Friday, April 29, 2016

Anti-War Committee

For Release: Friday, April 29, 2016

Press Conference and Rally: Chicagoans Support resolution at Boeing shareholder meeting to increase transparency in Arms Sales to Israel

Monday, May 2
8:15 a.m.
Field Museum, South Steps
For more information: Joe Iosbaker 773-301-0109

On May 2, 2016, five Boeing Company shareholders will attend the annual meeting to vote for and speak in support of a resolution which will require that the corporation prepare a report detailing its arms sales to Israel.

The sponsoring shareholders and supporting community organizations will come together to demonstrate public support for transparency and accountability from Boeing Company.  Sarah Simmons of the Anti-War Committee, and a Boeing shareholder, stated, “Our goal is to prevent shareholders from being unwitting collaborators in human rights' and international law violations committed with weapons Boeing has manufactured and sold to Israel.”

Simmons added, “Given that Boeing enjoys significant tax advantages here in Chicago, and that its stock is widely held in pension funds here and elsewhere, this is an issue that is of concern to all Chicagoans.”


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Stop Boeing from selling weapons to Israel!

Join us for our protest at Boeing's shareholder meeting.

When: Monday, May 2 at 8am
Where: Field Museum  1400 South Lake Shore Dr, Chicago

Members of the Antiwar Committee Chicago crafted a shareholders' proposal demanding transparency regarding Boeing's weapons sales to Israel. Boeing initially denied the proposal but the Securities and Exchange Commission forced Boeing to include it in the agenda and put it to a vote by shareholders. Together with other peace groups, the activists will hold a press conference to oppose the Boeing Company selling weapons to the Israeli Defense Forces. Those AWC members who are also shareholders, Newland Smith, Joe Iosbaker, Richard Berg, Sarah Simmons, and Kait McIntyre, will attend the annual meeting of the Boeing stock holders to argue in favor of their proposal to the other shareholders and board.

Joining us will be the 8th Day Center for Justice; U.S. Palestinian Community Network; and the International Campaign for Human Rights in the Philippines. Our special guests will include a delegation of indigenous Lumad people from Mindanao in the Southern Philippines, who are victims of human rights violations from the U.S. war on terror.

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