile, the use of drones by Israel in the current Gaza crisis is bringing into full view the leading role of Israel in changing the way the U.S. and other countries assert state power against people everywhere.
People around the country are waking up to the atrocities being committed in Gaza, and they're realizing that we here in the U.S. have a responsibility to stand up to U.S. corporations like Boeing who supply the weapons used to do to the killing.
(See Boeing Has an Israel Problem . . . and Chicago Has a Boeing Problem)
(See No Drones Illinois Endorses Call to Drop Boeing from Chicago Air and Water Show)
The #1 supporter of the terror that Israel is perpetrating in Gaza is the United States. Israel is doing the work set out for it by the U.S. government, against victims for which the U.S. government bears full responsibility, using weapons and money supplied by the U.S. government.
(See USA: Proud Sponsor of T E R R O R in Gaza!)
The use of drones by Israel in the current Gaza crisis is bringing into full view the leading role of Israel in changing the way the U.S. and other countries assert state power against people everywhere.
(See Gaza Crisis Brings Israel's "Dronification" of State Power into Full View)