From Tamara Lorincz:
Lockheed Martin is the premium, platinum sponsor of the NYC Climate Week and this greenwash must be exposed and condemned. Lockheed Martin’s products are contributing to severe environmental degradation (perchlorates from missiles & rockets) and climate change (F-18, F-22, F-35 fighter jets & Stratocaster bombers etc…). William Hartung, director at the Center for International Policy wrote a book about Lockheed “Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military Industrial Complex.” I told him about this and he is going to speak on my panel in NY. Lockheed & the other weapons manufacturers are the problem to the climate crisis and energy insecurity, NOT the solution. Look here: http://www.climateweeknyc.org/partners-sponsors/
Worse, this NYC Climate Week is being linked to the UN Climate Summit and it is so important that we protest against this.
So far nothing is organized against this: http://peoplesclimate.org/march/
I want to organize a rally (stand with a banner and pass out leaflets) outside the NYC Climate Week event opening (that is by invitation only) on Monday, Sept. 22 at 10am: http://www.climateweeknyc.org/events/climate-week-nyc-2014-opening-day
I am hoping that I can say that Tamara Lorincz, member of the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace is the organizer of this rally and please join me. I know I have the support of Alyn Ware, winner of the Right Livelihood for his work on peace education & nuclear abolition. He and I have talked about releasing a statement together.
I might be the only person that shows up to protest but I have done that many times and don’t mind doing it again. I think VOW allowing me to protest as an “organization” shows the courage of women’s voices, helps raise awareness of the links between militarism & climate change and is bold leadership about trying to tackle this problem.
I hope you will allow me to do this.
International Peace Bureau, Senior Researcher
Rotary International World Peace Fellow 2013-2014
University of Bradford, UK
BLOG “Wednesdays against Warships”: http://demilitarize.ca/wp/
“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.” – Former US President D. Eisenhower, 1953