Sunday, April 30, 2017
For Release: Sunday, April 30, 2017
Press Conference: Boeing Stock Holders to Vote Again on Israeli Munition Sales
Monday, May 1, 2017
Field Museum, South Steps
For more information: Newland Smith, 847-530-3818, Sarah Simmons 773-573-9100
Members of the Anti-War Committee (AWC) will again submit to Boeing stock holders their resolution calling for transparency and accountability in their sales to Israel.
Last year, 5% of Boeing stock holders voted for the resolution. This 5% threshold earned the makers of the motion the right to have it submitted again at this year’s meeting.
According to the AWC, most people have no idea that Boeing is a major weapons contractor.
Boeing manufactures most of the components of bombs and missiles in a recent $2 billion sale of arms to Israel, including the guidance systems that turn regular bombs into “smart bombs.” A report by Amnesty International – UK showed that the bombings which caused the most casualties in Gaza in the 2014 Israeli assault came from Boeing’s laser guided, one ton bombs, the MK-84/GBU-31. Israel is purchasing 10,000 of these smart bomb kits.
Text of resolution and Board of Directors response: tinyurl.com/n4ka5an